Electron tunneling through water: Oxidative quenching of electronically excited Ru(tpy)(2)(2+) (tpy=2,2 ': 6,2 ''-terpyridine) by ferric ions in aqueous glasses at 77 K

Citation
A. Ponce et al., Electron tunneling through water: Oxidative quenching of electronically excited Ru(tpy)(2)(2+) (tpy=2,2 ': 6,2 ''-terpyridine) by ferric ions in aqueous glasses at 77 K, J AM CHEM S, 122(34), 2000, pp. 8187-8191
Citations number
59
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Chemistry & Analysis",Chemistry
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
ISSN journal
0002-7863 → ACNP
Volume
122
Issue
34
Year of publication
2000
Pages
8187 - 8191
Database
ISI
SICI code
0002-7863(20000830)122:34<8187:ETTWOQ>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
The luminescence lifetime of Ru(tpy)(2)(2+) (tpy = 2,2':6,2 "-terpyridine) is 8.0 mu s in H2SO4/H2O and HSO3F/H2O glasses (25% v/v) at 77 K, and 10.2 mu s in D2SO4/D2O (25% v/v). Addition of moderate concentrations of the pow erfully oxidizing Fe(OH2)(6)(3+) ion to the glasses leads to accelerated an d highly nonexponential *Ru(tpy)(2)(2+) decay kinetics. The quenching is at tributed to electron transfer from *Ru(tpy)(2)(2+) to randomly dispersed Fe (OH2)(6)(3+) complexes. The luminescence decay kinetics and quantum yields in the three aqueous glasses indicate that the electron-transfer rate const ants decrease from similar to 10(13) s(-1) at van der Waals contact with an exponential distance decay constant of 1.68 +/- 0.07 Angstrom(-1).