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Labile coordination approach for the modulation of the electronic properties of ruthenium(II) and iridium(III) complexes within an “N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)–pyridyl” dynamic platform

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Modulating the functionality of a synthetic transition metal complex by external stimuli is highly important for designing switchable systems. One prerequisite for achieving such dynamic activity is to generate molecular systems with in situ controllable electronic properties. To achieve dynamic control of the electronic properties, here we report the synthesis of two new N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)–pyridyl IrIII/IrIII (3) and RuII/RuII (4) bimetallic complexes. These complexes include a latent stimuli-responsive labile site. This is utilized successfully for the on-demand, real-time modulation of the electronic properties of the systems in a reversible manner using external agents, as probed by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. These results display promising scope in the domain of transition metal–NHC chemistry, which can guide us in developing future smart organometallic systems.

Graphical abstract: Labile coordination approach for the modulation of the electronic properties of ruthenium(ii) and iridium(iii) complexes within an “N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)–pyridyl” dynamic platform

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The article was received on 21 Feb 2014, accepted on 17 Mar 2014 and first published on 17 Mar 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00551A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 9356-9362
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    Labile coordination approach for the modulation of the electronic properties of ruthenium(II) and iridium(III) complexes within an “N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)–pyridyl” dynamic platform

    M. Mondal, T. K. Ranjeesh, S. K. Gupta and J. Choudhury, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 9356
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00551A

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