Influence of anions on intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) in mixed-valence dinuclear complexes

Fellows, Elizabeth A., and Keene, F. Richard (2007) Influence of anions on intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) in mixed-valence dinuclear complexes. Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B , 111 (24). pp. 6667-6675.

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Spectroelectrochemical studies of the intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) characteristics of both diastereoisomeric forms of the dinuclear complex [{Ru(bpy)2}2(í-dpi-)]n+ [bpy ) 2,2¢-bipyridine; dpi- ) 4,5-di(2- pyridyl)imidazolate] showed that the degree of inter-metal electronic coupling (or valence delocalization) is dependent on stereochemical identity. Increasing the relative concentration of the strongly associating anion toluene-4-sulfonate in acetonitrile/[(n-C4H9)4N]{B(C6F5)4} solution differentially decreased the level of delocalization for the two diastereoisomers. In a comparative investigation of electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical techniques of the anion-induced electron localization in {Ru(bpy)2}2(í-dpo)]5+ [dpo ) 3,4-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,5-oxadiazole], differences were observed between the two methods in the order and extent of effects induced by a number of inorganic anions (PF6 -, BF4-, ClO4-). It was determined that the measure of coupling derived from electrochemical methods was less reliable than that obtained from spectral methods. Comparative electrochemical studies were undertaken on [{M(bpy)2}2(í-BL)]n+ {M ) Ru, Os; BL ) dpo, dpi-), which revealed substantial differences in ¢Eox (the separation between the redox potentials for the MII-MII/MIII-MII and MII-MIII/MIII-MIII couples) for the two metal centers and therefore the comproportionation constant Kc, dependent on the neutral or anionic nature of the bridging ligand.

Item ID: 2201
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1520-5207
Keywords: anions; mixed-valence; intervalence charge transfer; ruthenium
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Date Deposited: 06 May 2009 04:47
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030207 Transition Metal Chemistry @ 100%
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