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Acid–base equilibria of various oxidation states of aqua–ruthenium complexes with 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione in aqueous media

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Syntheses and pH dependent electrochemical properties of aqua–ruthenium(II) complexes, [Ru(trpy)(PDA-N,N′)(OH2)](ClO4)2 ([1](ClO4)2) and [Ru(trpy)(PD-N,N′)(OH2)](ClO4)2 ([2](ClO4)2) (trpy = 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine, PDA = 6-acetonyl-6-hydroxy-1,10-phenanthroline-5-one, PD = 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione) are presented. Treatment of [Ru(trpy)(PD-N,N′)Cl](PF6) with AgClO4 in a mixed solvent of acetone and H2O selectively produced the acetonyl-PD complex [1](ClO4)2, and the similar treatment in a mixed solvent of 2-methoxyethanol and H2O gave the PD complex [2](ClO4)2. The molecular structures of both complexes were determined by X-ray structural analysis. The proton dissociation constants of various oxidations state of [1]2+ and [2]2+ were evaluated by simulation of E1/2 values of those redox potentials depending on pH. The simulation revealed that the acetonyl-PD complex [1]2+ underwent successive Ru(II)/Ru(III) and Ru(III)/Ru(IV) redox couples though the two redox reactions were not separated in the cyclic voltammograms. The redox behavior of [2]2+ in H2O is reasonably explained by not only the similar successive metal-centered redox reactions but also simultaneous two-electron quinone/catechol redox couple of the PD ligand including the contribution of hydration on a carbonyl carbon.

Graphical abstract: Acid–base equilibria of various oxidation states of aqua–ruthenium complexes with 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione in aqueous media

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2003, accepted on 05 Jan 2004 and first published on 19 Jan 2004


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B312310C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2004,0, 645-652

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    Acid–base equilibria of various oxidation states of aqua–ruthenium complexes with 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione in aqueous media

    T. Fujihara, T. Wada and K. Tanaka, Dalton Trans., 2004, 0, 645
    DOI: 10.1039/B312310C

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