Improving the photosensitizing properties of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes using 4-methyl-2,2'-bipyridine-4'-carbonitrile as an auxiliary ligand.

@article{Ortiz2013ImprovingTP,
  title={Improving the photosensitizing properties of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes using 4-methyl-2,2'-bipyridine-4'-carbonitrile as an auxiliary ligand.},
  author={Juan H Mecchia Ortiz and Nadia Vega and David Comedi and M{\'o}nica Cecilia Tirado and Isabel Romero and Xavier Fontrodona and Teodor Parella and Faustino E Mor{\'a}n Vieyra and Claudio Dar{\'i}o Borsarelli and N{\'e}stor E. Katz},
  journal={Inorganic chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 9},
  pages={4950-62}
}
We report in this work the synthesis and spectroscopic, electrochemical, spectroelectrochemical, and photophysical characterization of a novel series of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes with 4-methyl-2,2'-bipyridine-4'-carbonitrile (Mebpy-CN) as an auxiliary ligand of general formula [Ru(bpy)3-x(Mebpy-CN)x](PF6)2 (x = 1-3) (with bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine). A… CONTINUE READING