Visible light generation of I-I bonds by Ru-tris(diimine) excited states.

Seven Ru-tris(diimine) compounds were prepared to study the photooxidation of iodide. Iodide oxidation results in the formation of I-I bonds, and it is therefore relevant to the conversion and storage of solar energy. Iodide oxidation is also a key step for electrical power generation in dye-sensitized solar cells. The mechanistic details of iodide… CONTINUE READING