Chi-Chiu Ko

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The design of highly efficient and selective photocatalytic systems for CO2 reduction that are based on nonexpensive materials is a great challenge for chemists. The photocatalytic reduction of CO2 by [Co(qpy)(OH2)2](2+) (1) (qpy = 2,2':6',2″:6″,2‴-quaterpyridine) and [Fe(qpy)(OH2)2](2+) (2) have been investigated. With Ru(bpy)3(2+) as the photosensitizer(More)
The study of manganese complexes as water-oxidation catalysts (WOCs) is of great interest because they can serve as models for the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II. In most of the reported Mn-based WOCs, manganese exists in the oxidation states III or IV, and the catalysts generally give low turnovers, especially with one-electron oxidants such as(More)
The design and synthesis of a series of photochromic diarylethene-containing Arduengo-type N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) of gold(I), silver(I) and palladium(II) and their imidazolium salt precursors are reported. Reversible photochromic behavior was observed. The open form and the closed form also show different luminescence properties. The electronic and(More)
A versatile bis(2,5-dimethyl-3-thienyl)-1,10-phenanthroline photochromic ligand has been successfully synthesized via a Suzuki cross-coupling reaction. The excitation wavelength for photochromic reaction of the dithienylphenanthroline could be extended from lambda </= 340 nm in the UV region to ca. 480 nm in the visible region, corresponding to the MLCT(More)
Synthesis of the diarylethene-containing ligand L1 based on Suzuki cross-coupling reaction between thienyl boronic acid and the dibromophenanthroline ligand is reported. On coordination to the rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complex system, the photochromism of L1 could be photosensitized and consequently extended from intraligand excitation at lambda< or =340 nm in(More)
Photochromic compounds are well-known for their promising applications in many areas. In this context, many different photochromic families have been developed. As the early study of these photochromic compounds was mainly focused on the organic system, their photochromic reactivity was mainly derived from the singlet excited state. We hypothesized that the(More)
To improve the emission and excited-state properties of luminescent cyanometalates, new classes of highly solvatochromic luminescent cyanoruthenium(II) and cyanoruthenate(II) complexes of the general formulae [Ru(PR3)2(CN)2(NN)] and K[Ru(PR3)(CN)3(NN)], respectively, were developed. These complexes could be readily synthesized through the(More)