Syntheses, characterization, and photochromic studies of spirooxazine-containing 2,2′-bipyridine ligands and their zinc(II) thiolate complexes

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Author(s)

  • Zhihong Bao
  • Ka-Yuen Ng
  • Vivian Wing-Wah Yam
  • Nianyong Zhu
  • Lixin Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8912-8920
Journal / PublicationInorganic Chemistry
Volume47
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2008

Abstract

A series of photochrome spirooxazine-containing zinc(II) diimine bis-thiolate complexes were successfully synthesized, and their photophysical and photochromic properties were studied. The X-ray crystal structure of complex 1a has also been determined. Upon excitation by UV light at 330 nm, all the ligands and complexes exhibit photochromic behavior. The thermal bleaching kinetics of the ligands and the complexes were studied in dimethylformamide at various temperatures. The photochemical quantum yields for the photochromic reactions of the ligands and complexes were also determined. © 2008 American Chemical Society.

Citation Format(s)

Syntheses, characterization, and photochromic studies of spirooxazine-containing 2,2′-bipyridine ligands and their zinc(II) thiolate complexes. / Bao, Zhihong; Ng, Ka-Yuen; Yam, Vivian Wing-Wah; Ko, Chi-Chiu; Zhu, Nianyong; Wu, Lixin.

In: Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 47, No. 19, 06.10.2008, p. 8912-8920.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review