Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
We have synthesized a new type of tris-2,2'-bipyridine ligand with 4,4'- and 6,6'-disubstituted 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) units. The terminal 4,4'-and 6,6'-disubstituted 2,2'-bipyridine moieties are selectively coordinated by Ru(bpy)2 (bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine), whereas the central 2,2′-bipyridine ligand does not participate in any metal ion coordination. The two Ru(bpy)3 units of 7 and 8 do not interact appreciably, as is evident from their electrochemical and photophysical data. The lifetime of the excited state of compound 7 at 77 K is similar to that of Ru(bpy)2(4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine), whereas that of compound 8 under the same conditions is comparatively long.
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