Reversible photochromic switching in a Ru(II) polypyridyl complex

Duenpen Unjaroen, Johann B. Kasper, Wesley R. Browne*

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Abstract

Fully reversible photoswitching of the coordination mode of the ligand MeN4Py (1,1-di(pyridin-2-yl)-N,N'-bis(pyridin-2-yl-methyl)-ethan- 1-amine) in its ruthenium(II) complex with visible light is reported. Irradiation with visible light results in dissociation of a pyridyl moiety, which is reversed by irradiation at 355 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16974-16976
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume43
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • TRANSITION-METAL COMPLEX
  • LINKAGE ISOMERIZATION
  • DERIVATIVES
  • RUTHENIUM
  • LIGAND
  • ORGANOMETALLICS
  • PHOTOCHEMISTRY
  • EXCHANGE

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