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Themed collection Spectroscopy of Inorganic Excited States

34 articles
Editorial

Spectroscopy of inorganic excited states

Welcome to this Dalton Transactions themed issue on Spectroscopy of Inorganic Excited States.

Graphical abstract: Spectroscopy of inorganic excited states
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Perspective

A novel aspect of spectroscopy for porphyrinic compounds under magnetic fields

This perspective offers an overview of the recent studies on the Kerr effects, time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance (TREPR) and magneto-chiral dichroism (MChD) of a range of porphyrinic compounds.

Graphical abstract: A novel aspect of spectroscopy for porphyrinic compounds under magnetic fields
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Perspective

Ultrafast photophysical processes for Fe(III)-carboxylates

Recent works devoted to the investigation of ultrafast processes for several environmentally important Fe(III) carboxylates were observed and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast photophysical processes for Fe(iii)-carboxylates
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Perspective

Transient 2D-IR spectroscopy of inorganic excited states

This Perspective discusses applications of ultrafast transient 2D-IR spectroscopy methods to the study of inorganic excited states.

Graphical abstract: Transient 2D-IR spectroscopy of inorganic excited states
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Open Access Perspective

Excited state potential energy surfaces and their interactions in FeIV[double bond, length as m-dash]O active sites

Excited states and their interactions in low-spin and high-spin non-heme ferryl active sites are probed by low-temperature magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy providing mechanistic insight into enzymatic functions.

Graphical abstract: Excited state potential energy surfaces and their interactions in FeIV [[double bond, length as m-dash]] O active sites
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Communication

Accurate yet feasible computations of resonance Raman spectra for metal complexes in solution: [Ru(bpy)3]2+ as a case study

Herein we present a new and promising approach for the high-resolution modeling of vibrational resonance Raman spectra of metal complexes in solution.

Graphical abstract: Accurate yet feasible computations of resonance Raman spectra for metal complexes in solution: [Ru(bpy)3]2+ as a case study
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Communication

Study of picosecond processes of an intercalated dipyridophenazine Cr(III) complex bound to defined sequence DNAs using transient absorption and time-resolved infrared methods

Excited-state quenching of DNA intercalated [Cr(phen)2(dppz)]3+ by guanine proceeds by rapid forward and back electron transfer of <3 ps.

Graphical abstract: Study of picosecond processes of an intercalated dipyridophenazine Cr(iii) complex bound to defined sequence DNAs using transient absorption and time-resolved infrared methods
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Electron transfer rate modulation in a compact Re(I) donor–acceptor complex

Excitation of the vibrational modes at the bipyridine ligand results in modulation of the electron transfer rate between the electron donating and accepting ligands in a Re(I) complex.

Graphical abstract: Electron transfer rate modulation in a compact Re(i) donor–acceptor complex
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Open Access Paper

Electron transfer dynamics and excited state branching in a charge-transfer platinum(II) donor–bridge-acceptor assembly

Charge-transfer excited state branches over 3 pathways on the timescale up to 14 ps.

Graphical abstract: Electron transfer dynamics and excited state branching in a charge-transfer platinum(ii) donor–bridge-acceptor assembly
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Spectroelectrochemical identification of charge-transfer excited states in transition metal-based polypyridyl complexes

In this report, we demonstrate how spectroelectrochemistry can be used to help characterize dynamics associated with charge-transfer excited states of transition metal-based chromophores as measured by ultrafast electronic absorption spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Spectroelectrochemical identification of charge-transfer excited states in transition metal-based polypyridyl complexes
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The effect of thermal motion on the electron localization in metal-to-ligand charge transfer excitations in [Fe(bpy)3]2+

Accurate electronic structure calculations of the lowest excited states have been performed on twenty snapshots of a molecular dynamics simulation of [Fe(bpy)3]2+ dissolved in water.

Graphical abstract: The effect of thermal motion on the electron localization in metal-to-ligand charge transfer excitations in [Fe(bpy)3]2+
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Spectroscopic effects resulting from interacting singlet and triplet excited states: vibronic structure involving the O–H stretching mode in d–d absorption bands of Ni(H2O)62+

Spin–orbit coupling between metal-centered electronic states can lead to absorption spectra with vibronic structure involving ligand-centered vibrational modes, as theoretically analyzed for Ni(H2O)62+.

Graphical abstract: Spectroscopic effects resulting from interacting singlet and triplet excited states: vibronic structure involving the O–H stretching mode in d–d absorption bands of Ni(H2O)62+
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Temperature dependent iodide oxidation by MLCT excited states

Temperature dependent excited state iodide oxidation by two heteroleptic Ru polypyridyl compounds was quantified for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Temperature dependent iodide oxidation by MLCT excited states
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Ultrafast spectroscopy and structural characterization of a photochromic isomerizing ruthenium bis-sulfoxide complex

Irradiation of [Ru(bpy)2(bpSOp)](PF6)2 (where bpy is 2,2′-bipyridine and bpSOp is 1,3-bis(phenylsulfinyl)propane) results in the formation of two new isomers, namely the S,O- and O,O-bonded species.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast spectroscopy and structural characterization of a photochromic isomerizing ruthenium bis-sulfoxide complex
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A strong steric hindrance effect on ground state, excited state, and charge separated state properties of a CuI-diimine complex captured by X-ray transient absorption spectroscopy

Steady-state and transient structures of a copper diimine dye sensitizer on TiO2 nanoparticles undergoing photoinduced interfacial electron transfer are determined.

Graphical abstract: A strong steric hindrance effect on ground state, excited state, and charge separated state properties of a CuI-diimine complex captured by X-ray transient absorption spectroscopy
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Synthesis and photoinduced electron transfer in platinum(II) bis(N-(4-ethynylphenyl)carbazole)bipyridine fullerene complexes

Photoinduced electron transfer reactions in platinum(II) donor–chromophore–acceptor triads were investigated in detail by transient absorption spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and photoinduced electron transfer in platinum(ii) bis(N-(4-ethynylphenyl)carbazole)bipyridine fullerene complexes
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Photophysics and non-linear absorption of Au(I) and Pt(II) acetylide complexes of a thienyl-carbazole chromophore

Carbazole oligomers with Pt(II)- and Au(I)-acetylide end units exhibit non-linear absorption due to instantaneous two-photon absorption combined with triplet–triplet absorption.

Graphical abstract: Photophysics and non-linear absorption of Au(i) and Pt(ii) acetylide complexes of a thienyl-carbazole chromophore
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A little spin on the side: solvent and temperature dependent paramagnetism in [RuII(bpy)2(phendione)]2+

Magnetometry, 1H-NMR, EPR and substituent effects are used to explain solvent and temperature dependent paramagnetism in [RuII(bpy)2(phendione)](PF6)2.

Graphical abstract: A little spin on the side: solvent and temperature dependent paramagnetism in [RuII(bpy)2(phendione)]2+
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Open Access Paper

Modified bibenzimidazole ligands as spectator ligands in photoactive molecular functional Ru-polypyridine units? Implications from spectroscopy

The contribution of different protected bibenzimidazole ligands to the excited state in Ru-complexes has been evidenced using theory-aided resonance-Raman spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Modified bibenzimidazole ligands as spectator ligands in photoactive molecular functional Ru-polypyridine units? Implications from spectroscopy
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Isomerization initiated by photoinduced ligand dissociation in Ru(II) complexes with the ligand 2-p-tolylpyridinecarboxaldimine

The photoinduced ligand exchange and isomerization of ruthenium(II) complexes proceed via a common intermediate for all isomers.

Graphical abstract: Isomerization initiated by photoinduced ligand dissociation in Ru(ii) complexes with the ligand 2-p-tolylpyridinecarboxaldimine
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Picosecond time-resolved infrared spectroscopy of rhodium and iridium azides

Ultrafast photochemical processes induced in the transition metal azido complexes Rh(Cp*)(N3)2(PPh3) and Ir(Cp*)(N3)2(PPh3) upon laser excitation at 266 nm and 400 nm were elucidated by picosecond time-resolved infrared spectroscopy and density functional theory.

Graphical abstract: Picosecond time-resolved infrared spectroscopy of rhodium and iridium azides
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Femtosecond spectroscopy and TD-DFT calculations of CuCl42− excited states

Photoinduced processes of tetrahexylammonium tetrachlorocuprate [(C6H13)4N]2CuIICl4 in chloro-organic solvents were investigated by steady state photolysis and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, as well as TD-DFT calculations of excited terms.

Graphical abstract: Femtosecond spectroscopy and TD-DFT calculations of CuCl42− excited states
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Spin–orbit effects in square-planar Pt(II) complexes with bidentate and terdentate ligands: theoretical absorption/emission spectroscopy

Theoretical “spin-free” (in black) and “spin–orbit” (in red) absorption spectra of [Pt(tpy)Cl]+ and electronic densities characterizing the main intense bands MLCT/XLCT at 384 nm, and MLCT/LC at 326 nm and 250 nm (the experimental spectrum is shown in the inset).

Graphical abstract: Spin–orbit effects in square-planar Pt(ii) complexes with bidentate and terdentate ligands: theoretical absorption/emission spectroscopy
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Ultrafast electronic and vibrational relaxations in mixed-ligand dithione–dithiolato Ni, Pd, and Pt complexes

Excitation of Pt, Pd, Ni dithione–dithiolates triggers fs solvation-driven charge redistribution and 6 ps ISC.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast electronic and vibrational relaxations in mixed-ligand dithione–dithiolato Ni, Pd, and Pt complexes
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Open Access Paper

Excited state evolution towards ligand loss and ligand chelation at group 6 metal carbonyl centres

Picosecond time-resolved infrared measurements and quantum chemical calculations provide insight into the photophysics and photochemistry of (η6-arene)Cr(CO)3 complexes.

Graphical abstract: Excited state evolution towards ligand loss and ligand chelation at group 6 metal carbonyl centres
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Stretching the phenazine MO in dppz: the effect of phenyl and phenyl–ethynyl groups on the photophysics of Re(I) dppz complexes

Dppz complexes with extended conjugation show π,π* and MLCT excited states in solution. Raman spectral features for the short-lived π,π* state are observed in single-colour transient experiments.

Graphical abstract: Stretching the phenazine MO in dppz: the effect of phenyl and phenyl–ethynyl groups on the photophysics of Re(i) dppz complexes
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Sn(IV) Schiff base complexes: triplet photosensitizers for photoredox reactions

We present the synthesis and characterization of a series of four fluorescent Sn(IV) Schiff base complexes, which also possess long-lived triplet excited states.

Graphical abstract: Sn(iv) Schiff base complexes: triplet photosensitizers for photoredox reactions
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Light-induced spin-state switching in the mixed crystal series of the 2D coordination network {[Zn1−xFex(bbtr)3](BF4)2}: optical spectroscopy and cooperative effects

Strong cooperative interactions result in light-induced bistability between the high-spin and the low-spin state.

Graphical abstract: Light-induced spin-state switching in the mixed crystal series of the 2D coordination network {[Zn1−xFex(bbtr)3](BF4)2}∞: optical spectroscopy and cooperative effects
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Molecular excitons in a copper azadipyrrin complex

Exciton coupling is applied for the first time to successfully explain the excited-state structure of metalloazadipyrrins.

Graphical abstract: Molecular excitons in a copper azadipyrrin complex
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Femtosecond spectroscopy of the dithiolate Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes

Femtosecond spectroscopy was applied to study the ultrafast dynamics for the excited states of dithiolate Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes.

Graphical abstract: Femtosecond spectroscopy of the dithiolate Cu(ii) and Ni(ii) complexes
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Pyridyl-1,2,4-triazole diphenyl boron complexes as efficient tuneable blue emitters

1,2,4-Triazole based boron complexes are readily tunable blue emitters.

Graphical abstract: Pyridyl-1,2,4-triazole diphenyl boron complexes as efficient tuneable blue emitters
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Photophysical properties of an unusual bichromophoric species constructed from a cyclometalated Pt(II) chromophore and a blue Bodipy-acetylacetonate species

Complex 1 exhibits a formally forbidden energy transfer from the metal-based triplet to the fluorescent Bodipy singlet state.

Graphical abstract: Photophysical properties of an unusual bichromophoric species constructed from a cyclometalated Pt(ii) chromophore and a blue Bodipy-acetylacetonate species
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Photophysical properties of trans-platinum acetylide complexes featuring N-heterocyclic carbene ligands

Platinum acetylide complexes featuring NHC-carbene ligands show enhanced photophysical properties relative to complexes with phosphine ligands.

Graphical abstract: Photophysical properties of trans-platinum acetylide complexes featuring N-heterocyclic carbene ligands
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Electronic excited states of chromium and vanadium bisarene complexes revisited: interpretation of the absorption spectra on the basis of TD DFT calculations

The influence of the (η6-arene)2M (M = Cr, V, Cr+) composition on parameters of intravalency and Rydberg transitions is explained on the basis of time-dependent DFT.

Graphical abstract: Electronic excited states of chromium and vanadium bisarene complexes revisited: interpretation of the absorption spectra on the basis of TD DFT calculations
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About this collection

Interrogation of excited states is a constantly developing field, reaching out to ever more detailed studies of matter, broadening energy and time scales. Building on advances in light sources and detection technologies, new methods are emerging which combine several advanced techniques in a single study.

Guest Edited by Dr Julia Weinstein (The University of Sheffield), this themed issue aims to provide an understanding of inorganic excited states and highlight recent developments in the field.

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