Luminescence and Energy Transfer of [Ru(bpy) 3 ] 2+ , [Cr(ox) 3 ] 3- , and [Os(bpy) 3 ] 2+ in Three-Dimensional Oxalato-Networks

von Arx, Marianne E.; Burattini, Emanuele; Hauser, Andreas; van Pieterson, Liesbeth; Pellaux, René; Decurtins, Silvio (2000). Luminescence and Energy Transfer of [Ru(bpy) 3 ] 2+ , [Cr(ox) 3 ] 3- , and [Os(bpy) 3 ] 2+ in Three-Dimensional Oxalato-Networks. Journal of physical chemistry. A, 104(5), pp. 883-893. American Chemical Society 10.1021/jp993368v

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Luminescence and energy transfer in [Zn1-xRux(bpy)3][NaAl1-yCry(ox)3] (x ≈ 0.01, y = 0.006 − 0.22; bpy = 2,2‘-bipyridine, ox = C2O42-) and [Zn1-x-yRuxOsy(bpy)3][NaAl(ox)3] (x ≈ 0.01, y = 0.012) are presented and discussed. Surprisingly, the luminescence of the isolated luminophores [Ru(bpy)3]2+ and [Os(bpy)3]2+ in [Zn(bpy)3][NaAl(ox)3] is hardly quenched at room temperature. Steady-state luminescence spectra and decay curves show that energy transfer occurs between [Ru(bpy)3]2+ and [Cr(ox)3]3- and between [Ru(bpy)3]2+ and [Os(bpy)3]2+ in [Zn1-xRux(bpy)3][NaAl1-yCry(ox)3] and [Zn1-x-yRuxOsy(bpy)3] [NaAl(ox)3], respectively. For a quantitative investigation of the energy transfer, a shell type model is developed, using a Monte Carlo procedure and the structural parameters of the systems. A good description of the experimental data is obtained assuming electric dipole−electric dipole interaction between donors and acceptors, with a critical distance Rc for [Ru(bpy)3]2+ to [Cr(ox)3]3- energy transfer of 15 Å and for [Ru(bpy)3]2+ to [Os(bpy)3]2+ energy transfer of 33 Å. These values are in good agreement with those derived using the Förster−Dexter theory.

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08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Decurtins, Silvio


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry




American Chemical Society




Silvio Decurtins

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21 May 2015 09:33

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