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Tuning the photochemical properties of the fulvalene-tetracarbonyl-diruthenium system

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Abstract

In a Molecular Solar–Thermal Energy Storage (MOST) system, solar energy is converted to chemical energy using a compound that undergoes reversible endothermic photoisomerization. The high-energy photoisomer can later be converted back to the parent compound and the excess energy is released as heat. One of the most studied MOST systems is based on fulvalene-tetracarbonyl-diruthenium, and this paper demonstrates, for the first time, the possibility to tune the photochemical properties of this system by positive steric hindrance working on the fulvalene unit.

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Submitted
07 Apr 2016
Accepted
08 Apr 2016
First published
11 Apr 2016

This article is Open Access

Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 8740-8744
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Tuning the photochemical properties of the fulvalene-tetracarbonyl-diruthenium system

A. Lennartson, A. Lundin, K. Börjesson, V. Gray and K. Moth-Poulsen, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 8740
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01343K

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