Luminescence of a new Ru(II) polypyridine complex controlled by a redox-responsive protonable anthra[1,10]phenanthrolinequinone
Hartl, F., Vernier, S. and Belser, P. (2005) Luminescence of a new Ru(II) polypyridine complex controlled by a redox-responsive protonable anthra[1,10]phenanthrolinequinone. Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 70 (11). pp. 1891-1908. ISSN 0010-0765
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Redox-controlled luminescence quenching is presented for a new Ru(II)-bipyridine complex [Ru(bpy)(2)(1)](2+) where ligand 1 is an anthra[1,10] phenanthrolinequinone. The complex emits from a short-lived metal-to-ligand charge transfer, (MLCT)-M-3 state (tau = 5.5 ns in deaerated acetonitrile) with a low luminescence quantum yield (5 x 10(-4)). The emission intensity becomes significantly enhanced when the switchable anthraquinone unit is reduced to corresponding hydroquinone. On the contrary, chemical one-electron reduction of the anthraquinone moiety to semiquinone in aprotic tetrahydrofuran results in total quenching of the emission.