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[Ru(bpy)3]2+ analogues containing a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand
Ghattas, Wadih; Müller-Bunz, Helge; Albrecht, Martin
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. European Research Council sp, ke, kpw22/6/12
Keyword(s): Ruthenium; N-heterocyclic carbene; Bpy analogue; Redox chemistry; Carbenes (Methylene compounds); Oxidation-reduction reaction; Organometallic compounds
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): ACS
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
First Indexed: 2012-08-25 05:15:24 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:54:13