An amine linker group modulates luminescent properties in a Rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complex. How can it be applied for ratiometric oxygen sensing?

Eliseo Valdés, Marjorie Cepeda-Plaza, Germán Günther, Andrés Vega, Rodrigo Palacios, María Lorena Gómez, Nancy Pizarro

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Abstract

The UV–Vis absorption spectrum of the rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complex [(NH2-phen)Re(CO)3Br] (ReNN-NH2Br, a deep-orange solid) in solution shows three bands located at 300, 370 and 445 nm. TD-DFT calculations and spectroscopic data indicate that the higher energy band corresponds to a ligand centered transition (LC), while the two lower energy bands have been ascribed to have major ILCT and MLCT character. Excitation at 370 nm leads to two emission bands centered at around 490 nm and 590 nm, which have different nature, 1ILCT and 3MLCT, respectively. Both show a low luminescent quantum yield, especially the lowest energy band. The emission quantum yields in argon-saturated solutions are largely increased, specially for the band at 590 nm. Our results demonstrate that adding the amino group has a non-innocent effect over the luminescent properties of the complex when is compared with those of [(phen)Re(CO)3Br] (ReNNBr). The capacity of these complexes to act as singlet oxygen sensitizers and their application as oxygen sensors were explored. Both complexes, ReNNBr and ReNN-NH2Br, were incorporated in silsesquioxane matrices and tested as ratiometric oxygen sensors using the intrinsic emission of the matrix as an emission internal reference signal. The SSO1-ReNN-NH2Br films was the most sensitive material for this application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107787
JournalDyes and Pigments
Volume172
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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