Synthesis, structure, and electronic properties of RuN <inf>6</inf> dinuclear Ru-Hbpp complexes

Stephan Roeser, Mehmed Z. Ertem, Clyde Cady, Rainer Lomoth, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Leif Hammarström, Biprajit Sarkar, Wolfgang Kaim, Christopher J. Cramer, Antoni Llobet

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A series of RuN 6 dinuclear Ru-Hbpp complexes (Hbpp is the dinucleating tetraaza ligand 3,5-bis(pyridyl)pyrazole) of general formula {[Ru II(R 2-trpy)(MeCN)] 2(μ-R 1-bpp)} 3+, 10 3+-14 3+, (R 1 = H, Me, or NO 2. and R 2 = H, Me, MeO; see Scheme 1) has been prepared from their Cl - or AcO - bridged precursors. The complexes have been characterized by UV-vis, NMR, CV, and some by X-ray. Complexes 10 3+-14 3+, Ru 2II,II, were oxidized by 1 equiv in solution, leading to the mixed valence Ru 2II,III complexes 10 4+-14 4+ containing one unpaired electron and were characterized by EPR and UV-vis-near-IR, which showed metal-centered spin and the presence of low-energy IVCT bands. The H ab parameter indicates a relatively strong electronic coupling between the two ruthenium centers (class II). Further two electron oxidation in solution of the 10 3+-14 3+ led to the formation of EPR silent Ru 2III,III complexes 10 5+-14 5+, that were further characterized by UV-vis-NIR. TD-DFT calculations are employed to assign the nature of the UV-vis transitions for the complexes in the various oxidation states, which are of metal to ligand charge transfer (MLCT) type for Ru 2II,II and ligand to metal charge transfer (LMCT) type for Ru 2III,II and Ru 2III,III. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-327
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2012


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