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Coordination Mode Dependent Excited State Behavior in Group 8 Phosphino(terthiophene) Complexes

TitleCoordination Mode Dependent Excited State Behavior in Group 8 Phosphino(terthiophene) Complexes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMoore, SA, Nagle, JK, Wolf, MO, Patrick, BO
JournalINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Volume50
Pagination5113-5122
Date PublishedJUN 6
ISSN0020-1669
Abstract

The ground and excited state behavior of four Ru(II) and Os(II) bipyridyl complexes containing the 3'-(diphenylphosphino)2,2':5',2 `'-terthiophene (PT3) ligand in two different coordination modes (P,S and P,C) is reported. The complexes are generally stable under extended photoirradiation, except for {[}Ru(bpy)(2)PT3-P,S](PF6)(2) which decomposes. Emission lifetimes and transient absorption spectra and lifetimes have been obtained for all the complexes. These data support a PT3 ligand based lowest excited state in the case of both P,S bound complexes, and a charge separated lowest excited state in both P,C bound complexes, conclusions supported by Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations.

DOI10.1021/ic200392n