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Title: Synthesis, structure and spectroelectrochemical properties of a dinuclear ruthenium complex exhibiting a strong electronic interaction across a 1,2,4,5-tetrazine bridging ligand
Authors: SARKAR, B
LAYE, RH
MONDAL, B
CHAKRABORTY, S
PAUL, RL
JEFFERY, JC
PURANIK, VG
WARD, MD
LAHIRI, GK
Keywords: creutz-taube ion
mixed-valence complexes
spectroscopic properties
molecular wires
spin-resonance
redox activity
oxidation
2,2'-bipyridine
chemistry
switches
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Citation: JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS, (9), 2097-2101
Abstract: The reaction of [Ru(bpy)(2)(EtOH)(2)](2+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) with the potentially bridging ligand 3,6-bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetrazine) (H2L) results in formation of the diruthenium complex [(bpy)(2)Ru-II(L)Ru-II(bpy)(2)](4+) ([1](4+)) in which the dihydrotetrazine unit of H2L has undergone oxidative dehydrogenation to give an aromatic tetrazine unit connecting the two metal centres [L = 3,6-bis( 3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine]. The crystal structures of H2L and [1(ClO4)(4)].2H(2)O have been determined. In MeCN solution, complex [1](4+) undergoes two successive one-electron oxidation processes at 1.25 and 1.70 V versus SCE, corresponding to successive Ru(II)/Ru(III) couples, a ording a stable mixed-valence Ru(II)/Ru(III) state (K-c = 4 x 10(7)) at intermediate potentials. Four successive ligand-based reduction processes at -0.13, -0.99, -1.58 and -1.94 V versus SCE are also observed, of which the first two are associated with the bridging tetrazine unit and the other two are reductions of the coordinated bipyridine molecules. A UV/VIS/NIR spectroelectrochemical study was carried out on [1](n+) for n = 3-6; the mixed-valence species [1](5+) displays a narrow pi-pi* transition at 1534 nm, indicative of a class III mixed-valence state. The chemically generated one-electron-reduced species [1](3+) shows an EPR signal (g = 2.0085) characteristic of a ligand-centred radical. [1](4+) is weakly luminescent at 77 K.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b108296e
http://dspace.library.iitb.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10054/11861
http://hdl.handle.net/10054/11861
ISSN: 1472-7773
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