Solid-state changes in ligand-to-metal charge-transfer spectra of (NH3)5Ru(III)(2,4-dihydroxybenzoate) and (NH3)5Ru(III)(xanthine) chromophores.

Five distorted-octahedral complexes containing (NH3)5Ru(III)L ions, where L = 2,4-dihydroxybenzoate or a xanthine, have been studied using a combination of X-ray crystallography, solution and polarized single-crystal electronic absorption spectroscopy, and first principles electronic structure computational techniques. Both yellow (2) and red (3) forms of… (More)