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Synthesis and characterization of new azobenzene-containing bis pentacyanoferrate(II) stoppered push-pull [2]rotaxanes, with alpha- and beta-cyclodextrin. Towards highly medium responsive dyes
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC.
2015 (English)In: Dyes and pigments, ISSN 0143-7208, E-ISSN 1873-3743, Vol. 113, 709-722 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The solvatochromic behavior of novel synthesized azo-containing viologen-based rotaxanes, combining push-pull linear and alpha or beta-cyclodextrin macrocyclic components is examined. These rotaxanes are stoppered by pentacyanoferrate(II) units. The latter stabilize these systems and furthermore act as strong electron donors. These units are linked to strong electron withdrawing viologen units thus giving rise to an exceptionally intense solvatochromic behavior. Suitable solvent polarity scales and Linear Solvation Energy Relationships (LSERs) were employed in order to rationalize the solvent polarity effects observed, both specific and non-specific ones. The results for the title compounds as well as their Cyclodextrin-Free-Dumbbell (CFD) like analogue, are compared to recent published solvatochromic data regarding similar smaller pentacyanoferrate(II) complexes as well as other highly solvatochromic compounds. Structural effects on the solvatochromic intensity as well as the contribution of different solvent-solute interactions are rationalized and quantified. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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2015. Vol. 113, 709-722 p.
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Solvatochromic azo-dyes, Rotaxanes, Cyclodextrins, Pentacyanoferrate(II) complexes, Metal-to-ligand-charge-transfer (MLCT), Push-pull system
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241926DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2014.10.005ISI: 000346543200089OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-241926DiVA: diva2:783777
Available from: 2015-01-27 Created: 2015-01-19 Last updated: 2015-01-27Bibliographically approved

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