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Materials 2010, 3(8), 4328-4354; doi:10.3390/ma3084328
Review

Emission Spectroscopy as a Probe into Photoinduced Intramolecular Electron Transfer in Polyazine Bridged Ru(II),Rh(III) Supramolecular Complexes

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Received: 5 July 2010; Accepted: 2 August 2010 / Published: 11 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluorescent Metal-Ligand Complexes)
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Abstract: Steady-state and time-resolved emission spectroscopy are valuable tools to probe photochemical processes of metal-ligand, coordination complexes. Ru(II) polyazine light absorbers are efficient light harvesters absorbing in the UV and visible with emissive 3MLCT excited states known to undergo excited state energy and electron transfer. Changes in emission intensity, energy or band-shape, as well as excited state lifetime, provide insight into excited state dynamics. Photophysical processes such as intramolecular electron transfer between electron donor and electron acceptor sub-units may be investigated using these methods. This review investigates the use of steady-state and time-resolved emission spectroscopy to measure excited state intramolecular electron transfer in polyazine bridged Ru(II),Rh(III) supramolecular complexes. Intramolecular electron transfer in these systems provides for conversion of the emissive 3MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) excited state to a non-emissive, but potentially photoreactive, 3MMCT (metal-to-metal charge transfer) excited state. The details of the photophysics of Ru(II),Rh(III) and Ru(II),Rh(III),Ru(II) systems as probed by steady-state and time-resolved emission spectroscopy will be highlighted.
Keywords: emission spectroscopy; MLCT light absorbers; polyazine bridging ligands; supramolecular; intramolecular electron transfer emission spectroscopy; MLCT light absorbers; polyazine bridging ligands; supramolecular; intramolecular electron transfer
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White, T.A.; Arachchige, S.M.; Sedai, B.; Brewer, K.J. Emission Spectroscopy as a Probe into Photoinduced Intramolecular Electron Transfer in Polyazine Bridged Ru(II),Rh(III) Supramolecular Complexes. Materials 2010, 3, 4328-4354.

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White TA, Arachchige SM, Sedai B, Brewer KJ. Emission Spectroscopy as a Probe into Photoinduced Intramolecular Electron Transfer in Polyazine Bridged Ru(II),Rh(III) Supramolecular Complexes. Materials. 2010; 3(8):4328-4354.

Chicago/Turabian Style

White, Travis A.; Arachchige, Shamindri M.; Sedai, Baburam; Brewer, Karen J. 2010. "Emission Spectroscopy as a Probe into Photoinduced Intramolecular Electron Transfer in Polyazine Bridged Ru(II),Rh(III) Supramolecular Complexes." Materials 3, no. 8: 4328-4354.


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