Electronic and Molecular Structure of Photoexcited [RuII(bpy)3]2+ Probed by Picosecond X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

L2,3 x-ray absorption spectra of aq. [RuII(bpy)3]2+ were recorded in its ground and excited states, 50 ps after short pulse laser excitation. Significant changes in both the XANES (x-ray Near-Edge Absorption Structure) and the EXAFS (Extended x-ray Absorption Fine Structure) regions of the excited state complex are detected. The XANES line shapes were quant. simulated using a crystal field multiplet code in trigonal symmetry. Spectral changes in the EXAFS region of both ground and excited states are analyzed to ext. structural parameters of their corresponding mol. structures. A Ru-N bond contraction by .apprx.0.03 .ANG. in the excited-state complex, as compared to the ground-state compd., was obtained. This contraction results from electrostatic and polarization contributions, limited by steric constraints on the bpy ligands. [on SciFinder (R)]


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Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128, 15, 5001-5009
Year:
2006
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CAN 144:441839
73-6
Optical, Electron, and Mass Spectroscopy and Other Related Properties
Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Ultrarapide, Institut des Sciences et Ingenierie Chimiques,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,Lausanne-Dorigny,Switz.
Journal
0002-7863
written in English.
15158-62-0 (Tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(2+) Role: PRP (Properties) (electronic and mol. structure in ground and photoexcited state probed by picosecond x-ray absorption spectra)
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