Electropolymerisable bipyridine ruthenium(II) complexes: synthesis, spectroscopic and electrochemical characterisation of 4-((2-thienyl)ethenyl)-and 4,4'-di((2-thienyl) ethenyl)-2,2'-bipyridine ruthenium complexes
2004 (English)In: Polyhedron, Vol. 23, 589-598 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Four new ruthenium polypyridyl complexes with mono- or di-((2-thienyl) ethenyl) substituted bipyridines have been synthesized. The complexes were characterized by NMR, elemental analysis, UV-Vis absorption and electrochemistry (differentioal pulse and cyclic voltammetry). Electroactive polymer films of these complexes have been prepared by oxidative electropolymerisation and characterized by UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy and electrochemistry. The electrochemically induced polymerisation of the complexes resulted in a significant shift of the oxidation potential of the Ru(II)-Ru(III) process towards more positive potentials. Also, MLCT absorption band of the polymeric complexes is shifted towards shorter wavelengths. These results are interpreted in terms of an interrupiton of the conjugated system of the (2-thienyl)ethenyl-substituted bipyridine ligands due to a radical polymerisation mechanism affecting rather the ethenyl part of the ligand than the thienyl.
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2004. Vol. 23, 589-598 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-69913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-69913DiVA: diva2:97824