Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 17, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

Photo-induced linkage isomerization in the gas phase probed by tandem ion mobility and laser spectroscopy

Author affiliations

Abstract

Ruthenium complexes involving sulfoxide ligands can undergo linkage isomerization upon light absorption, accompanied by dramatic changes in their optical properties. These remarkable photochromic properties are sensitive to the nature of the ligand as well as to that of the solvent. We used tandem ion mobility spectrometry coupled to mass spectrometry to gain direct experimental insight into the isomerization pathways connecting the different linkage isomers of an isolated ruthenium complex with two dimethyl-sulfoxide ligands. We find that the isomerization behavior of the solvent-free complex differs from that previously reported in the solution-phase, which is in line with recent theoretical predictions.

Graphical abstract: Photo-induced linkage isomerization in the gas phase probed by tandem ion mobility and laser spectroscopy

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 21 Mar 2018, accepted on 12 Apr 2018 and first published on 12 Apr 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP01833B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 12223-12228
  •   Request permissions

    Photo-induced linkage isomerization in the gas phase probed by tandem ion mobility and laser spectroscopy

    C. M. Choi, L. MacAleese, P. Dugourd, M. C. Choi and F. Chirot, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 12223
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP01833B

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements