Hybridization vs. Bond Stretching Isomerism in Ru(II) Cyclometalated Complexes of 2-Phenylpyridine
AbstractThe phenomenon of formation of two isomers, yellow and orange, of the cyclometalated Ru(II) complex, [Ru(o-C6H4-py)(MeCN)4]+, was investigated by EELS spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. Both forms show very similar structures and spectroscopic properties, but slight differences in X-ray data and absorption between them were noted. No double minimum on the potential energy surface was found and thus these two forms cannot be considered as bond stretching isomers. However, the DFT study revealed the change in the hybridization of the carbon in trans-position of one of acetonitrile ligands. This effect can be responsible for the difference in colour. The results of the theoretical modelling coincide well with the experimental EELS data.
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Molina, B.; Alexandrova, L.; LeLagadec, R.; Sansores, L.E.; Rios-Jara, D.; Espinosa-Magaña, F.; Salcedo, R. Hybridization vs. Bond Stretching Isomerism in Ru(II) Cyclometalated Complexes of 2-Phenylpyridine. Molecules 2012, 17, 34-47.
Molina B, Alexandrova L, LeLagadec R, Sansores LE, Rios-Jara D, Espinosa-Magaña F, Salcedo R. Hybridization vs. Bond Stretching Isomerism in Ru(II) Cyclometalated Complexes of 2-Phenylpyridine. Molecules. 2012; 17(1):34-47.Chicago/Turabian Style
Molina, Bertha; Alexandrova, Larissa; LeLagadec, Ronan; Sansores, Luis E.; Rios-Jara, David; Espinosa-Magaña, Francisco; Salcedo, Roberto. 2012. "Hybridization vs. Bond Stretching Isomerism in Ru(II) Cyclometalated Complexes of 2-Phenylpyridine." Molecules 17, no. 1: 34-47.