|Title||Physicochemical Analysis of Ruthenium(II) Sensitizers of 1,2,3-Triazole-Derived Mesoionic Carbene and Cyclometalating Ligands|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Sinn, S, Schulze, B, Friebe, C, Brown, DG, Jaeger, M, Altuntas, E, Kuebel, J, Guntner, O, Berlinguette, CP, Dietzek, B, Schubert, US|
|Date Published||FEB 17|
A series of heteroleptic bis(tridentate) ruthenium(II) complexes bearing ligands featuring 1,2,3-triazolide and 1,2,3-triazolylidene units are presented. The synthesis of the (CNN)-N-boolean AND-N-boolean AND-coordinated ruthenium(II) triazolide complex is achieved by direct C H activation, which is enabled by the use of a 1,5-disubstituted triazole. By postcomplexation alkylation, the ruthenium(II) 1,2,3-triazolide complex can be converted to the corresponding 1,2,3-triazolylidene complex. Additionally, a ruthenium(II) complex featuring a (CNC)-N-boolean AND-C-boolean AND-coordinating bis(1,2,3-triazolylidene)pyridine ligand is prepared via transmetalation from a silver(I) triazolylidene precursor. The electronic consequences of the carbanion and mesoionic carbene donors are studied both experimentally and computationally. The presented complexes exhibit a broad absorption in the visible region as well as long lifetimes of the charge-separated excited state suggesting their application in photoredox catalysis and photovoltaics. Testing of the dyes in a conventional dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) generates, however, only modest power conversion efficiencies (PCEs).