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Polychromatic femtosecond fluorescence studies of metal–polypyridine complexes in solution

  • Autori: Braem, O.; Messina, F.; El Zohry, A.; Cannizzo, A.; Chergui, M.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2011
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/73495

Abstract

Femtosecond-resolved broadband fluorescence studies are reported for[M(bpy)3]2+ (M = Fe, Ru), RuN3 and RuN719 complexes in solution. We investigated the pump wavelength dependence of the fluorescence of aqueous [Fe(bpy)3]2+ and the solvent and ligand dependence of the fluorescence of Ru-complexes excited at 400 nm. For all complexes, the 1MLCT fluorescence appears at zero time delay with a mirror-like image with respect to the absorption. It decays in 630–45 fs due to intersystem crossing to the 3MLCT states, but a longer lived component of 190 fs additionally shows up in RuN719 and RuN3. No solvent effects are detected. The very early dynamics are characterized by internal conversion (IC) and intramolecular vibrational redistribution (IVR) processes on a time scale which we estimate to 610 fs using the 1MLCT lifetime as an internal clock.