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New paradigm of transition metal polypyridine complex photochemistry

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Using polarization sensitive ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy we have studied energy transfer and excited state relaxation pathways in a tetranuclear transition metal [(osmium)(ruthenium)3] polypyridine complex. Contrary to the generally accepted picture of transition metal complex photochemistry we find that ultrafast energy transfer (≤60 fs) occurs from the excited singlet MLCT state of the peripheral Ru-chromophores to the central Os-core, in efficient competition with intersystem crossing. Energy transfer between relaxed triplet MLCT states is more than an order of magnitude slower (600 fs).

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10 Dec 2003
09 Jan 2004
First published
16 Jul 2004

Faraday Discuss., 2004,127, 295-305
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New paradigm of transition metal polypyridine complex photochemistry

J. Andersson, F. Puntoriero, S. Serroni, A. Yartsev, T. Pascher, T. Polivka, S. Campagna and V. Sundström, Faraday Discuss., 2004, 127, 295
DOI: 10.1039/B316160A

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