Calculated optoelectronic properties of Ruthenium tris-bipyridine dyes containing oligophenyleneethynylene rigid rod linkers in different chemical environments
2007 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry A, ISSN 1089-5639, E-ISSN 1520-5215, Vol. 111, no 8, 1487-1497 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Ruthenium tris-bipyridine dyes containing oligophenyleneethynylene (OPE) rigid rod linker groups ([Ru(bpy)3]2+, [Ru(bpy)2bpy-E-Ipa]2+, [Ru(bpy)2bpy-E-Ph-E-Ipa]2+, and [Ru(bpy)2bpy-E-Bco-E-Ipa]2+, where bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, E = ethynylene, Ph = p-phenylene, Bco = bicyclo[2.2.2]octylene, and Ipa = isophthalic acid) have been investigated using DFT and TD-DFT calculations to elucidate the influence of the rigid rod on their optoelectronic properties. Experimentally observed differences in the optical absorption for the different complexes are discussed on the basis of TD-DFT simulated absorption spectra. A comparison of the calculated optoelectronic properties of [Ru(bpy)2bpy-E-Ph-E-Ipa]2+ in different chemical environments, that is, in different solvents and with or without counter ions, suggests that both the absorption spectra and the redox properties of the dyes with OPE rods are sensitive to the environment. The calculations show that spurious low-energy charge-transfer excitations present in the TD-DFT calculations of the extended systems in vacuum are removed when the environment is included in the calculations.
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2007. Vol. 111, no 8, 1487-1497 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94852DOI: 10.1021/jp064219xISI: 000244348100013PubMedID: 17279731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94852DiVA: diva2:168852