CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A new zwitterionic, water soluble, Re(I) complex: Synthesis, spectroscopic and computational characterization
HECTOR MARTÍNEZ-SAAVEDRA; CARLOS FRANCA; PETROSELLI GABRIELA; ERRA BALSELLS ROSA; RUIZ GUSTAVO; WOLCAN EZEQUIEL
JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2013 p. 470 - 470
A new water soluble Re(I) complex with a zwitterionic structure, Bu4N[(bpy)Re(CO)3(dcbpy)] (where Bu = butyl; bpy = 4,4?-bipyridine; dcbpy = 2,2?-bipyridine-5,5?-dicarboxylate), was successfully synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, 1H NMR, FTIR and ESI. Protonation studies in aqueous solutions of the Re(I) complex showed three acid-base equilibriums with pKa1= 5.0, pKa2 = 3.0 and pKa3 = 2.0. pKa1 was assigned to the protonation equilibrium at bpy while pKa2 and pKa3 could be ascribed to protonation/deprotonation of the two carboxylates groups in the dcbpy ligand. With the aid of TD-DFT calculations the nature of the electronic transitions responsible for the pH-dependent UV-vis spectroscopy of the Re(I) complex was identified. At pH = 7 the lower energy band of the complex has MLLCTRe(CO)3/dcbpy character while at pH < 2 it switches to MLLCTRe(CO)3/bpy. This change in the nature of the lower energy band is responsible for the overall spectral changes in the 350-500 nm range after protonation of the Re(I) complex.