INQUIMAE   12526
INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
From Monomers to Geometry-Constrained Molecules: One Step Further Toward Cyanide Bridged Wires
Autor/es:
ALBORES, P.; SLEP, L. D.; EBERLIN, L. S.; CORILO, Y. E.; EBERLIN, M. N.; BENITEZ, G.; VELA, M. E.; SALVAREZZA, R. C.; BARALDO, L. M.
Revista:
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Editorial:
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Referencias:
Año: 2009 vol. 48 p. 11226 - 11226
ISSN:
0020-1669
Resumen:
We report on the synthesis and properties of a family of linear cyanide bridged mixed-valence heptanuclear complexes with the formula: trans-[L4RuII{(mu-NC)Fe-III(NC)(4)(mu-CN)(RuL)-L-II´(4)(mu-NC)Fe-III(CN)(5)}(2)](6-) (with L and L´ a para substituted pyrdine). We also report on the properties of a related pentanuclear complex. These oligomers were purified by size exclusion chromatography, characterized by electrospray ionization (ESI) mass spectrometry and elemental analysis, and their linear shape was confirmed by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). These complexes present a rich electrochemistry associated with the seven redox active centers. The redox potential split of identical fragments indicates that there is considerable communication along the cyanide bridged backbone of the compounds, even for centers more than 3 nm apart. This small attenuation of the interaction at long distances make these cyanide bridged compounds good candidates for molecular wires. Interestingly, the extent of the communication depends on the relative energy of the fragments, as evaluated by their redox potentials, providing a guide for improvement of this interesting property.