Ruthenium(ii) complexes containing functionalised β-diketonate ligands

Developing a ferrocene mimic for biosensing applications

Yeng Ying Lee, D. Barney Walker, J. Justin Gooding*, Barbara A. Messerle

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Three series of ruthenium complexes with the general formula Ru(bpy) n(β-diketonato)3-n (bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine, n = 0, 1, 2) were prepared and investigated using cyclic voltammetry and UV-vis spectroscopy. Variation of both the number and electronic demand of the β-diketonato ligands resulted in well-defined modulation of the potential at which oxidation of the metal centre occurred. The observed potentials were shown to be in good agreement with calculated ligand electrochemical parameters. A novel ruthenium(ii) complex with electrochemical behaviour similar to that of ferrocene was identified. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12734-12742
Number of pages9
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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