Rhenium-to-benzoylpyridine and rhenium-to-bipyridine MLCT excited states offac-[Re(Cl)(4-benzoylpyridine)2(CO)3] andfac-[Re(4-benzoylpyridine)(CO)3(bpy)]+: a time-resolved spectroscopic and spectroelectrochemical study
Busby, M., Matousek, P., Towrie, M., Clark, I. P., Motevalli, M., Hartl, F. and Vlček, A. (2004) Rhenium-to-benzoylpyridine and rhenium-to-bipyridine MLCT excited states offac-[Re(Cl)(4-benzoylpyridine)2(CO)3] andfac-[Re(4-benzoylpyridine)(CO)3(bpy)]+: a time-resolved spectroscopic and spectroelectrochemical study. Inorganic Chemistry, 43 (14). pp. 4523-4530. ISSN 0020-1669
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The lowest allowed electronic transition of fac-[Re(Cl)(CO)(3)(bopy)(2)] (bopy = 4-benzoylpyridine) has a Re --> bopy MLCT character, as revealed by UV-vis and stationary resonance Raman spectroscopy. Accordingly, the lowest-lying, long-lived, excited state is Re --> bopy (MLCT)-M-3. Electronic depopulation of the Re(CO)(3) unit and population of a bopy pi* orbital upon excitation are evident by the upward shift of v(Cequivalent toO) vibrations and a downward shift of the ketone v(C=O) vibration, respectively, seen in picosecond time-resolved IR spectra. Moreover, reduction of a single bopy ligand in the (MLCT)-M-3 excited state is indicated by time-resolved visible and resonance Raman (TR3) spectra that show features typical of bopy(.-). In contrast, the lowest allowed electronic transition and lowest-lying excited state of a new complex fac-[Re(bopy)(CO)(3)(bpy)](+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) have been identified as Re --> bpy MLCT with no involvement of the bopy ligand, despite the fact that the first reduction of this complex is bopy-localized, as was proven spectroelectrochemically. This is a rare case in which the localizations of the lowest MLCT excitation and the first reduction are different. (MLCT)-M-3 excited states of both fac-[Re(Cl)(CO)(3)(bopy)(2)] and fac-[Re(bopy)(CO)(3)(bpy)](+) are initially formed vibrationally hot. Their relaxation is manifested by picosecond dynamic shifts of v(Cequivalent toO) IR bands. The X-ray structure of fac-[Re(bopy)(CO)(3)(bpy)](PF6CH3CN)-C-. has been determined.
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