Designed synthesis of mononuclear tris(heteroleptic) ruthenium complexes containing bidentate polypyridyl ligands

Peter A. Anderson, Glen B. Deacon, Klaus H. Haarmann, F. Richard Keene, Thomas J. Meyer, David A. Reitsma, Brian W. Skelton, Geoffrey F. Strouse, Nicholas C. Thomas, Joseph A. Treadway, Allan H. White

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A general synthetic methodology is reported for tris(bidentate)ruthenium(II) complexes containing three different polypyridyl ligands, based on the sequential addition of the ligands to the oligomer [Ru(CO)2Cl2]n. The tris-(heteroleptic) complexes were characterized by FAB mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. An X-ray crystal structure determination was made for the complex [Ru(Me2bpy)(phen)(bpa)](PF6)2·C 6H14 [C40H43F12N7P2Ru, M = 1062.8; Me2bpy = 4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, bpa = bis(2-pyridyl)amine]: triclinic, space group P1, a = 14.57(3) Å, b = 13.50(3) Å, c = 12.73(3) Å, α = 68.6(2)°, β = 63.5(1)°, γ = 79.8(2)°, V = 2082 Å3, Z = 2. Aspects of the electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and photophysics of the tris-(heteroleptic) species are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6145-6157
Number of pages13
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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