Synthesis and photophysical properties of isocyano Ruthenium(II) quinoline-8-thiolate complexes with visible-light and near-infrared emission

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Journal / PublicationJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2016


The reactions of [RuII(SQ)2(PPh3)2] (SQ = quinoline-8-thiolate) with different isocyanide ligands affords a series of emissive bis(quinoline-8-thiolate) ruthenium(II) complexes [RuII(SQ)2(PPh3)(CNR)] (1-6). Two isomeric forms, i.e. cis,trans (1a - 6a) and cis,cis (1b - 6b) have been separated in these reactions. With the variation on the π-accepting ability of the isocyanide ligands, the CN stretches, lowest energy absorptions and the photoluminescence can be systematically modified.

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  • Cyclic voltammetry, Isocyanide ligands, Photophysics, Ruthenium

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