INQUIMAE   12526
INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Ruthenium(II) 2,2'-bipyridyl tetrakis acetonitrile undergoes selective axial photocleavage
Autor/es:
PETRONI, A.; SLEP, L. D.; ETCHENIQUE, R.
Revista:
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Editorial:
American Chemical Society
Referencias:
Año: 2008 vol. 47 p. 951 - 951
ISSN:
0020-1669
Resumen:
The complex [Ru(bpy)(AN)(4)](2+) (bpy = 2,2ยด-bipyridyl, AN = acetonitrile) has a Ru(II) -> pi*(bpy) MLCT band at 388 nm. Upon irradiation on this absorption band, the compound undergoes total regioselective photocleavage yielding complexes fac-[Ru(bpy)(AN)(3)(H2O)](2+) and trans-[Ru(bpy)(AN)(2)(H2O)(2)](2+) in two consecutive steps with quantum yields of 0.43 and 0.09, respectively. This behavior is a consequence of the stronger sigma-donor ability of the bpy nitrogens that determines the orbital ordering and therefore the nature of the lowest lying (3)d-d state responsible for the photochemistry. The two-step photoreaction, which can be followed by UV-vis and NMR spectra, provides a quantitative path to the preparation of trans-polypyridine species with potentially interesting photochemical properties.