Investigation of charge transfer and structural distortions during photo-inducted excitation of cuprous bis-2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline complex by density functional theory

Xiaojing Wang, Chen Lv, Michihisa Koyama, Momoji Kubo, Akira Miyamoto

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    Abstract

    This work reported the investigation of the structural distortions and charge-transfer processes that occurred in the complex of cuprous(I) bis-2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (Cu(dmp)2+) upon oxidation to copper(II), Cu(dmp)22+, through a excited state of Cu(dmp)2+ by density functional theory. The intramolecular electronic transfer from central metal-to-ligand (MLCT) upon the irradiation of light energy is confirmed. Due to this MLCT excitation, the structure of the excited state of Cu(dmp)2+ is distorted and reorganized to adapt with the change of charge in central metal. As a result, the excited state of Cu(dmp)2+ is formed, which has the similar electronic and structural properties with Cu(dmp)22+. The bulky substituents in 2- and 9-positions of the phenanthroline ligands can restrain the structural distort and decrease nonradiative decay rate. Thus, the electronic and steric effects of the ligands in the cuprous photo-sensitive complexes have important consequences in the behavior of their excited state.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)551-556
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
    Volume691
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Biochemistry
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry

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