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Photosolvolysis of cis-[Ru(alpha-diimine)(2)(4-aminopyridine)(2)](2+) Complexes: Photophysical, Spectroscopic, and Density Functional Theory Analysis

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Camilo, Mariana R. [1] ; Cardoso, Carolina R. [1] ; Carlos, Rose M. [1] ; Lever, A. B. P. [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Quim, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] York Univ, Dept Chem, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 - Canada
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Inorganic Chemistry; v. 53, n. 7, p. 3694-3708, APR 7 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 22

The photochemical and photophysical properties of the cis-{[}Ru-II(alpha-diimine)(2)(4-APy)(2)](2+) complexes, where alpha-diimine = 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) and 4-APy = 4-aminopyridine I, 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (Ph(2)phen) II, 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) III, and 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (Me(2)bpy) IV, are reported. The four complexes were characterized using high-performance liquid chromatography, H-1 NMR, UV-visible, emission, and transient absorption spectroscopy. Upon photolysis in acetonitrile solution these complexes undergo 4-APy dissociation to give the monoacetonitrile complex (for II, III, and IV) or the bis(acetonitrile) complex (for I). A fairly wide range of excitation wavelengths (from 420 to 580 nm) were employed to explore the photophysics of these systems. Quantum yields and transient spectra are provided. Density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT analysis of singlet and triplet excited states facilitated our understanding of the photochemical behavior. A detailed assessment of the geometric and electronic structures of the lowest energy spin triplet charge transfer state ((MLCT)-M-3) and spin triplet metal centered state ((MC)-M-3) (d pi -> sigma{*} transitions) for species I-IV is presented. A second, previously unobserved, and nondissociative, (MC)-M-3 state is identified and is likely involved in the primary step of photodissociation. This new (MC)-M-3 state may indeed play a major role in many other photodissociation processes. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/08218-0 - New Mn(I)-photosentizer complexes: mimicking the electron donor side of photosystem II in artificial photosynthesis
Grantee:Rose Maria Carlos
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 06/50322-0 - Ru(II) complexes as a source of 4-aminopyridine in phototherapy
Grantee:Mariana Romano Camilo Casale
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation