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Panchromatic Ru(II)-polypyridyl complexes as NIR emitters

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Amlan K. Pal, Venkata Nanda Kishor Babu Adusumalli

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Two novel mer-Ru(II) heteroleptic complexes containing stongly donating tridendate ligands (dgpy and dgpz) were synthesised and optoelectronically characterised. These complexes exhibited quasi-reversible ligand- and metal-based redox events and panchromatic absorption with the lowest energy absorption maxima trailing up to 750 nm. These panchromatic dyes were found to be NIR emissive at λPL ~ 835 nm with associated excited-state lifetimes (τPL) of ~ 10 ns. The enhanced photophysical properties of these complexes compared to those of [Ru(tpy)2]2+ (tpy = 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine; λabs < 575 nm, λPL ~ 629 nm and τPL ~ 0.25 ns) are due to the larger 3MLCT-3MC energy-gap as a combined effect of larger bite angle and strong σ-donation offered by the dgpy and dgpz ligands.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
VolumeIn press
Early online date3 Sep 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Sep 2019

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