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Title: SO 2 Phototriggered Crystalline Nanomechanical Transduction of Aromatic Rotors in Tosylates: Rationalization via Photocrystallography of [Ru(NH 3 ) 4 SO 2 X]tosylate 2 (X = pyridine, 3-Cl-pyridine, 4-Cl-pyridine)

Abstract

Thermally-reversible solid-state linkage SO2 photoisomers of three complexes in the [Ru(NH3)4SO2X]tosylate2 family are captured in their metastable states using photocrystallography, where X = pyridine (1), 3-Cl-pyridine (2) and 4-Cl-pyridine (3). This photoisomerism only exists in the single-crystal form; accordingly, the nature of the crystalline environment surrounding the photo-active species controls its properties. In particular, the structural role of the tosylate anion needs to be understood against possible chemical influences due to varying the trans ligand, X. The photo-excited geometries, photoconversion levels and thermal stabilities of the photoisomers that form in 1-3 are therefore studied. 1 and 2 yield two photo-isomers at 100 K: the O-bound end-on n1-SO2 Page 1 of 32 ACS Paragon Plus Environment The Journal of Physical Chemistry (MS1) configuration and the side-bound n2-SO2 (MS2), while 3 only exhibits the more thermally stable MS2 geometry. The decay kinetics of the MS2 geometry for 1-3 demonstrate that the greater the free volume of the GS SO2 ligand for a given counterion, the greater the MS2 thermal stability. Furthermore, a rationalization is sought for the SO2 phototriggered molecular rotation of the phenyl ring in the tosylate anion; this is selectively observed in 2, manifesting as nanomechanical molecular transduction. This molecularmore » transduction was not observed in 1, despite the presence of the MS1 geometry due to the close intermolecular interactions between the MS1 SO2 and the neighbouring tosylate ion. The decay of this anionic molecular rotor in 2, however, follows a non-traditional decay pathway, as determined by time-resolved crystallographic analysis; this contrasts with the well-behaved first-order kinetic decay of its MS1 SO2 phototrigger.« less

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science - Office of Basic Energy Sciences - Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1396262
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 29; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-7447
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; metastable state; molecular rotor; nanomechanical molecular transduction; photo-crystallography; photo-isomerization

Citation Formats

Sylvester, Sven O., Cole, Jacqueline M., Waddell, Paul G., Nowell, Harriott, and Wilson, Claire. SO 2 Phototriggered Crystalline Nanomechanical Transduction of Aromatic Rotors in Tosylates: Rationalization via Photocrystallography of [Ru(NH 3 ) 4 SO 2 X]tosylate 2 (X = pyridine, 3-Cl-pyridine, 4-Cl-pyridine). United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1021/jp503711h.
Sylvester, Sven O., Cole, Jacqueline M., Waddell, Paul G., Nowell, Harriott, & Wilson, Claire. SO 2 Phototriggered Crystalline Nanomechanical Transduction of Aromatic Rotors in Tosylates: Rationalization via Photocrystallography of [Ru(NH 3 ) 4 SO 2 X]tosylate 2 (X = pyridine, 3-Cl-pyridine, 4-Cl-pyridine). United States. doi:10.1021/jp503711h.
Sylvester, Sven O., Cole, Jacqueline M., Waddell, Paul G., Nowell, Harriott, and Wilson, Claire. Thu . "SO 2 Phototriggered Crystalline Nanomechanical Transduction of Aromatic Rotors in Tosylates: Rationalization via Photocrystallography of [Ru(NH 3 ) 4 SO 2 X]tosylate 2 (X = pyridine, 3-Cl-pyridine, 4-Cl-pyridine)". United States. doi:10.1021/jp503711h.
@article{osti_1396262,
title = {SO 2 Phototriggered Crystalline Nanomechanical Transduction of Aromatic Rotors in Tosylates: Rationalization via Photocrystallography of [Ru(NH 3 ) 4 SO 2 X]tosylate 2 (X = pyridine, 3-Cl-pyridine, 4-Cl-pyridine)},
author = {Sylvester, Sven O. and Cole, Jacqueline M. and Waddell, Paul G. and Nowell, Harriott and Wilson, Claire},
abstractNote = {Thermally-reversible solid-state linkage SO2 photoisomers of three complexes in the [Ru(NH3)4SO2X]tosylate2 family are captured in their metastable states using photocrystallography, where X = pyridine (1), 3-Cl-pyridine (2) and 4-Cl-pyridine (3). This photoisomerism only exists in the single-crystal form; accordingly, the nature of the crystalline environment surrounding the photo-active species controls its properties. In particular, the structural role of the tosylate anion needs to be understood against possible chemical influences due to varying the trans ligand, X. The photo-excited geometries, photoconversion levels and thermal stabilities of the photoisomers that form in 1-3 are therefore studied. 1 and 2 yield two photo-isomers at 100 K: the O-bound end-on n1-SO2 Page 1 of 32 ACS Paragon Plus Environment The Journal of Physical Chemistry (MS1) configuration and the side-bound n2-SO2 (MS2), while 3 only exhibits the more thermally stable MS2 geometry. The decay kinetics of the MS2 geometry for 1-3 demonstrate that the greater the free volume of the GS SO2 ligand for a given counterion, the greater the MS2 thermal stability. Furthermore, a rationalization is sought for the SO2 phototriggered molecular rotation of the phenyl ring in the tosylate anion; this is selectively observed in 2, manifesting as nanomechanical molecular transduction. This molecular transduction was not observed in 1, despite the presence of the MS1 geometry due to the close intermolecular interactions between the MS1 SO2 and the neighbouring tosylate ion. The decay of this anionic molecular rotor in 2, however, follows a non-traditional decay pathway, as determined by time-resolved crystallographic analysis; this contrasts with the well-behaved first-order kinetic decay of its MS1 SO2 phototrigger.},
doi = {10.1021/jp503711h},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry. C},
issn = {1932-7447},
number = 29,
volume = 118,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {7}
}