Synthesis, Characterization and Photophysical Properties of Thiophene-Containing Chloro Re(I) Complex
Two tricarbonyl rhenium complexes with the formula of [Re(CO)3(L)Cl], where L=1,10-phenanthroline (Phen-Re) and 2-(3-thienyl)-imidazo[4,5-f]-1,10-phenanthroline (TIPh-Re), were successfully synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR and UV–Vis with the aim to analyze the effect of the thiophene(TI) moiety on the photophysical properties of TIPh-Re. It was found that the introduction of an π-electron density moiety into diimine ligands leads to a dramatic red shift of the absorption of the corresponding Re(I) complex. At the same time, the results verify that the triplet metal-to-ligand charge-transfer dπ(Re)→π*(N-N) emission (3MLCT) of Phen-Re and TIPh-Re centered at ca. 566 nm and ca.569 nm, respectively.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
J. X. Wang and F. Zhao, "Synthesis, Characterization and Photophysical Properties of Thiophene-Containing Chloro Re(I) Complex", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 869-872, 2011