Probing the use of long lived intra-ligand π-π * excited states for photocatalytic systems: a study of the photophysics and photochemistry of [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)]

Summers, Peter A. and Calladine, James A. and Ibrahim, Nasiru and Kusumo, Kennedy P. and Clark, Charlotte A. and Sun, Xue-Z. and Hamilton, Michelle L. and Towrie, Michael and McMaster, Jonathan and Schröder, Martin and George, Michael W. (2017) Probing the use of long lived intra-ligand π-π * excited states for photocatalytic systems: a study of the photophysics and photochemistry of [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)]. Polyhedron, 123 . pp. 259-264. ISSN 0277-5387

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Abstract

We report the excited state photophysics and photochemistry of [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)] (dppz-(CH3)2 = 11,12-dimethyl-dipyrido[3,2-a:2’,3’-c]phenazine) in CH3CN using timeresolved infrared (TRIR) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Excitation of the 1MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) band of [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)] populates a 3MLCT excited state which rapidly interconverts on a timescale < 1 ns to a long lived IL (intra-ligand) π-π* excited state with a lifetime of 190 (± 5) ns. In the presence of an electron donor (NEt3), the IL excited state of [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)] can be reductively quenched to [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)]− with the radical in the latter localised on the distal phenazine (phz) portion of the dppz ligand. The phz based electron in [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)]− has minimal interaction with the rhenium metal centre which increases the stability of the photosensitiser in its reduced form. In non-dried, non-degassed CH3CN (1 M NEt3), [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)]− shows no significant change in the carbonyl region of the IR spectrum for at least 2 hours during continuous photolysis. In addition, we investigate the use of [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)]− to reduce the previously studied catalyst [NiFe2], with facile electron transfer from [ReCl(CO)3(dppz-(CH3)2)]− to form [NiFe2]–.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Rhenium ; Time-resolved IR ; Photophysics ; Intra-ligand excited state ; Reductive quenching
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.poly.2016.11.005
Depositing User: Smith, Ruth
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 10:59
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45837

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