Synthesis of a Ru(bpy)(3)-type complex linked to a free terpyridine ligand and its use for preparation of polynuclear bimetallic complexes

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A terpyridine ligand has been covalently linked to a Ru(bpy)(3) complex via an amide bond. By using this functionalized terpyridine ligand, a series of multinuclear bimetallic complexes have been synthesized and characterized. One of these complexes has the structure of di-mu-oxobridged Mn dimer. EPR spectra of this complex showed that, depending on the procedure for the preparation, the oxidation states of the Mn dimer is either a Mn-2(III,IV) dimer or a mixture of this and Mn-2(IV,IV) dimer. Water oxidation catalyzed by this complex has been performed.


  • H Wolpher
  • Ping Huang
  • M Borgstrom
  • J Bergquist
  • Stenbjörn Styring
  • LC Sun
  • B Akermark
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  • Chemical Sciences


  • electrochemistry, ruthenium-manganese, photosystem II, water oxidation, artificial photosynthesis, EPR, homogeneous catalysis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-536
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (011001000), Biochemistry and Structural Biology (S) (000006142)