[Ru(bpy)3]2+ analogues containing a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand

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Title: [Ru(bpy)3]2+ analogues containing a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand
Authors: Ghattas, Wadih
Müller-Bunz, Helge
Albrecht, Martin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3702
Date: 2010
Abstract: A synthetic procedure is described that provides access to [Ru(bpy)3]2+ analogues in which one bpy ligand is replaced by a C,N-bidentate coordinating carbene-benzimidazole ligand (bpy = 2,2’-bipyridine). These new complexes were prepared by first installing the chelating carbene ligand onto a Ru(cymene) platform and subsequent ligand substitution using bpy or terpy (terpy = 2:2’,6’:2’’-terpyridine). The carbene ligand significantly affects the optical properties of the complex and lowers the ruthenium(II) oxidation potential substantially. Such modifications may be advantageous for the development of new classes of photosensitizer materials.
Funding Details: European Research Council
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: ACS
Copyright (published version): 2010 American Chemical Society
Keywords: RutheniumN-heterocyclic carbeneBpy analogueRedox chemistry
Subject LCSH: Ruthenium
Carbenes (Methylene compounds)
Oxidation-reduction reaction
Organometallic compounds
DOI: 10.1021/om100925j
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Chemistry Research Collection

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