1,2-Di(2,2′-bipyridin-5-yl)ethane (BL1) and 1,2-di(2,2′- bipyridin-5-yl)ethyne (BL2) were synthesized as new bridging ligands and coordinated to (RuL2(acetone)2)(PF6) 2 for the preparation of various [Ru(L)2(BL)Ru(L) 2](PF6)4-type dinuclear ruthenium complexes (where BL = BL1, BL2 and L = bpy, o-phen, DTDP). The electrochemical redox potentials, spectroscopic properties, and relative electrochemiluminescence intensity of BL1 and BL2 were characterized and compared to those of well-known tris(1,10-phenanthroline)rutheniun(II) [Ru(o-phen)3](PF 6)2] complex as a reference. Dinuclear Ru(II) complexes containing the conjugated bridging ligand (BL2) showed much more intense electrochemiluminescent responses than dinuclear Ru(II) complexes with the non-conjugated bridging ligand (BL1). Among the complexes with conjugated bridging ligands, [(DTDP)2Ru(bpy-CC-bpy)Ru(DTDP)2](PF 6)4 exhibited enhanced ECL intensities as high as 3.6 times greater than that of the reference, [Ru(o-phen)3](PF 6)2.
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Financial support from Kwangwoon University in 2012 is acknowledged. The Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2011-0008829), also supported this research.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry