Syntheses, characterization, and photo-hydrogen-evolving properties of tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) derivatives tethered to an H2-evolving (2-phenylpyridinato)platinum(II) Unit

Masayuki Kobayashi, Shigeyuki Masaoka, Ken Sakai

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With the aim of developing new molecular devices having higher photo-hydrogen-evolving activity, Pt(ppy)ClX units (ppy = 2-phenylpyridinate, X = Cl - or DMSO; DMSO = dimethylsulfoxide) have been employed as an H 2-evolving site, as the catalytic activity of [Pt(ppy)Cl 2] - was confirmed to be higher than those of other mononuclear platinum(II) complexes. In the present study, two new heterodinuclear Ru(II)Pt(II) complexes, produced by condensation of [Ru(bpy)2(5-amino-phen)]2+ (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) with [Pt(cppy)Cl 2] - and Pt(cppy)(DMSO)Cl (cppy = 9-carboxy-phenylpyridinate), respectively, have been prepared and their photo-hydrogen-evolving activities have been evaluated in detail. The ineffectiveness of these systems as photo-hydrogen-evolving molecular devices are interpreted in terms of their negative driving forces for the photoinduced electron transfer from the triplet MLCT excited state of the Ru chromophore to the π*(ppy) orbital of the catalyst moiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4908-4923
Number of pages16
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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