Meta-substituted Ru(II) rigid rods for sensitization of TiO(2)

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Ruthenium polypyridyl rigid-rod compounds with phenylene-ethynelene (OPE) spacers and an isophthalic acid (Ipa) binding group were synthesized and characterized for sensitization of nanocrystalline TiO(2) (anatase) thin films. Density functional theory predicted that the most stable structure oriented the isophthalic group about 45 degrees from normal to the TiO(2) surface. Comparative experimental studies of meta- and para-isomers revealed small changes in the ground state absorption spectra and very similar excited state and redox properties. The excited state injection yields (inj = 0.15 +/- 0.03)into nanocrystalline TiO(2) and the subsequent charge recombination rates were found to be insensitive to the isomer utilized. Meta-substitution enabled the synthesis of sensitizers with two Ru(II) sensitizers that displayed enhanced sunlight absorption relative to the monomeric compound.


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  • Atom- och molekylfysik och optik


Sidor (från-till)155-163
TidskriftJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry
Utgåva nummer2-3
StatusPublished - 2009
Peer review utfördJa