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  1. Excitation Power Modulates Energy-Transfer Dynamics in a Supramolecular Ru(II) -Fe(II) -Ru(II) Triad.

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    Kübel, Joachim; Wächtler, Maria; Dietzek, Benjamin

    2017-08-11

    Multichromophoric arrays are key to light harvesting in natural and artificial photosynthesis. A trinuclear, symmetric Ru(II) -Fe(II) -Ru(II) triad may resemble a light-harvesting model system in which excitation energy from donor units (Ru-terpyridine fragments) is efficiently transferred to the acceptor (the Fe-terpyridine fragment). The photoinduced dynamics after simultaneous excitation of more than a single chromophoric unit (donor/acceptor) at varying excitation fluence is investigated in this contribution. Data suggests that energy transfer is decelerated if the acceptor states (on the Fe(II) unit) are not depopulated fast enough. As a consequence, the lifetime of a high-lying excited state (centered on either of the Ru(II) units) is prolonged. A kinetic model is suggested to account for this effect. Although the proposed model is specifically adopted to account for the experimental data reported here, it might be generalized to other situations in which multiple energy or electron donors are covalently linked to a single acceptor site, a situation of interest in contemporary artificial photosynthesis. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of Ru(II) and Sn(IV)-porphyrins supramolecular complexes

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    Khodov, I. A.; Nikiforov, M. Yu.; Alper, G. A.; Mamardashvili, G. M.; Mamardashvili, N. Zh.; Koifman, O. I.

    2015-02-01

    Synthesis and NMR studies of Ru(II) and Sn(IV) tetraphenylporphyrins supramolecular complexes were carried out. The diffusion coefficients of the complexes, porphyrinates, and solvents were determined by DOSY NMR spectroscopy. By the method of spectrophotometric titration a binding ability of Ru(II) tetraphenylporphyrin towards 4-(imidazol-1-yl)-phenol was investigated, stability constant of resulting complexes and concentration intervals of their existence were defined.

  3. Theranostic TEMPO-functionalized Ru(ii) complexes as photosensitizers and oxidative stress indicators.

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    Yang, Jing; Cao, Qian; Hu, Wei-Liang; Ye, Rui-Rong; He, Liang; Ji, Liang-Nian; Qin, Peter Z; Mao, Zong-Wan

    2017-01-03

    New TEMPO-functionalized Ru(ii) polypyridyl complexes were synthesized as efficient theranostic photosensitizers for cancer treatment. Interestingly, due to the presence of a redox sensitive TEMPO moiety, an enhancement in the intracellular fluorescence of TEMPO-functionalized Ru(ii) complexes was observed during photodynamic treatment in both confocal microscopy and flow cytometry. This can be explained by the conversion of the TEMPO radical moiety to diamagnetic non-radical species in cells upon PDT-induced oxidative stress. To the best of our knowledge this is the first ruthenium complex capable of simultaneously inducing and monitoring the oxidative stress. The tethered TEMPO moiety decreased the inherent dark-cytotoxicity and increased the photo-toxicity simultaneously, both of which contributed to the greatly improved photodynamic therapy (PDT) efficacy, ultimately resulting in cancer cell apoptosis. The phototoxicity index value for TEMPO-functionalized Ru(ii) complexes was selective towards cancer cell lines (280.5 for HeLa cells vs. 30.2 for LO2 cells) and ca. 40-fold higher than that for TEMPO-free Ru(ii) analogues (6.7 for HeLa cells). The main contributor for such a greatly enhanced PDT efficacy was the effect of the TEMPO moiety on the cellular uptake and intracellular ROS levels. We therefore demonstrate that the combination of TEMPO with the photosensitizers may be an emerging strategy to develop novel photosensitizer-based theranostic platforms, which can induce and monitor the PDT response simultaneously.

  4. Phototoxicity of strained Ru(ii) complexes: is it the metal complex or the dissociating ligand?

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    Azar, Daniel F; Audi, Hassib; Farhat, Stephanie; El-Sibai, Mirvat; Abi-Habib, Ralph J; Khnayzer, Rony S

    2017-09-12

    A photochemically dissociating ligand in Ru(bpy)2(dmphen)Cl2 [bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; dmphen = 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline] was found to be more cytotoxic on the ML-2 Acute Myeloid Leukemia cell line than Ru(bpy)2(H2O)2(2+) and prototypical cisplatin. Our findings illustrate the potential potency of diimine ligands in photoactivatable Ru(ii) complexes.

  5. Binding of piano-stool Ru(II) complexes to DNA; QM/MM study.

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    Futera, Zdeněk; Platts, James A; Burda, Jaroslav V

    2012-10-05

    Ru(II) "piano-stool" complexes belong to group of biologically active metallocomplexes with promising anticancer activity. In this study, we investigate the reaction mechanism of [(η(6)-benzene)Ru(II)(en)(H(2)O)](2+) (en = ethylenediamine) complex binding to DNA by hybrid QM/MM computational techniques. The reaction when the Ru(II) complex is coordinated on N7-guanine from major groove is explored. Two reaction pathways, direct binding to N7 position and two-step mechanism passing through O6 position, are considered. It was found that the reaction is exothermic and the direct binding process is preferred kinetically. In analogy to cisplatin, we also explored the possibility of intrastrand cross-link formation where the Ru(II) complex makes a bridge between two adjacent guanines. Two different pathways were found, leading to a final structure with released benzene ligand. This process is exothermic; however, one pathway is blocked by relatively high initial activation barrier. Geometries, energies, and electronic properties analyzed by atoms in molecules and natural population analysis methods are discussed. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  6. DNA-binding, cytotoxicity, cellular uptake, apoptosis and photocleavage studies of Ru(II) complexes.

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    N Deepika; C Shobha Devi; Y Praveen Kumar; K Laxma Reddy; P Venkat Reddy; D Anil Kumar; Surya S Singh; S Satyanarayana

    2016-07-01

    Two Ru(II) complexes [Ru(phen)2bppp](ClO4)2 (1) and [Ru(phen)27-Br-dppz](ClO4)2 (2) [phen=1,10 phenanthroline, 7-Br-dppz=7-fluorodipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine, bppp=11-bromo-pyrido[2',3':5,6]pyrazino[2,3-f] [1,10]phenanthroline] have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, ES-MS, (1)H-NMR, (13)C-NMR and IR. The in vitro cytotoxicity of the complexes examined against a panel of cancer cell lines (HeLa, Du145 and A549) by MTT method, both complexes show prominent anticancer activity against various cancer cells. Live cell imaging study and flow cytometric analysis demonstrate that both the complexes 1 and 2 could cross the cell membrane accumulating in the nucleus. Further, flow cytometry experiments showed that the cytotoxic Ru(II) complexes 1 and 2 induced apoptosis of HeLa tumor cell lines. Photo induced DNA cleavage studies have been performed and results indicate that both the complexes efficiently photo cleave pBR322 DNA. The binding properties of two complexes toward CT-DNA were investigated by various optical methods and viscosity measurements. The experimental results suggested that both Ru(II) complexes can intercalate into DNA base pairs. The complexes were docked into DNA-base pairs using the GOLD docking program.

  7. Ru(0) and Ru(II) nitrosyl pincer complexes: structure, reactivity, and catalytic activity.

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    Fogler, Eran; Iron, Mark A; Zhang, Jing; Ben-David, Yehoshoa; Diskin-Posner, Yael; Leitus, Gregory; Shimon, Linda J W; Milstein, David

    2013-10-07

    Despite considerable interest in ruthenium carbonyl pincer complexes and their substantial catalytic activity, there has been relatively little study of the isoelectronic ruthenium nitrosyl complexes. Here we describe the synthesis and reactivity of several complexes of this type as well as the catalytic activity of complex 6. Reaction of the PNP ligand (PNP = 2,6-bis((t)Bu2PCH2)pyridine) with RuCl3(NO)(PPh3)2 yielded the Ru(II) complex 3. Chloride displacement by BAr(F-) (BAr(F-) = tetrakis(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)borate) gave the crystallographicaly characterized, linear NO Ru(II) complex 4, which upon treatment with NaBEt3H yielded the Ru(0) complexes 5. The crystallographically characterized Ru(0) square planar complex 5·BF4 bears a linear NO ligand located trans to the pyridilic nitrogen. Further treatment of 5·BF4 with excess LiOH gave the crystallographicaly characterized Ru(0) square planar, linear NO complex 6. Complex 6 catalyzes the dehydrogenative coupling of alcohols to esters, reaching full conversion under air or under argon. Reaction of the PNN ligand (PNN = 2-((t)Bu2PCH2)-6-(Et2NCH2)pyridine) with RuCl3(NO)(H2O)2 in ethanol gave an equilibrium mixture of isomers 7a and 7b. Further treatment of 7a + 7b with 2 equivalent of sodium isopropoxide gave the crystallographicaly characterized, bent-nitrosyl, square pyramidal Ru(II) complex 8. Complex 8 was also synthesized by reaction of PNN with RuCl3(NO)(H2O)2 and Et3N in ethanol. Reaction of the "long arm" PN(2)N ligand (PN(2)N = 2-((t)Bu2PCH2-)-6-(Et2NCH2CH2)pyridine) with RuCl3(NO)(H2O)2 in ethanol gave complex 9, which upon treatment with 2 equiv of sodium isopropoxide gave complex 10. Complex 10 was also synthesized directly by reaction of PN(2)N with RuCl3(NO)(H2O)2 and a base in ethanol. A noteworthy aspect of these nitrosyl complexes is their preference for the Ru(0) oxidization state over Ru(II). This preference is observed with both aromatized and dearomatized pincer ligands, in

  8. Microsensors based on GaN semiconductors covalently functionalized with luminescent Ru(II) complexes.

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    López-Gejo, Juan; Arranz, Antonio; Navarro, Alvaro; Palacio, Carlos; Muñoz, Elías; Orellana, Guillermo

    2010-02-17

    Covalent tethering of a Ru(II) dye to gallium nitride surfaces has been accomplished as a key step in the development of innovative sensing devices in which the indicator support (semiconductor) plays the role of both support and excitation source. Luminescence emission decays and time-resolved emission spectra confirm the presence of the dye on the semiconductor surfaces, while X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy proves its covalent bonding. The O(2) sensitivity of the new device is comparable to those of other ruthenium-based sensor systems. This achievement paves the way to a new generation of integrable ultracompact microsensors that combine semiconductor emitter-probe assemblies.

  9. Tracking antitumor metallodrugs: promising agents with the Ru(II)- and Fe(II)-cyclopentadienyl scaffolds.

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    Morais, Tânia S; Valente, Andreia; Tomaz, Ana Isabel; Marques, Fernanda; Garcia, Maria Helena

    2016-04-01

    Research on the field of metal complexes for the treatment of cancer diseases has attracted increasing interest due to the urgency in finding more efficient and selective treatments. Owing to their wide structural diversity, organometallic complexes appear as potential alternatives to the design of new anticancer candidates. Herein, we review recent progress in our work toward the development of new drugs based on Ru(II)- and Fe(II)-cyclopentadienyl scaffolds. Their design and chemical properties are reviewed and correlated with their biological effects, in particular the key role that coligands play in the overall behavior of the complex.

  10. Site specific chemoselective labelling of proteins with robust and highly sensitive Ru(II) bathophenanthroline complexes.

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    Uzagare, Matthew C; Claussnitzer, Iris; Gerrits, Michael; Bannwarth, Willi

    2012-03-21

    The bioorthogonal and chemoselective fluorescence labelling of several cell-free synthesized proteins containing a site-specifically incorporated azido amino acid was possible using different alkyne-functionalized Ru(II) bathophenanthroline complexes. We were able to achieve a selective labelling even in complex mixtures of proteins despite the fact that ruthenium dyes normally show a high tendency for unspecific interactions with proteins and are commonly used for total staining of proteins. Since the employed Ru complexes are extremely robust, photo-stable and highly sensitive, the approach should be applicable to the production of labelled proteins for single molecule spectroscopy and fluorescence-based interaction studies.

  11. Reaction mechanism of Ru(II) piano-stool complexes: umbrella sampling QM/MM MD study.

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    Futera, Zdeněk; Burda, Jaroslav V

    2014-07-15

    Biologically relevant interactions of piano-stool ruthenium(II) complexes with ds-DNA are studied in this article by hybrid quantum mechanics-molecular mechanics (QM/MM) computational technique. The whole reaction mechanism is divided into three phases: (i) hydration of the [Ru(II) (η(6) -benzene)(en)Cl](+) complex, (ii) monoadduct formation between the resulting aqua-Ru(II) complex and N7 position of one of the guanines in the ds-DNA oligomer, and (iii) formation of the intrastrand Ru(II) bridge (cross-link) between two adjacent guanines. Free energy profiles of all the reactions are explored by QM/MM MD umbrella sampling approach where the Ru(II) complex and two guanines represent a quantum core, which is described by density functional theory methods. The combined QM/MM scheme is realized by our own software, which was developed to couple several quantum chemical programs (in this study Gaussian 09) and Amber 11 package. Calculated free energy barriers of the both ruthenium hydration and Ru(II)-N7(G) DNA binding process are in good agreement with experimentally measured rate constants. Then, this method was used to study the possibility of cross-link formation. One feasible pathway leading to Ru(II) guanine-guanine cross-link with synchronous releasing of the benzene ligand is predicted. The cross-linking is an exergonic process with the energy barrier lower than for the monoadduct reaction of Ru(II) complex with ds-DNA. Copyright © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Chemical consequences of pyrazole orientation in Ru(II) complexes of unsymmetric quinoline-pyrazole ligands.

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    Hedberg Wallenstein, Joachim; Fredin, Lisa A; Jarenmark, Martin; Abrahamsson, Maria; Persson, Petter

    2016-08-07

    A series of homoleptic Ru(II) complexes including the tris-bidentate complexes of a new bidentate ligand 8-(1-pyrazol)-quinoline (Q1Pz) and bidentate 8-(3-pyrazol)-quinoline (Q3PzH), as well as the bis-tridentate complex of bis(quinolinyl)-1,3-pyrazole (DQPz) was studied. Together these complexes explore the orientation of the pyrazole relative to the quinoline. By examining the complexes structurally, photophysically, photochemically, electrochemically, and computationally by DFT and TD-DFT, it is shown that the pyrazole orientation has a significant influence on key properties. In particular, its orientation has noticeable effects on oxidation and reduction potentials, photostability and proton sensitivity, indicating that [Ru(Q3PzH)3](2+) is a particularly good local environment acidity-probe candidate.

  13. Ru(II) complexes of new tridentate ligands: unexpected high yield of sensitized 1O2.

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    Liu, Yao; Hammitt, Richard; Lutterman, Daniel A; Joyce, Lauren E; Thummel, Randolph P; Turro, Claudia

    2009-01-05

    Ru(II) complexes possessing new tridentate ligands with extended pi systems, pydppx (3-(pyrid-2'-yl)-11,12-dimethyl-dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) and pydppn (3-(pyrid-2'-yl)-4,5,9,16-tetraaza-dibenzo[a,c]naphthacene), were synthesized and characterized. The investigation of the photophysical properties of the series [Ru(tpy)(n)(L)(2-n)](2+) (L = pydppx, pydppn, n = 0-2) reveals markedly different excited state behavior among the complexes. The Ru(II) complexes possessing the pydppx ligand are similar to the pydppz (3-(pyrid-2'-yl)dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) systems, with a lowest energy metal-to-ligand charge transfer excited state with lifetimes of 1-4 ns. In contrast, the lowest energy excited state in the [Ru(tpy)(n)(pydppn)(2-n)](2+) (n = 0, 1) complexes is a ligand-centered (3)pipi* localized on the pydppn ligand with lifetimes of approximately 20 mus. The [Ru(tpy)(n)(pydppn)(2-n)](2+) (n = 0, 1) complexes are able to generate (1)O(2) with approximately 100% efficiency. Both [Ru(tpy)(pydppn)](2+) and [Ru(pydppn)(2)](2+) bind to DNA, however, the former exhibits a approximately 10-fold greater DNA binding constant than the latter. Efficient DNA photocleavage is observed for [Ru(tpy)(pydppn)](2+), owing to its ability to photosensitize the production of (1)O(2), which can mediate the reactivity. Such high quantum yields of (1)O(2) photosensitization of transition metal complexes may be useful in the design of new systems with long-lived excited states for photodynamic therapy.

  14. Unravelling the quenching mechanisms of a luminescent Ru(II) probe for Cu(II).

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    Santos, André Ribeiro; Escudero, Daniel; González, Leticia; Orellana, Guillermo

    2015-03-01

    We have investigated the photophysical and photochemical features of a luminescent heteroleptic Ru(II)-polypyridyl probe and of its corresponding Ru(II)-Cu(II) dinuclear complex formed upon the analyte binding through extensive density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TD-DFT) calculations. The molecular probe contains the tailored imidazo[4,5-f]-1,10-phenanthroline (IIP) ligand for simultaneously binding the Ru(II) core and the target metal ion in aqueous solution. We have rationalized the static photoluminescence quenching observed upon the Cu(II) coordination, on the grounds of distinct excited state deactivation mechanisms which are absent in the free Ru(II) complex probe. Additionally, the emission quenching found upon increasing the solution pH has also been investigated. When coordinated IIP deprotonates, the nature of the lowest excited state of its complex changes from (3)MLCT to (3)LLCT/(3)IL. The strong base-induced emission quenching can be understood in terms of both the energy-gap law, since the (3)LLCT/(3)IL states lie at a significantly lower energy than the (3)MLCT state increasing the contribution of non-radiative mechanisms, and the expected slower radiative rates from such (3)LLCT/(3)IL states. After Cu(II) binding, the lowest triplet excited state is similar to the analyte-free probe in both energy and electronic nature. However, Cu-centered non-radiative excited states, populated after photoinduced electron transfer and intersystem crossing processes, are responsible for the population drainage of the emissive state.

  15. Benzimidazole-functionalized ancillary ligands for heteroleptic Ru(II) complexes: synthesis, characterization and dye-sensitized solar cell applications.

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    Jella, Tejaswi; Srikanth, Malladi; Bolligarla, Rambabu; Soujanya, Yarasi; Singh, Surya Prakash; Giribabu, Lingamallu

    2015-09-07

    We have designed and synthesized heteroleptic Ru(ii) complexes with a pyridine-benzimidazole ligand (PYBI) for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) applications. The PYBI ligand has major advantages by having the flexibility to introduce appropriate substituents at the four readily available positions through molecular engineering () compared to other ancillary bipyridyl-based ligands. We have substituted position A of the PYBI ligand with either electron-releasing triphenylamine () or pyrene (). We have also introduced 2-hexylthiophene at position A and 3,5-di tert-butyl phenyl group at position B of the PYBI ligand (). All three heteroleptic Ru(ii) complexes have been characterized by mass spectrometry, (1)H NMR, and absorption and emission spectroscopies as well as electrochemical methods. The absorption spectrum of complex is red-shifted and the emission spectrum is blue-shifted, when compared to the standard sensitizer. Testing of these newly designed heteroleptic Ru(ii) sensitizers has revealed that complex exhibits an efficiency of 7.88% using an I(-)/I3(-) redox electrolyte. Experimental observations corroborated by computational calculations have elucidated the high efficiency of complex , primarily due to the fact that the substituents at position A are more influential than those at position of B of the PYBI ligand.

  16. Electrostatic bubbles and supramolecular assistance of photosensitization by carboxylated Ru(II) complexes.

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    Potvin, Pierre G; Luyen, Phuong Uyen; Bräckow, Jan

    2003-04-23

    The paper examines the supramolecular effects at play during photosensitization by carboxylated Ru(II) sensitizers, both by experiment and by modeling. Experimentally, twelve Ru(II) complexes of pyrazolylpyridine and polypyridine ligands, including two benchmark complexes and two new species, were assessed as photosensitizers by measurement of the kinetics of methyl viologen cation radical (MV(*)(+)) generation through an oxidative, photoinduced electron transfer (PET) to methyl viologen (MV(2+)) under continuous irradiation in the presence of a sacrificial reductant. All complexes, luminescent or not, produced measurable amounts of MV(*)(+) in CH(3)CN. The assessment protocol was found to be useful with sensitizers of widely varying excited-state lifetimes (tau) as well as being easier and faster than conventional approaches. The seven sensitizers bearing peripheral COOH groups were found to be significantly more active than their non-carboxylated analogues, which is consistent with ionization of the COOH groups and electrostatic promotion of PET. Only the luminescent complexes were active in aqueous solvents, where tau appears to be the dominant effector. The benefits are exemplified by the singly carboxylated [Ru(H1)(bpy)(2)](2+) (H1 is 1-(4-carboxyphenyl)-3-(2-pyridyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydroindazole), a weakly luminescent sensitizer that was less active in aqueous solvents than [Ru(bpy)(3)](2+) (bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine), but which became the better sensitizer in CH(3)CN. Computationally, electrostatic field and dissociation energy calculations demonstrated that even a single peripheral COO(-) substituent suffices to provide supramolecular assistance: it defines a spheric "bubble" of electrostatically attractive space that is sufficiently large to allow the supramolecular preassociation of MV(2+), which provides an entropic advantage to PET that reduces the importance of tau in organic solvent. Calculations also show that the PET is electrostatically favored over its

  17. Synthesis and Isomeric Analysis of Ru(II) Complexes Bearing Pentadentate Scaffolds.

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    Gil-Sepulcre, Marcos; Axelson, Jordan C; Aguiló, Joan; Solà-Hernández, Lluís; Francàs, Laia; Poater, Albert; Blancafort, Lluís; Benet-Buchholz, Jordi; Guirado, Gonzalo; Escriche, Lluís; Llobet, Antoni; Bofill, Roger; Sala, Xavier

    2016-11-07

    A Ru(II)-pentadentate polypyridyl complex [Ru(II)(κ-N(5)-bpy2PYMe)Cl](+) (1(+), bpy2PYMe = 1-(2-pyridyl)-1,1-bis(6-2,2'-bipyridyl)ethane) and its aqua derivative [Ru(II)(κ-N(5)-bpy2PYMe)(H2O)](2+) (2(2+)) were synthesized and characterized by experimental and computational methods. In MeOH, 1(+) exists as two isomers in different proportions, cis (70%) and trans (30%), which are interconverted under thermal and photochemical conditions by a sequence of processes: chlorido decoordination, decoordination/recoordination of a pyridyl group, and chlorido recoordination. Under oxidative conditions in dichloromethane, trans-1(2+) generates a [Ru(III)(κ-N(4)-bpy2PYMe)Cl2](+) intermediate after the exchange of a pyridyl ligand by a Cl(-) counterion, which explains the trans/cis isomerization observed when the system is taken back to Ru(II). On the contrary, cis-1(2+) is in direct equilibrium with trans-1(2+), with absence of the κ-N(4)-bis-chlorido Ru(III)-intermediate. All these equilibria were modeled by density functional theory calculations. Interestingly, the aqua derivative is obtained as a pure trans-[Ru(II)(κ-N(5)-bpy2PYMe)(H2O)](2+) isomer (trans-2(2+)), while the addition of a methyl substituent to a single bpy of the pentadentate ligand leads to the formation of a single cis isomer for both chlorido and aqua derivatives [Ru(II)(κ-N(5)-bpy(bpyMe)PYMe)Cl](+) (3(+)) and [Ru(II)(κ-N(5)-bpy(bpyMe)PYMe)(H2O)](2+) (4(2+)) due to the steric constraints imposed by the modified ligand. This system was also structurally and electrochemically compared to the previously reported [Ru(II)(PY5Me2)X](n+) system (X = Cl, n = 1 (5(+)); X = H2O, n = 2 (6(2+))), which also contains a κ-N(5)-Ru(II) coordination environment, and to the newly synthesized [Ru(II)(PY4Im)X](n+) complexes (X = Cl, n = 1 (7(+)); X = H2O, n = 2 (8(2+))), which possess an electron-rich κ-N(4)C-Ru(II) site due to the replacement of a pyridyl group by an imidazolic carbene.

  18. Synergistic Effects of Metals in a Promising Ru(II) -Pt(II) Assembly for a Combined Anticancer Approach: Theoretical Exploration of the Photophysical Properties.

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    Alberto, Marta E; Russo, Nino; Adamo, Carlo

    2016-06-27

    Ru(II) -Pt(II) complexes are a class of bioactive molecules of interest as anticancer agents that combine a light-absorbing chromophore with a cisplatin-like unit. The results of a DFT and TDDFT investigation of a Ru(II) complex and its conjugate with a cis-PtCl2 moiety reveal that a synergistic effect of the metals makes the assembly a promising multitarget anticancer drug. Inspection of type I and type II photoreactions and spin-orbit coupling computations reveals that the cis-PtCl2 moiety improves the photophysical properties of the Ru(II) chromophore, ensuring efficient singlet oxygen generation and making the assembly suitable for photodynamic therapy. At the same time, the Ru(II) chromophore promotes a new alternative activation mechanism of the Pt(II) ligand via a triplet metal-to-ligand charge transfer ((3) MLCT) state, before reaching the biological target. The importance of the supramolecular architecture is accurately derived, opening interesting new perspectives on the use of bimetallic Ru(II) -Pt(II) assemblies in a combined anticancer approach. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Two dinuclear Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes with different photophysical and cation recognition properties

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    Cheng, Feixiang; He, Chixian; Ren, Mingli; Wang, Fan; Yang, Yuting

    2015-02-01

    Two dinuclear Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes functionalized with vacant coordination sites have been designed and synthesized. Their photophysical properties and interactions with various metal ions have been investigated at room temperature. The two complexes exhibit different UV/Vis absorption and emission intensities. When titrated with various metal ions, complex [{Ru(bpy)2}2(μ2-L1)]4+ exhibits a notable fluorescence quenching in the presence of Cu2+ in H2O-CH3CN media (1:1, v/v); its analogous complex [{Ru(bpy)2}2(μ2-L2)]4+ exhibits no cation selectivity, the fluorescence intensity of complex [{Ru(bpy)2}2(μ2-L2)]4+ has been enhanced by several transition metal ions due to prevention of the photo-induced electron transfer process. The fluorescence titration spectra and Benesi-Hildebrand expression reveal the formation of a 1:1 bonding mode between [{Ru(bpy)2}2(μ2-L1)]4+ and Cu2+ ion with the association constant of 5.50 × 104 M-1.

  20. Photocatalytic degradation of ibuprofen using TiO2 sensitized by Ru(ii) polyaza complexes.

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    Góngora, J F; Elizondo, P; Hernández-Ramírez, A

    2017-01-18

    In this work, modification of TiO2 was carried out by incorporation of two novel Ru(ii) polyaza complexes. The N(1)-(2-aminobenzyliden)-N(2),N(2)-bis(2-(2-aminobenzyliden)aminoethyl)ethane-1,2-diaminoruthenium(ii) and N(1),N(2)-bis(2-aminobenziliden)ethane-1,2-diaminoruthenium(ii) complexes were synthesized via metal-ligand direct reaction. The complexes were characterized by UV-Vis, FTIR and fluorescence spectroscopy, and the chemical composition was obtained from elemental analysis by the combustion method; additionally, the sensitized TiO2 catalysts were also characterized by XRD, SEM and diffuse reflectance techniques. The photocatalytic activity of the prepared catalysts was tested in a batch reactor under visible radiation for the degradation of ibuprofen in aqueous solution. The evolution of the drug degradation process was evaluated by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), while the mineralization percentage was monitored by the determination of total organic carbon (TOC). The results indicated that the incorporation of these complexes improves the activation of TiO2 under visible light, increasing the degradation and mineralization percentage of ibuprofen up to 35% compared to the unmodified material, thereby making it suitable for application in heterogeneous photocatalysis of the said pharmaceutical in aqueous media using visible light as the energy source.

  1. A 5-(difluorenyl)-1,10-phenanthroline-based Ru(II) complex as a coating agent for potential multifunctional gold nanoparticles.

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    Moreau, Juliette; Lux, François; Four, Mickaël; Olesiak-Banska, Joanna; Matczyszyn, Katarzyna; Perriat, Pascal; Frochot, Céline; Arnoux, Philippe; Tillement, Olivier; Samoc, Marek; Ponterini, Glauco; Roux, Stéphane; Lemercier, Gilles

    2014-07-28

    The synthesis and photophysical properties of small gold nanoparticles (NPs, AuNP-[Ru-PFF]) surface functionalized by 5-substituted-1,10-phenanthroline-ligand based Ru(II) complexes are described. Luminescence of the grafted and confined Ru(II) complexes is totally quenched on the gold surface. Nonlinear optical properties were determined via Z-scan measurements in the range 600-1300 nm for both the free Ru(II) complex and the related NPs. In the short wavelength range (around 600 nm) the behaviour switches from that of two-photon absorption (2PA) for the complex to saturable absorption for the NPs. 2PA applications such as optical power limiting or two-photon dioxygen sensitization can be anticipated for these nanoplatforms.

  2. Distance dependence of intrahelix Ru(II)* to Os(II) polypyridyl excited-state energy transfer in oligoproline assemblies.

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    Brennaman, M Kyle; Fleming, Cavan N; Slate, Cheryl A; Serron, Scafford A; Bettis, Stephanie E; Erickson, Bruce W; Papanikolas, John M; Meyer, Thomas J

    2013-05-30

    Energy transfer between the metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) excited states of [Pra [M(II)(bpy)2(4-Me-4'(-N(H)CO)bpy)](PF6)2 units ([Pra(M(II)bpy2(mbpy)](2+): M(II) = Ru(II) or Os(II), bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, mbpy = 4'-methyl-2,2'-bipyridine-4-carboxamido, Pra = 4-M(II)-L-proline) linked covalently to oligoproline assemblies in room temperature acetonitrile occurs on the picosecond-nanosecond time scale and has been time-resolved by transient emission measurements. Three derivatized oligoprolines, [CH3-CO-Pro6-Pra[Os(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-Pro2-Pra[Ru(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-Pro2-Pra[Ru(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-Pro6-Glu-NH2](6+) (ORR-2, Pro = L-proline and Glu = glutamic acid); [CH3-CO-Pro6-Pra[Os(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-Pro3-Pra[Ru(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-Pro3-Pra[Ru(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-Pro6-Glu-NH2](6+) (ORR-3); and CH3-CO-Pro6-Pra[Os(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-Pro5-Pra[Ru(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-Pro5-Pra[Ru(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)Pro6-Glu2-NH2](6+) (ORR-5), were prepared by using solid-phase peptide synthesis. Given the helical nature of the resulting assemblies and the nature of the synthesis, composition, length, and loading pattern are precisely controlled in the assemblies. In acetonitrile, they adopt a proline I helical secondary structure, confirmed by circular dichroism, in which the appended chromophores are ordered in well-defined orientations and internuclear separation distances although helix formation for ORR-2 is incomplete. Quantitative comparison of oligoproline ground-state absorption and steady-state emission spectra to those for the constituents, [Boc-Pra[M(II)(bpy)2(mbpy)](2+)-OH](PF6)2 (Boc = N(α)-(1,1-dimethylethoxycarbonyl), shows that following Ru(II) light absorption, Ru(II)* undergoes facile energy transfer resulting in sensitization of Os(II). Sensitization efficiencies are 93% for ORR-2, 77% for ORR-3, and 73% for ORR-5. Picosecond-resolved emission measurements reveal complex, coupled dynamics that arise from excited-state decay and kinetically

  3. Synthesis of panchromatic Ru(II) thienyl-dipyrrin complexes and evaluation of their light-harvesting capacity.

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    Li, Guocan; Ray, Lipika; Glass, Elliot N; Kovnir, Kirill; Khoroshutin, Andrey; Gorelsky, Serge I; Shatruk, Michael

    2012-02-06

    Ru(II) complexes with 5-(3-thienyl)-4,6-dipyrrin (3-TDP), containing 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) or 4,4'-bis(methoxycarbonyl)-2,2'-bipyridine (dcmb) as coligands, have been prepared and extensively characterized. Crystal structure determination of [Ru(bpy)(2)(3-TDP)]PF(6) (1a) and [Ru(bpy)(3-TDP)(2)] (2) reveals that the 3-thienyl substituent is rotated with respect to the plane of the dipyrrinato moiety. These complexes, as well as [Ru(dcmb)(2)(3-TDP)]PF(6) (1b), act as panchromatic light absorbers in the visible range, with two strong absorption bands observable in each case. A comparison to known Ru(II) complexes and quantum-chemical calculations at the density functional theory (DFT) level indicate that the lower-energy band is due to metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) excitation, although the frontier occupied metal-based molecular orbitals (MOs) contain significant contributions from the 3-TDP moiety. The higher energy band is assigned to the π-π* transition of the 3-TDP ligand. Each complex exhibits an easily accessible one-electron oxidation. According to DFT calculations and spectroelectrochemical experiments, the first oxidation takes place at the Ru(II) center in 1a, but is shifted to the 3-TDP ligand in 1b. An analysis of MO energy diagrams suggests that complex 1b has potential to be used for light harvesting in the dye-sensitized (Grätzel) solar cell.

  4. Elucidation of the binding sites of two novel Ru(II) complexes on bovine serum albumin.

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    Nišavić, Marija; Masnikosa, Romana; Butorac, Ana; Perica, Kristina; Rilak, Ana; Korićanac, Lela; Hozić, Amela; Petković, Marijana; Cindrić, Mario

    2016-06-01

    Hyphenated mass spectrometry (MS) techniques have attained an important position in analysis of covalent and non-covalent interactions of metal complexes with peptides and proteins. The aim of the present study was to qualitatively and quantitatively determine ruthenium binding sites on a protein using tandem mass spectrometry and allied techniques, i.e. liquid chromatography (LC) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES). For that purpose, two newly synthesized Ru(II) complexes of a meridional geometry, namely mer-[Ru(4' Cl-tpy)(en)Cl](+) (1) and mer-[Ru(4' Cl-tpy)(dach)Cl](+) (2) (where 4' Cl-tpy=4'-chloro-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine, en=1,2-diaminoethane and dach=1,2-diaminocyclohexane), and bovine serum albumin were used. The binding of the complexes to the protein was investigated by means of size exclusion- and reversed phase-LC, ICP OES, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization MS and MS/MS. Ruthenated peptide sequence and a binding target amino acid were revealed through accurate elucidation of MS/MS spectra. The results obtained in this study suggest a high binding capacity of the protein towards both complexes, with up to 5.77±0.14 and 6.95±0.43mol of 1 and 2 bound per mol of protein, respectively. The proposed binding mechanism for the selected complexes includes the release of Cl ligand, its replacement with water molecule and further coordination to electron donor histidine residue.

  5. On the viability of cyclometalated Ru(II) complexes for light-harvesting applications.

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    Bomben, Paolo G; Robson, Kiyoshi C D; Sedach, Pavel A; Berlinguette, Curtis P

    2009-10-19

    The effects of replacing a single polypyridyl ligand with an analogous anionic cyclometalating ligand were investigated for a set of three structurally related series of Ru(II) compounds formulated as [Ru(bpy)(2)(L)](z), [Ru(tpy)(L)](z), and [Ru(tpy)(L)Cl](z), where z = 0, +1, or +2, and L = polypyridyl (e.g., bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) or cyclometalating ligand (e.g., deprotonated forms of 2-phenylpyridine or 3-(2-pyridinyl)-benzoic acid). Each of the complexes were synthesized and characterized by (1)H NMR spectroscopy, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), and/or elemental analyses (EA). Cyclic voltammetry reveals that cyclometalation causes a shift of the first oxidation and reduction potentials by -0.5 to -0.8 V and -0.2 to -0.4 V, respectively, relative to their polypyridyl congeners. These disparate shifts have the effect of inducing a bathochromic shift of the lowest-energy absorption bands by as much as 90 nm. With the aid of time-dependent density functional theory (DFT), the lowest-energy bands (lambda(max) = 500-575 nm) were assigned as predominantly metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) transitions from Ru to the polypyridyl ligands, while Ru-->C(wedge)NN (or C(wedge)N(wedge)N or N(wedge)C(wedge)N) transitions are found within the absorption bands centered at ca. 400 nm. The properties of a series of compounds furnished with carboxylic acid anchoring groups at various positions are also examined for applications involving the sensitization of metal-oxide semiconductors. It is determined that the thermodynamic potentials of many of these compounds are appropriate for conventional photoelectrochemical cells (e.g., dye-sensitized solar cells) that utilize a titania electrode and iodide-based electrolyte.

  6. Synthesis and characterization of tris(heteroleptic) Ru(II) complexes bearing styryl subunits.

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    Myahkostupov, Mykhaylo; Castellano, Felix N

    2011-10-03

    We have developed and optimized a well-controlled and refined methodology for the synthesis of substituted π-conjugated 4,4'-styryl-2,2'-bipyridine ligands and also adapted the tris(heteroleptic) synthetic approach developed by Mann and co-workers to produce two new representative Ru(II)-based complexes bearing the metal oxide surface-anchoring precursor 4,4'-bis[E-(p-methylcarboxy-styryl)]-2,2'-bipyridine. The two targeted Ru(II) complexes, (4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine)(4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine)(4,4'-bis[E-(p-methylcarboxy-styryl)]-2,2'-bipyridine) ruthenium(II) hexafluorophosphate, [Ru(dmbpy)(dtbbpy)(p-COOMe-styryl-bpy)](PF(6))(2) (1) and (4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine)(4,4'-dinonyl-2,2'-bipyridine)(4,4'-bis[E-(p-methylcarboxy-styryl)]-2,2'-bipyridine) ruthenium(II) hexafluorophosphate, [Ru(dmbpy)(dnbpy)(p-COOMe-styryl-bpy)](PF(6))(2) (2) were obtained as analytically pure compounds in high overall yields (>50% after 5 steps) and were isolated without significant purification effort. In these tris(heteroleptic) molecules, NMR-based structural characterization became nontrivial as the coordinated ligand sets each sense profoundly distinct magnetic environments greatly complicating traditional 1D spectra. However, rational two-dimensional approaches based on both homo- and heteronuclear couplings were readily applied to these structures producing quite definitive analytical characterization and the associated methodology is described in detail. Preliminary photoluminescence and photochemical characterization of 1 and 2 strongly suggests that both molecules are energetically and kinetically suitable to serve as sensitizers in energy-relevant applications.

  7. DNA intercalating Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes as effective photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy.

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    Mari, Cristina; Pierroz, Vanessa; Rubbiani, Riccardo; Patra, Malay; Hess, Jeannine; Spingler, Bernhard; Oehninger, Luciano; Schur, Julia; Ott, Ingo; Salassa, Luca; Ferrari, Stefano; Gasser, Gilles

    2014-10-27

    Six substitutionally inert [Ru(II) (bipy)2 dppz](2+) derivatives (bipy=2,2'-bipyridine, dppz=dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) bearing different functional groups on the dppz ligand [NH2 (1), OMe (2), OAc (3), OH (4), CH2 OH (5), CH2 Cl (6)] were synthesized and studied as potential photosensitizers (PSs) in photodynamic therapy (PDT). As also confirmed by DFT calculations, all complexes showed promising (1) O2 production quantum yields, well comparable with PSs available on the market. They can also efficiently intercalate into the DNA double helix, which is of high interest in view of DNA targeting. The cellular localization and uptake quantification of 1-6 were assessed by confocal microscopy and high-resolution continuum source atomic absorption spectrometry. Compound 1, and especially 2, showed very good uptake in cervical cancer cells (HeLa) with preferential nuclear accumulation. None of the compounds studied was found to be cytotoxic in the dark on both HeLa cells and, interestingly, on noncancerous MRC-5 cells (IC50 >100 μM). However, 1 and 2 showed very promising behavior with an increment of about 150 and 42 times, respectively, in their cytotoxicities upon light illumination at 420 nm in addition to a very good human plasma stability. As anticipated, the preferential nuclear accumulation of 1 and 2 and their very high DNA binding affinity resulted in very efficient DNA photocleavage, suggesting a DNA-based mode of phototoxic action. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Modifying Charge and Hydrophilicity of Simple Ru(II) Polypyridyl Complexes Radically Alters Biological Activities: Old Complexes, Surprising New Tricks

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    2015-01-01

    Compounds capable of light-triggered cytotoxicity are appealing potential therapeutics, because they can provide spatial and temporal control over cell killing to reduce side effects in cancer therapy. Two simple homoleptic Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes with almost-identical photophysical properties but radically different physiochemical properties were investigated as agents for photodynamic therapy (PDT). The two complexes were identical, except for the incorporation of six sulfonic acids into the ligands of one complex, resulting in a compound carrying an overall −4 charge. The negatively charged compound exhibited significant light-mediated cytotoxicity, and, importantly, the negative charges resulted in radical alterations of the biological activity, compared to the positively charged analogue, including complete abrogation of toxicity in the dark. The charges also altered the subcellular localization properties, mechanism of action, and even the mechanism of cell death. The incorporation of negative charged ligands provides a simple chemical approach to modify the biological properties of light-activated Ru(II) cytotoxic agents. PMID:25249443

  9. Ru(II) Tris(3,8-Dibromo-1,10-Phenanthro1ine): A New Versatile Core for the Divergent Synthesis of Hyperbranched Systems

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    Sotiriou-Leventis, Chariklia; Yang, Jinhua; Duan, Penggao; Leventis, Nicholas

    2004-01-01

    We report the first synthesis of Ru(II) tris(3,8-dibromo-1,lO-phenanthroline) bishexafluorophosphate, and we demonstrate its utility as a building core for the divergent synthesis of hyperbranched systems by coupling with phenylacetylene in the preparation of Rum tris(3,8-diphenylethynyl- 1,lO-phenanthroline) dihexafluorophosphate.

  10. A divergent strategy for covalently-tethered (tpy)2Ru(II) systems based on Rh2(N,N'-diphenylbenzamidinates)4.

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    Cooke, Michael W; Santoni, Marie-Pierre; Hanan, Garry S; Proust, Anna; Hasenknopf, Bernold

    2009-05-21

    A tetra Ru(II) bis(terpyridine) complex has been synthesized from Rh2(N,N'-diphenyl-4-bromobenzamidinate)4 in excellent yield using a modified Buchwald-Hartwig C-N bond forming protocol followed by efficient amide bond formation.

  11. Electronic and optical response of functionalized Ru(II) complexes: joint theoretical and experimental study

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    Kilina, Svetlana; Tretiak, Sergei; Sykora, Milan; Albert, Victor; Badaeva, Ekaterina; Koposov, Alexey

    2008-01-01

    New photovoltaic and photocatalysis applications have been recently proposed based on the hybrid Ru(II)-bipyridine-complex/semiconductor quantum dot systems. In order to attach the Ru(II) complex to the surface of a semiconductor, a linking bridge -- a carboxyl group -- needs to be added to one or two of the 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) ligands. Such changes in the ligand structure affect electronic and optical properties and, consequently, the charge transfer reactivity of Ru(II)-systems. In this study, we analyze the effects brought by functionalization of bipyridine ligands with the methyl, carboxyl, and carboxilate groups on the electronic structure and optical response of the [Ru(bpy){sub 3}]{sup 2+} complex. First principle calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) and time dependent DFT (TDDFT) are used to simulate the ground and excited-state properties, respectively, of functionalized Ru-complexes in the gas phase and acetonitrile solution. In addition, an effective Frenkel exciton model is used to explain the optical activity and splitting patterns of the low-energy excited states in all molecules. All theoretical results nicely complement and allow for detailed interpretation of experimental absorption spectra of Ru-complexes that have been done in parallel with our theoretical investigations. We found that the carboxyl group breaks the degeneracy of two low-energy optically bright excited states and red-shifts the absorption spectrum, while leaves ionization and affinity energies of complexes almost unchanged. Experimental studies show that deprotonation of the carboxyl group in the Ru-complexes results in a slight blue shift and decrease of oscillator strengths of the low energy absorption peaks. Comparison of experimental and theoretical linear response spectra of deprotonated complexes demonstrate strong agreement if the theoretical calculations are performed with the addition of a dielectric continuum model. A polar solvent is found to play an

  12. Combining a Ru(II) "Building Block" and Rapid Screening Approach to Identify DNA Structure-Selective "Light Switch" Compounds.

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    Wachter, Erin; Moyá, Diego; Glazer, Edith C

    2017-02-13

    A chemically reactive Ru(II) "building block", able to undergo condensation reactions with substituted diamines, was utilized to create a small library of luminescent "light switch" dipyrido-[3,2-a:2',3'-c] phenazine (dppz) complexes. The impact of substituent identity, position, and the number of substituents on the light switch effect was investigated. An unbiased, parallel screening approach was used to evaluate the selectivity of the compounds for a variety of different biomolecules, including protein, nucleosides, single stranded DNA, duplex DNA, triplex DNA, and G-quadruplex DNA. Combining these two approaches allowed for the identification of hit molecules that showed different selectivities for biologically relevant DNA structures, particularly triplex and quadruplex DNA.

  13. Photoluminiscence response of Ru(II) complex immobilized in SiO2-based matrix to dissolved oxygen in beer.

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    Anastasova, S; Milanova, M; Todorovsky, D

    2008-04-24

    The possibility to use the photoluminescence of Ru(II) tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenathroline) dichloride, immobilized in sol-gel produced SiO2-based matrix for the determination of dissolved oxygen concentration in beer is studied. Organically-modified silane (octyltriethoxysilane) and mixtures from tetraethoxysilane and octyltriethoxysilane are used as precursors for matrix production. Spin- and dip-coating techniques are applied for films deposition. The predeposition ultrasound treatment of the sol ensures a good sensitivity and a linear sensor quenching response to oxygen in 1/6 ppm O2-concentration interval. The CO2 present practically has no effect on the films performance. Their photoluminescence show rather good stability on prolonged storage in beer.

  14. Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical characterization of terpyridine-functionalized dendritic oligothiophenes and their Ru(II) complexes

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    Mena-Osteritz, Elena

    2013-01-01

    Summary Pd-catalyzed Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions were used to synthesize novel π-conjugated oligothienylene-ethynylene dendrons and their corresponding terpyridine-based ligands. Their complexation with Ru(II) led to interesting novel metallodendrimers with rich spectroscopic properties. All new compounds were fully characterized by 1H and 13C NMR, as well as MALDI–TOF mass spectra. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations performed on these complexes gave more insight into the molecular orbital distributions. Photophysical and electrochemical studies were carried out in order to elucidate structure–property relationships and the effect of the dendritic structure on the metal complexes. Photophysical studies of the complexes revealed broad absorption spectra covering from 250 to 600 nm and high molar extinction coefficients. The MLCT emission of these complexes were significantly red-shifted (up to 115 nm) compared to the parent [Ru(tpy)2]2+ complex. PMID:23766802

  15. Theoretical Exploration of Type I/Type II Dual Photoreactivity of Promising Ru(II) Dyads for PDT Approach.

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    Alberto, Marta Erminia; Pirillo, Jenny; Russo, Nino; Adamo, Carlo

    2016-11-07

    Ru(II) dyads are a class of bioactive molecules of interest as anticancer agents obtained incorporating an organic chromophore in the light-absorbing metallic scaffold. A careful DFT and TDDFT investigation of the photophysical properties of a series of Ru(II)-polypiridyl dyads containing polythiophene chains of different lengths bound to a coordinating imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline ligand is herein reported. The modulation of the crucial chemical and physical properties of the photosensitizer with increasing number of thiophene units has been accurately described by investigating the UV-vis spectra and type I and type II photoreactions, also including spin-orbit coupling values (SOC). Results show that the low-lying (3)IL states afforded as the number of thiophene ligands increases (n = 3, 4) are energetically high enough to ensure singlet oxygen production and can be also involved in electron transfer reaction, showing a dual type I/type II photeoreactivity.

  16. New Ru(II) complexes for dual photoreactivity: ligand exchange and (1)O2 generation.

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    Knoll, Jessica D; Albani, Bryan A; Turro, Claudia

    2015-08-18

    Uncovering the factors that govern the electronic structure of Ru(II)-polypyridyl complexes is critical in designing new compounds for desired photochemical reactions, and strategies to tune excited states for ligand dissociation and (1)O2 production are discussed herein. The generally accepted mechanism for photoinduced ligand dissociation proposes that population of the dissociative triplet ligand field ((3)LF) state proceeds through thermal population from the vibrationally cooled triplet metal-to-ligand charge transfer ((3)MLCT) state; however, temperature-dependent emission spectroscopy provides varied activation energies using the emission and ligand exchange quantum yields for [Ru(bpy)2(L)2](2+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; L = CH3CN or py). This suggests that population of the (3)LF state proceeds from the vibrationally excited (3)MLCT state. Because the quantum yield of ligand dissociation for nitriles is much more efficient than that for py, steric bulk was introduced into the ligand set to distort the pseudo-octahedral geometry and lower the energy of the (3)LF state. The py dissociation quantum yield with 500 nm irradiation in a series of [Ru(tpy)(NN)(py)](2+) complexes (tpy = 2,2':6',2″-terpyridine; NN = bpy, 6,6'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (Me2bpy), 2,2'-biquinoline (biq)) increases by 2-3 orders of magnitude with the sterically bulky Me2bpy and biq ligands relative to bpy. Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy reveals population of the (3)LF state within 3-7 ps when NN is bulky, and density functional theory calculations support stabilized (3)LF states. Dual activity via ligand dissociation and (1)O2 production can be achieved by careful selection of the ligand set to tune the excited-state dynamics. Incorporation of an extended π system in Ru(II) complexes such as [Ru(bpy)(dppn)(CH3CN)2](2+) (dppn = benzo[i]dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) and [Ru(tpy)(Me2dppn)(py)](2+) (Me2dppn = 3,6-dimethylbenzo[i]dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) introduces

  17. New Ru(II) Complexes for Dual Photoreactivity: Ligand Exchange and 1O2 Generation

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    Knoll, Jessica D.; Albani, Bryan A.; Turro, Claudia

    2016-01-01

    CONSPECTUS Uncovering the factors that govern the electronic structure of Ru(II)–polypyridyl complexes is critical in designing new compounds for desired photochemical reactions, and strategies to tune excited states for ligand dissociation and 1O2 production are discussed herein. The generally accepted mechanism for photoinduced ligand dissociation proposes that population of the dissociative triplet ligand field (3LF) state proceeds through thermal population from the vibrationally cooled triplet metal-to-ligand charge transfer (3MLCT) state; however, temperature-dependent emission spectroscopy provides varied activation energies using the emission and ligand exchange quantum yields for [Ru(bpy)2(L)2]2+ (bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine; L = CH3CN or py). This suggests that population of the 3LF state proceeds from the vibrationally excited 3MLCT state. Because the quantum yield of ligand dissociation for nitriles is much more efficient than that for py, steric bulk was introduced into the ligand set to distort the pseudo-octahedral geometry and lower the energy of the 3LF state. The py dissociation quantum yield with 500 nm irradiation in a series of [Ru(tpy)(NN)(py)]2+ complexes (tpy = 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine; NN = bpy, 6,6′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine (Me2bpy), 2,2′-biquinoline (biq)) increases by 2–3 orders of magnitude with the sterically bulky Me2bpy and biq ligands relative to bpy. Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy reveals population of the 3LF state within 3–7 ps when NN is bulky, and density functional theory calculations support stabilized 3LF states. Dual activity via ligand dissociation and 1O2 production can be achieved by careful selection of the ligand set to tune the excited-state dynamics. Incorporation of an extended π system in Ru(II) complexes such as [Ru(bpy)(dppn)(CH3CN)2]2+ (dppn = benzo[i]dipyrido[3,2-a:2′,3′-c]phenazine) and [Ru(tpy)(Me2dppn)(py)]2+ (Me2dppn = 3,6-dimethylbenzo[i]dipyrido[3,2-a:2′,3

  18. Synthesis of 4‧-substituted-2,2‧;6‧,2″-terpyridine Ru(II) complexes electrochemical, fluorescence quenching and antibacterial studies

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    Ezhilarasu, Tamilarasu; Sathiyaseelan, Anbazhagan; Kalaichelvan, Pudupalayam Thangavelu; Balasubramanian, Sengottuvelan

    2017-04-01

    Three new Ru(II) terpyridine complexes viz. [Ru(BBtpy)2](PF6)2 [Ru(L1)] (BBtpy = 4‧-(4-benzyloxybenzaldehyde)-2,2‧:6‧,2″-terpyridine), [Ru(BMBtpy)2](PF6)2 [Ru(L2)] (BMBtpy = 4‧-(4-benzyloxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde)-2,2‧:6‧,2″-terpyridine) and [Ru(BEBtpy)2](PF6)2 [Ru(L3)] (BEBtpy = 4‧-(4-benzyloxy-3-ethoxybenzaldehyde)-2,2‧:6‧,2″-terpyridine) have been synthesized and characterized. The MALDI-TOF/MS fragmentation pattern of [Ru(BMBtpy)2](PF6)2 complex exhibits a molecular ion peak at m/z = 987.09 [M-2PF6]2+ fragment. These Ru(II) complexes are redox active, show both metal centered oxidation and ligand centered reduction processes. The peak potential and peak current Ipa and Ipc also undergo definite shift and increase with increase in the scan rate (20-120 mV/s). The fluorescence of Ru(II) complexes [Ru(L1)], [Ru(L2)] and [Ru(L3)] are effectively quenched by 1,4-benzoquinone and 1,4-naphthoquinone in acetonitrile. The antibacterial activity of ruthenium(II) complexes were screened against four human pathogens both gram-positive bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus) and gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia) by the well diffusion method. The antibacterial activity of Ru(II) complexes is comparable to that of standard antibiotics like tetracycline.

  19. DNA Interaction, Photocleavage and Topoisomerase I Inhibition by Ru(II) Complex with a New Ligand Possessing Phenazine Unit.

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    Liu, Xue-Wen; Shen, You-Ming; Shu, Jun-Shi; Xiao, Yang; Zhang, Song-Bai; Lu, Ji-Lin

    2015-09-01

    A new ruthenium complex with a dppz-like ligand pyidppz, [Ru(bpy)2(pyidppz)](2+) (pyidppz = 2-(pyridine-2-yl)imidazo-[4,5-b]dipyrido-[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) has been synthesized and characterized by ES-MS, elemental analysis, (1)H NMR. Intercalative mode of the complex bound to calf thymus DNA has been supported by different spectroscopic methods and viscosity measurements. The introduction of phenazine unit may be one of the main reasons for the weak emission of Ru(II) complex in aqueous solution. Under irradiation, this complex can efficiently cleave DNA. And the photocleavage reaction of the complex is found to be inhibited in the presence of singlet oxygen scavenger. Topoisomerase inhibition and DNA strand passage assay demonstrated that [Ru(bpy)2(pyidppz)](2+) and its parent complex [Ru(bpy)2(pyip)](2+) (pyip = 2-(pyridine-2-yl)imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline) can act as efficient catalytic inhibitor of DNA topoisomerase I.

  20. Computational study: how redox affect the nonlinear optical properties of donor substituted heteroleptic bis-tridentate Ru(II) complexes?

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    Sun, Xiu-Xin; Ma, Na-Na; Li, Xiao-Juan; Sun, Shi-Ling; Xie, Hai-Ming; Qiu, Yong-Qing

    2012-09-01

    Donor substituted heteroleptic bis-tridentate Ru(II) complexes with different deprotonated forms exhibit larger alterations of the first hyperpolarizabilities in oxidized process and are promising to become redox-switchable nonlinear optical (NLO) molecular materials. For systems with diprotonated form, the β(vec) value of the two-electron-oxidized system ¹3²⁺ is 5.3 and 178.6 times as large as those of the reduced parent 3 and the one-electron-oxidized system 3⁺ according to the DFT-FF results. For systems with mono-protonated form, the oxidization of the deprotonated benzimidazole anion is more helpful to enhance the β(vec) value because of the increasing β(x) component. For systems with fully deprotonated form, the largest ratio of |β(vec)((1″)⁺)/β(vec)(1″)| of the system without substituent is about 13.2 due to the dominant off-diagonal tensor β(zxx). And the time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) results indicate that the charge transfer transition of the first excited state displays an indispensable role for larger off-diagonal tensor. Finally, the calculated frequency-dependent β results exhibit a small dispersion effect at the low-frequency region.

  1. A Ru(II) bis-terpyridine-like complex that catalyzes water oxidation: the influence of steric strain.

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    Kaveevivitchai, Nattawut; Kohler, Lars; Zong, Ruifa; El Ojaimi, Maya; Mehta, Nirja; Thummel, Randolph P

    2013-09-16

    The complexation of 2,9-dicarboxy-1,10-phenanthroline (DPA) with [Ru(tpy)Cl3] (tpy = 2,2';6,2″-terpyridine) provides a six-coordinate species in which one carboxyl group of DPA is not bound to the Ru(II) center. A more soluble tri-t-butyl tpy analogue is also prepared. Upon oxidation, neither species shows evidence for intramolecular trapping of a seven-coordinate intermediate. The role of the tpy ligand is revealed by the preparation of [Ru(tpy)(phenq)](2+) (phenq = 2-(quinol-8'-yl)-1,10-phenanthroline) that behaves as an active water oxidation catalyst (TON = 334). This activity is explained by the expanded coordination geometry of the phenq ligand that can form a six-membered chelate ring that better accommodates the linear arrangement of axial ligands required for optimal pentagonal bipyramid geometry. When a 1,8-naphthyidine ring is substituted for each of the two peripheral pyridine rings on tpy, increased crowding in the vicinity of the metal center impedes acquisition of the prerequisite reaction geometry.

  2. Design, synthesis and excited-state properties of mononuclear Ru(II) complexes of tridentate heterocyclic ligands.

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    Pal, Amlan K; Hanan, Garry S

    2014-09-07

    Artificial photosynthetic systems that contain light-harvesting coordination complexes may one day replace conventional non-renewable sources of energy with renewable solar energy sources. Light-Harvesting Complexes (LHC) are important components of natural photosynthetic systems and are also sought after in artificial systems as well. Polynuclear photoactive complexes are therefore very attractive, and those based on stereogenic [Ru(2,2'-bipyridine)3](2+) are photophysically appealing, but difficult to obtain in a stereochemically pure form. On the other hand, polynuclear complexes based on the achiral [Ru(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine)2](2+) motif are easy to synthesise, however, these complexes are devoid of attractive excited-state properties. Hence strategies to increase the r.t. excited-state lifetime of these complexes would be of practical importance in vectorial electron and/or electron transfer in various optoelectronic applications. This tutorial review will report on the sophisticated synthetic strategies currently in use to enhance the photophysical properties of mononuclear Ru(II) complexes of tridentate ligands at room temperature.

  3. Synthesis of, characterization of, and photoinduced processes in polymetallic triad complexes containing Fe(II), Ru(II), and Rh(III) metal centers

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    Ronco, S.E. |; Thompson, D.W.; Gahan, S.L.; Petersen, J.D. |

    1998-04-20

    A series of new trimetallic mixed complexes containing Fe(II), Ru(II), and Rh(III) metal centers have been prepared and characterized, and their excited-state properties in a nanosecond time domain have been investigated. These new compounds were synthesized by following a building block strategy from monomeric Rh(III) and Ru(II) polyazines and tetracyanoferrate(II) ions. The products generated in each synthetic step were fully characterized and their excited-state properties investigated. These new trimetallic complexes, [(CN){sub 4}Fe{sup II}(BL(1))Ru{sup II}(bpy)-(BL(2))Rh{sup III}(tpy)(MQ{sup +})](PF{sub 6}){sub 4} (tpy = 2,2{prime}:6{prime}:2{double_prime}-terpyridine; BL(1) = 2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine (dpp) or 2,2{prime}-bipyrimidine (bpm); BL(2) = dpp or bpm; MQ{sup +} = N-methyl-4,4{prime}-bipyridinium (monoquat)), consist of three fundamental parts linked by bridging ligands (1) an electron donor group, the tetracyanoferrate(II) unit; (2) an antenna fragment, the Ru(II) polypyridyl moiety; and (3) an electron acceptor group. The electron acceptor group is a Rh(III) polypyridyl that contains the ligands tpy and MQ{sup +}. No emission was observed in any of the reported complexes either in fluid solutions at room temperature or in glassy solutions at 77 K. Time-resolved experiments conducted on these triads showed formation of a transient intermediate within the laser pulse. Redox properties and transient absorption observations helped the authors to identify the nature of this intermediate as an Fe(III)/Ru(II) mixed-valence species that decays exponentially by following a first-order law with a lifetime of {tau} {le} 70 ns in fluid solution at room temperature.

  4. Syntheses and molecular structures of novel Ru(II) complexes with bidentate benzimidazole based ligands and their catalytic efficiency for oxidation of benzyl alcohol

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    Dayan, Osman; Tercan, Melek; Özdemir, Namık

    2016-11-01

    Five bidentate ligands derived from quinoline-2-carboxylic acid, i.e. 2-(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)quinoline (L1), 2-(1-benzyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)quinoline (L2), 2-[1-(2,3,5,6-tetramethylbenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl]quinoline (L3), 2-[1-(4-chlorobenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl]quinoline (L4), and 2-[1-(4-methylbenzyl)-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl]quinoline (L5) were synthesized. Treatment of L1-5 with [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 and KPF6 afforded six-coordinate piano-stool Ru(II) complexes, namely, [RuCl(L1)(p-cymene)]PF6 (C1), [RuCl(L2)(p-cymene)]PF6 (C2), [RuCl(L3)(p-cymene)]PF6 (C3), [RuCl(L4)(p-cymene)]PF6 (C4), and [RuCl(L5)(p-cymene)]PF6 (C5). Synthesized compounds were characterized with different techniques such as 1H and 13C NMR, FT-IR, and UV-vis spectroscopy. The solid state structure of L1 and C3 was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The single crystal structure of C3 verified coordination of L3 to the Ru(II) center. The Ru(II) center has a pseudo-octahedral three legged piano stool geometry. The complexes C1-5 were tested as catalysts for the catalytic oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde in the presence of periodic acid (H5IO6) (Substrate/Catalyst/Oxidant = 1/0.01/0.5). The best result was obtained with C2 (3 h→90%).

  5. Photophysics of Re(I) and Ru(II) diimine complexes covalently linked to pyrene: contributions from intra-ligand charge transfer states.

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    Del Guerzo, André; Leroy, Stéphanie; Fages, Frédéric; Schmehl, Russell H

    2002-01-28

    The photophysical properties of Ru(II) and Re(I) polypyridyl complexes including a bis-bipyridyl pyrene ligand are presented. The complexes ([(bpy)(2)Ru](2)bpb)(4+) and [(CO)(3)ReCl(bpb)] (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, bpb = 1,6-bis-(4-(2,2'-bipyrid-yl)-pyrene) were designed with the intent of examining intramolecular energy migration between MLCT states localized on the metal complexes and pyrene-localized (3)(pi-pi) states. Absorption spectroscopy of both complexes containing the bpb ligand reveals that in addition to the MLCT and the pyrene-centered (1)(pi-pi) transitions, a new absorption band is observed near 400 nm for both complexes. Absorption spectral data for the Re(I) complex strongly suggest the presence of a pyrene(pi) to bpy(pi) intraligand charge transfer (ILCT) transition. Emission spectra at room temperature and at 77 K are almost identical for the Ru(II) and Re(I) complexes containing the bpb ligand. The (3)MLCT emission of related bipyridyl compounds lacking the pyrene is observed at higher energy than for the pyrene-containing complexes, ([(bpy)(2)Ru](2)bpb)(4+) and [(CO(3)ReCl(bpb)]. The Ru(II) complex emits at room temperature with a remarkably long lifetime (130 micros in degassed DMSO). This emission is also strongly sensitive to oxygen and is almost entirely quenched in an aerated solution. In addition, excited-state absorption spectra exhibit features not consistent with (3)MLCT or (3)(pi-pi) states of the parent chromophores. The combined characteristics suggest the emission arises from either (3)(pi-pi) or (3)ILCT states or a state with mixed parentage.

  6. Electron transfer dynamics of peptide-derivatized Ru(II) -polypyridyl complexes on nanocrystalline metal oxide films.

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    Hanson, Kenneth; Wilger, Dale J; Jones, Sean T; Harrison, Daniel P; Bettis, Stephanie E; Luo, Hanlin; Papanikolas, John M; Waters, Marcey L; Meyer, Thomas J

    2013-01-01

    The performance of dye-sensitized solar and photoelectrochemical cells is strongly dependent on the electron transfer events at the electrode-sensitizer interface. Surface-bound peptides derivatized with chromophores have not been used in dye-sensitized solar and photoelectrochemical cells, but they have properties for these applications that could be advantageous by exploiting secondary structure and the attachment of multiple chromophores. In this manuscript, we have investigated structure-property relationships for three metallopeptide-based assemblies to solution and chemically bound to nanocrystalline MO(2) (M = Ti, Zr) films. A particular interest was exploring the influence of increasing separation distance between a common chromophore, [Ru(bpy)(2) (4-Me-4'-(NHCO)bpy)](2+) , and the underlying oxide substrate on excited and ground state electron transfer. Rates of Ru(II) oxidation to Ru(III) at the interface were measured by cyclic voltammetry on fluorine-doped tin oxide and cross-surface electron transfer on TiO(2) . Excited state injection by [Ru(III) (bpy)(2) (bpy(-) )](2+) was monitored by transient absorption and time-resolved emission. There are discernible trends in the electron transfer rate data with approximated, fully extended distances between the [Ru(bpy)(2) (4-Me-4'-(NHCO)bpy)](2+) sites and the interface. However, the distance dependences that are observed are smaller than anticipated, a result consistent with a lack of ordered secondary structure in the surface-bound peptide chains and a distribution of local orientations. For the surface-bound excited states, only a small fraction undergo quenching by electron transfer to TiO(2) , presumably from those oriented near the surface. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Synthesis, characterization and biological activities of some Ru(II) complexes with substituted chalcones and their applications as chemotherapeutics against breast cancer

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    Singh, Ashok K.; Saxena, Gunjan; Dixit, Shivani; Hamidullah; Singh, Sachin K.; Singh, Sudheer K.; Arshad, M.; Konwar, Rituraj

    2016-05-01

    Four new Ru(II) DMSO complexes with substituted chalcone ligands viz. (E)-1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-en-1-one (HL1), (E)-1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(4-nitrophenyl)prop-2-en-1-one (HL2), (E)-3-(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)-1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-en-1-one (HL3) and (E)-1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(4-Chlorophenyl)prop-2-en-1-one (HL4) have been synthesized, and characterized by micro-analyses, IR, 1H NMR, UV-Vis and ESI-MS and screened for anti-cancer activity against breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7 and MDA MB-231). Compounds HL4 and [Ru(HL1) (O-DMSO)3(S-DMSO)]Cl (M1R) showed significant anti-breast cancer activity as evident from cytotoxicity, morphological and nuclear changes, DNA fragmentation and cell cycle arrest in breast cancer cells. UV-Vis and CD-spectra analysis showed HL4 and M1R interfered with DNA absorption spectra possibly due to DNA binding whereas these compounds were devoid of DNA topoisomerase inhibiting activity. Thus, these Ru(II) compounds have been established as new leads for future optimization by improving anti-cancer potency and safety.

  8. Polypyrrolic bipyridine bis(phenantrolinequinone) Ru(II) complex/carbon nanotube composites for NAD-dependent enzyme immobilization and wiring.

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    Reuillard, Bertrand; Le Goff, Alan; Cosnier, Serge

    2014-05-06

    We report the synthesis and electrochemical characterization of a novel electropolymerizable Ru(II) complex containing two phenanthrolinequinone ligands, Ru(II)(PhQ)2(bpy-pyrrole)(PF6)2. This complex was electropolymerized on glassy carbon (GC) and multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) electrodes. Higher apparent surface concentrations (80 nmol cm(-2)) were obtained on MWCNTs than on GC electrodes and correspond to ∼1000 equivalent compact monolayers of Ru complex. Moreover, the nanostructured metallopolymer exhibits efficient electrocatalytic properties toward oxidation of NADH. This metallopolymer can be electrogenerated in water from the adsorbed Ru(II) monomer. This property was applied to the immobilization of enzymes by coadsorption of Ru complex and enzyme and then electropolymerization of coatings. This two-step procedure leads to the entrapment of 70%-90% of the deposited amount of enzyme in poly-Ru(II)(PhQ)2(bpy-pyrrole) films. Glucose dehydrogenase (GDH) was thus efficiently immobilized in the electrogenerated polymer matrix. In presence of NAD(+) (10 mM), the resulting enzyme electrode exhibits high current densities for glucose oxidation of 1.04 mA cm(-2) at low overpotentials (-0.1 V) with a detection limit of 1 μM of glucose.

  9. Selective Sensing of Phosphates by a New Bis-heteroleptic Ru(II) Complex through Halogen Bonding: A Superior Sensor over Its Hydrogen-Bonding Analogue.

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    Chowdhury, Bijit; Sinha, Sanghamitra; Ghosh, Pradyut

    2016-12-12

    The selective phosphate-sensing property of a bis-heteroleptic Ru(II) complex, 1[PF6 ]2 , which has a halogen-bonding iodotriazole unit, is demonstrated and is shown to be superior to its hydrogen-bonding analogue, 2[PF6 ]2 . Complex 1[PF6 ]2 , exploiting halogen-bonding interactions, shows enhanced phosphate recognition in both acetonitrile and aqueous acetonitrile compared with its hydrogen-bonding analogue, owing to considerable amplification of the Ru(II) -center-based metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) emission response and luminescence lifetime. Detailed solution-state studies reveal a higher association constant, lower limit of detection, and greater change in lifetime for complex 1 in the presence of phosphates compared with its hydrogen-bonding analogue, complex 2. The (1) H NMR titration study with H2 PO4(-) ascertains that the binding of H2 PO4(-) occurs exclusively through halogen-bonding or hydrogen-bonding interactions in complexes 1[PF6 ]2 and 2[PF6 ]2 , respectively. Importantly, the single-crystal X-ray structure confirms the first ever report on metal-assisted second-sphere recognition of H2 PO4(-) and H2 P2 O7(2-) with 1 through a solitary C-I⋅⋅⋅anion halogen-bonding interaction.

  10. BODIPY-modified Ru(II) arene complex--a new ligand dissociation mechanism and a novel strategy to red shift the photoactivation wavelength of anticancer metallodrugs.

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    Zhou, Qian-Xiong; Lei, Wan-Hua; Hou, Yuan-Jun; Chen, Yong-Jie; Li, Chao; Zhang, Bao-Wen; Wang, Xue-Song

    2013-02-28

    A Ru(II) arene complex [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(bpy)(py-BODIPY)](PF(6))(2), where bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine and py-BODIPY is a 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene dye containing a pyridine group at the 8-position, was designed and synthesized. BODIPY modification renders the monodentate pyridine ligand with long wavelength absorbing capability, and an absorption maximum at 504 nm. Upon selective irradiation of the absorption band of the py-BODIPY ligand, the dissociation of the monodentate ligand occurs efficiently, followed by substitution by 9-ethylguanine if it is present in the solution. The photoinduced ligand dissociation quantum yield was measured to be 4.1% at 480 nm. The photoinduced electron transfer from the BODIPY chromophore to the Ru(II) arene moiety plays an important role in the ligand dissociation. Such a photosensitization strategy can be utilized to develop novel anticancer metallodrugs that may respond to light in the phototherapeutic window (650-900 nm).

  11. Electronic and optical response of Ru(II) complexes functionalized by methyl, carboxylate groups: joint theoretical and experimental study

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    Tretiak, Sergei

    2008-01-01

    New photovoltaic and photocatalysis applications have been recently proposed based on the hybrid Ru(II)-bipyridine-complex/semiconductor quantum dot systems. In order to attach the complex to the surface of a semiconductor, a linking bridge - a carboxyl group - is added to one or two of the 2,2{prime}-bipyridine ligands. Such changes in the ligand structure, indeed, affect electronic and optical properties and consequently, the charge transfer reactivity of Ru-systems. In this study, we apply both theoretical and experimental approaches to analyze the effects brought by functionalization of bipyridine ligands with the methyl, carboxyl, and carboxilate groups on the electronic structure and optical response of the Ru(II) bipyridine complex. First principle calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) and linear response time dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) are used to simulate the ground and excited-state structures of functionalized Ru-complexes in the gas phase, as well as in acetonitrile solution. In addition, an inelaborate Frenkel exciton model is used to explain the optical activity and splitting patterns of the low-energy excited states. All theoretical results nicely complement experimental absorption spectra of Ru-complexes and contribute to their interpretation. We found that the carboxyl group breaks the degeneracy of two low-energy optically bright excited states and red-shifts the absorption spectrum, while leaves ionization and affinity energies of complexes almost unchanged. Experimental studies show a high probability of deprotonation of the carbboxyl group in the Ru-complexes resulted in a slight blue shift and decrease of intensities of the low energy absorption peaks. Comparison of experimental and theoretical linear response spectra of deprotanated complexes demonstrate strong agreement when acetonitrile solvent is used in simulations. A polar solvent is found to play an important role in calculations of optical spectra: it

  12. Solution structure investigation of Ru(II) complex ion pairs: quantitative NOE measurements and determination of average interionic distances.

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    Zuccaccia, C; Bellachioma, G; Cardaci, G; Macchioni, A

    2001-11-07

    The structure of the Ru(II) ion pairs trans-[Ru(COMe)[(pz(2))CH(2)](CO)(PMe(3))(2)]X (X(-) = BPh(4)(-), 1a; BPh(3)Me(-), 1b; BPh(3)(n-Bu)(-), 1c; BPh(3)(n-Hex)(-), 1d; B(3, 5-(CF(3))(2)(C(6)H(3)))(4)(-), 1e; PF(6)(-), 1f; and BF(4)(-), 1g; pz = pyrazol-1-yl-ring) was investigated in solution from both a qualitative (chloroform-d, methylene chloride-d(2), nithromethane-d(3)) and quantitative (methylene chloride-d(2)) point of view by performing 1D- and 2D-NOE NMR experiments. In particular, the relative anion-cation localization (interionic structure) was qualitatively determined by (1)H-NOESY and (19)F, (1)H-HOESY (heteronuclear Overhauser effect spectroscopy) NMR experiments. The counteranion locates close to the peripheral protons of the bispyrazolyl ligand independent of its nature and that of the solvent. In complexes 1c and 1d bearing unsymmetrical counteranions, the aliphatic chain points away from the metal center as indicated by the absence of NOE between the terminal Me group and any cationic protons. An estimation of the average interionic distances in solution was obtained by the quantification of the NOE build-up versus the mixing time under the assumption that the interionic and intramolecular correlation times (tau(c)) are the same. Such an assumption was checked by the experimental measurements of tau(c) from both the dipolar contribution to the carbon-13 longitudinal relaxation time T(DD-1)and the comparison of the intramolecular and interionic cross relaxation rate constant (sigma) dependence on the temperature. Both the methodologies indicate that anion and cation have comparable tau(c) values. The determined correlation time values were compared with those obtained for the neutral trans-[Ru(COMe)[(pz(2))BH(2)](CO)(PMe(3))(2)] complex (2), isosteric with the cation of 1. They were significantly shorter (approximately 3.8 times), indicating that the main contribution to dipolar relaxation processes comes from the overall ion pair rotation. As a

  13. Multichromophoric hybrid species made of perylene bisimide derivatives and Ru(ii) and Os(ii) polypyridine subunits.

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    Nastasi, Francesco; La Ganga, Giuseppina; Campagna, Sebastiano; Syrgiannis, Zois; Rigodanza, Francesco; Vitale, Stefania; Licciardello, Antonino; Prato, Maurizio

    2017-05-31

    Herein, the synthesis and the photophysical and redox properties of a new perylene bisimide (PBI) species (L), bearing two 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) ligands at the two imide positions of the PBI, and its dinuclear Ru(ii) and Os(ii) complexes, [(bpy)2Ru(μ-L)Ru(bpy)2](PF6)4 (Ru2; bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) and [(Me2-bpy)2Os(μ-L)Os(Me2-bpy)2](PF6)4 (Os2; Me2-bpy = (4,4'-dimethyl)-2,2'-bipyridine), are reported. The absorption spectra of the compounds are dominated by the structured bands of the PBI subunit due to the lowest-energy spin-allowed π-π* transition. The spin-allowed MLCT transitions in Ru2 and Os2 are inferred by the absorption at 350-470 nm, where the PBI absorption is negligible. The absorption band extends towards the red region for Os2 due to the spin-forbidden MLCT transitions, intensified by the heavy osmium center. The reduction processes of the compounds are dominated by two successive mono-electronic PBI-based processes, which in the metal complexes are slightly shifted compared to the free ligand. On oxidation, both metal complexes undergo an apparent bi-electronic process (at 1.31 V vs. SCE for Ru2 and 0.77 V for Os2), attributed to the simultaneous one-electron oxidation of the two weakly-interacting metal centers. In Ru2 and Os2, the intense fluorescence of L subunit (λmax, 535 nm; τ, 4.3 ns; Φ, 0.91) is fully quenched, mainly by photoinduced electron transfer from the metal centers, on the ps timescale (time constant, 11 ps in Ru2 and 3 ps in Os2). Such photoinduced electron transfer leads to the formation of a charge-separated state, which directly decays to the ground state in about 70 ps in Os2, but produces the triplet π-π* state of the PBI subunit in 35 ps in Ru2. The results provide information on the excited-state processes of the hybrid species combining two dominant classes of chromophore/luminophore species, the PBI and the metal polypyridine complexes, and can be used for future design on new hybrid species with made

  14. Marked differences in light-switch behavior of Ru(II) complexes possessing a tridentate DNA intercalating ligand.

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    Liu, Yao; Hammitt, Richard; Lutterman, Daniel A; Thummel, Randolph P; Turro, Claudia

    2007-07-23

    The tridentate ligand 3-(pyrid-2'-yl)dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine (pydppz) has been prepared in two steps by elaboration of 2-(pyrid-2'-yl)-1,10-phenanthroline. Both homoleptic [Ru(pydppz)(2)](2+) and heteroleptic [Ru(tpy)(pydppz)](2+) (tpy = 2,2';6',2' '-terpyridine) complexes have been prepared and characterized by (1)H NMR. The absorption and emission spectra are consistent with low-lying MLCT excited states, which are typical of Ru(II) complexes. Femtosecond transient absorption measurements show that that the (3)MLCT excited state of the heteroleptic complex [Ru(tpy)(pydppz)](2+) (tau approximately 5 ns) is longer-lived than that of the homoleptic complex [Ru(pydppz)(2)](2+) (tau = 2.4 ns) and that these lifetimes are significantly longer than that of the (3)MLCT state of the parent complex [Ru(tpy)(2)](2+) (tau = 120 ps). These differences are explained by the lower-energy (3)MLCT excited state present in [Ru(tpy)(pydppz)](2+) and [Ru(pydppz)(2)](2+) compared to [Ru(tpy)(2)](2+), resulting in less deactivation of the former through the ligand-field state(s). DFT and TDDFT calculations are consistent with this explanation. [Ru(tpy)(pydppz)](2+) and [Ru(pydppz)(2)](2+) bind to DNA through the intercalation of the pydppz ligand; however, only the heteroleptic complex exhibits luminescence enhancement in the presence of DNA. The difference in the photophysical behavior of the complexes is explained by the inability of [Ru(pydppz)(2)](2+) to intercalate both pydppz ligands, such that one pydppz always remains exposed to the solvent. DNA photocleavage is observed for [Ru(tpy)(pydppz)](2+) in air, but not for [Ru(pydppz)(2)](2+). The DNA damage likely proceeds through the production of small amounts of (1)O(2) by the longer-lived complex. Although both complexes possess the intercalating pydppz ligand, they exhibit different photophysical properties in the presence of DNA.

  15. Anticancer activities of self-assembled molecular bowls containing a phenanthrene-based donor and Ru(II) acceptors

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    Kim, Inhye; Song, Young Ho; Singh, Nem; Jeong, Yong Joon; Kwon, Jung Eun; Kim, Hyunuk; Cho, Young Mi; Kang, Se Chan; Chi, Ki-Whan

    2015-01-01

    Nano-sized multinuclear ruthenium complexes have rapidly emerged as promising therapeutic candidates with unique anticancer activities. Here, we describe the coordination-driven self-assembly and anticancer activities of a set of three organometallic tetranuclear Ru(II) molecular bowls. [2+2] Coordination-driven self-assembly of 3, 6-bis(pyridin-3- ylethynyl) phenanthrene (bpep) (1) and one of the three dinuclear arene ruthenium clips, [(η6-p-iPrC6H4Me)2Ru2-(OO\\OO)][OTf]2 (OO\\OO =2, 5-dioxido-1, 4-benzoquinonato, OTf = triflate) (2), 5, 8-dioxido-1, 4-naphthoquinonato (3), or 6, 11-dioxido-5, 12-naphthacenediona (4), resulted in three molecular bowls 5–7 of general formula [{(η6-p-iPrC6H4Me)2Ru2-(OO\\OO)}2(bpep)2][OTf]4. All molecular bowls were obtained as triflate salts in very good yields (>90%) and were fully characterized using multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electrospray ionization–mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), and elemental analysis. The structure of the representative molecular bowl 5 was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The anticancer activities of molecular bowls 5–7 were determined by 3-[4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, autophagy, and Western blot analysis. Bowl 6 showed the strongest cytotoxicity in AGS human gastric carcinoma cells and was more cytotoxic than doxorubicin. In addition, autophagic activity and the ratio of apoptotic cell death increased in AGS cells by treatment with bowl 6. Bowl 6 also induced autophagosome formation via upregulation of p62 and promotion of the conversion of LC3-I to LC3-II. Moreover, bowl 6 promoted apoptotic cell death through downregulation of Akt/mTOR activation, followed by increased caspase-3 activity. These results suggest that bowl 6 induces gastric cancer cell death via modulation of autophagy and apoptosis. Bowl 6 is a potent anticancer agent and a potential treatment for human gastric cancer that merits further study. PMID:26347134

  16. Anticancer activities of self-assembled molecular bowls containing a phenanthrene-based donor and Ru(II) acceptors.

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    Kim, Inhye; Song, Young Ho; Singh, Nem; Jeong, Yong Joon; Kwon, Jung Eun; Kim, Hyunuk; Cho, Young Mi; Kang, Se Chan; Chi, Ki-Whan

    2015-01-01

    Nano-sized multinuclear ruthenium complexes have rapidly emerged as promising therapeutic candidates with unique anticancer activities. Here, we describe the coordination-driven self-assembly and anticancer activities of a set of three organometallic tetranuclear Ru(II) molecular bowls. [2+2] Coordination-driven self-assembly of 3, 6-bis(pyridin-3- ylethynyl) phenanthrene (bpep) (1) and one of the three dinuclear arene ruthenium clips, [(η6-p-iPrC6H4Me)2Ru2-(OO\\OO)][OTf]2 (OO\\OO =2, 5-dioxido-1, 4-benzoquinonato, OTf = triflate) (2), 5, 8-dioxido-1, 4-naphthoquinonato (3), or 6, 11-dioxido-5, 12-naphthacenediona (4), resulted in three molecular bowls 5-7 of general formula [{(η6-p-iPrC6H4Me)2Ru2-(OO\\OO)}2(bpep)2][OTf]4. All molecular bowls were obtained as triflate salts in very good yields (>90%) and were fully characterized using multinuclear nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), and elemental analysis. The structure of the representative molecular bowl 5 was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The anticancer activities of molecular bowls 5-7 were determined by 3-[4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, autophagy, and Western blot analysis. Bowl 6 showed the strongest cytotoxicity in AGS human gastric carcinoma cells and was more cytotoxic than doxorubicin. In addition, autophagic activity and the ratio of apoptotic cell death increased in AGS cells by treatment with bowl 6. Bowl 6 also induced autophagosome formation via upregulation of p62 and promotion of the conversion of LC3-I to LC3-II. Moreover, bowl 6 promoted apoptotic cell death through downregulation of Akt/mTOR activation, followed by increased caspase-3 activity. These results suggest that bowl 6 induces gastric cancer cell death via modulation of autophagy and apoptosis. Bowl 6 is a potent anticancer agent and a potential treatment for human gastric cancer that merits further study.

  17. Synthesis and strong photooxidation power of a supramolecular hybrid comprising a polyoxometalate and Ru(II) polypyridyl complex with zinc(II).

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    Ohashi, Kenji; Takeda, Hiroyuki; Koike, Kazuhide; Ishitani, Osamu

    2015-01-01

    A novel method for constructing supramolecular hybrids composed of polyoxometalates and photofunctional metal complexes was developed. A Ru(II) complex with phosphonate groups (RuP) strongly interacted with Zn(II) to afford a 2 : 1 trinuclear metal complex ([(RuP)2Zn](3+)). In dimethylsulfoxide, [(RuP)2Zn](3+) strongly interacted with a Keggin-type heteropolyoxometalate (Si-WPOM) to form a 1 : 1 hybrid ([(RuP)2Zn]-POM). Irradiation of [(RuP)2Zn]-POM in the presence of diethanolamine caused rapid accumulation of the one-electron reduced hybrid with a quantum yield of 0.99.

  18. Synthesis, characterization and solution behavior of a systematic series of pentapyridyl-supported Ru(II) complexes: comparison to bimetallic analogs.

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    Park, Sungho V; Berry, John F

    2017-07-18

    A series of Ru(II) complexes stabilized with the pentapyridyl ligand Py5Me2 (Py5Me2 = 2,6-bis(1,1-bis(2-pyridyl)ethyl)pyridine) and with an axial X ligand (X = Cl(-), H2O, N3(-), MeCN) were prepared and characterized in the solid state and in non-aqueous solution. The cyclic voltammograms of these complexes in MeCN reflect a reversible substitution of the axial X ligand with MeCN. Irreversible ligand substitution of [(Py5Me2)RuN3](+) is also observed in propylene carbonate, but only at oxidizing potentials that decompose the azide ligand. The monometallic chloride and azide species are compared with analogous Ru2 metal-metal bonded complexes, which have been reported to undergo irreversible chloride dissociation upon reduction.

  19. Multi-pyridine decorated Fe(II) and Ru(II) complexes by Pd(0)-catalysed cross couplings: new building blocks for metallosupramolecular assemblies.

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    Yang, Jiajia; Clegg, Jack K; Jiang, Qibai; Lui, Xiaoming; Yan, Hong; Zhong, Wei; Beves, Jonathon E

    2013-11-28

    Eight metal complexes of the type [M(tpy)2](2+) (tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) featuring four pendant pyridine rings are reported and characterised by NMR, MS, absorption spectroscopy and electrochemical methods. Palladium-mediated Suzuki and Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions were performed on both free 4'-(3,5-dibromophenyl)-tpy and its Ru(II) complex in good yields. The ready N-alkylation of the pendant pyridyl units has significant influence on the absorption and electrochemical reduction of the complexes, processes which are localised on the periphery and leaves the [Ru(tpy)2](2+) core essentially unaffected. The binding of metal ions by the free pyridines is also demonstrated as means of assembling larger ordered non-covalent structures.

  20. Cationic half-sandwich Ru(II) complexes containing (N,N)-bound Schiff-base ligands: Synthesis, crystal structure analysis and spectroscopic studies

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    Tao, Li; Miao, Qian; Tehrani, Alireza Azhdari; Hajiashrafi, Taraneh; Hu, Mao-Lin; Morsali, Ali

    2016-08-01

    Three Ru(II) half-sandwich complexes containing (N,N)-bound Schiff-base ligands, [(η6-C6H6) RuCl(L1)]PF6 (1) L1 = (E)-1-(6-methylpyridin-2-yl)-N-(p-tolyl)methanimine, [(η6-p-cymene)RuCl(L1)]PF6 (2) and [(η6-p-cymene)RuCl(L2)]PF6(3) L2 = (E)-1-(6-bromopyridin-2-yl)-N-(p-tolyl)methanimine, were synthesized, characterized and their supramolecular structures were analyzed. The crystal packing of these compounds was studied using geometrical analysis and Hirshfeld surface analysis. The fluorescence behavior of these compounds was also studied. TD-DFT calculations were carried out to better understand the fluorescence properties of complexes 1-3. These compounds could be promising for the design of organometallic dye systems.

  1. Dual topoisomerase I and II poisoning by chiral Ru(II) complexes containing 2-thiophenylimidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline derivatives.

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    Wang, Yu-Chuan; Qian, Chen; Peng, Zai-Li; Hou, Xiao-Juan; Wang, Li-Li; Chao, Hui; Ji, Liang-Nian

    2014-01-01

    A series of chiral Ru(II) complexes bearing thiophene ligands were synthesized and characterized. Both Ru(II) complexes Δ/Λ-[Ru(bpy)2(pscl)](2+) (Δ/Λ-1) and Δ/Λ-[Ru(bpy)2(psbr)](2+) (Δ/Λ-2) (bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, pscl=2-(5-chlorothiophen-2-yl)imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline, psbr=2-(5-bromothiophen-2-yl)imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline) showed antitumor activities against A549, HepG2 and BEL-7402 tumor cell lines, especially HeLa tumor cell line. Moreover, Δ enantiomers were more active than Λ enantiomers, accounting for the different cellular uptake. In addition, with the extension of time, these enantiomers could finally accumulate in the nucleus, suggesting that nucleic acids were the cellular target of these enantiomers. The DNA-binding behaviors of complexes were studied using spectroscopic and viscosity measurements. Results suggested that four complexes could bind to DNA in an intercalative mode but no obvious DNA-binding selectivity between the enantiomers was observed. Topoisomerase inhibition and DNA religation assay confirmed that four complexes acted as efficient dual topoisomerase I and II poisons, DNA strand breaks had also been observed from alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay). Δ-1 and Δ-2 inhibited the growth of HeLa cells through the induction of apoptotic cell death, as evidenced by the Alexa Fluor® 488 annexin V staining assays and flow cytometry analysis. The results demonstrated that Δ/Λ-1 and Δ/Λ-2 acted as dual topoisomerase I and II poisons and caused DNA damage that could lead to cell cycle arrest by apoptosis. © 2013.

  2. pH-Induced processes in wire-like multichromophoric homo- and heterotrimetallic complexes of Fe(II), Ru(II), and Os(II).

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    Maity, Dinesh; Mardanya, Sourav; Karmakar, Srikanta; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2015-06-07

    In this work we studied the influence of pH on the absorption, steady state and time-resolved emission spectroscopic behaviors of recently reported multichromophoric trimetallic complexes of the forms [(bpy)2M(phen-Hbzim-tpy)M'(tpy-Hbzim-phen)M(bpy)2](6+) (M = Ru(II) or Os(II), and M' = Fe(II), Ru(II), and Os(II)) derived from a heteroditopic phenanthroline-terpyridine bridge, 2-(4-(2,6-di(pyridin-2-yl)pyridine-4-yl)phenyl)-1H-imidazole[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (tpy-Hbzim-phen) and 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) as the auxiliary ligand. For purposes of comparison, the UV-vis absorption and emission titrations of three monometallic model compounds [(bpy)2Ru(phen-Hbzim-tpy)](ClO4)2 (1), [(bpy)2Os(phen-Hbzim-tpy)] (ClO4)2 (2) and [(tpy-PhCH3)Ru(tpy-Hbzim-phen)](ClO4)2 (3), where tpy-PhCH3 = 4'-(4-methylphenyl)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) were studied under the same experimental conditions. The absorption titration data were used to determine the ground state pKa values, whereas the luminescence and lifetime data were utilized for the determination of excited state pKa* values of the complexes. The evolving factor analyses of the set of absorption spectra of the complexes obtained by varying the pH of the solution confirm that only three absorbing species exist in the pH window of 2-12. Moreover, the modulation of the rate of the intramolecular energy transfer among the components in the homo- and heterotrimetallic complexes as a function of pH of the solution was also demonstrated.

  3. Light harvesting and directional energy transfer in long-lived homo- and heterotrimetallic complexes of Fe(II), Ru(II), and Os(II).

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    Maity, Dinesh; Bhaumik, Chanchal; Mardanya, Sourav; Karmakar, Srikanta; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2014-10-06

    A new family of trimetallic complexes of the form [(bpy)2 M(phen-Hbzim-tpy)M'(tpy-Hbzim-phen)M(bpy)2](6+) (M=Ru(II), Os; M'=Fe(II), Ru(II), Os; bpy=2,2'-bipyridine) derived from heteroditopic phenanthroline-terpyridine bridge 2-{4-[2,6-di(pyridin-2-yl) pyridine-4-yl]phenyl}-1H-imidazole[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (phen-Hbzim-tpy) were prepared and fully characterized. Zn(2+) was used to prepare mixed-metal trimetallic complexes in situ by coordinating with the free tpy site of the monometallic precursors. The complexes show intense absorptions throughout the UV/Vis region and also exhibit luminescence at room temperature. The redox behavior of the compounds is characterized by several metal-centered reversible oxidation and ligand-centered reduction processes. Steady-state and time-resolved luminescence data show that the potentially luminescent Ru(II)- and Os(II)-based triplet metal-to-ligand charge-transfer ((3)MLCT) excited states in the triads are quantitatively quenched, most likely by intercomponent energy transfer to the lower lying (3)MLCT (for Ru and Os) or triplet metal-centered ((3)MC) excited states of the Fe(II) subunit (nonluminescent). Interestingly, iron did not adversely affect the photophysics of the respective systems. This suggests that the multicomponent molecular-wire-like complexes investigated here can behave as efficient light-harvesting antennas, because all the light absorbed by the various subunits is efficiently channeled to the subunit(s) in which the lowest-energy excited states are located.

  4. Pyrene and imidazole functionalized luminescent bimetallic Ru(II) terpyridine complexes as efficient optical chemosensors for cyanide in aqueous, organic and solid media.

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    Karmakar, Srikanta; Maity, Dinesh; Mardanya, Sourav; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2015-11-14

    We report in this work the anion recognition and sensing aspect of a new family of bimetallic Ru(ii) complexes derived from a symmetrical bridging 5,11-bis(4-([2,2':6',2''-terpyridine]-4'-yl)phenyl)-4,12-dihydropyreno[4,5-d:9,10-d']diimidazole (tpy-H2PhImzPy-tpy) terpyridine ligand in solution as well as in the solid sate through different channels such as absorption, steady state and time-resolved emission, and (1)H NMR spectroscopic techniques. Interestingly, the complexes exhibit luminescence in the red region with moderately long lifetimes compared with the related terpyridine complexes of Ru(ii). In DMSO, complexes 1 and 2 act as sensors for F(-) and to a lesser extent for AcO(-), CN(-) and H2PO4(-), whereas 3 acts as a sensor for F(-), AcO(-), CN(-) and to some extent for H2PO4(-). In contrast to DMSO, all the complexes exhibit very high selectivity towards cyanide ions in the presence of an excess of other anions in aqueous medium. The complexes display visual detection of cyanide with the detection limit lying in the range of 1.01 × 10(-7) to 9.79 × 10(-8) M. Equilibrium constants for the interaction of the complexes with the anions were evaluated from absorption and emission titration profiles and were found to lie in six orders of magnitude. It is observed that the excited-state lifetimes of the complexes were modulated to a significant extent by the selected anions in all the three media proving the utility of such complexes to act as lifetime-based sensors for anions. The fact that all the complexes can selectively sense cyanide in the presence of other anions with their detection limits lying in the range of 10(-7) M-10(-8) M in aqueous solution is particularly important for their practical applicability. Density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) studies were performed to understand the nature of the ground and excited states of the complexes with detailed assignments of the orbitals involved in absorption

  5. Synthesis, structural characterization and antioxidant activity of some vanadium(IV), Mo(VI)/(IV) and Ru(II) complexes of pyridoxal Schiff base derivatives

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    Elsayed, Shadia A.; Noufal, Aya M.; El-Hendawy, Ahmed M.

    2017-09-01

    New complexes containing vanadium(IV), Mo(VI)/(IV) and Ru(II) derived from Schiff base of pyridoxal and S-benzyldithiocarbazate (H2pysb) or p-toluidine (Hpytol) have been prepared. The structures of the described compounds were elucidated by elemental analyses, spectroscopic techniques (IR, 1H NMR, UV-Vis and EPR) magnetism, molar conductivity and thermal analysis measurements. Their redox behaviors were also studied by cyclic voltammetry. The ligand H2pysb showed coordination to the metal ions in a dibasic tridenate manner through deprotonated phenolate oxygen, azomethine nitrogen and thiolate sulfur, while Hpytol behaved as monobasic bidentate through phenolate oxygen and azomethine nitrogen. The complexes were tested for their antioxidant activity by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH) and the data obtained revealed that the scavenging activity of the complexes towards DPPH is high for the oxovanadium(IV) complexes with lower IC50 values which are comparable to ascorbic acid as a standard antioxidant. The EC50 concentration ratio together with other antioxidant parameters are also reported.

  6. Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties of a mixed bipyridyl-phenanthrolyl ligand Ru(II) heteroleptic complex having trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid functionalities.

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    Adeloye, Adewale O

    2011-09-30

    In this work, two ligands: 4-(trans-2-Methyl-2-butenoic acid)-2,2'-bipyridine) (L(1)) and 5-(trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid)-1,10-phenanthroline (L(2)), with the corresponding mixed-ligand heteroleptic Ru(II) complex were synthesized and characterized by FT-IR, 1H-, 13C-NMR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. The influence of the mixed functionalized polypyridyl ruthenium(II) complex on the photophysical and electrochemical properties were investigated and compared to individual single-ligand homoleptic complexes. Interestingly, the mixed-ligand complex formulated as [RuL(1)L(2)(NCS)(2)] exhibits broad and intense metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) absorption with a high molar extinction coefficient (λ(max) = 514 nm, ε = 69,700 M(-1) cm(-1)), better than those of individual single-ligand complexes, [Ru(L(1))(2)(NCS)(2)] and [Ru(L(2))(2)(NCS)(2)], and a strong photoluminescence intensity ratio in the red region at λ(em) = 686 nm. The electrochemical properties of the complex indicated that the redox processes are ligand-based.

  7. A high molar extinction coefficient bisterpyridyl homoleptic ru(II) complex with trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid functionality: potential dye for dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Adeloye, Adewale O; Olomola, Temitope O; Adebayo, Akinbulu I; Ajibade, Peter A

    2012-01-01

    In our continued efforts in the synthesis of ruthenium(II) polypyridine complexes as potential dyes for use in varied applications, such as the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), this work particularly describes the synthesis, absorption spectrum, redox behavior and luminescence properties of a new homoleptic ruthenium(II) complex bearing a simple trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid functionality as the anchoring ligand on terpyridine moiety. The functionalized terpyridine ligand: 4'-(trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid)-terpyridyl (L1) was synthesized by aryl bromide substitution on terpyridine in a basic reaction condition under palladium carbide catalysis. In particular, the photophysical and redox properties of the complex formulated as: bis-4'-(trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid)-terpyridyl ruthenium(II) bis-hexafluorophosphate [Ru(L1)(2)(PF(6))(2)] are significantly better compared to those of [Ru(tpy)(2)](2+) and compare well with those of the best emitters of Ru(II) polypyridine family containing tridentate ligands. Reasons for the improved photophysical and redox properties of the complex may be attributed partly to the presence of a substituted α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid moiety leading to increase in the length of π-conjugation bond thereby enhancing the MLCT-MC (Metal-to-ligand-charge transfer-metal centred) energy gap, and to the reduced difference between the minima of the excited and ground states potential energy surfaces.

  8. A High Molar Extinction Coefficient Bisterpyridyl Homoleptic Ru(II) Complex with trans-2-Methyl-2-butenoic Acid Functionality: Potential Dye for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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    Adeloye, Adewale O.; Olomola, Temitope O.; Adebayo, Akinbulu I.; Ajibade, Peter A.

    2012-01-01

    In our continued efforts in the synthesis of ruthenium(II) polypyridine complexes as potential dyes for use in varied applications, such as the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), this work particularly describes the synthesis, absorption spectrum, redox behavior and luminescence properties of a new homoleptic ruthenium(II) complex bearing a simple trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid functionality as the anchoring ligand on terpyridine moiety. The functionalized terpyridine ligand: 4′-(trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid)-terpyridyl (L1) was synthesized by aryl bromide substitution on terpyridine in a basic reaction condition under palladium carbide catalysis. In particular, the photophysical and redox properties of the complex formulated as: bis-4′-(trans-2-methyl-2-butenoic acid)-terpyridyl ruthenium(II) bis-hexafluorophosphate [Ru(L1)2(PF6)2] are significantly better compared to those of [Ru(tpy)2]2+ and compare well with those of the best emitters of Ru(II) polypyridine family containing tridentate ligands. Reasons for the improved photophysical and redox properties of the complex may be attributed partly to the presence of a substituted α,β-unsaturated carboxylic acid moiety leading to increase in the length of π-conjugation bond thereby enhancing the MLCT-MC (Metal-to-ligand-charge transfer-metal centred) energy gap, and to the reduced difference between the minima of the excited and ground states potential energy surfaces. PMID:22489165

  9. Determination of melamine in different milk batches using a novel chemosensor based on the luminescence quenching of Ru(II) carbonyl complex.

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    Attia, M S; Bakir, E; Abdel-aziz, Ayman A; Abdel-mottaleb, M S A

    2011-03-15

    A novel, simple, sensitive and precise spectrofluorimetric method was developed for measuring the melamine concentration in different milk batch samples. The method was based upon measuring the quenching of the luminescence intensity of the produced yellow colored ruthenium((II)) carbonyl complex of the general formula [Ru(CO)(2)(L)] (where L=anion of tetradentate Schiff base). The Ru((II)) complex exhibited characteristic luminescence band in the visible region. The remarkable quenching of the luminescence intensity of [Ru(CO)(2)(L)] complex by various concentrations of melamine was successfully used as a chemosensor for the assessment of melamine in different milk samples at λ(ex)=400 nm and pH 7.4 in DMSO with a linear dynamic range 1.0 × 10(-6) to 3.0 × 10(-9) mol L(-1) and lower detection limit (LOD) and quantification detection limit (QOD) of 3.3 × 10(-10) and 1.0 × 10(-9) mol L(-1), respectively.

  10. Ru(II) complexes of N 4 and N 2O 2 macrocyclic Schiff base ligands: Their antibacterial and antifungal studies

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    Shanker, Kanne; Rohini, Rondla; Ravinder, Vadde; Reddy, P. Muralidhar; Ho, Yen-Peng

    2009-07-01

    Reactions of [RuCl 2(DMSO) 4] with some of the biologically active macrocyclic Schiff base ligands containing N 4 and N 2O 2 donor group yielded a number of stable complexes, effecting complete displacement of DMSO groups from the complex. The interaction of tetradentate ligand with [RuCl 2(DMSO) 4] gave neutral complexes of the type [RuCl 2(L)] [where L = tetradentate macrocyclic ligand]. These complexes were characterized by elemental, IR, 1H, 13C NMR, mass, electronic, thermal, molar conductance and magnetic susceptibility measurements. An octahedral geometry has been proposed for all complexes. All the macrocycles and macrocyclic Ru(II) complexes along with existing antibacterial drugs were screened for antibacterial activity against Gram +ve ( Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram -ve ( Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia) bacteria. All these compounds were found to be more active when compared to streptomycin and ampicillin. The representative macrocyclic Schiff bases and their complexes were also tested in vitro to evaluate their activity against fungi, namely, Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium species.

  11. Synthesis, structure and spectral and redox properties of new mixed ligand monomeric and dimeric Ru(II) complexes: predominant formation of the "cis-alpha" diastereoisomer and unusual 3MC emission by dimeric complexes.

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    Murali, Mariappan; Palaniandavar, Mallayan

    2006-02-07

    The tetradentate ligands 1,8-bis(pyrid-2-yl)-3,6-dithiaoctane (pdto) and 1,8-bis(benzimidazol-2-yl)-3,6-dithiaoctane (bbdo) form the complexes [Ru(pdto)(mu-Cl)](2)(ClO(4))(2) 1 and [Ru(bbdo)(mu-Cl)](2)(ClO(4))(2) 2 respectively. The new di-mu-chloro dimers 1 and 2 undergo facile symmetrical bridge cleavage reactions with the diimine ligands 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) and dipyridylamine (dpa) to form the six-coordinate complexes [Ru(pdto)(bpy)](ClO(4))(2) 3, [Ru(bbdo)(bpy)](ClO(4))(2) 4, [Ru(pdto)(dpa)](ClO(4))(2) 5 and [Ru(bbdo)(dpa)](ClO(4))(2) 6 and with the triimine ligand 2,2':6,2''-terpyridine (terpy) to form the unusual seven-coordinate complexes [Ru(pdto)(terpy)](ClO(4))(2) 7 and [Ru(bbdo)(terpy)](ClO(4))(2) 8. In 1 the dimeric cation [Ru(pdto)(mu-Cl)](2)(2+) is made up of two approximately octahedrally coordinated Ru(II) centers bridged by two chloride ions, which constitute a common edge between the two Ru(II) octahedra. Each ruthenium is coordinated also to two pyridine nitrogen and two thioether sulfur atoms of the tetradentate ligand. The ligand pdto is folded around Ru(II) as a result of the cis-dichloro coordination, which corresponds to a "cis-alpha" configuration [DeltaDelta/LambdaLambda(rac) diastereoisomer] supporting the possibility of some attractive pi-stacking interactions between the parallel py rings at each ruthenium atom. The ruthenium atom in the complex cations 3a and 4 exhibit a distorted octahedral coordination geometry composed of two nitrogen atoms of the bpy and the two thioether sulfur and two py/bzim nitrogen atoms of the pdto/bbdo ligand, which is actually folded around Ru(II) to give a "cis-alpha" isomer. The molecule of complex 5 contains a six-coordinated ruthenium atom chelated by pdto and dpa ligands in the expected distorted octahedral fashion. The (1)H and (13)C NMR spectral data of the complexes throw light on the nature of metal-ligand bonding and the conformations of the chelate rings, which indicates that the dithioether

  12. A homoleptic trisbidentate Ru(II) complex of a novel bidentate biheteroaromatic ligand based on quinoline and pyrazole groups: structural, electrochemical, photophysical, and computational characterization.

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    Jarenmark, Martin; Fredin, Lisa A; Hedberg, Joachim H J; Doverbratt, Isa; Persson, Petter; Abrahamsson, Maria

    2014-12-15

    We synthesized a new homoleptic, tris-bidentate complex [Ru(QPzH)3](2+) based on the novel biheteroaromatic, 8-(3-pyrazolyl)-quinoline ligand QPzH. The QPzH ligand was designed to reduce the distortions typically observed in complexes incorporating the 8-quinolinyl group into the ligand framework. This was indeed observed, and was also, as anticipated, found to facilitate the formation of tris-homoleptic Ru(II) complexes; [Ru(QPzH)3](2+) is the first reported tris-homoleptic complex with ligands based on the 8-quinolinyl group. The synthesis can either result in a statistical 3:1 mer/fac ratio of the complex, or, through controlled exposure to light, be tweaked to allow isolation of the pure mer isomer only. X-ray crystallography reveals three nonequivalent ligands, with significantly less strain than other quinoline-based bidentate ligands. The complex exhibits a nearly octahedral coordination geometry but shows large differences in bond lengths between the Ru core and the quinoline and pyrazoles, respectively. The Ru-N(pyrazole) bond distances are ∼2.04 Å, while the corresponding distances for Ru-N(quinoline) are ∼2.12 Å. Structural, photophysical, electrochemical, and theoretical characterization revealed a mer-Ru(II) complex with a low oxidation potential (0.57 V vs ferrocene(0/+)) attributed to the incorporation of the pyrazolyl group, a ground state absorption that is sensitive to the local environment of the complex, and a short-lived (3)MLCT excited state.

  13. Crystal structure of a mononuclear Ru(II) complex with a back-to-back terpyridine ligand: [RuCl(bpy)(tpy-tpy)](.).

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    Rein, Francisca N; Chen, Weizhong; Scott, Brian L; Rocha, Reginaldo C

    2015-09-01

    We report the structural characterization of [6',6''-bis-(pyridin-2-yl)-2,2':4',4'':2'',2'''-quaterpyridine](2,2'-bi-pyridine)-chlorido-ruthenium(II) hexa-fluorido-phosphate, [RuCl(C10H8N2)(C30H20N6)]PF6, which contains the bidentate ligand 2,2'-bi-pyridine (bpy) and the tridendate ligand 6',6''-bis-(pyridin-2-yl)-2,2':4',4'':2'',2'''-quaterpyridine (tpy-tpy). The [RuCl(bpy)(tpy-tpy)](+) monocation has a distorted octa-hedral geometry at the central Ru(II) ion due to the restricted bite angle [159.32 (16)°] of the tridendate ligand. The Ru-bound tpy and bpy moieties are nearly planar and essentially perpendicular to each other with a dihedral angle of 89.78 (11)° between the least-squares planes. The lengths of the two Ru-N bonds for bpy are 2.028 (4) and 2.075 (4) Å, with the shorter bond being opposite to Ru-Cl. For tpy-tpy, the mean Ru-N distance involving the outer N atoms trans to each other is 2.053 (8) Å, whereas the length of the much shorter bond involving the central N atom is 1.936 (4) Å. The Ru-Cl distance is 2.3982 (16) Å. The free uncoordinated moiety of tpy-tpy adopts a trans,trans conformation about the inter-annular C-C bonds, with adjacent pyridyl rings being only approximately coplanar. The crystal packing shows significant π-π stacking inter-actions based on tpy-tpy. The crystal structure reported here is the first for a tpy-tpy complex of ruthenium.

  14. Modulation of the second-order nonlinear optical properties of the two-dimensional pincer Ru(II) complexes: substituent effect and proton abstraction switch.

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    Wang, Cun-Huan; Ma, Na Na; Sun, Xiu-Xin; Sun, Shi-Ling; Qiu, Yong-Qing; Liu, Peng-Jun

    2012-11-01

    The static second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) properties on a series of the two-dimensional (2D) pincer Ru(II) complexes with the substituted Tpy and H(2)SCS tridentate ligands (Tpy = 2,2':6',2″-terpyridyl and H(2)SCS = 2,6-bis(benzylaminothiocarbonyl)phenyl) have been investigated by density functional theory (DFT). Introducing different donor/acceptor substituents to two ligands has an influence on the static first hyperpolarizabilities (β(tot)) of the 2D systems. Compared to the reference system 1 [Ru(H(2)SCS)(Tpy)](+), introducing the branches with strong electron acceptor group (p-NO(2)-phenylethynyl) to the Tpy ligand or the branches with strong electron donor group (p-NH(2)-phenylethynyl) to the H(2)SCS ligand can effectively improve the β(tot) values. Time-dependent DFT (TDDFT) calculations indicate that the enhanced β(tot) values of the substituted systems are dominated by the intraligand charge transfer (ILCT), metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) and ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT) transitions. Furthermore, the proton abstraction plays an important role in tuning the second-order NLO response. Particularly, for system 5 bearing the branches with NO(2) groups on H(2)SCS ligand, there is a dramatic enhancement in the β(tot) values for its deprotonated forms. The β(tot) values of the monodeprotonated system 5-H and the dideprotonated system 5-2H (58.712 × 10(-30) and 761.803 × 10(-30) esu) are about 7.58 times and 36.4 times larger than their diprotonated system 5, respectively. The second-order NLO responses based on substituent effect and proton abstraction switch are two-dimensional in characteristic with the large off-diagonal tensor values.

  15. Multichromophoric bimetallic Ru(II) terpyridine complexes based on pyrenyl-bis-phenylimidazole spacer: synthesis, photophysics, spectroelectrochemistry, and TD-DFT calculations.

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    Karmakar, Srikanta; Maity, Dinesh; Mardanya, Sourav; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2014-11-17

    A symmetrical bridging ligand, 5,11-bis(4-([2,2':6',2″-terpyridine]-4'-yl)phenyl)-4,12-dihydropyreno[4,5-d:9,10-d']diimidazole (tpy-H2PhImzPy-tpy), containing terpyridyl coordinating units connected via a pyrenyl-bis-phenylimidazole spacer have been designed to synthesize a new class of light harvesting bimetallic Ru(II) complexes. The electronic properties of this complexes can be fine-tuned by varying tridentate terminal ligands. Full characterization of the compounds has been done with the help of (1)H NMR spectroscopy, high-resolution mass spectrometry, and elemental analysis. Geometry optimization of the complexes was also carried out with density functional theory (DFT). Electronic absorption spectra exhibit a number of very intense π-π* and n-π* transitions in the UV and moderately intense MLCT and ILCT transitions in the visible region. Interestingly, the present bimetallic complexes exhibit moderately strong luminescence in the range between 657 and 703 nm and lifetimes (long component) between 5.8 and 67.0 ns at room temperature showing the dependence of the emission characteristics upon the type of terminal ligand and solvent. Detailed temperature-dependent emission measurements showed that an overall enhancement of photoluminescence intensity and lifetime occur in all three cases upon lowering of temperature. The redox behavior of the compounds is characterized by a single reversible anodic wave corresponding to two closely spaced one-electron processes. The appearance of intervalence charge transfer transition (IVCT) bands in the NIR region on electrochemical generation of Ru(II)Ru(II)/Ru(II)Ru(III) species indicates the presence of substantial electronic communication among the two ruthenium centers in the bimetallic complexes. DFT and TDDFT calculations were also done for better understanding of the absorption and emission spectral characteristics of the complexes.

  16. Stereoselectivity in the formation of tris-diimine complexes of Fe(II), Ru(II), and Os(II) with a C2-symmetric chiral derivative of 2,2'-bipyridine.

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    Drahonovský, Dusan; Knof, Ulrich; Jungo, Laurence; Belser, Thomas; Neels, Antonia; Labat, Gaël Charles; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen; von Zelewsky, Alex

    2006-03-21

    A C2-symmetric enantiopure 4,5-bis(pinene)-2,2'-bipyridine ligand (-)-L was used to investigate the diastereoselectivity in the formation of [ML3]2+ coordination species (M = Fe(II), Ru(II), Os(II), Zn(II), Cd(II), Cu(II), Ni(II)), and [ML2Cl2] (M = Ru(II), Os(II)). The X-ray structures of the [ML3]2+ complexes were determined for Delta-[FeL3](PF6)2, Delta-[RuL3](PF6)2, Lambda-[RuL3](PF6)2, Delta-[OsL3](PF6)2, and Lambda-[OsL3](TfO)2. All of these compounds were also characterized by NMR, CD and UV/VIS absorption spectroscopy. The [FeL3]2+ diastereoisomers were studied in equilibrated solutions at various temperatures and in several solvents. The [RuL3]2+ complexes, which are thermally stable up to 200 degrees C, were photochemically equilibrated.

  17. Silica Aerogels Doped with Ru(II) Tris 1,l0-Phenanthro1ine)-Electron Acceptor Dyads: Improving the Dynamic Range, Sensitivity and Response Time of Sol-Gel Based Oxygen Sensors

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    Kevebtusm Bucgikas; Rawashdeh, Abdel M.; Elder, Ian A.; Yang, Jinhua; Dass, Amala; Sotiriou-Leventis, Chariklia

    2005-01-01

    Complexes 1 and 2 were characterized in fluid and frozen solution and as dopants of silica aerogels. The intramolecular quenching efficiency of pendant 4-benzoyl-N-methylpyridinium group (4BzPy) is solvent dependent: emission is quenched completely in acetonitrile but not in alcohols. On the other hand, N-benzyl-N'-methylviologen (BzMeV) quenches the emission in all solvents completely. The differences are traced electrochemically to a stronger solvation effect by the alcohol in the case of 1. In fiozen matrices or absorbed on the surfaces of silica aerogel, both 1 and 2 are photoluminescent. The lack of quenching has been traced to the environmental rigidity. When doped aerogels are cooled to 77K, the emission shifts to the blue and its intensity increases in analogy to what is observed with Ru(II) complexes in media undergoing fluid-to-rigid transition. The photoluminescence of 1 and 2 from the aerogel is quenched by oxygen diffusing through the pores. In the presence of oxygen, aerogels doped with 1 can modulate their emission over a wider dynamic range than aerogels doped with 2, and both are more sensitive than aerogels doped with Ru(II) tris(1,l0- phenanthroline). In contrast to frozen solutions, the luminescent moieties in the bulk of aerogels kept at 77K are still accessible, leading to more sensitive platforms for oxygen sensors than other ambient temperature configurations.

  18. Synthesis and Evaluation of In Vitro DNA/Protein Binding Affinity, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Antitumor Activity of Mononuclear Ru(II) Mixed Polypyridyl Complexes.

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    Putta, Venkat Reddy; Chintakuntla, Nagamani; Mallepally, Rajender Reddy; Avudoddi, Srishailam; K, Nagasuryaprasad; Nancherla, Deepika; V V N, Yaswanth; R S, Prakasham; Surya, Satyanarayana Singh; Sirasani, Satyanarayana

    2016-01-01

    The four novel Ru(II) complexes [Ru(phen)2MAFIP](2+) (1) [MAFIP = 2-(5-(methylacetate)furan-2-yl)-1 H-imidazo[4,5-f] [1, 10]phenanthroline, phen = 1,10-Phenanthroline], [Ru(bpy)2MAFIP](2+) (2) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) and [Ru(dmb)2MAFIP](2+) (3) (dmb = 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine) and [Ru(hdpa)2MAFIP](2+) (4) (hdpa = 2,2-dipyridylamine) have been synthesized and fully characterized via elemental analysis, NMR spectroscopy, EI-MS and FT-IR spectroscopy. In addition, the DNA-binding behaviors of the complexes 1-4 with calf thymus DNA were investigated by UV-Vis absorption, fluorescence studies and viscosity measurement. The DNA-binding experiments showed that the complexes 1-4 interact with CT-DNA through an intercalative mode. BSA protein binding affinity of synthesized complexes was determined by UV/Vis absorption and fluorescence emission titrations. The binding affinity of ruthenium complexes was supported by molecular docking. The photoactivated cleavage of plasmid pBR322 DNA by ruthenium complexes 1-4 was investigated. All the synthesized compounds were tested for antimicrobial activity by using three Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and three Gram-positive (Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus megaterium) organisms, these results indicated that complex 3 was more activity compared to other complexes against all tested microbial strains while moderate antimicrobial activity profile was noticed for complex 4. The antioxidant activity experiments show that the complexes exhibit moderate antioxidant activity. The cytotoxicity of synthesized complexes on HeLa cell lines has been examined by MTT assay. The apoptosis assay was carried out with Acridine Orange (AO) staining methods and the results indicate that complexes can induce the apoptosis of HeLa cells. The cell cycle arrest investigated by flow cytometry and these results indicate that complexes 1-4 induce the cell cycle arrest at G0/G1

  19. Complexes with redox-active ligands: synthesis, structure, and electrochemical and photophysical behavior of the Ru(II) complex with TTF-annulated phenanthroline.

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    Keniley, Lawrence K; Dupont, Nathalie; Ray, Lipika; Ding, Jie; Kovnir, Kirill; Hoyt, Jordan M; Hauser, Andreas; Shatruk, Michael

    2013-07-15

    Ru(II) complexes with chelating ligands, 4',5'-ethylenedithiotetrathiafulvenyl[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (L1), 1,3-dithiole-2-thiono[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (L2), and 1,3-dithiole-2-ono[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline (L3), have been prepared and their structural, electrochemical, and photophysical properties investigated. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations indicate that the highest occupied molecular orbital of [Ru(bpy)2(L1)](PF6)2 (1) is located on the tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) subunit and appears ~0.6 eV above the three Ru-centered d orbitals. In agreement with this finding, 1 exhibits three reversible oxidations: the two at lower potentials take place on the TTF subunit, and the one at higher potential is due to the Ru(3+)/Ru(2+) redox couple. Complexes [Ru(bpy)2(L2)](PF6)2 (2) and [Ru(bpy)2(L3)](PF6)2 (3) exhibit only the Ru(3+)/Ru(2+)-related oxidation. The optical absorption spectra of all complexes reveal a characteristic metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) band centered around 450 nm. In addition, in the spectrum of 1 the MLCT band is augmented by a low-energy tail that extends beyond 500 nm and is attributed to the intraligand charge transfer (ILCT) transition of L1, according to time-dependent DFT calculations. The substantial decrease in the luminescence quantum yield of 1 compared to those of 2 and 3 is attributed to the reductive quenching of the emissive state via electron transfer from the TTF subunit to the Ru(3+) center, thus allowing nonradiative relaxation to the ground state through the lower-lying ILCT state. In the presence of O2, complex 1 undergoes a photoinduced oxidative cleavage of the central C═C bond of the TTF fragment, resulting in complete transformation to 3. This photodegradation process was studied with (13)C NMR and optical absorption spectroscopy.

  20. The effects of structural variations of thiophene-containing Ru(II) complexes on the acid-base and DNA binding properties.

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    Yuan, Cui-Li; Zhang, An-Guo; Zheng, Ze-Bo; Wang, Ke-Zhi

    2013-03-01

    A phenylthiophenyl-bearing Ru(II) complex of [Ru(bpy)₂(Hbptip)](PF₆)₂ {bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, Hbptip = 2-(4-phenylthiophen-2-yl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline} was synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, ¹H NMR spectroscopy, and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. The ground- and excited-state acid-base properties of the complex were studied by UV-visible absorption and photoluminescence spectrophotometric pH titrations and the negative logarithm values of the ground-state acid ionization constants were derived to be pK(a1) = 1.31 ± 0.09 and pK(a2) = 5.71 ± 0.11 with the pK(a2) associated deprotonation/protonation process occurring over 3 pK(a) units more acidic than thiophenyl-free parent complex of [Ru(bpy)₂(Hpip)]²⁺ {Hpip = 2-phenyl-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline}. The calf thymus DNA-binding properties of [Ru(bpy)₂(Hbptip)]²⁺ in Tris-HCl buffer (pH 7.1 and 50 mM NaCl) were investigated by DNA viscosities and density functional theoretical calculations as well as UV-visible and emission spectroscopy techniques of UV-visible and luminescence titrations, steady-state emission quenching by [Fe(CN)₆]⁴⁻, DNA competitive binding with ethidium bromide, DNA melting experiments, and reverse salt effects. The complex was evidenced to bind to the DNA intercalatively with binding affinity being greater than those for previously reported analogs of [Ru(bpy)₂(Hip)]²⁺, [Ru(bpy)₂(Htip)]²⁺, and [Ru(bpy)₂(Haptip)]²⁺ {Hip = 1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline, Htip = 2-thiophenimidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline, Haptip = 2-(5-phenylthiophen-2-yl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline}.

  1. Crystal structure of a mononuclear RuII complex with a back-to-back terpyridine ligand: [RuCl(bpy)(tpy–tpy)]+

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    Rein, Francisca N.; Chen, Weizhong; Scott, Brian L.; Rocha, Reginaldo C.

    2015-01-01

    We report the structural characterization of [6′,6′′-bis­(pyridin-2-yl)-2,2′:4′,4′′:2′′,2′′′-quaterpyridine](2,2′-bi­pyridine)­chlorido­ruthenium(II) hexa­fluorido­phosphate, [RuCl(C10H8N2)(C30H20N6)]PF6, which contains the bidentate ligand 2,2′-bi­pyridine (bpy) and the tridendate ligand 6′,6′′-bis­(pyridin-2-yl)-2,2′:4′,4′′:2′′,2′′′-quaterpyridine (tpy–tpy). The [RuCl(bpy)(tpy–tpy)]+ monocation has a distorted octa­hedral geometry at the central RuII ion due to the restricted bite angle [159.32 (16)°] of the tridendate ligand. The Ru-bound tpy and bpy moieties are nearly planar and essentially perpendicular to each other with a dihedral angle of 89.78 (11)° between the least-squares planes. The lengths of the two Ru—N bonds for bpy are 2.028 (4) and 2.075 (4) Å, with the shorter bond being opposite to Ru—Cl. For tpy–tpy, the mean Ru—N distance involving the outer N atoms trans to each other is 2.053 (8) Å, whereas the length of the much shorter bond involving the central N atom is 1.936 (4) Å. The Ru—Cl distance is 2.3982 (16) Å. The free uncoordinated moiety of tpy–tpy adopts a trans,trans conformation about the inter­annular C—C bonds, with adjacent pyridyl rings being only approximately coplanar. The crystal packing shows significant π–π stacking inter­actions based on tpy–tpy. The crystal structure reported here is the first for a tpy–tpy complex of ruthenium. PMID:26396838

  2. A dual-potential electrochemiluminescence ratiometric sensor for sensitive detection of dopamine based on graphene-CdTe quantum dots and self-enhanced Ru(II) complex.

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    Fu, Xiaomin; Tan, Xingrong; Yuan, Ruo; Chen, Shihong

    2017-04-15

    A novel dual-potential ratiometric electrochemiluminescence (ECL) sensor was designed for detecting dopamine (DA) based on graphene-CdTe quantum dots (G-CdTe QDs) as the cathodic emitter and self-enhanced Ru(II) composite (TAEA-Ru) as the anodic emitter. TAEA-Ru was prepared by linking ruthenium(II) tris(2,2'-bipyridyl-4,4'-dicarboxylato) with tris(2-aminoethyl)amine. Firstly, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane founctionalized G-CdTe QDs was used as the substrate for capturing target DA via the specific recognition of the diol of DA to the oxyethyl group of APTES. Then, Cu2O nanocrystals supported TAEA-Ru was further bound by the strong interaction between amino groups of DA and carboxyl groups of the Cu2O-TAEA-Ru. With the increase in DA concentration, the loading of Cu2O-TAEA-Ru at the electrode increased. As a result, the anodic ECL signal from TAEA-Ru increased, and the cathodic ECL signal from G-CdTe QDs/O2 system decreased correspondingly. Such a decrease was resulted from the ECL resonance energy transfer (RET) from G-CdTe QDs to TAEA-Ru as well as the dual quenching effects of Cu2O to G-CdTe QDs, namely the ECL-RET from G-CdTe QDs to Cu2O and the consumption of coreactant O2 by Cu2O. Based on the ratio of two ECL signals, the determination of DA was achieved with a linear range from 10.0 fM to 1.0nM and a detection limit low to 2.9 fM (S/N=3). The combination of G-CdTe QDs/O2 and TAEA-Ru would break the limitation of the same coreatant shared in previous ECL ratiometric systems and provide a potential application of ECL ratiometric sensor in the detection of biological small molecules with the assistance of the dual molecular recognition strategy.

  3. UV-vis absorption spectrum of a novel Ru(II) complex intercalated in DNA: [Ru(2,2'-bipy)(dppz)(2,2'-ArPy)]⁺.

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    Chantzis, Agisilaos; Very, Thibaut; Despax, Stéphane; Issenhuth, Jean-Thomas; Boeglin, Alex; Hébraud, Pascal; Pfeffer, Michel; Monari, Antonio; Assfeld, Xavier

    2014-03-01

    The synthesis of a new Ru(II) complex is reported. Its absorption spectrum when interacting with DNA in water was calculated at the hybrid quantum mechanics molecular mechanics level of theory and compared with experimental data. The vertical transitions were computed using time-dependent density functional theory in the linear response approximation. The complex and its environment were treated at the quantum mechanical and molecular mechanical levels, respectively. The effects of the environment were investigated in detail and conveniently classified into electrostatic and polarization effects. The latter were modeled using the computationally inexpensive "electronic response of the surroundings" method. It was found that the main features of the experimental spectrum are nicely reproduced by the theoretical calculations. Moreover, analysis of the most intense transitions utilizing the natural transition orbital formalism revealed important insights into their nature and their potential role in the irreversible oxidation of DNA, a phenomenon that could be relevant in the field of cancer therapy.

  4. Self assembled composites of luminescent Ru(II) metallopolymers and the Dawson polyoxometalate α-[Mo18O54(SO4)2]4-.

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    Walsh, James J; Zhu, Jie; Zeng, Qiang; Forster, Robert J; Keyes, Tia E

    2012-09-07

    The interaction of two luminescent metallopolymers; [Ru(bpy)(2)(PVP)(10)](2+) and [Ru(bpy)(2)(CAIP)co-poly(7)](+), where bpy is 2,2'-bipyridyl, PVP is polyvinylpyridine, and (CAIP)co-poly(7) is poly(styrene(6)-co-p-(aminomethyl)styrene) amide linked to 2-(4-carboxyphenyl)imidazo[4,5-f] [1,10]phenanthroline, with the Dawson polyoxomolybdate α-[Mo(18)O(54)(SO(4))(2)](4-) is described. Both metallopolymers undergo electrostatic association with the polyoxometalate. From both electronic and luminescence spectroscopy the thermodynamic products were determined to be {[Ru(bpy)(2)(PVP)(10)](4.5)[Mo(18)O(54)(SO(4))(2)]}(5+) and {[Ru(bpy)(2)(CAIP)co-poly(7)](5)[Mo(18)O(54)(SO(4))(2)]}(+), i.e. in both instances, the number of ruthenium centres in the cluster exceeds the number required for charge neutralization of the molybdate centre. Association quenches the luminescence of the metallopolymer although, consistent with the excess of Ru(ii) present in the associated composites, emission is not completely extinguished even when a large excess of [Mo(18)O(54)(SO(4))(2)](4-) is present. The observed emission lifetime was not affected by [Mo(18)O(54)(SO(4))(2)](4-) therefore quenching was deemed static. The luminescent intensity data was found to fit best to a (sphere of action) Perrin model from which the radii of the quenching were calculated as 4.6 Å and 5.8 Å for [Ru(bpy)(2)(PVP)(10)](2+) and [Ru(bpy)(2)(CAIP co-poly)(7)](+) respectively. Both UV/Vis and resonance Raman data indicate the presence of a new optical transition centered around 490 nm for the composite, {[Ru(bpy)(2)(PVP)(10)](4.5)[Mo(18)O(54)(SO(4))(2)]}(5+) but not for {[Ru(bpy)(2)(CAIP)co-poly(7)](5)[Mo(18)O(54)(SO(4))(2)]}(+). This indicates strong electronic interaction between the metal centres in the former composite, which despite good thermodynamic analogy, is not observed for {[Ru(bpy)(2)(CAIP)co-poly(7)](5)[Mo(18)O(54)(SO(4))(2)]}(+). These results are consistent with photoelectrochemical studies of

  5. Electrochemical, linear optical, and nonlinear optical properties and interpretation by density functional theory calculations of (4-N,N-dimethylaminostyryl)-pyridinium pendant group associated with polypyridinic ligands and respective multifunctional metal complexes (Ru(II) or Zn(II)).

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    Dumur, Frédéric; Mayer, Cédric R; Hoang-Thi, Khuyen; Ledoux-Rak, Isabelle; Miomandre, Fabien; Clavier, Gilles; Dumas, Eddy; Méallet-Renault, Rachel; Frigoli, Michel; Zyss, Joseph; Sécheresse, Francis

    2009-09-07

    The synthesis, linear optical and nonlinear optical properties, as well as the electrochemical behavior of a series of pro-ligands containing the 4-(4-N,N-dimethylaminostyryl)-1-methyl pyridinium (DASP(+)) group as a push-pull moiety covalently linked to terpyridine or bipyridine as chelating ligands are reported in this full paper. The corresponding multifunctional Ru(II) and Zn(II) complexes were prepared and investigated. The structural, electronic, and optical properties of the pro-ligands and the ruthenium complexes were investigated using density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent (TD) DFT calculations. A fairly good agreement was observed between the experimental and the calculated electronic spectra of the pro-ligands and their corresponding ruthenium complexes. A quenching of luminescence was evidenced in all ruthenium complexes compared with the free pro-ligands but even the terpyridine-functionalized metal complexes exhibited detectable luminescence at room temperature. Second order nonlinear optical (NLO) measurements were performed by Harmonic Light Scattering and the contribution of the DASP(+) moieties (and their relative ordering) and the metal-polypyridyl core need to be considered to explain the nonlinear optical properties of the metal complexes.

  6. Synthesis, spectroscopic, crystal structure and DNA binding of Ru(II) complexes with 2-hydroxy-benzoic acid [1-(4-hydroxy-6-methyl-2-oxo-2H-pyran-3-yl)-ethylidene]-hydrazide

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    Chitrapriya, Nataraj; Sathiya Kamatchi, Thangavel; Zeller, Matthias; Lee, Hyosun; Natarajan, Karuppannan

    2011-10-01

    Reactions of 2-hydroxy-benzoic acid [1-(4-hydroxy-6-methyl-2-oxo-2H-pyran-3-yl)-ethylidene]-hydrazide (H 2L) with [RuHCl(CO)(EPh 3) 3] (E = P or As) were carried out and the new complexes obtained were characterized by elemental analysis, electronic, IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopic techniques and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Complex ( 1) crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/ c with unit cell dimensions a = 18.6236(17) Å, b = 12.8627(12) Å, c = 21.683(2) Å, α = 90.00, β = 114.626(2), γ = 90.00 V = 4721.8(8) Å, Z = 4. The crystal structure of the complex shows Ru(II) atom is six-coordinated, forming a slightly distorted octahedral geometry with two P atoms in axial positions, and three chelating donor atoms of the tridentate Schiff base ligand and one carbonyl group located in the equatorial plane. The molecular structure is stabilized by intramolecular O—H···N interactions. No intermolecular hydrogen bond was observed. The intramolecular hydrogen bond exists between the oxygen atom from salicylic acid moiety and nitrogen from the same moiety. A variety of solution studies were carried out for the determination of DNA binding mode of the complexes. The results suggest that both complexes bind to Herring sperm DNA via non intercalative mode.

  7. Synthesis, spectroscopic, crystal structure and DNA binding of Ru(II) complexes with 2-hydroxy-benzoic acid [1-(4-hydroxy-6-methyl-2-oxo-2H-pyran-3-yl)-ethylidene]-hydrazide.

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    Chitrapriya, Nataraj; Kamatchi, Thangavel Sathiya; Zeller, Matthias; Lee, Hyosun; Natarajan, Karuppannan

    2011-10-15

    Reactions of 2-hydroxy-benzoic acid [1-(4-hydroxy-6-methyl-2-oxo-2H-pyran-3-yl)-ethylidene]-hydrazide (H(2)L) with [RuHCl(CO)(EPh(3))(3)] (E = P or As) were carried out and the new complexes obtained were characterized by elemental analysis, electronic, IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectroscopic techniques and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Complex (1) crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/c with unit cell dimensions a=18.6236(17) Å, b=12.8627(12) Å, c=21.683(2) Å, α=90.00, β=114.626(2), γ=90.00 V=4721.8(8) Å, Z=4. The crystal structure of the complex shows Ru(II) atom is six-coordinated, forming a slightly distorted octahedral geometry with two P atoms in axial positions, and three chelating donor atoms of the tridentate Schiff base ligand and one carbonyl group located in the equatorial plane. The molecular structure is stabilized by intramolecular O-H···N interactions. No intermolecular hydrogen bond was observed. The intramolecular hydrogen bond exists between the oxygen atom from salicylic acid moiety and nitrogen from the same moiety. A variety of solution studies were carried out for the determination of DNA binding mode of the complexes. The results suggest that both complexes bind to Herring sperm DNA via non intercalative mode.

  8. Design of Ru(II) Complexes Based on Anthraimidazoledione-Functionalized Terpyridine Ligand for Improvement of Room-Temperature Luminescence Characteristics and Recognition of Selective Anions: Experimental and DFT/TD-DFT Study.

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    Mondal, Debiprasad; Bar, Manoranjan; Mukherjee, Shruti; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2016-10-03

    In this work we report synthesis and characterization of three rigid and linear rodlike monometallic Ru(II) complexes based on a terpyridine ligand tightly connected to 9,10-anthraquinone electron-acceptor unit through phenyl-imidazole spacer. The motivation of designing these complexes is to enhance their excited-state lifetimes at room temperature. Interestingly it is found that all three complexes exhibit luminescence at room temperature with excited-state lifetimes in the range of 1.6-52.8 ns, depending upon the coligand as well as the solvent. Temperature-dependent luminescence investigations indicate that the energy gap between the emitting (3)MLCT state and nonemitting metal-centered state (3)MC in the complexes increased enormously compared with parent [Ru(tpy)2](2+). In addition, by taking advantage of the imidazole NH proton(s), which became appreciably acidic upon combined effect of electron accepting anthraquinone moiety as well as metal ion coordination, we also examined anion recognition and sensing behaviors of the complexes in organic, mixed aqueous-organic as well as in solid medium through different optical channels such as absorption, steady-state and time-resolved emission, and (1)H NMR spectroscopic techniques. In conjunction with the experiment, computational investigation was also employed to examine the electronic structures of the complexes and accurate assignment of experimentally observed spectral and redox behaviors.

  9. A femtosecond study of the anomaly in electron injection for dye-sensitized solar cells: the influence of isomerization employing Ru(II) sensitizers with anthracene and phenanthrene ancillary ligands.

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    Cheema, Hammad; Younts, Robert; Ogbose, Louis; Gautam, Bhoj; Gundogdu, Kenan; El-Shafei, Ahmed

    2015-01-28

    In this study, an intriguing difference caused by structural isomerization based on anthracene and phenanthrene stilbazole type ancillary ligands in Ru(ii) sensitizers for dye sensitized solar cells (DSCs) has been investigated using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. Both anthracene and phenanthrene based sensitizers HD-7 and HD-8, respectively, resulted in a similar extinction coefficient, photophysical and thermodynamic free energy of electron injection and dye regeneration as measured by UV-Vis, excited state lifetime and cyclic voltammetry measurements, respectively. However, TiO2 adsorbed HD-7 resulted in up to 45% less photocurrent density than HD-8 although photovoltage was similar owing to comparable thermodynamic characteristics. It was obvious from the measurement of incident photon to current conversion efficiency (IPCE) that excited electrons in HD-7 are prone to internal energy loss before injection into the TiO2 conduction band. Analysis of photo-induced spectral features measured by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy showed that excited electrons in HD-7 are prone to ISC (intersystem crossing) much more than HD-8 and those triplet electrons are not injected into TiO2 efficiently. Interestingly, from impedance measurements, HD-7 showed higher recombination resistance than HD-8 and N719, but a shorter lifetime for electrons injected into the TiO2 conduction band.

  10. A Ru(II) complex with 2-(4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline: synthesis, characterization, and acid-base and DNA-binding properties.

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    Gao, Jie; Wang, Zhi-Ping; Yuan, Cui-Li; Jia, Hai-Shun; Wang, Ke-Zhi

    2011-09-01

    A new Ru(II) complex of [Ru(bpy)2(Hmspip)]Cl2 {in which bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, Hmspip=2-(4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline} have been synthesized and characterized. The ground- and excited-state acid-base properties of [Ru(bpy)2(Hmspip)]Cl2 and its parent complex of [Ru(bpy)2(Hpip)]Cl2 {Hpip=2-phenyl-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline} have been studied by UV-visible (UV-vis) and emission spectrophotometric pH titrations. [Ru(bpy)2(Hmspip)]Cl2 acts as a calf thymus DNA intercalators with a binding constant of 4.0×10(5) M(-1) in buffered 50 mM NaCl, as evidenced by UV-vis and luminescence titrations, steady-state emission quenching by [Fe(CN)6]4-, DNA competitive binding with ethidium bromide, reverse salt titrations and viscosity measurements.

  11. Effects of the fluorine substituent positions of the intercalating ligands on the binding behavior and third-strand stabilization of two Ru(II) complexes toward poly(U)•poly(A)*poly(U) triplex RNA.

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    Peng, Mengna; Ni, Wen; Tan, Lifeng

    2017-10-01

    Two new Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes containing fluorine substituents, [Ru(bpy)2(o-fpip)](2+) (Ru1, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, o-fpip=2-(2-fluorophenyl)imidazo[4,5-f] [1,10]phenanthroline) and [Ru(bpy)2(p-fpip)](2+) (Ru2, p-fpip=2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[4,5-f] [1,10]phenanthroline) have been synthesized as binders for poly(U)•poly(A)∗poly(U) triplex RNA. The binding of the two complexes with the triplex RNA has been investigated by spectroscopic methods and viscosity measurements. Analysis of the electronic absorption spectra indicates that the association of intercalating Ru2 with the triplex RNA is greater than that of Ru1, which is also supported by spectroscopic titrations and viscosity measurements. Thermal denaturation studies reflect that third-strand stabilization depend on the nature of the two complexes and Ru2 is more effective for stabilization of the triplex RNA. Circular dichroism spectra of the triplex RNA in the presence of metal complexes indicate that the binding-induced CD perturbation of the triplex structure is more obvious by Ru2. The main results obtained here suggest that the positions of fluorine substituent in the intercalating ligands have a significant effect on the two complexes stabilizing the third strand. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. A Ru(II) complex with 2-(4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5- f][1,10]phenanthroline: Synthesis, characterization, and acid-base and DNA-binding properties

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    Gao, Jie; Wang, Zhi-Ping; Yuan, Cui-Li; Jia, Hai-Shun; Wang, Ke-Zhi

    2011-09-01

    A new Ru(II) complex of [Ru(bpy) 2(Hmspip)]Cl 2 {in which bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, Hmspip = 2-(4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-1 H-imidazo[4,5- f][1,10]phenanthroline} have been synthesized and characterized. The ground- and excited-state acid-base properties of [Ru(bpy) 2(Hmspip)]Cl 2 and its parent complex of [Ru(bpy) 2(Hpip)]Cl 2 {Hpip = 2-phenyl-1H-imidazo[4,5- f][1,10]phenanthroline} have been studied by UV-visible (UV-vis) and emission spectrophotometric pH titrations. [Ru(bpy) 2(Hmspip)]Cl 2 acts as a calf thymus DNA intercalators with a binding constant of 4.0 × 10 5 M -1 in buffered 50 mM NaCl, as evidenced by UV-vis and luminescence titrations, steady-state emission quenching by [Fe(CN) 6] 4-, DNA competitive binding with ethidium bromide, reverse salt titrations and viscosity measurements.

  13. Synthesis and Photophysical and Electrochemical Properties of Functionalized Mono-, Bis-, and Trisanthracenyl Bridged Ru(II) Bis(2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine) Charge Transfer Complexes

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    Adeloye, Adewale O.; Ajibade, Peter A.

    2014-01-01

    With the aim of developing new molecular devices having long-range electron transfer in artificial systems and as photosensitizers, a series of homoleptic ruthenium(II) bisterpyridine complexes bearing one to three anthracenyl units sandwiched between terpyridine and 2-methyl-2-butenoic acid group are synthesized and characterized. The complexes formulated as bis-4′-(9-monoanthracenyl-10-(2-methyl-2-butenoic acid) terpyridyl) ruthenium(II) bis(hexafluorophosphate) (RBT1), bis-4′-(9-dianthracenyl-10-(2-methyl-2-butenoic acid) terpyridyl) ruthenium(II) bis(hexafluorophosphate) (RBT2), and bis-4′-(9-trianthracenyl-10-(2-methyl-2-butenoic acid) terpyridyl) ruthenium(II) bis(hexafluorophosphate) (RBT3) were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, UV-Vis, photoluminescence, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, and electrochemical techniques by elemental analysis, FT-IR, UV-Vis, photoluminescence, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, and electrochemical techniques. The cyclic voltammograms (CVs) of (RBT1), (RBT2), and (RBT3) display reversible one-electron oxidation processes at E1/2 = 1.13 V, 0.71 V, and 0.99 V, respectively (versus Ag/AgCl). Based on a general linear correlation between increase in the length of π-conjugation bond and the molar extinction coefficients, the Ru(II) bisterpyridyl complexes show characteristic broad and intense metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) band absorption transitions between 480–600 nm, ε = 9.45 × 103 M−1 cm−1, and appreciable photoluminescence spanning the visible region. PMID:24883408

  14. DFT Simulation of Structural and Optical Properties of 9-Aminoacridine Half-Sandwich Ru(II), Rh(III), and Ir(III) Antitumoral Complexes and Their Interaction with DNA.

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    Cerón-Carrasco, José Pedro; Ruiz, José; Vicente, Consuelo; de Haro, Concepción; Bautista, Delia; Zúñiga, José; Requena, Alberto

    2017-08-08

    In this work, we use DFT-based methods to simulate the chemical structures, optical properties, and interaction with DNA of a recently synthesized chelated C^N 9-aminoacridine arene Ru(II) anticancer agent and two new closely related Rh(III) and Ir(III) complexes using DFT-based methods. Four chemical models and a number of theoretical approaches, which representatively include the PBE0, B97D, ωB97X, ωB97X-D, M06, and M06-L density functionals and the LANL2DZ, def2-SVP, and def2-TZVP basis sets, are tested. The best overall accuracy/cost performance for the optimization process is reached at the ωB97X-D/def2-SVP and M06/def2-SVP levels of theory. Inclusion of explicit solvent molecules (CHCl3) further refines the geometry, while taking into account the crystal network gives no significant improvements of the computed bond distances and angles. The analysis of the excited states reveals that the M06 level matches better the experimental absorption spectra, compared to ωB97X-D. The use of the M06/def2-SVP approach is therefore a well-balanced method to study theoretically the bioactivity of this type of antitumoral complexes, so we couple this TD-DFT approach to molecular dynamics simulations in order to assess their reactivity with DNA. The reported results demonstrate that these drugs could be used to inject electrons into DNA, which might broaden their applications in photoactivated chemotherapy and as new materials for DNA-based electrochemical nanodevices.

  15. Dual mode of cell death upon the photo-irradiation of a RuII polypyridyl complex in interphase or mitosis† †Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c6sc00387g Click here for additional data file. Click here for additional data file. Click here for additional data file. Click here for additional data file.

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    Pierroz, Vanessa; Rubbiani, Riccardo; Gentili, Christian; Patra, Malay; Mari, Cristina

    2016-01-01

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an attractive, complementary medical technique to chemotherapy. Among the different photosensitizers (PSs) employed, Ru(ii) polypyridyl complexes were found to be valid substitutes to porphyrin-based or phthalocyanine-based PSs. Here, we confirm that one such complex, namely [Ru(bipy)2-dppz-7-methoxy][PF6]2 (Ru65), which localizes in the nucleus of various cancer and normal cells, displays cytotoxicity only upon UV-A irradiation. Importantly, we disclose the molecular mechanism of the UV-A mediated cytotoxic action of Ru65. We demonstrate that Ru65 intercalates in DNA and, upon light irradiation, promotes guanine oxidation, resulting in nicks in the double helix. We confirm this mechanism of action in living cells, showing that the UV-A irradiation of cells loaded with Ru65 results in a transient DNA damage response and cell death. Strikingly, the photo-irradiation of Ru65 triggered distinct mechanisms of cell death in interphase or mitotic cells. The former underwent cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase and massive cytoplasmic vacuolation, which was paralleled by an unfolded-protein stress response, resulting in a reduction of viability and cell death through a paraptosis-like mechanism. On the other hand, the UV-A irradiation of Ru65 in cells synchronized by G2/M block-release with a selective CDK1 inhibitor led to blocking mitotic entry and rapid cell death through classic apoptotic pathways. Importantly, targeting mitotic cells with Ru65 allowed increasing its photo-toxicity by a factor of 3.6. Overall, our findings show that the use of a combination of a cell cycle inhibitor and a PS targeting the nucleus could open up new avenues in PDT. PMID:27708751

  16. Study of Cross-Linking Density and the Type of Cross Linkage in Polyurethane Elastomers (Sintez i Fiziko-Khimiya Poliuretanov),

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    2014-09-26

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  17. Heteroleptic neutral Ru(II) complexes based photodiodes

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    Elgazzar, Elsayed; Dayan, O.; Serbetci, Z.; Dere, A.; Al-Sehemi, Abdullah G.; Al-Ghamdi, Ahmed A.; El-Tantawy, Farid; Farooq, W. A.; Yakuphanoglu, F.

    2017-07-01

    The two complexes Ru (II) containing 2,6-bis(benzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine and 2-pyridine and 2-quinoline carboxylates were synthesized to fabricate organic photodiodes. The electrical properties of Au / Ru (II) complex (I) / n - Si / Al and Au / Ru (II) complex (II) / n - Si / Al diodes were investigated by current-voltage and capacitance-voltage measurements. The fabricated devices give a high rectification behavior with rectification ratio of 2.4 × 104 -2.1 × 103 at ± 4 V. The diodes exhibited a high photoconductivity based on trap levels within band gap. The series resistance and barrier height were calculated from (C - V) measurements and compared to other of (I - V) . The obtained results indicate that the prepared photodiodes can be used as photosensor for optoelectronic applications.

  18. The electrochemical detection of Ru(II) in a methyl methacrylate solution.

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    De Wael, Karolien; Adriaens, Annemie; Temmerman, Eduard

    2006-02-15

    This article describes the voltammetric behaviour of RuCl(2)(PPh(3))(3) in a methyl methacrylate (MMA) solution. Acquiring this type of information is only possible when the ohmic resistance can be kept sufficiently low. Therefore, the conductivity study of pure methyl methacrylate and a tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate (TBABF(4)) methyl methacrylate solution has been described as well. Impedance measurements show an increase in conductivity by adding TBABF(4), while a conductometric curve illustrates the presence of ion pairs, triple ions and quadrupoles depending on the TBABF(4) concentration. The conductivity of a 0.1molL(-1) TBABF(4)-MMA solution (formation of charged triple ions) was high enough to perform electrochemical experiments and a calibration curve could be obtained. The ability of obtaining relevant electrochemical data in low conducting media opens up new perspectives, especially for electroanalytical purposes used to monitor polymer reactions, more specific atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) reactions. This method employs a redox process with transition metal complexes in which a halogen ion is transferred reversibly between the transition metal and the polymer chain end. The dynamic equilibrium can be monitored by measuring the ruthenium concentration.

  19. Synthesis of Monomeric Fe(II) and Ru(II) Complexes of Tetradentate Phosphines

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    Jana, Barun; Ellern, Arkady; Pestovsky, Oleg; Sadow, Aaron; Bakac, Andreja

    2011-03-07

    rac-Bis[{l_brace}(diphenylphosphino)ethyl{r_brace}-phenylphosphino]methane (DPPEPM) reacts with iron(II) and ruthenium(II) halides to generate complexes with folded DPPEPM coordination. The paramagnetic, five-coordinate Fe(DPPEPM)Cl{sub 2} (1) in CD{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} features a tridentate binding mode as established by {sup 31}P{l_brace}{sup 1}H{r_brace} NMR spectroscopy. Crystal structure analysis of the analogous bromo complex, Fe(DPPEPM)Br{sub 2} (2) revealed a pseudo-octahedral, cis-{alpha} geometry at iron with DPPEPM coordinated in a tetradentate fashion. However, in CD{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} solution, the coordination of DPPEPM in 2 is similar to that of 1 in that one of the external phosphorus atoms is dissociated resulting in a mixture of three tridentate complexes. The chloro ruthenium complex cis-Ru({kappa}{sup 4}-DPPEPM)Cl{sub 2} (3) is obtained from rac-DPPEPM and either [RuCl{sub 2}(COD)]{sub 2} [COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene] or RuCl{sub 2}(PPh{sub 3}){sub 4}. The structure of 3 in both the solid state and in CD{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} solution features a folded {kappa}{sup 4}-DPPEPM. This binding mode was also observed in cis-[Fe({kappa}{sup 4}-DPPEPM)(CH{sub 3}CN){sub 2}](CF{sub 3}SO{sub 3}){sub 2} (4). Addition of an excess of CO to a methanolic solution of 1 results in the replacement of one of the chloride ions by CO to yield cis-[Fe({kappa}{sup 4}-DPPEPM)Cl(CO)](Cl) (5). The same reaction in CH{sub 2}Cl{sub 2} produces a mixture of 5 and [Fe({kappa}{sup 3}-DPPEPM)Cl{sub 2}(CO)] (6) in which one of the internal phosphines has been substituted by CO. Complexes 2, 3, 4, and 5 appear to be the first structurally characterized monometallic complexes of {kappa}{sup 4}-DPPEPM.

  20. Static and time-resolved spectroscopic studies of low-symmetry Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes

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    Curtright, A.E.; McCusker, J.K.

    1999-09-02

    The spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of a series of four Ru{sup II} polypyridyl complexes are reported. Compounds of the form [Ru(dmb){sub x}(dea){sub 3{minus}x}]{sup 2+} (x = 0--3), where dmb is 4,4{prime}-dimethyl-2,2{prime}-bipyridine and dea is 4,4{prime}-bis(diethylamino)-2,2{prime}-bipyridine, have been prepared and studied using static and time-resolved electronic and vibrational spectroscopies as a prelude to femtosecond spectroscopic studies of excited-state dynamics. Static electronic spectra in CH{sub 3}CN solution reveal a systematic shift of the MLCT absorption envelope from a maximum of 458 nm in the case of [Ru(dmb){sub 3}]{sup 2+} to 518 nm for [Ru(dea){sub 3}]{sup 2+} with successive substitutions of dea for dmb, suggesting a dea-based chromophore as the lowest-energy species. However, analysis of static and time-resolved emission data indicates an energy gap ordering of [Ru(dmb){sub 3}]{sup 2+} > [Ru(dmb){sub 2}(dea)]{sup 2+} > [Ru(dea){sub 3}]{sup 2+} > [Ru(dmb)(DEA){sub 2}]{sup 2+}, at variance with the electronic structures inferred from the absorption spectra. Nanosecond time-resolved electronic absorption and time-resolved step-scan infrared data are used to resolve this apparent conflict and confirm localization of the long-lived {sup 3}MLCT state on dmb in all three complexes where this ligand is present, thus making the dea-based excited state unique to [Ru(dea){sub 3}]{sup 2+}. Electrochemical studies further reveal the origin of this result, where a strong influence of the dea ligand on the oxidative Ru{sup II/III} couple, due to {pi} donation from the diethylamino substituent, is observed. The electronic absorption spectra are then reexamined in light of the now well-determined excited-state electronic structure. The results serve to underscore the importance of complete characterization of the electronic structures of transition metal complexes before embarking on ultrafast studies of their excited-state properties.

  1. Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of CN-substituted bipyridyl complexes of Ru(II).

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    McCusker, Catherine E; McCusker, James K

    2011-03-07

    A series of ruthenium complexes having the general form [Ru(bpy)(3-n)(CN-Me-bpy)(n)](PF(6))(2) (where bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, CN-Me-bpy = 4,4'-dicyano-5,5'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine, and n = 1-3 for complexes 1-3, respectively) have been synthesized and characterized using a variety of steady-state and nanosecond time-resolved spectroscopies. Electrochemical measurements indicate that the CN-Me-bpy ligand is significantly easier to reduce than the unsubstituted bipyridine (on the order of ∼500 mV), implying that the lowest energy (3)MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) state will be associated with the CN-Me-bpy ligand(s) in all three compounds. Comparison of the Huang-Rhys factors derived from spectral fitting analyses of the steady state emission spectra of complexes 1-3 suggests all three compounds are characterized by excited-state geometries that are less distorted relative to their ground states as compared to [Ru(bpy)(3)](PF(6))(2); the effect of the more nested ground- and excited-state potentials is reflected in the unusually high radiative quantum yields (13% (1), 27% (2), and 40% (3)) and long (3)MLCT-state room-temperature lifetimes (1.6 μs, 2.6 μs, and 3.5 μs, respectively) for these compounds. Coupling of the π* system into the CN groups is confirmed by nanosecond step-scan IR spectra which reveal a ∼40 cm(-1) bathochromic shift of the CN stretching frequency, indicative of a weaker CN bond in the (3)MLCT excited state relative to the ground state. The fact that the shift is the same for complexes 1-3 is evidence that, in all three complexes, the long-lived excited state is localized on a single CN-Me-bpy ligand rather than being delocalized over multiple ligands. © 2011 American Chemical Society

  2. Mechanistic insights into the chemistry of RuII complexes containing Cl and DMSO ligands.

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    Mola, Joaquim; Romero, Isabel; Rodríguez, Montserrat; Bozoglian, Fernando; Poater, Albert; Solà, Miquel; Parella, Teodor; Benet-Buchholz, Jordi; Fontrodona, Xavier; Llobet, Antoni

    2007-12-10

    Two new isomers trans,mer-[RuIICl2(bpea)(DMSO)], 2a, and cis,fac-[RuIICl2(bpea)(DMSO)], 2b, (bpea = N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylamine), as well as the bis-DMSO complex trans,fac-[RuIICl(bpea)(DMSO)2]Cl, 3, have been synthesized and characterized by cyclic voltammetry and UV-vis and 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy in solution. Their solid-state structure has also been solved by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. All the three complexes display a ruthenium metal center possessing a distorted-octahedral type of coordination, where the bpea ligand is coordinated in a meridional fashion in 2a and in a facial fashion in 2b and 3. The isomer 2a is the kinetically favored and thus can be thermally converted into 2b, that is the thermodynamically favored one. A thorough kinetic analysis strongly points toward a dissociative mechanism, where in the first step a chloro ligand is removed from the metal coordination sphere, followed by a geometric rearrangement before the chloro ligand coordinates again, generating the final complex. DFT calculations agree with the experimental data for the proposed mechanism and allow us to further characterize the mechanism of the 2a --> 2b rearrangement by obtaining the intermediates and transition state.

  3. New RuII Complex for Dual Activity: Photoinduced Ligand Release and 1O2 Production

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    Loftus, Lauren M.; White, Jessica K.; Albani, Bryan A.; Kohler, Lars; Kodanko, Jeremy J.; Thummel, Randolph P.

    2016-01-01

    The new complex [Ru(pydppn)(biq)(py)]2+ (1) undergoes both py photodissociation in CH3CN with Φ500=0.0070(4) and 1O2 production with ΦΔ=0.75(7) in CH3OH from a long-lived 3ππ* state centered on the pydppn ligand (pydppn=3-(pyrid-2-yl)benzo[i]dipyrido[3,2-a:2′,3′-c]phenazine; biq = 2,2′-biquinoline; py= pyridine). This represents an order of magnitude decrease in the Φ500 compared to the previously reported model compound [Ru(tpy)(biq)(py)]2+ (3) (tpy=2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine) that undergoes only ligand exchange. The effect on the quantum yields by the addition of a second deactivation pathway through the low-lying 3ππ* state necessary for dual reactivity was investigated using ultrafast and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, revealing a significantly shorter 3MLCT lifetime in 1 relative to that of the model complex 3. Due to the structural similarities between the two compounds, the lower values of Φ500 and ΦΔ compared to that of [Ru(pydppn)(bpy)(py)]2+ (2) (bpy=2,2′-bipyridine) are attributed to a competitive excited state population between the 3LF states involved in ligand dissociation and the long-lived 3ππ* state in 1. Complex 1 represents a model compound for dual activity that may be applied to photochemotherapy. PMID:26715085

  4. Unusually efficient pyridine photodissociation from Ru(II) complexes with sterically bulky bidentate ancillary ligands.

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    Knoll, Jessica D; Albani, Bryan A; Durr, Christopher B; Turro, Claudia

    2014-11-13

    The introduction of steric bulk to the bidentate ligand in [Ru(tpy)(bpy)(py)](2+) (1; tpy = 2,2':2',6″-terpyridine; bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; py = pyridine) to provide [Ru(tpy)(Me2bpy)(py)](2+) (2; Me2bpy = 6,6'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine) and [Ru(tpy)(biq)(py)](2+) (3; biq = 2,2'-biquinoline) facilitates photoinduced dissociation of pyridine with visible light. Upon irradiation of 2 and 3 in CH3CN (λirr = 500 nm), ligand exchange occurs to produce the corresponding [Ru(tpy)(NN)(NCCH3)](2+) (NN = Me2bpy, biq) complex with quantum yields, Φ500, of 0.16(1) and 0.033(1) for 2 and 3, respectively. These values represent an increase in efficiency of the reaction by 2-3 orders of magnitude as compared to that of 1, Φ500 < 0.0001, under similar experimental conditions. The photolysis of 2 and 3 in H2O with low energy light to produce [Ru(tpy)(NN)(OH2)](2+) (NN = Me2bpy, biq) also proceeds rapidly (λirr > 590 nm). Complexes 1-3 are stable in the dark in both CH3CN and H2O under similar experimental conditions. X-ray crystal structures and theoretical calculations highlight significant distortion of the planes of the bidentate ligands in 2 and 3 relative to that of 1. The crystallographic dihedral angles defined by the bidentate ligand, Me2bpy in 2 and biq in 3, and the tpy ligand were determined to be 67.87° and 61.89°, respectively, whereas only a small distortion from the octahedral geometry is observed between bpy and tpy in 1, 83.34°. The steric bulk afforded by Me2bpy and biq also result in major distortions of the pyridine ligand in 2 and 3, respectively, relative to 1, which are believed to weaken its σ-bonding and π-back-bonding to the metal and play a crucial role in the efficiency of the photoinduced ligand exchange. The ability of 2 and 3 to undergo ligand exchange with λirr > 590 nm makes them potential candidates to build photochemotherapeutic agents for the delivery of drugs with pyridine binding groups.

  5. Theoretical Insight on the S → O Photoisomerization of DMSO Complexes of Ru(II)

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    Lutterman, Daniel A.; Rachford, Aaron A.; Rack, Jeffrey J.; Turro, Claudia

    2009-09-01

    Complexes of the type [Ru(tpy)(L)(dmso)]n+ (where tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine; L = 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy), n = 2; N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylene diamine (tmen), n = 2; acetylacetonate (acac), n = 1; oxalate (ox), n = 0; malonate (mal), n = 0) were investigated by density functional theory (DFT). The results do not support a promoting role for the dσ* ligand field (LF) states during excited state S → O isomerization. Instead, the calculations show that the formation of a Ru(III) center is important in the isomerization, along with the identity of the ancillary bidentate ligand. The present work shows that the orbital contributions from the bidentate ligand to the HOMO, which is typically centered on the ruthenium, plays an important role in the photochemical and oxidative reactivity of the complexes.

  6. Excited state potential energy surfaces of bistridentate RuII complexes - A TD-DFT study

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    Österman, Tomas; Persson, Petter

    2012-10-01

    Time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations have been used to investigate low-energy singlet and triplet excited state potential energy surfaces (PES) of two prototype RuII-bistridentate complexes: [RuII(tpy)2]2+ (tpy is 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) and [RuII(dqp)2]2+ (dqp is 2,6-di(quinolin-8-yl)pyridine). Solvent effects were considered using a self-consistent reaction field scheme. The calculations provide information about the excited state manifold along pathways for activated decay of metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) excited states via metal-centered (MC) states for the two complexes. Significant differences in the energy profiles of the investigated PESs are explained through characterization of the electronic properties of the involved states calculated by the TD-DFT calculations. Finally, implications of the computational results for the design of octahedral metal complexes utilizing ligand field splitting (LFS) strategies for efficient light-harvesting in photochemical applications such as artificial photosynthesis are discussed.

  7. A dinuclear Ru(II) complex capable of photoinduced ligand exchange at both metal centers.

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    Albani, B A; Peña, B; Saha, S; White, J K; Schaeffer, A M; Dunbar, K R; Turro, C

    2015-11-28

    {[Ru(CH3CN)3]2(tppz)}(4+) (tppz = tetra-2-pyridylpyrazine) undergoes photoinduced CH3CN exchange with λirr ≥ 610 nm in H2O. In contrast, cis-{[Ru(tpy)(L)]2(bpm)}(4+) (tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine, bpm = 2,2'-bipyrimidine, L = CH3CN) is not reactive, but the complex with L = DMSO is photoactive. These complexes are potentially useful for the release of multiply caged drugs.

  8. New Ru(II) Complex for Dual Activity: Photoinduced Ligand Release and (1)O2 Production.

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    Loftus, Lauren M; White, Jessica K; Albani, Bryan A; Kohler, Lars; Kodanko, Jeremy J; Thummel, Randolph P; Dunbar, Kim R; Turro, Claudia

    2016-03-07

    The new complex [Ru(pydppn)(biq)(py)](2+) (1) undergoes both py photodissociation in CH3CN with Φ500 =0.0070(4) and (1)O2 production with ΦΔ =0.75(7) in CH3 OH from a long-lived (3) ππ* state centered on the pydppn ligand (pydppn=3-(pyrid-2-yl)benzo[i]dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine; biq = 2,2'-biquinoline; py=pyridine). This represents an order of magnitude decrease in the Φ500 compared to the previously reported model compound [Ru(tpy)(biq)(py)](2+) (3) (tpy=2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) that undergoes only ligand exchange. The effect on the quantum yields by the addition of a second deactivation pathway through the low-lying (3) ππ* state necessary for dual reactivity was investigated using ultrafast and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, revealing a significantly shorter (3) MLCT lifetime in 1 relative to that of the model complex 3. Due to the structural similarities between the two compounds, the lower values of Φ500 and ΦΔ compared to that of [Ru(pydppn)(bpy)(py)](2+) (2) (bpy=2,2'-bipyridine) are attributed to a competitive excited state population between the (3) LF states involved in ligand dissociation and the long-lived (3) ππ* state in 1. Complex 1 represents a model compound for dual activity that may be applied to photochemotherapy.

  9. Unusually Efficient Pyridine Photodissociation from Ru(II) Complexes with Sterically Bulky Bidentate Ancillary Ligands

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    2015-01-01

    The introduction of steric bulk to the bidentate ligand in [Ru(tpy)(bpy)(py)]2+ (1; tpy = 2,2′:2′,6″-terpyridine; bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine; py = pyridine) to provide [Ru(tpy)(Me2bpy)(py)]2+ (2; Me2bpy = 6,6′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine) and [Ru(tpy)(biq)(py)]2+ (3; biq = 2,2′-biquinoline) facilitates photoinduced dissociation of pyridine with visible light. Upon irradiation of 2 and 3 in CH3CN (λirr = 500 nm), ligand exchange occurs to produce the corresponding [Ru(tpy)(NN)(NCCH3)]2+ (NN = Me2bpy, biq) complex with quantum yields, Φ500, of 0.16(1) and 0.033(1) for 2 and 3, respectively. These values represent an increase in efficiency of the reaction by 2–3 orders of magnitude as compared to that of 1, Φ500 < 0.0001, under similar experimental conditions. The photolysis of 2 and 3 in H2O with low energy light to produce [Ru(tpy)(NN)(OH2)]2+ (NN = Me2bpy, biq) also proceeds rapidly (λirr > 590 nm). Complexes 1–3 are stable in the dark in both CH3CN and H2O under similar experimental conditions. X-ray crystal structures and theoretical calculations highlight significant distortion of the planes of the bidentate ligands in 2 and 3 relative to that of 1. The crystallographic dihedral angles defined by the bidentate ligand, Me2bpy in 2 and biq in 3, and the tpy ligand were determined to be 67.87° and 61.89°, respectively, whereas only a small distortion from the octahedral geometry is observed between bpy and tpy in 1, 83.34°. The steric bulk afforded by Me2bpy and biq also result in major distortions of the pyridine ligand in 2 and 3, respectively, relative to 1, which are believed to weaken its σ-bonding and π-back-bonding to the metal and play a crucial role in the efficiency of the photoinduced ligand exchange. The ability of 2 and 3 to undergo ligand exchange with λirr > 590 nm makes them potential candidates to build photochemotherapeutic agents for the delivery of drugs with pyridine binding groups. PMID:25027458

  10. Base-enhanced catalytic water oxidation by a carboxylate–bipyridine Ru(II) complex

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    Song, Na; Concepcion, Javier J.; Binstead, Robert A.; Rudd, Jennifer A.; Vannucci, Aaron K.; Dares, Christopher J.; Coggins, Michael K.; Meyer, Thomas J.

    2015-04-06

    In aqueous solution above pH 2.4 with 4% (vol/vol) CH3CN, the complex [RuII(bda)(isoq)2] (bda is 2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylate; isoq is isoquinoline) exists as the open-arm chelate, [RuII(CO2-bpy-CO2$-$)(isoq)2(NCCH3)], as shown by 1H and 13C-NMR, X-ray crystallography, and pH titrations. Rates of water oxidation with the open-arm chelate are remarkably enhanced by added proton acceptor bases, as measured by cyclic voltammetry (CV). In 1.0 M PO43–, the calculated half-time for water oxidation is ~7 μs. In conclusion, the key to the rate accelerations with added bases is direct involvement of the buffer base in either atom–proton transfer (APT) or concerted electron–proton transfer (EPT) pathways.

  11. Photoinduced water oxidation sensitized by a tetranuclear Ru(II) dendrimer.

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    La Ganga, Giuseppina; Nastasi, Francesco; Campagna, Sebastiano; Puntoriero, Fausto

    2009-12-07

    A multimetallic ruthenium(II) dendrimer is used for the first time to photosensitize dioxygen production from water by IrO2 nanoparticles; the system is more efficient than an analogous system based on the more commonly used [Ru(bpy)3]2+-type photosensitizers, in particular for the ability of the dendrimer to take advantage of the red portion of the solar spectrum.

  12. Base-enhanced catalytic water oxidation by a carboxylate–bipyridine Ru(II) complex

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    Song, Na; Concepcion, Javier J.; Binstead, Robert A.; Rudd, Jennifer A.; Vannucci, Aaron K.; Dares, Christopher J.; Coggins, Michael K.; Meyer, Thomas J.

    2015-01-01

    In aqueous solution above pH 2.4 with 4% (vol/vol) CH3CN, the complex [RuII(bda)(isoq)2] (bda is 2,2′-bipyridine-6,6′-dicarboxylate; isoq is isoquinoline) exists as the open-arm chelate, [RuII(CO2-bpy-CO2−)(isoq)2(NCCH3)], as shown by 1H and 13C-NMR, X-ray crystallography, and pH titrations. Rates of water oxidation with the open-arm chelate are remarkably enhanced by added proton acceptor bases, as measured by cyclic voltammetry (CV). In 1.0 M PO43–, the calculated half-time for water oxidation is ∼7 μs. The key to the rate accelerations with added bases is direct involvement of the buffer base in either atom–proton transfer (APT) or concerted electron–proton transfer (EPT) pathways. PMID:25848035

  13. Photodriven Multi-electron Storage in Disubstituted Ru(II) Dppz Analogues.

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    Aslan, Joseph M; Boston, David J; MacDonnell, Frederick M

    2015-11-23

    Four derivatives of the laminate acceptor ligand dipyrido-[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine (dppz) and their corresponding ruthenium complexes, [Ru(phen)2 (dppzX2 )](2+) , were prepared and characterized by NMR spectroscopy, ESI-MS, and elemental analysis. The new ligands, generically denoted dppzX2 , were symmetrically disubstituted on the distal benzene ring to give 10,13-dibromodppz (dppz-p-Br), 11,12-dibromodppz (dppz-o-Br), 10,13-dicyanodppz (dppz-p-CN), 11,12-dicyanodppz (dppz-o-CN). Solvated ground state MO calculations of the ruthenium complexes reveal that these electron-withdrawing substituents not only lower the LUMO of the dppz ligand (dppz(CN)2

  14. A Family of Potent Ru(II) Photosensitizers with Enhanced DNA Intercalation: Bimodal Photokillers.

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    Pefkianakis, Eleftherios K; Theodossiou, Theodossis A; Toubanaki, Dimitra K; Karagouni, Evdokia; Falaras, Polycarpos; Papadopoulos, Kyriakos; Vougioukalakis, Georgios C

    2015-01-01

    A new family of Ru(II)-based photosensitizers was synthesized and systematically characterized. The ligands employed to coordinate the ruthenium metal center were the commercially available 2,2'-bipyridine and a pyridine-quinoline hybrid bearing an anthracene moiety. The complexes obtained carry either PF6- or Cl(-) counterions. These counterions determine the complexes' hydrophobic or hydrophilic character, respectively, therefore dictating their solubility in biologically related media. All photosensitizers exhibit characteristic, relatively strong and wide UV-Vis absorption spectral profiles. Their high efficiency in generating cytotoxic singlet oxygen was established (up to ΦΔ ~0.8). Moreover, the interaction of these photosensitizers with double-stranded DNA was studied fluoro- and photospectroscopically and their binding affinities were found to be of the order of 3 × 10(7)  M(-1) . All complexes are photocytotoxic to DU145 human prostate cancer cells. The highest light-induced toxicity was conferred by the photosensitizers bearing Cl(-) counterions, probably due to the looser ionic "chaperoning" of Cl(-) , in comparison to PF6-, leading to higher cell internalization.

  15. Halogen bond preferences of thiocyanate ligand coordinated to Ru(II) via sulphur atom

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    Ding, Xin; Tuikka, Matti; Hirva, Pipsa; Haukka, Matti

    2017-09-01

    Halogen bonding between [Ru(bpy)(CO)2(S-SCN)2] (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), I2 was studied by co-crystallising the metal compound and diiodine from dichloromethane. The only observed crystalline product was found to be [Ru(bpy)(CO)2(S-SCN)2]ṡI2 with only one NCSṡṡṡI2 halogen bond between I2 and the metal coordinated S atom of one of the thiocyanate ligand. The dangling nitrogen atoms were not involved in halogen bonding. However, computational analysis suggests that there are no major energetic differences between the NCSṡṡṡI2 and SCNṡṡṡI2 bonding modes. The reason for the observed NCSṡṡṡI2 mode lies most probably in the more favourable packing effects rather than energetic preferences between NCSṡṡṡI2 and SCNṡṡṡI2 contacts.

  16. New Ru(II) pincer complexes: synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation for photodynamic therapy.

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    Tabrizi, Leila; Chiniforoshan, Hossein

    2016-11-15

    Three new ruthenium(ii) complexes of NCN pincer and phenylcyanamide derivative ligands of the formula [Ru(L)(Ph2phen)(3,5-(NO2)2pcyd)], 1, [Ru(L)(Me2phen)(3,5-(NO2)2pcyd)], 2, and [Ru(L)(Cl2phen)(3,5-(NO2)2pcyd)], 3 (HL: 5-methoxy-1,3-bis(1-methyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)benzene, 3,5-(NO2)2pcyd: 3,5-(NO2)2pcyd, Ph2phen: 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline, Me2phen: 4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, Cl2phen: 4,7-dichloro-1,10-phenanthroline) have been synthesized and studied as potential photosensitizers (PSs) in photodynamic therapy (PDT). The complexes exhibited promising (1)O2 production quantum yields comparable with PSs available on the market. The DNA-binding interactions of the complexes with calf thymus DNA have been studied by absorption, emission, and viscosity measurements. All complexes cleave SC-DNA efficiently on photoactivation at 350 nm with the formation of singlet oxygen ((1)O2) and hydroxyl radicals (˙OH) in type-II and photoredox pathways. Complexes 1-3 showed very good uptake in cervical cancer cells (HeLa). The compounds studied were found to exhibit low toxicity against HeLa cells (IC50 > 300 μM) and, remarkably, on non-cancerous MRC-5 cells (IC50 > 100 μM) in the dark. However, 1 showed very promising behavior with an increment of about 90 times, in its cytotoxicity upon light illumination at 420 nm in addition to very good human plasma stability.

  17. Computational studies of the electronic, conductivities, and spectroscopic properties of hydrolysed Ru(II) anticancer complexes.

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    Adeniyi, Adebayo A; Ajibade, Peter A

    2013-11-01

    The mechanism of activation of metal-based anticancer agents was reported to be through hydrolysis. In this study, computational method was used to gain insight to the correlation between the chemistry of the hydrolysis and the anticancer activities of selected Ru(II)-based complexes. Interestingly, we observed that the mechanism of activation by hydrolysis and their consequential anticancer activities is associated with favourable thermodynamic changes, higher hyperpolarizability (β), lower band-gap and higher first-order net current. The Fermi contact (FC) and spin dipole (SD) are found to be the two most significant Ramsey terms that determine the spin-spin couplings (J(HZ)) of most of the existing bonds in the complexes. Many of the computed properties give insights into the change in the chemistry of the complexes due to hydrolysis. Besides strong correlations of the computed properties to the anticancer activities of the complexes, using the quantum theory of atoms in a molecule (QTAIM) to analyse the spectroscopic properties shows a stronger correlation between the spectroscopic properties of Ru atom to the reported anticancer activities than the sum over of the spectroscopic properties of all atoms in the complexes.

  18. Computational studies of the electronic, conductivities, and spectroscopic properties of hydrolysed Ru(II) anticancer complexes

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    Adeniyi, Adebayo A.; Ajibade, Peter A.

    2013-11-01

    The mechanism of activation of metal-based anticancer agents was reported to be through hydrolysis. In this study, computational method was used to gain insight to the correlation between the chemistry of the hydrolysis and the anticancer activities of selected Ru(II)-based complexes. Interestingly, we observed that the mechanism of activation by hydrolysis and their consequential anticancer activities is associated with favourable thermodynamic changes, higher hyperpolarizability (β), lower band-gap and higher first-order net current. The Fermi contact (FC) and spin dipole (SD) are found to be the two most significant Ramsey terms that determine the spin-spin couplings (J(HZ)) of most of the existing bonds in the complexes. Many of the computed properties give insights into the change in the chemistry of the complexes due to hydrolysis. Besides strong correlations of the computed properties to the anticancer activities of the complexes, using the quantum theory of atoms in a molecule (QTAIM) to analyse the spectroscopic properties shows a stronger correlation between the spectroscopic properties of Ru atom to the reported anticancer activities than the sum over of the spectroscopic properties of all atoms in the complexes.

  19. Influence of temperature and light intensity on Ru(II) complex based organic-inorganic device

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    Asubay, Sezai; Durap, Feyyaz; Aydemir, Murat; Baysal, Akin; Ocak, Yusuf Selim; Tombak, Ahmet

    2016-03-25

    An organic-inorganic junction was fabricated by forming [Ru(Cy{sub 2}PNHCH{sub 2}-C{sub 4}H{sub 3}O)(η{sup 6}-p-cymene)Cl{sub 2}] complex thin film using spin coating technique on n-Si and evaporating Au metal on the film. It was seen that the structure had perfect rectification property. Current-voltage (I-V) measurements were carried out in dark and under various illumination conditions (between 50-100 mW/cm{sup 2}) and with the temperature range from 303 to 380 K. The structure showed unusually forward and reverse bias temperature and light sensing behaviors. It was seen that the current both in forward and reverse bias increased with the increase in light intensity and temperature.

  20. Homochiral D4-symmetric metal–organic cages from stereogenic Ru(II) metalloligands for effective enantioseparation of atropisomeric molecules

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    Wu, Kai; Li, Kang; Hou, Ya-Jun; Pan, Mei; Zhang, Lu-Yin; Chen, Ling; Su, Cheng-Yong

    2016-01-01

    Absolute chiral environments are rare in regular polyhedral and prismatic architectures, but are achievable from self-assembly of metal–organic cages/containers (MOCs), which endow us with a promising ability to imitate natural organization systems to accomplish stereochemical recognition, catalysis and separation. Here we report a general assembly approach to homochiral MOCs with robust chemical viability suitable for various practical applications. A stepwise process for assembly of enantiopure ΔΔΔΔΔΔΔΔ- and ΛΛΛΛΛΛΛΛ-Pd6(RuL3)8 MOCs is accomplished by pre-resolution of the Δ/Λ-Ru-metalloligand precursors. The obtained Pd–Ru bimetallic MOCs feature in large D4-symmetric chiral space imposed by the predetermined Ru(II)-octahedral stereoconfigurations, which are substitutionally inert, stable, water-soluble and are capable of encapsulating a dozen guests per cage. Chiral resolution tests reveal diverse host–guest stereoselectivity towards different chiral molecules, which demonstrate enantioseparation ability for atropisomeric compounds with C2 symmetry. NMR studies indicate a distinctive resolution process depending on guest exchange dynamics, which is differentiable between host–guest diastereomers. PMID:26839048

  1. Triggering the generation of an iron(IV)-oxo compound and its reactivity toward sulfides by Ru(II) photocatalysis.

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    Company, Anna; Sabenya, Gerard; González-Béjar, María; Gómez, Laura; Clémancey, Martin; Blondin, Geneviève; Jasniewski, Andrew J; Puri, Mayank; Browne, Wesley R; Latour, Jean-Marc; Que, Lawrence; Costas, Miquel; Pérez-Prieto, Julia; Lloret-Fillol, Julio

    2014-03-26

    The preparation of [Fe(IV)(O)(MePy2tacn)](2+) (2, MePy2tacn = N-methyl-N,N-bis(2-picolyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane) by reaction of [Fe(II)(MePy2tacn)(solvent)](2+) (1) and PhIO in CH3CN and its full characterization are described. This compound can also be prepared photochemically from its iron(II) precursor by irradiation at 447 nm in the presence of catalytic amounts of [Ru(II)(bpy)3](2+) as photosensitizer and a sacrificial electron acceptor (Na2S2O8). Remarkably, the rate of the reaction of the photochemically prepared compound 2 toward sulfides increases 150-fold under irradiation, and 2 is partially regenerated after the sulfide has been consumed; hence, the process can be repeated several times. The origin of this rate enhancement has been established by studying the reaction of chemically generated compound 2 with sulfides under different conditions, which demonstrated that both light and [Ru(II)(bpy)3](2+) are necessary for the observed increase in the reaction rate. A combination of nanosecond time-resolved absorption spectroscopy with laser pulse excitation and other mechanistic studies has led to the conclusion that an electron transfer mechanism is the most plausible explanation for the observed rate enhancement. According to this mechanism, the in-situ-generated [Ru(III)(bpy)3](3+) oxidizes the sulfide to form the corresponding radical cation, which is eventually oxidized by 2 to the corresponding sulfoxide.

  2. Hybridization between periodic mesoporous organosilica and a Ru(II) polypyridyl complex with phosphonic acid anchor groups.

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    Yui, Tatsuto; Takeda, Hiroyuki; Ueda, Yutaro; Sekizawa, Keita; Koike, Kazuhide; Inagaki, Shinji; Ishitani, Osamu

    2014-02-12

    A new method for the hybridization of a ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complex ([Ru(bpy)2((CH2PO3H2)2-bpy)](2+) (RuP2(2+): bpy =2,2'-bipyridine; (CH2PO3H2)2-bpy =2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'di(metylphosphonic acid)) with biphenylene-bearing periodic mesoporous organosilica (Bp-PMO made from 4,4'bis(triethoxysilyl)biphenyl [(C2H5O)3Si-(C6H4)2-Si(OC2H5)3]) was developed. Efficient and secure fixation of the ruthenium(II) complex with methylphosphonic acid groups (RuP2(2+)) in the mesopores of Bp-PMO occurred. This method introduced up to 660 μmol of RuP2(2+) in 1 g of Bp-PMO. Two modes of adsorption of RuP2(2+) in the mesopores of Bp-PMO were observed: one is caused by the chemical interaction between the methylphosphonic acid groups of RuP2(2+) and the silicate moieties of Bp-PMO and the other is attributed to aggregation of the RuP2(2+) complexes. In the case of the former mode, adsorbed RuP2(2+) (up to 80-100 μmol g(-1)) did not detach from Bp-PMO after washing with acetonitrile, dimethylformamide, or even water. Emission from the excited biphenylene (Bp) units was quantitatively quenched by the adsorbed RuP2(2+) molecules in cases where more than 60 μmol g(-1) of RuP2(2+) was adsorbed, and emission from RuP2(2+) was observed. Quantitative emission measurements indicated that emission from approximately 100 Bp units can be completely quenched by only one RuP2(2+) molecule in the mesopore, and photons absorbed by approximately 400 Bp units are potentially accumulated in one RuP2(2+) molecule.

  3. Catalytic ability of a cationic Ru(II) monochloro complex for the asymmetric hydrogenation of dimethyl itaconate and enamides.

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    Serrano, Isabel; Rodríguez, Montserrat; Romero, Isabel; Llobet, Antoni; Parella, Teodor; Campelo, Juan M; Luna, Diego; Marinas, José M; Benet-Buchholz, Jordi

    2006-03-20

    The synthesis of two Ru chloro complexes, Ru(III)Cl(3)(bpea), 1, and cis-fac-Delta-[Ru(II)Cl{(R)-(bpea)}{(S)-(BINAP)}](BF(4)), cis-fac-Delta-(R)-(S)-2, (bpea = N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylamine; (S)-BINAP = 2,2'-bis(diphenylphosphino)-1,1'-binaphthyl), is described. Complex 2 is characterized in solution through UV-vis, cyclic voltammetry (CV), and 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction analysis indicates that in the solid state it possesses the same structure as in solution, as expected for a low-spin d(6) Ru(II)-type complex. The molecular structure of cis-fac-Delta-(R)-(S)-2, consists of a nonsymmetric complex, where the Ru metal center has a significantly distorted octahedral-type coordination because of the bulkiness of the (S)-BINAP ligand. cis-fac-Delta-(R)-(S)-2 has a remarkable catalytic performance at P = 6.8 atm of H2 and T = 70 degrees C toward the hydrogenation of prochiral double bonds both from efficiency and from stereoselectivity viewpoints. As an example, prochiral olefins of technological interest such as dimethyl itaconate, methyl 2-acetamidoacrylate or methyl 2-acetamidocinnamate are catalytically hydrogenated by cis-fac-Delta-(R)-(S)-2, with conversions higher than 99.9% and ee > 99. Furthermore, cis-fac-Delta-(R)-(S)-2, also catalyzes the selective hydrogenation of beta-keto esters, although the reaction rates are lower than those found with the former substrates.

  4. Study on DNA binding behavior and light switch effect of new coumarin-derived Ru(II) complexes

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    Liu, Xue-Wen; Shen, You-Ming; Li, Zhi-Xin; Zhong, Xiao; Chen, Yuan-Dao; Zhang, Song-Bai

    2015-10-01

    A new ligand mhcip (mhcip = 2-(4-methyl-7-hydroxyl-8-coumarinyl)imidazo[4,5-f]-[1,10]phenanthroline) and its ruthenium complexes, [Ru(L)2mhcip]2+ (L = bpy (2,2‧-bipyridine), phen (1,10-phenanthroline)), have been synthesized and characterized. The introduction of coumarin ring may play an important role in the strong fluorescence of the complexes. Intercalative binding mode between both complexes and CT-DNA was determined by UV-visible spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and viscosity measurements. The two complexes show efficient DNA photocleavage under irradiation at 365 nm. The cycling of light switch off and on has been achieved for both complexes through the introduction of Cu2+ and EDTA in the absence or presence of DNA.

  5. Triggering the Generation of an Iron(IV)-Oxo Compound and Its Reactivity toward Sulfides by RuII Photocatalysis

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    2015-01-01

    The preparation of [FeIV(O)(MePy2tacn)]2+ (2, MePy2tacn = N-methyl-N,N-bis(2-picolyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane) by reaction of [FeII(MePy2tacn)(solvent)]2+ (1) and PhIO in CH3CN and its full characterization are described. This compound can also be prepared photochemically from its iron(II) precursor by irradiation at 447 nm in the presence of catalytic amounts of [RuII(bpy)3]2+ as photosensitizer and a sacrificial electron acceptor (Na2S2O8). Remarkably, the rate of the reaction of the photochemically prepared compound 2 toward sulfides increases 150-fold under irradiation, and 2 is partially regenerated after the sulfide has been consumed; hence, the process can be repeated several times. The origin of this rate enhancement has been established by studying the reaction of chemically generated compound 2 with sulfides under different conditions, which demonstrated that both light and [RuII(bpy)3]2+ are necessary for the observed increase in the reaction rate. A combination of nanosecond time-resolved absorption spectroscopy with laser pulse excitation and other mechanistic studies has led to the conclusion that an electron transfer mechanism is the most plausible explanation for the observed rate enhancement. According to this mechanism, the in-situ-generated [RuIII(bpy)3]3+ oxidizes the sulfide to form the corresponding radical cation, which is eventually oxidized by 2 to the corresponding sulfoxide. PMID:24568126

  6. Are silicone-supported [C60]-fullerenes an alternative to Ru(II) polypyridyls for photodynamic solar water disinfection?

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    Manjón, Francisco; Santana-Magaña, Montserrat; García-Fresnadillo, David; Orellana, Guillermo

    2014-02-01

    Different photosensitizing materials manufactured by immobilizing (0.5-3.0 g m(-2)) tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline)ruthenium(II) (RDP(2+)), [C60]-fullerene, or 1-(4-methyl)-piperazinylfullerene (MPF) on porous neutral (pSil) or surface-modified anionic (pSil(-)) poly(dimethylsiloxane) are compared on the grounds of their singlet molecular oxygen ((1)O2) production and photodynamic solar water disinfection capability. The C60-based sensitizers display a broad weak absorption in the visible and strong absorption in the UV, while absorption of light by RDP(2+) supported on pSil is strong in both the UV and blue regions. The (1)O2 emission lifetimes (τ(Δ)) determined for RDP(2+) and MPF on porous silicone materials under air are similar (40-50 μs) and correspond to the decay of (1)O2 generated by sensitizers dissolved in the polymer support. In contrast, τ(Δ) measured for C60 in pSil is similar to that observed for MPF or RDP(2+) when immobilized at low loading on pSil, but dramatically increases up to 5 ms if C60 aggregates are formed in the porous material as evidenced by microscopy evaluation. The photosensitizing properties of the dyes, together with their electrical charge and the overall charge of the porous silicone-based materials, lead to highly different sunlight-driven bacteria inactivation efficiencies, as tested with waterborne E. faecalis. RDP/pSil provides efficient disinfection by photosensitization unlike MPF/pSil, which leads to reduced bacteria inactivation rates due to poorer (1)O2 production. C60/pSil and MPF/pSil(-) materials, despite their (1)O2 photogeneration, show unsuccessful waterborne bacteria inactivation due to the negative surface charge of fullerene aggregates in contact with water, and to the net negative charge of the pSil(-), respectively.

  7. High coating of Ru(II) complexes on gold nanoparticles for single particle luminescence imaging in cells.

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    Rogers, Nicola J; Claire, Sunil; Harris, Robert M; Farabi, Shiva; Zikeli, Gerald; Styles, Iain B; Hodges, Nikolas J; Pikramenou, Zoe

    2014-01-18

    Gold nanoparticles are efficiently labelled with a luminescent ruthenium complex, producing 13 and 100 nm diameter, monodisperse red-emissive imaging probes with luminescence lifetimes prolonged over the molecular unit. Single, 100 nm particles are observed in whole cell luminescence imaging which reveals their biomolecular association with chromatin in the nucleus of cancer cells.

  8. Excited State Investigation of a New Ru(II) Complex for Dual Reactivity with Low Energy Light

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    Knoll, J. D.; Albani, B. A.; Turro, C.

    2015-01-01

    The new complex [Ru(tpy)(Me2dppn)(py)]2+ efficiently photodissociates py in CH3CN with Φ500 = 0.053(1) induced by steric bulk from methyl substituents and produces 1O2 with ΦΔ = 0.69(9) from its long-lived 3ππ* excited state. The unique excited state processes that result in dual reactivity were investigated using ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy. PMID:25912170

  9. Spectroscopic and computational studies of a Ru(II) terpyridine complex: the importance of weak intermolecular forces to photophysical properties.

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    Garino, Claudio; Gobetto, Roberto; Nervi, Carlo; Salassa, Luca; Rosenberg, Edward; Ross, J B Alexander; Chu, Xi; Hardcastle, Kenneth I; Sabatini, Cristiana

    2007-10-15

    The complex [Ru(tpy)(CO)(2)TFA]+[PF(6)]- (where tpy = 2,2':6',2' '-terpyridine and TFA = CF(3)CO(2)-) (1) has been synthesized and fully characterized spectroscopically. The X-ray structure of the complex has been determined. The photopysical properties of the ruthenium complex and the free ligand tpy have been investigated at room temperature and at 77 K in acetonitrile solution and in the solid state. Their electronic spectra are highly influenced by intermolecular stacking interactions, both in solution and in the solid state. Density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TDDFT) calculations have been performed to characterize the electronic structure and the excited states of [Ru(tpy)(CO)(2)TFA]+[PF(6)]- and tpy. TDDFT calculations on three different conformations of free ligand have been performed as well. Absorption and emission spectra of tpy have been studied at different temperatures and concentrations in order to have a better understanding of this ruthenium derivative's properties. The absorption spectrum of 1 is characterized by metal-perturbed ligand-centered (LC) bands in the UV region. No metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) bands are observed in the visible for the complex. Only at high concentrations (10(-4) M) does a very weak band appear at 470 nm. At 77 K and low concentrations, solutions of 1 exhibit a major 3LC emission band centered at 468 nm (21.4 x 10(-3) cm(-1)). When the concentration of the complex is increased, an unstructured narrow emission at 603 nm (16.6 x 10(-3) cm(-1)), with a lifetime of 10 micros, dominates the emission spectrum in glassy acetonitrile. This emission originates from a pi-pi stacked dimeric (or oligomeric) species. TDDFT calculations performed on a tail-to-tail dimer structure, similar to that seen in the solid state, ascribe the transition to a triplet excited state, where intermolecular metal (d) --> ligand (pi*, polypyridine) charge transfer occurs. A good estimate of the transition energy is also obtained (623 nm, 1.94 eV).

  10. Effect of ligands with extended π-system on the photophysical properties of Ru(II) complexes.

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    Sun, Yujie; El Ojaimi, Maya; Hammitt, Richard; Thummel, Randolph P; Turro, Claudia

    2010-11-18

    Density functional theory calculations were performed on a series of six ruthenium complexes possessing tridentate ligands: [Ru(tpy)(2)](2+) (1; tpy = [2,2';6',2'']-terpyridine), [Ru(tpy)(pydppx)](2+) (2; pydppx = 3-(pyrid-2'-yl)-11,12-dimethyldipyrido[3,2-a: 2',3'-c]phenazine), [Ru(pydppx)(2)](2+) (3), [Ru(tpy)(pydppn)](2+) (4; pydppn = 3-(pyrid-2'-yl)-4,5,9,16-tetraazadibenzo[a,c]naphthacene), [Ru(pydppn)(2)](2+) (5), and [Ru(tpy)(pydbn)](+) (6; pyHdbn = 3-pyrid-2'-yl-4,9,16-triazadibenzo[a,c]naphthacene). The calculations were compared to experimental data, including electrochemistry and electronic absorption spectra. The theoretical results reveal that the lowest-lying singlet and triplet states in 4 and 5 are pydppn-based ππ* in character, which are remarkably different from the lowest-lying metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) states in 1-3. The calculated lowest triplet states in 4 and 5 are consistent with the (3)ππ* states observed experimentally. However, although the extended π-system of pydbn(-) is similar to that of pydppn, the HOMO of 6 lies above those of 4 and 5, resulting in strikingly different spectroscopic properties. Calculations show that the lowest triplet excited state of 6 is a combination of (3)MLCT and (3)ππ*. This work demonstrates that the electronic structure of the tridentate ligand has a pronounced effect on the photophysical properties of ruthenium(II) complexes and that DFT and TD-DFT methods are a useful tool that can be used to predict photophysical and redox properties of transition metal complexes.

  11. A photochemical activation scheme of inert dinitrogen by dinuclear Ru(II) and Fe(II) complexes.

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    Reiher, Markus; Kirchner, Barbara; Hutter, Jürg; Sellmann, Dieter; Hess, Bernd Artur

    2004-09-20

    A general photochemical activation process of inert dinitrogen coordinated to two metal centers is presented on the basis of high-level DFT and ab initio calculations. The central feature of this activation process is the occupation of an antibonding pi* orbital upon electronic excitation from the singlet ground state S0 to the first excited singlet state S1. Populating the antibonding LUMO weakens the triple bond of dinitrogen. After a vertical excitation, the excited complex may structurally relax in the S1 state and approaches its minimum structure in the S1 state. This excited-state minimum structure features the dinitrogen bound in a diazenoid form, which exhibits a double bond and two lone pairs localized at the two nitrogen atoms, ready to be protonated. Reduction and de-excitation then yield the corresponding diazene complex; its generation represents the essential step in a nitrogen fixation and reduction protocol. The consecutive process of excitation, protonation, and reduction may be rearranged in any experimentally appropriate order. The protons needed for the reaction from dinitrogen to diazene can be provided by the ligand sphere of the complexes, which contains sulfur atoms acting as proton acceptors. These protonated thiolate functionalities bring protons close to the dinitrogen moiety. Because protonation does not change the pi*-antibonding character of the LUMO, the universal and well-directed character of the photochemical activation process makes it possible to protonate the dinitrogen complex before it is irradiated. The pi*-antibonding LUMO plays the central role in the activation process, since the diazenoid structure was obtained by excitation from various occupied orbitals as well as by a direct two-electron reduction (without photochemical activation) of the complex; that is, the important bending of N2 towards a diazenoid conformation can be achieved by populating the pi*-antibonding LUMO.

  12. Synthesis and Characterization of a Heteroleptic Ru(II) Complex of Phenanthroline Containing Oligo-Anthracenyl Carboxylic Acid Moieties

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    Adeloye, Adewale O.; Ajibade, Peter A.

    2010-01-01

    In an effort to develop new ruthenium(II) complexes, this work describes the design, synthesis and characterization of a ruthenium(II) functionalized phenanthroline complex with extended π-conjugation. The ligand were L1 (4,7-bis(2,3-dimethylacrylic acid)-1,10-phenanthroline), synthesized by a direct aromatic substitution reaction, and L2 (4,7-bis(trianthracenyl-2,3-dimethylacrylic acid)-1,10-phenanthroline), which was synthesized by the dehalogenation of halogenated aromatic compounds using a zero-valent palladium cross-catalyzed reaction in the absence of magnesium-diene complexes and/or cyclooctadienyl nickel (0) catalysts to generate a new carbon-carbon bond (C-C bond) polymerized hydrocarbon units. The ruthenium complex [RuL1L2(NCS)2] showed improved photophysical properties (red-shifted metal-to-ligand charge-transfer transition absorptions and enhanced molar extinction coefficients), luminescence and interesting electrochemical properties. Cyclic and square wave voltammetry revealed five major redox processes. The number of electron(s) transferred by the ruthenium complex was determined by chronocoulometry in each case. The results show that processes I, II and III are multi-electron transfer reactions while processes IV and V involved one-electron transfer reaction. The photophysical property of the complex makes it a promising candidate in the design of chemosensors and photosensitizers, while its redox-active nature makes the complex a potential mediator of electron transfer in photochemical processes. PMID:20957086

  13. Luminescent sensing of dissolved oxygen based on Ru(II) complex embedded in sol-gel matrix

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    Bi, Yubing; Tao, Wei; Hu, Yanli; Mao, Yimei; Zhao, Hui

    2015-11-01

    In biological cells and tissues environment, real-time monitoring and controlling dissolved oxygen (DO) provides critical information for studying cellular metabolism process, health status and pathological features. This paper developed an optical DO sensor based on fluorescence quenching principle, prepared tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10- phenanthroline)ruthenium(II) dichloride complex sol-gel sensing film, and studied its sensing performance. The principle of this sensor is that dissolved oxygen has quenching effect towards the fluorescence emitted by ruthenium complex. So the fluorescence intensity is reduced due to the existence of DO. The measurement limit of DO was 10- 100%, the response time was 20s, and the resolution was 0.02. Compared to traditional dissolved oxygen electrode probe, this luminescent fiber had many advantages, such as smaller size, shorter response time and higher stability.

  14. Luminescent property and catalytic activity of Ru(II) carbonyl complexes containing N, O donor of 2-hydroxy-1-naphthylideneimines

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    Sivagamasundari, M.; Ramesh, R.

    2007-05-01

    The reaction of the chelating ligands (obtained by the condensation of 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde with various primary amines) with [RuHCl(CO)(EPh 3) 2(B)] (where E = P; B = PPh 3, py or pip: E = As; B = AsPh 3) in benzene afforded new stable ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes of the general formula [Ru(Cl)(CO)(EPh 3)(B)(L)] (L = anion of bidentate Schiff bases). The structure of the new complexes was investigated using elemental analyses, spectral (FT-IR, UV-vis and 1H NMR) and electrochemical studies and is found to be octahedral. All the metal complexes exhibit characteristic MLCT absorption and luminescence bands in the visible region. The luminescence efficiency of the ruthenium(II) complexes was explained based on the ligand environment around the metal ion. These complexes catalyze oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols into their corresponding carbonyl compounds in the presence of N-methylmorpholine- N-oxide (NMO) as the source of oxygen. The formation of high valent Ru IVdbnd O species as a catalytic intermediate is proposed for the catalytic process.

  15. The DNA and RNA specificity of eilatin Ru(II) complexes as compared to eilatin and ethidium bromide

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    Luedtke, Nathan W.; Hwang, Judy S.; Nava, Eileen; Gut, Dalia; Kol, Moshe; Tor, Yitzhak

    2003-01-01

    Eilatin-containing ruthenium complexes bind to a broad range of different nucleic acids including: calf thymus (CT) DNA, tRNAPhe, polymeric RNAs and DNAs, and viral RNAs including the HIV-1 RRE and TAR. The nucleic acid specificity of Λ- and Δ-[Ru(bpy)2eilatin]2+ have been compared to that of the ‘free’ eilatin ligand, and to the classic intercalating agent ethidium bromide. Interestingly, all four compounds appear to bind to nucleic acids by intercalation, but the trends in nucleic acid binding specificity are highly diverse. Unlike ethidium bromide, both eilatin and the eilatin-containing coordination complexes bind to certain single-stranded RNAs with high affinity (Kd ≤ 1 µM). Eilatin itself is selective for electron-poor polymeric purines, while the eilatin-coordination complexes exhibit preference for the polypyrimidine r(U). These results show how the binding specificity of an intercalating ligand can change upon its incorporation into an octahedral metal complex. PMID:14500837

  16. Influence of Protonation State on the Excited State Dynamics of a Photobiologically Active Ru(II) Dyad.

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    Reichardt, Christian; Sainuddin, Tariq; Wächtler, Maria; Monro, Susan; Kupfer, Stephan; Guthmuller, Julien; Gräfe, Stefanie; McFarland, Sherri; Dietzek, Benjamin

    2016-08-18

    The influence of ligand protonation on the photophysics of a ruthenium (Ru) dyad bearing the 2-(1-pyrenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]-phenanthroline (ippy) ligand was investigated by time-resolved transient absorption spectroscopy. It was found that changes in the protonation state of the imidazole group led to changes in the electronic configuration of the lowest lying excited state. Formation of the fully deprotonated imidazole anion resulted in excited state signatures that were consistent with a low-lying intraligand (IL) triplet state. This assignment was supported by time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) calculations. IL triplet states have been suggested to be potent mediators of photodynamic effects. Thus, these results are of interest in the design of Ru metal complexes as photosensitizers (PSs) for photodynamic therapy (PDT).

  17. Red Light Activation of Ru(II) Polypyridyl Prodrugs via Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion: Feasibility in Air and through Meat.

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    Askes, Sven H C; Meijer, Michael S; Bouwens, Tessel; Landman, Iris; Bonnet, Sylvestre

    2016-11-01

    Triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion (TTA-UC) is a promising photophysical tool to shift the activation wavelength of photopharmacological compounds to the red or near-infrared wavelength domain, in which light penetrates human tissue optimally. However, TTA-UC is sensitive to dioxygen, which quenches the triplet states needed for upconversion. Here, we demonstrate not only that the sensitivity of TTA-UC liposomes to dioxygen can be circumvented by adding antioxidants, but also that this strategy is compatible with the activation of ruthenium-based chemotherapeutic compounds. First, red-to-blue upconverting liposomes were functionalized with a blue-light sensitive, membrane-anchored ruthenium polypyridyl complex, and put in solution in presence of a cocktail of antioxidants composed of ascorbic acid and glutathione. Upon red light irradiation with a medical grade 630 nm PDT laser, enough blue light was produced by TTA-UC liposomes under air to efficiently trigger full activation of the Ru-based prodrug. Then, the blue light generated by TTA-UC liposomes under red light irradiation (630 nm, 0.57 W/cm²) through different thicknesses of pork or chicken meat was measured, showing that TTA-UC still occurred even beyond 10 mm of biological tissue. Overall, the rate of activation of the ruthenium compound in TTA-UC liposomes using either blue or red light (1.6 W/cm²) through 7 mm of pork fillet were found comparable, but the blue light caused significant tissue damage, whereas red light did not. Finally, full activation of the ruthenium prodrug in TTA-UC liposomes was obtained under red light irradiation through 7 mm of pork fillet, thereby underlining the in vivo applicability of the activation-by-upconversion strategy.

  18. Comparison of halogen bonding networks with Ru(ii) complexes and analysis of the influence of the XB interactions on their reactivity.

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    Mosquera, Marta E G; Egido, Irene; Hortelano, Carlos; López-López, María; Gómez-Sal, Pilar

    2017-07-20

    Coordination compounds of formula [Ru(Cl)2(CNR)4] are interesting building blocks for the preparation of halogen bonding supramolecular networks, since the chloride ligand is a good XB acceptor. When using I2 as the XB donor, an unexpected reaction on the ruthenium coordination sphere happens where the chloride ligands are substituted by iodides. The isolation of several intermediates with different substitution degrees and showing XB interactions in a solid state network evidenced the clear influence of the XB species in this unusual reaction process. The extension of the studies to bromine gave the analogous result, i.e. the substitution of the chloride ligands by bromides. Furthermore, changing the organic substituent in the isocyanide ligands from alkyl to aryl does not affect the outcome of the reaction; however the process is faster when the alkyl substituents are present. In the course of the study of these reactions we have isolated a whole range of XB-based networks were interactions such as ClI-I, BrBr-Br, II-I and IBr-Br are present, a systematic comparison of the XB structural features for the different networks isolated and the influence in their reactivity has been performed.

  19. Cytotoxicity of Ru(II) piano-stool complexes with chloroquine and chelating ligands against breast and lung tumor cells: Interactions with DNA and BSA.

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    Colina-Vegas, Legna; Villarreal, Wilmer; Navarro, Maribel; de Oliveira, Clayton Rodrigues; Graminha, Angélica E; Maia, Pedro Ivo da S; Deflon, Victor M; Ferreira, Antonio G; Cominetti, Marcia Regina; Batista, Alzir A

    2015-12-01

    The synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of nine π-arene piano-stool ruthenium (II) complexes with aromatic dinitrogen chelating ligands or containing chloroquine (CQ), are described in this study: [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(phen)Cl]PF6 (1), [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(dphphen)Cl]PF6 (2), [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(bipy)Cl]PF6 (3), [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(dmebipy)Cl]PF6 (4) and [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(bdutbipy)Cl]PF6 (5), [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(phen)CQ](PF6)2 (6), [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(dphphen)CQ](PF6)2 (7), [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(bipy)CQ](PF6)2 (8), [Ru(η(6)-C10H14)(dmebipy)CQ](PF6)2 (9): [1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (dphphen), 2,2'-bipyridine (bipy), 5,5'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (dmebipy), and 4,4'-di-t-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine (dbutbipy)]. The solid state structures of five ruthenium complexes (1-5) were determined by X-ray crystallography. Electrochemical experiments were performed by cyclic voltammetry to estimate the redox potential of the Ru(II)/Ru(III) couple in each case. Their interactions with DNA and BSA, and activity against four cell lines (L929, A549, MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7) were evaluated. Compounds 2, 6 through 9, interact with DNA which was comparable to the one observed for free chloroquine. The results of fluorescence titration revealed that these complexes strongly quenched the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA following a static quenching procedure. Binding constants (Kb) and the number of binding sites (n~1) were calculated using modified Stern-Volmer equations. The thermodynamic parameters ΔG at different temperatures were calculated and subsequently the values of ΔH and ΔS were also calculated, which revealed that hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions play a major role in the BSA-complex association. The MTT assay results indicated that complexes 2, 5 and 7 showed cytostatic effects at appreciably lower concentrations than those needed for cisplatin, chloroquine and doxorubicin.

  20. Novel Ru(II) complex with 3-(2'-pyridyl)-1,8-naphthalimide derivative for dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Chang, Dong Min; Kwon, Dong Yuel; Kim, Young Sik

    2014-12-01

    A novel heteroleptic ruthenium(II) complex D1 with a pni (3-(2'-pyridyl)-1,8-naphthalimide) derivative as a heteroleptic donor was designed and theoretical studies were performed of the molar absorptivity of D1 compared to that of the standard N749 dye and [Ru(dcbpy)2(ppy)] (dcbpy = 4,4'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipyridine, ppy = 2-phenylpyridine). Density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations were used to gain an insight into the factors responsible for the photovoltaic properties of the dye sensitizer. The results showed that the absorption spectrum of the D1 dye with the pni derivative was red-shifted compared to N749 and [Ru(dcbpy)2(ppy)], particularly, in the region above 600 nm. The red-shift was attributed to the heteroleptic electron-donating ligands of the D1 dye. According to the molecular orbital analysis, the LUMO of the D1 dye mainly localized on tctpy (4,4',4"-tricarboxy-2-2':6'.2"-terpyridine) moiety. HOMOs of the N749 were localized on the NCS moiety. However, HOMO and HOMO-2 of D1 were localized on the Ru-NCS moiety and the Ru-pni moiety, respectively. Owing to the additional HOMO-2, the D1 dye had a broad absorption spectrum and high photovoltaic efficiency compared to N749.

  1. New aqua N-heterocyclic carbene Ru(II) complexes with two-electron process as selective epoxidation catalysts: an evaluation of geometrical and electronic effects.

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    Dakkach, Mohamed; Atlamsani, Ahmed; Parella, Teodor; Fontrodona, Xavier; Romero, Isabel; Rodríguez, Montserrat

    2013-05-06

    New ruthenium complexes with general formula [Ru(II)(T)(CN-Me)X](n+) (X = Cl(-) or H2O; T = 2,2':6',2″-terpyridine, trpy, or N,N-bis(2-pyridyl)ethylamine, bpea; CN-Me = N-methyl-N'-2-pyridylimidazolium) have been prepared. The complexes obtained have been characterized in solution by spectroscopic (1D- and 2D-NMR and UV-vis) techniques, mass spectrometry, and elemental analysis. The chloro complexes have also been characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis. The redox properties of all the compounds were studied by CV revealing, for the reported Ru-OH2 complexes, bielectronic Ru(IV/II) redox processes throughout a wide pH range. The catalytic activity of aquo complexes was evaluated in the epoxidation of olefins using PhIO as oxidant, displaying in general good yields and high selectivities for the epoxide product. The influence of electronic and geometrical factors on the spectroscopic and electrochemical properties as well as on the catalytic activity is discussed.

  2. Intriguing I2 Reduction in the Iodide for Chloride Ligand Substitution at a Ru(II) Complex: Role of Mixed Trihalides in the Redox Mechanism.

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    Mosquera, Marta E G; Gomez-Sal, Pilar; Diaz, Isabel; Aguirre, Lina M; Ienco, A; Manca, Gabriele; Mealli, Carlo

    2016-01-04

    The compound [Ru(CN(t)Bu)4(Cl)2], 1, reacts with I2, yielding the halogen-bonded (XB) 1D species {[Ru(CN(t)Bu)4(I)2]·I2}n, (2·I2)n, whose building block contains I(-) ligands in place of Cl(-) ligands, even though no suitable redox agent is present in solution. Some isolated solid-state intermediates, such as {[Ru(CN(t)Bu)4(Cl)2]·2I2}n, (1·2I2)n, and {[Ru(CN(t)Bu)4(Cl)(I)]·3I2}n, (3·3I2)n, indicate the stepwise substitution of the two trans-halide ligands in 1, showing that end-on-coordinated trihalides play a key role in the process. In particular, the formation of ClI2(-) triggers electron transfer, possibly followed by an inverted coordination of the triatomic species through the external iodine atom. This allows I-Cl separation, as corroborated by Raman spectra. The process through XB intermediates corresponds to reduction of one iodine atom combined with the oxidation of one coordinated chloride ligand to give the corresponding zerovalent atom of I-Cl. This redox process, explored by density functional theory calculations (B97D/6-31+G(d,p)/SDD (for I and Ru atoms)), is apparently counterintuitive with respect to the known behavior of the corresponding free halogen systems, which favor iodide oxidation by Cl2. On the other hand, similar energy barriers are found for the metal-assisted process and require a supply of energy to be passed. In this respect, the control of the temperature is fundamental in combination with the favorable crystallizations of the various solid-state products. As an important conclusion, trihalogens, as XB adducts, are not static in nature but are able to undergo dynamic inner electron transfers consistently with implicit redox chemistry.

  3. Structural and chelation behaviors of new Ru(II), Pt(IV) and Ir(III) gatifloxacin drug complexes: Spectroscopic characterizations

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    Alghamdi, Mohammed T.; Alsibaai, A. A.; El-Shahawi, M. S.; Refat, Moamen S.

    2017-02-01

    The interaction between gatifloxacin drug (GAT) with some transition metals (Ru(III), Pt(IV) and Ir(III)) yield the complexes of formulas [Ru(GAT-NH4)(Cl)3(H2O)2], [Pt(GAT-NH4)2(Cl)4]·3H2O and [Ir(GAT-NH4)2(Cl)2(H2O)2]·Cl·2H2O at pH = 7-8. The composition of the GAT complexes was confirmed by elemental data. The IR frequencies reveal the coordination of the GAT with metal ions and the coordination mode of the sbnd N atom of 3-methylpiperazinyl moiety to metal. XRD pattern show isomorphism among the complexes with similar chelation behavior. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used to identify the particle size of GAT complexes. The thermal data reveals that various steps of decomposition of the complexes to form their metal oxide as final product. The electronic spectra and the magnetic susceptibility values reveal that the coordination and geometry of Ru3+, Pt4+ and Ir3+ complexes possess distorted octahedral geometry with six number of coordination. Thermodynamic parameters (E*, ΔS*, ΔH* and ΔG*) were calculated from TG curves dependent on Coats-Redfern and Horowitz-Metzeger non-isothermal methods.

  4. Peptide-bridged dinuclear Ru(II) complex for mitochondrial targeted monitoring of dynamic changes to oxygen concentration and ROS generation in live mammalian cells.

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    Martin, Aaron; Byrne, Aisling; Burke, Christopher S; Forster, Robert J; Keyes, Tia E

    2014-10-29

    A novel mitochondrial localizing ruthenium(II) peptide conjugate capable of monitoring dynamic changes in local O2 concentrations within living cells is presented. The complex is comprised of luminescent dinuclear ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complex bridged across a single mitochondrial penetrating peptide, FrFKFrFK-CONH2 (r = D-arginine). The membrane permeability and selective uptake of the peptide conjugate at the mitochondria of mammalian cells was demonstrated using confocal microscopy. Dye co-localization studies confirmed very precise localization and preconcentration of the probe at the mitochondria. This precision permitted collection of luminescent lifetime images of the probe, without the need for co-localizing dye and permitted semiquantitative determination of oxygen concentration at the mitochondria using calibration curves collected at 37 °C for the peptide conjugate in PBS buffer. Using Antimycin A the ability of the probe to respond dynamically to changing O2 concentrations within live HeLa cells was demonstrated. Furthermore, based on lifetime data it was evident that the probe also responds to elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels within the mitochondria, where the greater quenching capacity of these species led to luminescent lifetimes of the probe at longer Antimycin A incubation times which lay outside of the O2 concentration range. Although both the dinuclear complex and a mononuclear analogue conjugated to an octaarginine peptide sequence exhibited some cytotoxicity over 24 h, cells were tolerant of the probes over periods of 4 to 6 h which facilitated imaging. These metal-peptide conjugated probes offer a valuable opportunity for following dynamic changes to mitochondrial function which should be of use across domains in which the metabolic activity of live cells are of interest from molecular biology and drug discovery.

  5. Electronic optimization of heteroleptic Ru(II) bipyridine complexes by remote substituents: synthesis, characterization, and application to dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Han, Won-Sik; Han, Jung-Kyu; Kim, Hyun-Young; Choi, Mi Jin; Kang, Yong-Soo; Pac, Chyongjin; Kang, Sang Ook

    2011-04-18

    We prepared a series of new heteroleptic ruthenium(II) complexes, Ru(NCS)(2)LL' (3a-3e), where L is 4,4'-di(hydroxycarbonyl)-2,2'-bipyridine and L' is 4,4'-di(p-X-phenyl)-2,2'-pyridine (X = CN (a), F (b), H (c), OMe (d), and NMe(2) (e)), in an attempt to explore the structure-activity relationships in their photophysical and electrochemical behavior and in their performance in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). When substituent X is changed from electron-donating NMe(2) to electron-withdrawing CN, the absorption and emission maxima reveal systematic bathochromic shifts. The redox potentials of these dyes are also significantly influenced by X. The electronic properties of the dyes were theoretically analyzed using density functional theory calculations; the results show good correlations with the experimental results. The solar-cell performance of DSSCs based on dye-grafted nanocrystalline TiO(2) using 3a-3e and standard N3 (bis[(4,4'-carboxy-2,2'-bipyridine)(thiocyanato)]ruthenium(II)) were compared, revealing substantial dependences on the dye structures, particularly on the remote substituent X. The 3d-based device showed the best performance: η = 8.30%, J(SC) = 16.0 mA·cm(-2), V(OC) = 717 mV, and ff = 0.72. These values are better than N3-based device.

  6. Synthesis and characterization of poly(phenylacetylene)s with Ru(II) bis-terpyridine complexes in the side-chain.

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    Breul, Alexander M; Kübel, Joachim; Häupler, Bernhard; Friebe, Christian; Hager, Martin D; Winter, Andreas; Dietzek, Benjamin; Schubert, Ulrich S

    2014-04-01

    An alkyne-functionalized ruthenium(II) bis-terpyridine complex is directly copolymerized with phenylacetylene by alkyne polymerization. The polymer is characterized by size-exclusion chromatography (SEC), (1) H NMR spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry (CV) measurements, and thermal analysis. The photophysical properties of the polymer are studied by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. In addition, spectro-electrochemical measurements are carried out. Time-resolved luminescence lifetime decay curves show an enhanced lifetime of the metal complex attached to the conjugated polymer backbone compared with the Ru(tpy)2 (2+) model complex.

  7. Dynamics of the 3MLCT in Ru(II) terpyridyl complexes probed by ultrafast spectroscopy: evidence of excited-state equilibration and interligand electron transfer.

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    Hewitt, Joshua T; Vallett, Paul J; Damrauer, Niels H

    2012-11-29

    Ground- and excited-state properties of [Ru(tpy)(2)](2+), [Ru(tpy)(ttpy)](2+), and [Ru(ttpy)(2)](2+) (where tpy = 2,2':6',2″-terpyridine and ttpy = 4'-(4-methylphenyl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine) in room temperature acetonitrile have been investigated using linear absorption, electrochemical, and ultrafast transient pump-probe techniques. Spectroelectrochemistry was used to assign features observed in the transient spectra while single wavelength kinetics collected at a variety of probe wavelengths were used to monitor temporal evolution of the MLCT excited state. From these data, the excited-state lifetime of each complex was recovered and the rate limiting decay step was identified. In the bis-heteroleptic complex [Ru(tpy)(ttpy)](2+), photoexcitation to the (1)MLCT manifold generates both tpy-localized and ttpy-localized excited states. Accordingly, interligand electron transfer (ILET) from tpy-localized to the ttpy-localized (3)MLCT excited states is observable and the time scale has been measured to be 3 ps. For the homoleptic complex [Ru(tpy)(2)](2+), evidence for equilibration of the (3)MLCT excited-state population with the (3)MC has been observed and the time scale is reported at 2 ps.

  8. Effect of water vapors on the luminescence of cation-exchange membranes modified by Pt(II) and Ru(II) complexes and Nile blue

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    Khakhalina, M. S.; Musaeva, D. N.; Tikhomirova, I. Yu.; Puzyk, M. V.

    2010-04-01

    The surface of a cation-exchange membrane was modified by the [PtEnPpy]+, [PtEnBt]+, [PtEnTpy]+, [RuBpy3]+2, and NB+, (En is ethylenediamine; Ppy, Bt, Tpy are α-deprotonated forms of 2-phenylpyridine, 2-phenylbenzothiazole, and 2-(2'-thienyl)pyridine, respectively; Bpy is 2,2'-bipyridyl, and NB+ is Nile blue) ions, which exhibit intense luminescence. It is found that the quenching of the luminescence of the modified cation-exchange membrane by water vapors depends on the nature of the excited electronic state of the immobilized cation.

  9. Ru(II) and Os(II) complexes based on terpyridyl-imidazole ligand rigidly linked to pyrene: synthesis, structure, photophysics, electrochemistry, and anion-sensing studies.

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    Maity, Dinesh; Bhaumik, Chanchal; Mondal, Debiprasad; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2013-12-16

    We report in this work a new family of bis-tridentate ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) complexes bearing a terpyridyl ligand rigidly link to pyrenyl-benzimidazole moiety (tpy-HImzPy = 10-(4-[2,2':6',2''-terpyridine]terpyridin-4'-yl-phenyl)-9H-9,11-diaza-cyclopenta[e]pyrene) along with other tridentate ligands such as 4'-(2-naphthyl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine (tpy-NaPh) and 2,6-bis(benzimidazole-2-yl)pyridine (H2pbbzim). All the complexes are thoroughly characterized by their elemental analysis, ESI mass spectrometry, and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The molecular structures of two complexes [Ru(tpy-HImzPy)2](ClO4)2 (3) and [(pbbzim)Ru(tpy-HImzPy)] (2a) in the solid state were determined by X-ray crystallography. The absorption, steady-state, and time-resolved luminescence and electrochemical properties of all the four compounds have been studied. On excitation at their MLCT bands, all four compounds exhibit moderately strong room-temperature luminescence with lifetimes ranging between 3.8 and 161.1 ns in aerated condition, whereas in the deaerated (N2 purged) condition, the lifetimes vary between 8.2 and 199.1 ns, depending upon the nature of the solvents. The presence of imidazole N-H protons in all the complexes motivates us to study anion sensing properties of the complexes in solution through different channels. Spectrophotometeric, fluorometric, (1)H NMR spectroscopic, and cyclic voltammetric studies of the complexes in presence of anions reveal that the complexes sense principally F(-), CN(-), and to a lesser extent for AcO(-). Multichannel anion sensing studies also indicate that anion-induced deprotonation of the imidazole N-H protons occur in all four compounds. The equilibrium constant of this deprotonation steps have been estimated from UV-vis absorption and emission titration data. Anion-induced modulation of lifetimes makes all the four complexes suitable for lifetime-based sensors for selective anions.

  10. Mixed-metal supramolecular complexes coupling phosphine-containing Ru(II) light absorbers to a reactive Pt(II) through polyazine bridging ligands.

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    Swavey, Shawn; Fang, Zhenglai; Brewer, Karen J

    2002-05-06

    Supramolecular bimetallic Ru(II)/Pt(II) complexes [(tpy)Ru(PEt(2)Ph)(BL)PtCl(2)](2+) and their synthons [(tpy)Ru(L)(BL)](n)()(+) (where L = Cl(-), CH(3)CN, or PEt(2)Ph; tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine; and BL = 2,2'-bipyrimidine (bpm) or 2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine (dpp)) have been synthesized and studied by cyclic voltammetry, electronic absorption spectroscopy, mass spectral analysis, and (31)P NMR. The mixed-metal bimetallic complexes couple phosphine-containing Ru chromophores to a reactive Pt site. These complexes show how substitution of the monodentate ligand on the [(tpy)RuCl(BL)](+) synthons can tune the properties of these light absorbers (LA) and incorporate a (31)P NMR tag by addition of the PEt(2)Ph ligand. The redox potentials for the Ru(III/II) couples occur at values greater than 1.00 V versus the Ag/AgCl reference electrode and can be tuned to more positive potentials on going from Cl(-) to CH(3)CN or PEt(2)Ph (E(1/2) = 1.01, 1.55, and 1.56 V, respectively, for BL = bpm). The BL(0/-) couple at -1.03 (bpm) and -1.05 V (dpp) for [(tpy)Ru(PEt(2)Ph)(BL)](2+) shifts dramatically to more positive potentials upon the addition of the PtCl(2) moiety to -0.34 (bpm) and -0.50 V (dpp) for the [(tpy)Ru(PEt(2)Ph)(BL)PtCl(2)](2+) bridged complex. The lowest energy electronic absorption for these complexes is assigned as the Ru(d pi) --> BL(pi*) metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transition. These MLCT transitions are tuned to higher energy in the monometallic synthons when Cl(-) is replaced by CH(3)CN or PEt(2)Ph (516, 452, and 450 nm, for BL = bpm, respectively) and to lower energy when Pt(II)Cl(2) is coordinated to the bridging ligand (560 and 506 nm for BL = bpm or dpp). This MLCT state displays a broad emission at room temperature for all the dpp systems with the [(tpy)Ru(PEt(2)Ph)(dpp)PtCl(2)](2+) system exhibiting an emission centered at 750 nm with a lifetime of 56 ns. These supramolecular complexes [(tpy)Ru(PEt(2)Ph)(BL)PtCl(2)](2+) represent the covalent linkage of TAG-LA-BL-RM assembly (TAG = NMR active tag, RM = Pt(II) reactive metal).

  11. Cellular toxicity induced by the photorelease of a caged bioactive molecule: design of a potential dual-action Ru(II) complex.

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    Sgambellone, Mark A; David, Amanda; Garner, Robert N; Dunbar, Kim R; Turro, Claudia

    2013-07-31

    The series [Ru(tpy)(CH3CN)3](2+) (1), cis-[Ru(tpy)(CH3CN)2Cl](+) (2), and [Ru(tpy)(5CNU)3](2+) (3), where tpy = 2,2':6',2″-terpyridine and 5CNU = 5-cyanouracil, was synthesized, and their photochemical properties were investigated for use as potential photodynamic therapy (PDT) agents. When irradiated with visible light, 1-3 exhibit efficient exchange of the axial CH3CN or 5CNU ligand with H2O solvent molecules. Complexes 1-3 also exhibit photoinitiated binding to DNA when irradiated with λirr ≥ 395 nm light, and DNA binding can be accessed for 2 with λirr > 645 nm, well within the PDT window. Since 3 binds DNA and simultaneously releases biologically active 5CNU, it has the potential to be a dual-action therapeutic agent. Indeed, 3 is cytotoxic upon irradiation with visible light, whereas 1 is not under similar experimental conditions. The lack of toxicity imparted by 1 is explained by the exchange of only one CH3CN ligand in the complex under the irradiation conditions used for the cellular studies. Strategies are being sought to increase the quantum yields of ligand exchange and the cellular penetration of these compounds.

  12. Luminescent Ru(II) Phenanthroline Complexes as a Probe for Real-Time Imaging of Aβ Self-Aggregation and Therapeutic Applications in Alzheimer's Disease.

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    Silva, Debora E S; Cali, Mariana P; Pazin, Wallance M; Carlos-Lima, Estevão; Salles Trevisan, Maria Teresa; Venâncio, Tiago; Arcisio-Miranda, Manoel; Ito, Amando S; Carlos, Rose M

    2016-10-13

    The complexes cis-[Ru(phen)2(Apy)2](2+), Apy = 4-aminopyridine and 3,4-aminopyridine, are stable in aqueous solution with strong visible absorption. They present emission in the visible region with long lifetime that accumulates in the cytoplasm of Neuro2A cell line without appreciable cytotoxicity. The complexes also serve as mixed-type reversible inhibitors of human AChE and BuChE with high active site contact. cis-[Ru(phen)2(3,4Apy)2](2+) competes efficiently with DMPO by the OH(•) radical. Luminescence using fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) enables real-time imaging of the conformational changes of the self-aggregation of Aβ with incubation of complexes (0-24 h) in phosphate buffer at micromolar concentrations. By this technique, we identified protofibrills in the self-assembly of Aβ1-40 and globular structures in the short fragment Aβ15-21 in aqueous solution.

  13. Fused donor-acceptor ligands in RuII chemistry: synthesis, electrochemistry and spectroscopy of [Ru(bpy)3-n(TTF-dppz)n](PF6)2.

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    Goze, Christine; Leiggener, Claudia; Liu, Shi-Xia; Sanguinet, Lionel; Levillain, Eric; Hauser, Andreas; Decurtins, Silvio

    2007-07-16

    Three ruthenium(II) polypyridine complexes of general formula [Ru(bpy)(3-n)(TTF-dppz)n](PF6)2 (n=1-3, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine), with one, two or three redox-active TTF-dppz (4',5'-bis(propylthio)tetrathiafulvenyl[i]dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) ligands, were synthesised and fully characterised. Their electrochemical and photophysical properties are reported together with those of the reference compounds [Ru(bpy)3](PF6)2, [Ru(dppz)3](PF6)2 and [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)](PF6)2 and the free TTF-dppz ligand. All three complexes show intraligand charge-transfer (ILCT) fluorescence of the TTF-dppz ligand. Remarkably, the complex with n=1 exhibits luminescence from the Ru(2+)-->dppz metal-to-ligand charge-transfer ((3)MLCT) state, whereas for the other two complexes, a radiationless pathway via electron transfer from a second TTF-dppz ligand quenches the (3)MLCT luminescence. The TTF fragments as electron donors thus induce a ligand-to-ligand charge-separated (LLCS) state of the form TTF-dppz- -Ru(2+)-dppz-TTF(+). The lifetime of this LLCS state is approximately 2.3 micros, which is four orders of magnitude longer than that of 0.4 ns for the ILCT state, because recombination of charges on two different ligands is substantially slower.

  14. A general system for evaluating the efficiency of chromophore-assisted light inactivation (CALI) of proteins reveals Ru(II) tris-bipyridyl as an unusually efficient "warhead".

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    Lee, Jiyong; Yu, Peng; Xiao, Xiangshu; Kodadek, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Chromophore-assisted light inactivation (CALI) of proteins is a potentially powerful tool in biological research for the triggered disruption of protein function. It involves the creation of chimeric molecules that can bind specifically to the protein target and can also sensitize the photo-generation of singlet oxygen, which inactivates the target protein. There remains a need for more efficient chromophores for singlet oxygen generation. Here we report a general and convenient system with which to evaluate the efficiency of chromophores in CALI both in crude extracts and in living cells. We employ this system to show that a readily available derivative of ruthenium(II) tris-bipyridyl dication is an unusually efficient "warhead" for CALI, exhibiting a performance markedly superior to the commonly used organic fluorophore, fluorescein.

  15. Ligand-based photooxidations of dithiomaltolato complexes of Ru(II) and Zn(II): photolytic CH activation and evidence of singlet oxygen generation and quenching.

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    Bruner, Britain; Walker, Malin Backlund; Ghimire, Mukunda M; Zhang, Dong; Selke, Matthias; Klausmeyer, Kevin K; Omary, Mohammad A; Farmer, Patrick J

    2014-08-14

    The complex [Ru(bpy)2(ttma)](+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; ttma = 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-thiopyran-4-thionate, 1, has previously been shown to undergo an unusual C-H activation of the dithiomaltolato ligand upon outer-sphere oxidation. The reaction generated alcohol and aldehyde products 2 and 3 from C-H oxidation of the pendant methyl group. In this report, we demonstrate that the same products are formed upon photolysis of 1 in presence of mild oxidants such as methyl viologen, [Ru(NH3)6](3+) and [Co(NH3)5Cl](2+), which do not oxidize 1 in the dark. This reactivity is engendered only upon excitation into an absorption band attributed to the ttma ligand. Analogous experiments with the homoleptic Zn(ttma)2, 4, also result in reduction of electron acceptors upon excitation of the ttma absorption band. Complexes 1 and 4 exhibit short-lived visible fluorescence and long-lived near-infrared phosphorescence bands. Singlet oxygen is both generated and quenched during aerobic excitation of 1 or 4, but is not involved in the C-H activation process.

  16. Novel Ru(II) sensitizers bearing an unsymmetrical pyridine-quinoline hybrid ligand with extended π-conjugation: synthesis and application in dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Vougioukalakis, Georgios C; Stergiopoulos, Thomas; Kontos, Athanassios G; Pefkianakis, Eleftherios K; Papadopoulos, Kyriakos; Falaras, Polycarpos

    2013-05-14

    Heteroleptic ruthenium(II) sensitizers DV42 and DV51, encompassing a novel unsymmetrical pyridine-quinoline hybrid ligand with extended π-conjugation, were synthesized, characterized, and utilized in nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cells. Due to the extended conjugation of DV42 and DV51, the absorption of the corresponding sensitized TiO2 films extends into the red spectral range, shifted by 30-40 nm relative to the absorption of TiO2 films sensitized with the standard Z907 ruthenium(II) dye. Contact angle measurements of DV42- and DV51-sensitized TiO2 films suggest that these films are hydrophilic with contact angle values commonly observed upon sensitization with the standard N3 ruthenium(II) dye. Electrochemical studies of the novel ruthenium(II) dyes show that their first oxidation potentials lie well below the I(-)/I3(-) redox potential allowing easy regeneration. The excited-state oxidation potentials of both dyes lie above the TiO2 conduction band, permitting efficient electron injection from the excited dye molecules into the semiconductor conduction band. Liquid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells incorporating DV42- or DV51-sensitized TiO2 photoelectrodes afford overall power conversion efficiencies of 3.24 or 4.36% respectively. These efficiencies are up to 56% of the power conversion efficiencies attained by TiO2 photoelectrodes sensitized by the benchmark Z907 ruthenium(II) dye under similar experimental conditions.

  17. A novel heteroditopic terpyridine-pincer ligand as building block for mono- and heterometallic Pd(II) and Ru(II) complexes.

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    Gagliardo, Marcella; Rodríguez, Gema; Dam, Henk H; Lutz, Martin; Spek, Anthony L; Havenith, Remco W A; Coppo, Paolo; De Cola, Luisa; Hartl, Frantisek; van Klink, Gerard P M; van Koten, Gerard

    2006-03-06

    A palladium-catalyzed Stille coupling reaction was employed as a versatile method for the synthesis of a novel terpyridine-pincer (3, TPBr) bridging ligand, 4'-{4-BrC6H2(CH2NMe2)2-3,5}-2,2':6',2' '-terpyridine. Mononuclear species [PdX(TP)] (X = Br, Cl), [Ru(TPBr)(tpy)](PF6)2, and [Ru(TPBr)2](PF6)2, synthesized by selective metalation of the NCNBr-pincer moiety or complexation of the terpyridine of the bifunctional ligand TPBr, were used as building blocks for the preparation of heterodi- and trimetallic complexes [Ru(TPPdCl)(tpy)](PF6)2 (7) and [Ru(TPPdCl)2](PF6)2 (8). The molecular structures in the solid state of [PdBr(TP)] (4a) and [Ru(TPBr)2](PF6)2 (6) have been determined by single-crystal X-ray analysis. Electrochemical behavior and photophysical properties of the mono- and heterometallic complexes are described. All the above di- and trimetallic Ru complexes exhibit absorption bands attributable to (1)MLCT (Ru --> tpy) transitions. For the heteroleptic complexes, the transitions involving the unsubstituted tpy ligand are at a lower energy than the tpy moiety of the TPBr ligand. The absorption bands observed in the electronic spectra for TPBr and [PdCl(TP)] have been assigned with the aid of TD-DFT calculations. All complexes display weak emission both at room temperature and in a butyronitrile glass at 77 K. The considerable red shift of the emission maxima relative to the signal of the reference compound [Ru(tpy)2]2+ indicates stabilization of the luminescent 3MLCT state. For the mono- and heterometallic complexes, electrochemical and spectroscopic studies (electronic absorption and emission spectra and luminescence lifetimes recorded at room temperature and 77 K in nitrile solvents), together with the information gained from IR spectroelectrochemical studies of the dimetallic complex [Ru(TPPdSCN)(tpy)](PF6)2, are indicative of charge redistribution through the bridging ligand TPBr. The results are in line with a weak coupling between the {Ru(tpy)2} chromophoric unit and the (non)metalated NCN-pincer moiety.

  18. Synthesis, spectral, catalytic and antimicrobial studies of PPh 3/AsPh 3 complexes of Ru(II) with dibasic tridentate O, N, S donor ligands

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    Balasubramanian, K. P.; Karvembu, R.; Prabhakaran, R.; Chinnusamy, V.; Natarajan, K.

    2007-09-01

    Complexes of the type [Ru(CO)(EPh 3)(B)(L)] (E = P or As; B = PPh 3, AsPh 3, py or pip; L = dianion of the Schiff bases derived from thiosemicarbazone with acetoacetanilide, acetoacet- o-toluidide and o-chloro acetoacetanilide) have been synthesized from the reactions of equimolar amounts of [RuHCl(CO)(EPh 3) 2(B)] and Schiff bases in benzene. The new complexes have been characterized by analytical and spectral (IR, electronic, NMR) data. The arrangement of PPh 3 groups around ruthenium metal was determined from 31P NMR spectra. An octahedral structure has been assigned for all the new complexes. All the complexes exhibited catalytic activity for the oxidation of benzyl alcohol and cyclohexanol in presence of N-methylmorpholine- N-oxide as co-oxidant. The complexes also exhibited antibacterial activity against E. coli, Aeromonas hydrophilla and Salmonella typhi. The activity was compared with standard streptomycin.

  19. Steady-state and time-resolved luminescence of Ru(II) polypyridine complexes attached to Ag nanoparticles: Effect of chemisorption in comparison with electrostatic bonding.

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    Kokošková, Markéta; Štěpánek, Miroslav; Šloufová, Ivana; Vlčková, Blanka

    2015-11-05

    Steady state and nanosecond time resolved luminescence (namely, (3)MLCT phosphorescence) of [Ru(bpy)3](2+) and of [Ru(bpy)2(dcbpy)](2+)/bpy=2,2'-bipyridine; dcbpy=2,2'-bipyridyl-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid/attached to Ag NPs (the former by the electrostatic bonding, the latter by chemisorption) in non-aggregated Ag NP hydrosol systems has been investigated, and compared to the luminescence characteristics of the complexes in aqueous solutions. The intensity decrease of the 452 nm (and/or 455 nm, respectively) main band and elimination of the short wavelength shoulders in the excitation spectra and the intensity decrease of the emission spectra observed for both complexes upon their attachment to Ag NPs is attributed to the overlap of the excitation spectra with the surface plasmon extinction (SPE) of Ag NPs. The overlap leads to a loss of excitation energy by SPE as well as to a decrease of the (1)MLCT to (3)MLCT intersystem crossing efficiency. The time-resolved luminescence study shows that the (3)MLCT phosphorescence lifetimes of both complexes are markedly (by 3 and 4 orders of magnitude, respectively) shortened upon their attachment to Ag NPs. Nevertheless, the (3)MLCT lifetime of the chemisorbed [Ru(bpy)2(dcbpy)](2+) is by at least one order of magnitude shorter than that of the electrostatically bonded [Ru(bpy)3](2+), which indicates, that the phosphorescence lifetimes of these luminophores are strongly affected by the type of Ag NP surface-luminophore bonding. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Sensitive and selective determination of GSH based on the ECL quenching of Ru(II) 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione complex.

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    Xu, Yanxue; Zhang, Lei; Liu, Yuan; Jin, Zhaoyu; Zhao, Qian; Yang, Feng; Xiao, Dan

    2016-03-15

    Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) material Ru-dpq (Ru(bpy)2dpq(2+), dpq=1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione; bpy=2,2'-bipyridine) is found to be produced strong and stable anodic ECL signal, which could be quenched by reduced glutathione (GSH) and exhibits high sensitivity and selectivity simultaneously. According to the mass spectra of Ru-SG (product of Ru-dpq reacted with GSH), and single crystal structure of the final oxidized product Ru-dcbpy ((Ru(bpy)2dcbpy(2+), dcbpy=3,3-dicarboxy-2,2-bipyridine), we propose a new interacted mechanism between Ru-dpq and GSH. A good linear relation is estimated to be from 0.1 pM to 50 μM in the presence of calcium ion and the detection limit is as low as 0.087 pM (with the signal-to-noise ratio of 3). The relative standard deviation is 2.3% (for three repeated measurements). Furthermore, the ECL signal of Ru-dpq under a constant potential (1.2V) is extremely stable and the intensity could be maintained over 600 s, which promotes us to determine the concentration of GSH via chronoamperometry.

  1. A novel ECL biosensor for β-lactamase detection: Using RU(II) linked-ampicillin complex as the recognition element.

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    Gui, Guo-Feng; Zhuo, Ying; Chai, Ya-Qin; Xiang, Yun; Yuan, Ruo

    2015-08-15

    In this work, Ru(phen)2(cpaphen)(2+) linked-ampicillin (Ru-Amp), as the novel specific recognition element, was proposed to construct a simple and sensitive electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) biosensor for the determination of β-lactamase. Here, Ru-Amp complex acted not only as a novel specific recognition element for β-lactamase but also as the ECL Luminescent reagent. Through electrostatic adsorption and the intermolecular π-π interactions, a large amount of Ru-Amp was immobilized to gold nanoparticles (TA@AuNPs) prepared by thiophenemalonic acid (TA) to obtain Ru-Amp/TA@AuNPs nanocomposites. The nanocomposites, which can produce very stable films exhibiting excellent ECL behaviors, were self-assembled on the CNTs-Nf modified glassy carbon electrode surface. The presence of the target β-lactamase resulted in autonomous hydrolysis reaction of Amp, achievement of the efficient ECL emission and highly sensitive detection of β-lactamase. The biosensor for β-lactamase detection was developed with excellent sensitivity of a concentration variation from 50 pg mL(-1) to 100 ng mL(-1) with a low detection limit of 37 pg mL(-1). An ECL assay offers the proposed method opportunities for designing new Ru-based ECL luminophores for biosensing applications.

  2. Thermochromic organometallic complexes: experimental and theoretical studies of 16- to 18-electron interconversions of adducts of arene Ru(II) carboranes with aromatic amine ligands.

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    Barry, Nicolas P E; Deeth, Robert J; Clarkson, Guy J; Prokes, Ivan; Sadler, Peter J

    2013-02-21

    A series of 18-electron complexes of general formula [Ru(p-cym)(1,2-dicarba-closo-dodecaborane-1,2-dithiolato)(L)] (p-cym = para-cymene; L = 4-dimethylaminopyridine (2), nicotinamide (3), 3-ethynylpyridine (4), N-methylimidazole (5), 4-cyanopyridine (6), and pyridine (7)) were synthesised by reactions between the 16-electron precursor [Ru(p-cym)(1,2-dicarba-closo-dodecaborane-1,2-dithiolato)] (1) and corresponding heterocyclic bases. X-ray crystal structures of complexes 2 and 5 were determined. In dichloromethane and chloroform solutions at ambient temperature, the 18-electron complexes 2-7 are in equilibrium with the 16-electron precursor 1. Each equilibrium is displaced towards the formation of the blue 16-electron or yellow 18-electron complex by increasing or decreasing the temperature of the solution, respectively, which results in controlled and reversible thermochromism. Binding constants (K) and Gibbs free energies (ΔG°) of the six equilibria have been determined by a combination of experiments (Job plots, UV-visible titrations, NMR studies) and also by computation (time-dependent density functional theory, TD-DFT). A linear free energy relationship for log K versus pK(a) for the pyridine and imidazole ligands was established. The predicted strong interactions of 1 with other aromatic amine ligands, such as amphetamine derivatives, were verified experimentally. This appears to be the first report of reversible 16/18-electron interconversions with associated thermochromic properties for a well-known family of complexes.

  3. Synthesis, Characterization and Luminescence Sensitivity with Variance in pH, DNA and BSA Binding Studies of Ru(II) Polypyridyl Complexes.

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    Vuradi, Ravi Kumar; Avudoddi, Srishailam; Putta, Venkat Reddy; Kotha, Laxma Reddy; Yata, Praveen Kumar; Sirasani, Satyanarayana

    2017-02-03

    Three ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes, [Ru(phen)2(mip)](ClO4)2 (1) (phen =1,10-Phenanthroline), [Ru(bpy)2(mip)](ClO4)2 (2) (bpy = 2,2'bipyridyl) and [Ru(dmb)2(mip)](ClO4)2 (3) (dmb = 4, 4'-dimethyl 2, 2'-bipyridine), were synthesized with an intercalative ligand mip (2-morpholino-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1, 10]phenanthroline) and characterized by (1)H, (13)C-NMR, IR, UV-vis, mass spectra and elemental analysis. pH effect, ion selectivity (cations, anions) and solvent sensitivity of complexes were studied. The interaction of these complexes with DNA was performed using absorption, emission spectroscopy and viscosity measurements. The experimental results indicated that the two complexes interacted with calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) by intercalative mode. BSA (Bovine Serum Albumin) protein binding of these complexes was studied by UV-visible and fluorescence techniques. The binding capacity of these complexes was explained theoretically by molecular docking method.

  4. Molecular Engineering, Photophysical and Electrochemical Characterizations of Novel Ru(II) and BODIPY Sensitizers for Mesoporous TiO2 Solar Cells

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    Cheema, Hammad Arshad

    To realize the dream of a low carbon society and ensure the wide spread application of renewable energy sources such as solar energy, photovoltaic devices should be highly efficient, cost-effective and stable for at least 20 years. Dye sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are photovoltaic cells that mimic the natural photosynthesis. In a DSC, the dye absorbs photons from incident light and converts those photons to electric charges, which are then extracted to the outer circuit through semiconductor TiO2, whereas the mediator regenerates the oxidized dye. A sensitizer is the pivotal component in the device in terms of determining the spectral response, color, photocurrent density, long term stability, and thickness of a DSC. The breakthrough report by O'Regan and Gratzel in 1991 has garnered more than 18,673 citations (as of October 9, 2014), which indicates the immense scientific interest to better understand and improve the fundamental science of this technology. With the aforementioned in mind, this study has focused on the molecular engineering of novel sensitizers to provide a better understanding of structure-property relationships of novel sensitizers for DSCs. The characterization of sensitizers (HD-1-mono, HD-2-mono and HD-2) for photovoltaic applications showed that the photocurrent response of DSCs can be increased by using mono-ancillary ligand instead of bis-ancillary ligands, which is of great commercial value considering the difference in the molecular weights of both dyes. The results of this work were published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A (doi:10.1039/c4ta01942c) and ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (doi: 10.1021/am502400b). Furthermore, structure-property relationships were investigated in Ru (II) sensitizers HL-41 and HL-42 in order to elucidate the steric effects of electron donating ancillary ligands on photocurrent and photovoltage, as discussed in Chapter 4. It was found that the electron donating group (ethoxy) ortho to the CH=CH spacer precludes coplanarity of the naphthalene moiety, thus decreasing the extracted photocurrent response from solar device. The findings were published in Dyes and Pigments (doi:10.1016/j.dyepig.2014.08.005). For HD-7 and HD-8, intriguing difference caused by structural isomerization based on anthracene and phenanthrene stilbazole type ancillary ligands, respectively in Ru (II) sensitizers was investigated using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. It was found that the excited electrons in HD-7 are prone to ISC (intersystem crossing) much more than that in HD-8 and those triplet electrons are not being injected in TiO2 efficiently as discussed in Chapter 5. To achieve long term stability, we combined the strong electron donor characteristics of carbazole and the hydrophobic nature of long alkyl chains, C7 (HD-14 ), C18 (HD-15) and C2 (NCSU-10), tethered to N-carbazole. HD-15 showed strikingly good long term light soaking stability and maintained up to 98% of initial efficiency value compared to 92% for HD-14 and 78% for NCSU-10, as discussed in Chapter 6. Boron dipyromethene (BODIPY) dyes HB-1, HB-2 and HB-3 were synthesized and fully characterized for dye solar cells. It was found that having long alkyl chains tethered to the donor groups alone are not sufficient for achieving highly efficient photovoltaic response from BODIPY dyes (Chapter 7). Thus, replacement of fluorines from BODIPY core with long alkoxy chains has been suggested for future work.

  5. Hydrogen bonding and anticancer properties of water-soluble chiral p-cymene Ru(II) compounds with amino-oxime ligands

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    Benabdelouahab, Yosra; Muñoz-Moreno, Laura; Frik, Malgorzata; de la Cueva-Alique, Isabel; El Amrani, Mohammed Amin; Contel, María; Bajo, Ana M.; Cuenca, Tomás

    2016-01-01

    The investigation of the hydrogen-bonding effect on the aggregation tendency of ruthenium compounds [(η6-p-cymene)Ru(κNHR,κNOH)Cl]Cl (R = Ph (1a), Bn (1b)) and [(η6-p-cymene)Ru(κ2NH(2-pic),κNOH)][PF6]2 (1c), [(η6-p-cymene)Ru(κNHBn,κNO)Cl] (2b) and [(η6-p-cymene)Ru(κNBn,κ2NO)] (3b), has been performed by means of concentration dependence 1H NMR chemical shifts and DOSY experiments. The synthesis and full characterization of new compounds 1c, [(η6-p-cymene)Ru(κNPh,κ2NO)] (3a) and 3b are also reported. The effect of the water soluble ruthenium complexes 1a-1c on cytotoxicity, cell adhesion and cell migration of the androgen-independent prostate cancer PC3 cells have been assessed by MTT, adhesion to type-I-collagen and recovery of monolayer wounds assays, respectively. Interactions of 1a-1c with DNA and human serum albumin have also been studied. Altogether, the properties reported herein suggest that ruthenium compounds 1a-1c have considerable potential as anticancer agents against advanced prostate cancer. PMID:27175101

  6. Synthesis, characterization, redox property and biological activity of Ru(II) carbonyl complexes containing O,N-donor ligands and heterocyclic bases

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    Kumar, K. Naresh; Ramesh, R.

    2004-10-01

    Stable ruthenium(II) carbonyl complexes having the general composition [RuCl(CO)(PPh 3)(B)(L)] (where B=PPh 3, pyridine, piperidine or morpholine; L = anion of bidentate Schiff bases (Vanmet, Vanampy, Vanchx)) were synthesized from the reaction of [RuHCl(CO)(PPh 3) 2(B)] with bidentate Schiff base ligands derived from condensation of o-vanillin with primary amines such as methylamine, 2-aminopyridine and cyclohexylamine. The new complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV-Vis and 1H NMR spectral data. The redox property of the complexes were studied by cyclic voltammetric technique and the stability of the complexes towards oxidation were related to the electron releasing or electron withdrawing ability of the substituent in the phenyl ring of o-vanillin. An octahedral geometry has been assigned for all the complexes. In all the above reactions, the Schiff bases replace one molecule of PPh 3 and hydride ion from the starting complexes, which indicate that the Ru-N bonds present in the complexes containing heterocyclic nitrogen bases are stronger than the Ru-P. The Schiff bases and their ruthenium(II) complexes have been tested in vitro to evaluate their activity against bacteria, viz., Staphylococus aureus (209p) and E. coli (ESS 2231).

  7. SOVRaD - A Digest of Recent Soviet R and D Articles. Volume 2, Number 5, 1976

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    1976-05-01

    emission current from the electron gun as well as by pulsations of accelerating voltage and currents in the magnetic system of the gun . Analogous waves...flows). Novosibirsk, Izd-vo Nauka, Sib. otd-ye, 1975, 168 p. Luk’yanov, S. Yu. Goryachaya plazma i upravlyayemyy yadernyy sintez

  8. Concerning the electronic coupling of MoMo quadruple bonds linked by 4,4'-azodibenzoate and comparison with t2g 6-Ru(II) centers by 4,4'-azodiphenylcyanamido ligands.

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    Chisholm, Malcolm H; D'Acchioli, Jason S; Hadad, Christopher M; Patmore, Nathan J

    2006-12-25

    From the reactions between Mo2(O2CtBu)4 and each of terephthalic acid and 4,4'-azodibenzoic acid, the compounds [Mo2(O2CtBu)3]2(mu-O2CC6H4CO2) (1) and [Mo2(O2CtBu)3]2(mu-O2CC6H4N2C6H4CO2) (2) have been made and characterized by spectroscopic and electrochemical methods. Their electronic structures have been examined by computations employing density functional theory on model compounds where HCO2 substitutes for tBuCO2. On the basis of these studies, the two Mo2 units are shown to be only weakly coupled and the mixed-valence ions 1+ and 2+ to be valence-trapped and Class II and I, respectively, on the Robin-Day classification scheme for mixed-valence compounds. These results are compared to t2g6-Ru centers linked by 1,4-dicyanamidobenzene and azo-4,4'-diphenylcyanamido bridges for which the mixed-valence ions [Ru-bridge-Ru]5+ have been previously classified as fully delocalized, Class III [Crutchley et al. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 40, 1189; Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 1770], and on the basis of results described herein, it is proposed that the latter complex ion is more likely a mixed-valence organic radical where the bridge is oxidized and not the Ru(2+) centers.

  9. Conducting polymers containing in-chain metal centers: electropolymerization of oligothienyl-substituted {M(tpy)2} complexes and in situ conductivity studies, M = Os(II), Ru(II).

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    Hjelm, Johan; Handel, Robyn W; Hagfeldt, Anders; Constable, Edwin C; Housecroft, Catherine E; Forster, Robert J

    2005-02-21

    The electropolymerization of a series of Ru and Os bis-terpyridine complexes that form rodlike polymers with bithienyl, quaterthienyl, or hexathienyl bridges has been studied. Absorption spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and cyclic voltammetry have been used to characterize the monomers and resulting polymer films. The absolute dc conductivity of the quaterthienyl-bridged {Ru(tpy)2} and {Os(tpy)2} polymers is unusually large and independent of the identity of the metal center at 1.6 x 10(-3) S cm(-1). The maximum conductivity occurs at the formal potential of each redox process, which typically is observed for systems where redox conduction is the dominant charge transport mechanism. Significantly, the dc conductivity of the metal-based redox couple observed in these polymers is 2 orders of magnitude higher thanthat of a comparable nonconjugated system.

  10. Enhanced DNA photocleavage properties of Ru(II) terpyridine complexes upon incorporation of methylphenyl substituted terpyridine and/or the polyazine bridging ligand dpp (2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine).

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    Jain, Avijita; Slebodnick, Carla; Winkel, Brenda S J; Brewer, Karen J

    2008-10-01

    The heteroleptic complexes, [(MePhtpy)RuCl(dpp)](PF(6)) and [(tpy)RuCl(dpp)](PF(6)), have been synthesized, characterized, and investigated with respect to their photophysical, redox, and DNA photocleavage properties (where MePhtpy=4'-(4-methylphenyl)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine and dpp=2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine, tpy=2,2':6',2''-terpyridine). The X-ray crystal structure confirms the identity of the new [(MePhtpy)RuCl(dpp)](PF(6)) complex. These heteroleptic complexes were found to photocleave DNA in the presence of oxygen, unlike the previously studied complex, [Ru(tpy)(2)](PF(6))(2). The photophysical, redox, and DNA photocleavage properties of the heteroleptic complexes were compared with those of the homoleptic complexes, [Ru(MePhtpy)(2)](PF(6))(2) and [Ru(tpy)(2)](PF(6))(2). The heteroleptic complexes showed intense metal to ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transition at lower energy ([(MePhtpy)RuCl(dpp)](PF(6)), 522nm; [(tpy)RuCl(dpp)](PF(6)), 516nm) and longer excited state lifetimes as compared to the homoleptic complexes. The [Ru(MePhtpy)(2)](2+) complex was found to photocleave DNA in contrast to [Ru(tpy)(2)](2+). The introduction of a methylphenyl group on the tepyridine ligand not only enhances the (3)MLCT excited state lifetime but also increases the lipophilicity and thereby the DNA binding ability of the molecule. An increase in lipophilicity upon addition of a methylphenyl group on the 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine ligand was confirmed by determination of the partition coefficient ([(MePhtpy)RuCl(dpp)](PF(6)), logP=+1.16; [(tpy)RuCl(dpp)](PF(6)), logP=-1.27). The heteroleptic complexes photocleave DNA more efficiently than the homoleptic complexes, with the greatest activity being observed for the newly prepared [(MePhtpy)RuCl(dpp)](PF(6)) complex.

  11. Effect of the addition of a fused donor-acceptor ligand on a Ru(II) complex: synthesis, characterization, and photoinduced electron transfer reactions of [Ru(TTF-dppz)2(Aqphen)]2+.

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    Dupont, Nathalie; Ran, Ying-Fen; Jia, Hong-Peng; Grilj, Jakob; Ding, Jie; Liu, Shi-Xia; Decurtins, Silvio; Hauser, Andreas

    2011-04-18

    The synthesis and the photophysical properties of the complex [Ru(TTF-dppz)(2)(Aqphen)](2+) (TTF = tetrathiafulvalene, dppz = dipyrido-[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine, Aqphen = anthraquinone fused to phenanthroline via a pyrazine bridge) are described. In this molecular triad excitation into the metal-ligand charge transfer bands results in the creation of a long-lived charge separated state with TTF acting as electron donor and anthraquinone as terminal acceptor. The lifetime of the charge-separated state is 400 ns in dichloromethane at room temperature. A mechanism for the charge separation involving an intermediate charge-separated state is proposed based on transient absorption spectroscopy.

  12. Anticancer activity and DNA binding of a bifunctional Ru(II) arene aqua-complex with the 2,4-diamino-6-(2-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine ligand.

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    Busto, Natalia; Valladolid, Jesús; Martínez-Alonso, Marta; Lozano, Héctor J; Jalón, Félix A; Manzano, Blanca R; Rodríguez, A M; Carrión, M Carmen; Biver, Tarita; Leal, José M; Espino, Gustavo; García, Begoña

    2013-09-03

    The synthesis and full characterization of the new aqua-complex [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(OH2)(κ(2)-N,N-2-pydaT)](BF4)2, [2](BF4)2, and the nucleobase derivative [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(9-MeG)(κ(2)-N,N-2-pydaT)](BF4)2, [4](PF6)2, where 2-pydaT = 2,4-diamino-6-(2-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine and 9-MeG = 9-methylguanine, are reported here. The crystal structures of both [4](PF6)2 and the chloro complex [(η(6)-p-cymene)RuCl(κ(2)-N,N-2-pydaT)](PF6), [1](PF6), have been elucidated by X-ray diffraction. The former provided relevant information regarding the interaction of the metallic fragment [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(κ(2)-N,N-2-pydaT)](2+) and a simple model of DNA. NMR and kinetic absorbance studies have proven that the aqua-complex [2](BF4)2 binds to the N7 site of guanine in nucleobases, nucleotides, or DNA. A stable bifunctional interaction (covalent and partially intercalated) between the [(η(6)-p-cymene)Ru(κ(2)-N,N-2-pydaT)](2+) fragment and CT-DNA has been corroborated by kinetic, circular dichroism, viscometry, and thermal denaturation experiments. The reaction mechanism entails the very fast formation of the Ru-O-(PO3) linkage prior to the fast intercalation of the 2-pydaT fragment. Then, a Ru-N7-(G) covalent bond is formed at the expense of the Ru-O-(PO3) bond, yielding a bifunctional complex. The dissociation rate of the intercalated fragment is slow, and this confers additional interest to [2](BF4)2 in view of the likely correlation between slow dissociation and biological activity, on the assumption that DNA is the only biotarget. Furthermore, [2](BF4)2 displays notable pH-dependent cytotoxic activity in human ovarian carcinoma cells (A2780, IC50 = 11.0 μM at pH = 7.4; IC50 = 6.58 μM at pH = 6.5). What is more, complex [2](BF4)2 is not cross-resistant with cisplatin, exhibiting a resistance factor, RF(A2780cis), of 0.28, and it shows moderate selectivity toward the cancer cell lines, in particular, A2780cis (IC50 = 3.0 5 ± 0.08 μM), relative to human lung fibroblast cells (MRC-5; IC50 = 24 μM), the model for healthy cells.

  13. Differences of pH-Dependent Mechanisms on Generation of Hydride Donors using Ru(II) Complexes Containing Geometric Isomers of NAD+ Model Ligands: NMR and Radiolysis Studies in Aqueous Solution

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    Fujita, E.; Cohen, B.W.; Polyansky, D.E.; Zong, R.; Zhou, H.; Ouk, T.; Cabelli, D.; Thummel, R.P.

    2010-09-06

    The pH-dependent mechanism of the reduction of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) model complex [Ru(bpy)(2)(5)](2+) (5 = 3-(pyrid-2{prime}-yl)-4-azaacridine) was compared to the mechanism of the previously studied geometric isomer [Ru(bpy)(2)(pbn)](2+) (pbn = 2-(pyrid-2{prime}-yl)-1-azaacridine, previously referred to as 2-(pyrid-2{prime}-yl)-benzo[b]-1,5-naphthyridine) in aqueous media. The exposure of [Ru(bpy)(2)(5)](2+) to CO(2)(*-) leads to the formation of the one-electron reduced species (k = 4.4 x 10(9) M(-1) s(-1)). At pH < 11.2, the one-electron reduced species can be protonated, k = 2.6 x 10(4) s(-1) in D(2)O. Formation of a C-C bonded dimer is observed across the pH range of 5-13 (k = 4.5 x 10(8) M(-1) s(-1)). At pH < 11, two protonated radical species react to form a stable C-C bonded dimer. At pH > 11, dimerization of two one-electron reduced species is followed by disproportionation to one equivalent starting complex [Ru(bpy)(2)(5)](2+) and one equivalent [Ru(bpy)(2)(5HH)](2+). The structural difference between [Ru(bpy)(2)(pbn)](2+) and [Ru(bpy)(2)(5)](2+) dictates the mechanism and product formation in aqueous medium. The exchange of the nitrogen and carbon atoms on the azaacridine ligands alters the accessibility of the dimerization reactive site, thereby changing the mechanism and the product formation for the reduction of the [Ru(bpy)(2)(5)](2+) compound.

  14. Photoelectrochemistry on Ru(II)-2,2'-bipyridine-phosphonate-derivatized TiO2 with the I3-/I- and quinone/hydroquinone relays. Design of photoelectrochemical synthesis cells.

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    Gallagher, Laurie A; Serron, Scafford A; Wen, Xingu; Hornstein, Brooks J; Dattelbaum, D M; Schoonover, J R; Meyer, Thomas J

    2005-03-21

    Photocurrent measurements have been made on nanocrystalline TiO2 surfaces derivatized by adsorption of a catalyst precursor, [Ru(tpy)(bpy(PO3H2)2)(OH2)]2+, or chromophore, [Ru(bpy)2 (bpy(PO3H2)2)]2+ (tpy is 2,2':6',2' '-terpyridine, bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine, and bpy(PO3H2)2 is 2,2'-bipyridyl-4,4'-diphosphonic acid), and on surfaces containing both complexes. This is an extension of earlier work on an adsorbed assembly containing both catalyst and chromophore. The experiments were carried out with the I3-/I- or quinone/hydroquinone (Q/H2Q) relays in propylene carbonate, propylene carbonate-water mixtures, and acetonitrile-water mixtures. Electrochemical measurements show that oxidation of surface-bound Ru(III)-OH2(3+) to Ru(IV)=O(2+) is catalyzed by the bpy complex. Addition of aqueous 0.1 M HClO4 greatly decreases photocurrent efficiencies for adsorbed [Ru(tpy)(bpy(PO3H2)2)(OH2)]2+ with the I3-/I- relay, but efficiencies are enhanced for the Q/H2Q relay in both propylene carbonate-HClO4 and acetonitrile-HClO4 mixtures. The dependence of the incident photon-to-current efficiency (IPCE) on added H2Q in 95% propylene carbonate and 5% 0.1 M HClO4 is complex and can be interpreted as changing from rate-limiting diffusion to the film at low H2Q to rate-limiting diffusion within the film at high H2Q. There is no evidence for photoelectrochemical cooperativity on mixed surfaces containing both complexes with the IPCE response reflecting the relative surface compositions of the two complexes. These results provide insight into the possible design of photoelectrochemical synthesis cells for the oxidation of organic substrates.

  15. Role of the inner-sphere reorganization in the photoinduced electron transfer reaction of Ru(II) complexes containing imine C=N or Azo N=N double bonds in the ligands

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    Maruyama, Mutsuhiro; Kaizu, Youkoh

    1995-04-20

    Photoinduced oxidative and reductive electron transfer (ET) reactions of excited Ru(imin){sub 3}{sup 2+} (imin = 2-(N-methylformimidoyl)pyridine), Ru(imin){sub 2}(CN){sub 2}, and Ru(azpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} (azpy = 2-(phenylazo)pyridine), where imin and azpy contain imine C=N and azo N=N double bonds, respectively, with organic quenchers were investigated in acetonitrile solutions, and their {Delta}G dependencies of the quenching rate constants (k{sub q}) were compared with those of Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} (bpy = 2,2`-bipyridine) and Ru(L){sub 2}(CN){sub 2} complexes where L = 4,4`- or 5,5`-dmbpy (dmbpy = dimethyl-2,2`-bipyridine) and phen (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline). The oxidative quenching rate constants of Ru(imin){sub 3}{sup 2+} and Ru(imin){sub 2}(CN){sub 2} are smaller than those of the corresponding bpy, dmbpy, and phen complexes at the same {Delta}G value in the normal region. However, the {Delta}G dependencies of the reductive quenching rate constants of Ru(imin){sub 3}{sup 2+} and Ru(azpy){sub 3}{sup 2+} coincide with that of the corresponding bpy complex. The inner-sphere reorganization ({lambda}{sub in}) caused by the deformation of the C=N bond of imin is considered to be the main reason for the disadvantage of ET in the normal region of the oxidative ET reactions of excited Ru(imin){sub 3}{sup 2+} and Ru(imin){sub 2}(CN){sub 2}. 44 refs., 6 figs., 6 tabs.

  16. Synthesis and evaluation of new salicylaldehyde-2-picolinylhydrazone Schiff base compounds of Ru(II), Rh(III) and Ir(III) as in vitro antitumor, antibacterial and fluorescence imaging agents.

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    Palepu, Narasinga Rao; Nongbri, S L; Premkumar, J Richard; Verma, Akalesh Kumar; Bhattacharjee, Kaushik; Joshi, S R; Forbes, Scott; Mozharivskyj, Yurij; Thounaojam, Romita; Aguan, K; Kollipara, Mohan Rao

    2015-06-01

    Reaction of salicylaldehyde-2-picolinylhydrazone (HL) Schiff base ligand with precursor compounds [{(p-cymene)RuCl2}2] 1, [{(C6H6)RuCl2}2] 2, [{Cp*RhCl2}2] 3 and [{Cp*IrCl2}2] 4 yielded the corresponding neutral mononuclear compounds 5-8, respectively. The in vitro antitumor evaluation of the compounds 1-8 against Dalton's ascites lymphoma (DL) cells by fluorescence-based apoptosis study and by their half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values revealed the high antitumor activity of compounds 3, 4, 5 and 6. Compounds 1-8 render comparatively lower apoptotic effect than that of cisplatin on model non-tumor cells, i.e., peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). The antibacterial evaluation of compounds 5-8 by agar well-diffusion method revealed that compound 6 is significantly effective against all the eight bacterial species considered with zone of inhibition up to 35 mm. Fluorescence imaging study of compounds 5-8 with plasmid circular DNA (pcDNA) and HeLa RNA demonstrated their fluorescence imaging property upon binding with nucleic acids. The docking study with some key enzymes associated with the propagation of cancer such as ribonucleotide reductase, thymidylate synthase, thymidylate phosphorylase and topoisomerase II revealed strong interactions between proteins and compounds 5-8. Conformational analysis by density functional theory (DFT) study has corroborated our experimental observation of the N, N binding mode of ligand. Compounds 5-8 exhibited a HOMO (highest occupied molecular orbital)-LUMO (lowest unoccupied molecular orbital) energy gap 2.99-3.04 eV. Half-sandwich ruthenium, rhodium and iridium compounds were obtained by treatment of metal precursors with salicylaldehyde-2-picolinylhydrazone (HL) by in situ metal-mediated deprotonation of the ligand. Compounds under investigation have shown potential antitumor, antibacterial and fluorescence imaging properties. Arene ruthenium compounds exhibited higher activity compared to that of Cp*Rh/Cp*Ir in inhibiting the cancer cells growth and pathogenic bacteria. At a concentration 100 µg/mL, the apoptosis activity of arene ruthenium compounds, 5 and 6 (~30 %) is double to that of Cp*Rh/Cp*Ir compounds, 7 and 8 (~12 %). Among the four new compounds 5-8, the benzene ruthenium compound, i.e., compound 6 is significantly effective against the pathogenic bacteria under investigation.

  17. Synthesis, characterization, DNA-binding and cytotoxic properties of Ru(II) complexes: [Ru(MeIm)4L]2+ (MeIm = 1-methylimidazole, L = phen, ip and pip)

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    Zeng, Leli; Xiao, Yue; Liu, Jing; Tan, Lifeng

    2012-07-01

    Three new ruthenium(II) complexes, [Ru(MeIm)4phen]2+ (1), [Ru(MeIm)4ip]2+ (2) and [Ru(MeIm)4pip]2+ (3), have been synthesized and characterized. The binding properties of the three complexes towards calf-thymus DNA were investigated by different spectrophotometric methods and viscosity measurements. In addition, the cytotoxicity of these complexes has been evaluated by MTT method and Giemsa staining experiment. The main results reveal that the plane area and hydrophobicity of intercalative ligands have a significant effect on the DNA-binding behaviors and the IC50 value of complex 2 against MCF-7 cells is close to that of cis-Pt(NH3)2Cl2.

  18. Mechanistic investigation of CO2 hydrogenation by Ru(II) and Ir(III) aqua complexes under acidic conditions: two catalytic systems differing in the nature of the rate determining step.

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    Ogo, Seiji; Kabe, Ryota; Hayashi, Hideki; Harada, Ryosuke; Fukuzumi, Shunichi

    2006-10-21

    Ruthenium aqua complexes [(eta(6)-C(6)Me(6))Ru(II)(L)(OH(2))](2+) {L = bpy (1) and 4,4'-OMe-bpy (2), bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, 4,4'-OMe-bpy = 4,4'-dimethoxy-2,2'-bipyridine} and iridium aqua complexes [Cp*Ir(III)(L)(OH(2))](2+) {Cp* = eta(5)-C(5)Me(5), L = bpy (5) and 4,4'-OMe-bpy (6)} act as catalysts for hydrogenation of CO(2) into HCOOH at pH 3.0 in H(2)O. The active hydride catalysts cannot be observed in the hydrogenation of CO(2) with the ruthenium complexes, whereas the active hydride catalysts, [Cp*Ir(III)(L)(H)](+) {L = bpy (7) and 4,4'-OMe-bpy (8)}, have successfully been isolated after the hydrogenation of CO(2) with the iridium complexes. The key to the success of the isolation of the active hydride catalysts is the change in the rate-determining step in the catalytic hydrogenation of CO(2) from the formation of the active hydride catalysts, [(eta(6)-C(6)Me(6))Ru(II)(L)(H)](+), to the reactions of [Cp*Ir(III)(L)(H)](+) with CO(2), as indicated by the kinetic studies.

  19. Study of intermediates from transition metal excited-state electron- transfer reactions

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    Hoffman, M.Z.

    1993-03-31

    Progress on 6 projects is reported: excited state absorption spectrum of Ru(bpy)[sub 3][sup 2+], solvent cage model for electron transfer quenching, reductive quenching of [sup *]Cr(III) complexes, solution medium effects in oxidative quenching of [sup *]Ru(II) complexes, photosensitized oxidation of phenol in aqueous solution, and quenching of Ru(II) complexes by oxygen.

  20. Study of intermediates from transition metal excited-state electron- transfer reactions. Progress report, January 1, 1992--March 31, 1993

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    Hoffman, M.Z.

    1993-03-31

    Progress on 6 projects is reported: excited state absorption spectrum of Ru(bpy){sub 3}{sup 2+}, solvent cage model for electron transfer quenching, reductive quenching of {sup *}Cr(III) complexes, solution medium effects in oxidative quenching of {sup *}Ru(II) complexes, photosensitized oxidation of phenol in aqueous solution, and quenching of Ru(II) complexes by oxygen.

  1. Efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived cyclic di-esters to 1,2-diols.

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    Balaraman, Ekambaram; Fogler, Eran; Milstein, David

    2012-01-28

    The unprecedented homogeneous hydrogenation of cyclic di-esters, in particular biomass-derived glycolide and lactide, to the corresponding 1,2-diols is catalyzed by Ru(II) PNN (1) and Ru(II) CNN (2) pincer complexes under mild hydrogen pressure and (in the case of 1) neutral conditions. No racemization was observed when a chiral di-ester was used.

  2. Contractile responses to rat urotensin II in resting and depolarized basilar arteries.

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    Porras-González, Cristina; Ureña, Juan; Egea-Guerrero, Juan José; Gordillo-Escobar, Elena; Murillo-Cabezas, Francisco; González-Montelongo, María del Carmen; Muñoz-Sánchez, María Angeles

    2014-03-01

    The effects of human urotensin II (hUII) on the vascular tone of different animal species has been studied extensively. However, little has been reported on the vasoactive effects of rat urotensin (rUII) in murine models. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of rUII on vasoreactivity in rat basilar arteries. Basilar arteries from adult male Wistar rats (300-350 g) were isolated, cut in rings, and mounted on a small vessel myograph to measure isometric tension. rUII concentrations were studied in both resting and depolarized state. To remove endothelial nitric oxide effects from the rUII response, we treated selected arterial rings with Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME). 10 μM rUII produced a potent vasoconstrictor response in rat basilar arteries with intact endothelium, while isometric forces remained unaffected in arterial rings treated with lower rUII concentrations. Although L-NAME did not have a significant effect on 10 μM rUII-evoked contraction, it slightly increased arterial ring contraction elicited by 1 μM rUII. In depolarized arteries, dose-dependent rUII increased depolarization-induced contractions. This effect was suppressed by L-NAME. Our results show that the rat basilar artery has a vasoconstrictor response to rUII. The most potent vasoconstrictor effect was produced by lower doses of rUII (0.1 and 1 μM) in depolarized arteries with intact endothelium. This effect could facilitate arterial vasospasm in vascular pathophysiological processes such as subarachnoid hemorrhage and hypertension, when sustained depolarization and L-type Ca(2+) channel activation are present.

  3. A highly selective OFF-ON red-emitting phosphorescent thiol probe with large stokes shift and long luminescent lifetime.

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    Ji, Shaomin; Guo, Huimin; Yuan, Xiaolin; Li, Xiaohuan; Ding, Haidong; Gao, Peng; Zhao, Chunxia; Wu, Wenting; Wu, Wanhua; Zhao, Jianzhang

    2010-06-18

    An OFF-ON red-emitting phosphorescent thiol probe is designed by using the (3)MLCT photophysics of Ru(II) complexes, i.e., with Ru(II) as the electron donor. The probe is non-luminescent because the MLCT is corrupted by electron transfer from Ru(II) to an intramolecular electron sink (2,4-dinitrobenzenesulfonyl). Thiols cleave the electron sink, and the MLCT is re-established. Phosphorescence at 598 nm was enhanced by 90-fold, with a 143 nm (5256 cm(-1)) Stokes shift and a 1.1 mus luminescent lifetime.

  4. Photochemistry of RuII 4,4′-Bi-1,2,3-triazolyl (btz) Complexes: Crystallographic Characterization of the Photoreactive Ligand-Loss Intermediate trans-[Ru(bpy)(κ2-btz)(κ1-btz)(NCMe)]2+

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    Welby, Christine E; Armitage, Georgina K; Bartley, Harry; Wilkinson, Aaron; Sinopoli, Alessandro; Uppal, Baljinder S; Rice, Craig R; Elliott, Paul I P

    2014-01-01

    We report the unprecedented observation and unequivocal crystallographic characterization of the meta-stable ligand loss intermediate solvento complex trans-[Ru(bpy)(κ2-btz)(κ1-btz)(NCMe)]2+ (1 a) that contains a monodentate chelate ligand. This and analogous complexes can be observed during the photolysis reactions of a family of complexes of the form [Ru()(btz)2]2+ (1 a–d: btz=1,1′-dibenzyl-4,4′-bi-1,2,3-triazolyl; =a) 2,2′-bipyridyl (bpy), b) 4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridyl (dmbpy), c) 4,4′-dimethoxy-2,2′-bipyridyl (dmeobpy), d) 1,10-phenanthroline (phen)). In acetonitrile solutions, 1 a–d eventually convert to the bis-solvento complexes trans-[Ru()(btz)(NCMe)2]2+ (3 a–d) along with one equivalent of free btz, in a process in which the remaining coordinated bidentate ligands undergo a new rearrangement such that they become coplanar. X-ray crystal structure of 3 a and 3 d confirmed the co-planar arrangement of the and btz ligands and the trans coordination of two solvent molecules. These conversions proceed via the observed intermediate complexes 2 a–d, which are formed quantitatively from 1 a–d in a matter of minutes and to which they slowly revert back on being left to stand in the dark over several days. The remarkably long lifetime of the intermediate complexes (>12 h at 40 °C) allowed the isolation of 2 a in the solid state, and the complex to be crystallographically characterized. Similarly to the structures adopted by complexes 3 a and d, the bpy and κ2-btz ligands in 2 a coordinate in a square-planar fashion with the second monodentate btz ligand coordinated trans to an acetonitrile ligand. PMID:24889966

  5. Synthesis and Characterization of Ru(II) Tris(1,1O-phenanthroline)-Electron Acceptor Dyads Incorporating the 4-benzoyl-N-methylpyridinium Cation or N-Benzyl-N'-methyl-viologen. Improving the Dynamic Range, Sensitivity and Response Time of Sol-Gel Based Optical Oxygen Sensors

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    Leventis, Nicholas; Rawashdeh, Abdel-Monen M.; Elder, Ian A.; Yang, Jinhua; Dass, Amala; Sotiriou-Leventis, Chariklia

    2004-01-01

    The title compounds (1 and 2, above) were synthesized by Sonogashira coupling reactions of appropriate Ru(1I) complexes with the electron a cceptors. Characterization was conducted in solution and in frozen ma trices. Finally, the title compounds were evaluated as dopants of sol-gel materials. It was found that the intramolecular quenching efficie ncy of 4-benzoyl-Nmethylpyridinium cation in solution depends on the solvent: photoluminescence is quenched completely in CH,CN, but not i n methanol or ethanol. On the other hand, intramolecular emission que nching by 4-benzyl-N-methyl viologen is complete in all solvents. The difference between the two quenchers is traced electrochemically to t he solvation of the 4-benzoyl-Nmethylpyridiniums by alcohol. In froze n matrices or adsorbed on the surfaces of silica aerogel, both Ru(I1) complex/electron acceptor dyads of this study are photoluminescent, and the absence of quenching has been traced to the environmental rigi dity. When doped aerogels are cooled at 77 K, the emission intensity increases by approximately 4x, and the spectra shift to the blue, analogous to what is observed with Ru(I1) complexes in solutions undergoi ng fluid-to-rigid transition. However, in contrast to frozen solution s, the luminescent moieties in the bulk of aerogels kept at low tempe ratures are still accessible to gas-phase quenchers diffusing through the mesopores, leading to more sensitive platforms for sensors than o ther room-temperature configurations. Thus the photoluminescence of o ur Ru(I1) complex dyads adsorbed on aerogel is quenchable by O2 both at room temperature and at 77 K. Furthermore, it was also found that O 2 modulates the photoluminescence of aerogels doped with 4-benzoyl -N -methylpyridinium-based dyads over a wider dynamic range compared wi th aerogels doped with either our vislogen-based dyads or with Ru(I1) tris(1,lO-phenanthroline) itself.

  6. Synthesis and Characterization of Ru(II) Tris(1,1O-phenanthroline)-Electron Acceptor Dyads Incorporating the 4-benzoyl-N-methylpyridinium Cation or N-Benzyl-N'-methyl-viologen. Improving the Dynamic Range, Sensitivity and Response Time of Sol-Gel Based Optical Oxygen Sensors

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    Leventis, Nicholas; Rawashdeh, Abdel-Monen M.; Elder, Ian A.; Yang, Jinhua; Dass, Amala; Sotiriou-Leventis, Chariklia

    2004-01-01

    The title compounds (1 and 2, above) were synthesized by Sonogashira coupling reactions of appropriate Ru(1I) complexes with the electron a cceptors. Characterization was conducted in solution and in frozen ma trices. Finally, the title compounds were evaluated as dopants of sol-gel materials. It was found that the intramolecular quenching efficie ncy of 4-benzoyl-Nmethylpyridinium cation in solution depends on the solvent: photoluminescence is quenched completely in CH,CN, but not i n methanol or ethanol. On the other hand, intramolecular emission que nching by 4-benzyl-N-methyl viologen is complete in all solvents. The difference between the two quenchers is traced electrochemically to t he solvation of the 4-benzoyl-Nmethylpyridiniums by alcohol. In froze n matrices or adsorbed on the surfaces of silica aerogel, both Ru(I1) complex/electron acceptor dyads of this study are photoluminescent, and the absence of quenching has been traced to the environmental rigi dity. When doped aerogels are cooled at 77 K, the emission intensity increases by approximately 4x, and the spectra shift to the blue, analogous to what is observed with Ru(I1) complexes in solutions undergoi ng fluid-to-rigid transition. However, in contrast to frozen solution s, the luminescent moieties in the bulk of aerogels kept at low tempe ratures are still accessible to gas-phase quenchers diffusing through the mesopores, leading to more sensitive platforms for sensors than o ther room-temperature configurations. Thus the photoluminescence of o ur Ru(I1) complex dyads adsorbed on aerogel is quenchable by O2 both at room temperature and at 77 K. Furthermore, it was also found that O 2 modulates the photoluminescence of aerogels doped with 4-benzoyl -N -methylpyridinium-based dyads over a wider dynamic range compared wi th aerogels doped with either our vislogen-based dyads or with Ru(I1) tris(1,lO-phenanthroline) itself.

  7. Separation and indirect detection of small-chain peptides using chromophoric mobile phase additives.

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    Yuan, D X; Pietrzyk, D J

    1990-06-22

    Ruthenium(II) 1,10-phenanthroline, Ru(phen)3(2+), and ruthenium(II) 2,2'-bipyridyl, Ru(bipy)3(2+), salts were evaluated as mobile phase additives for the liquid chromatographic separation of small-chain peptides on a polystyrene-divinylbenzene copolymeric (Hamilton PRP-1) stationary phase. In a basic mobile phase peptides are anions, and retention, resolution and detection occur because of the interactions between the stationary phase, the RuII complex and the peptide anion. Since the RuII complex concentration changes in the analyte band relative to the background eluent RuII complex concentration, the peptide can be detected by indirect photometric detection using the wavelength where the RuII complex absorbs. Peptide analyte peaks may be positive or negative depending on the counter-anion and its concentration. Small-chain peptides that do not contain chromophoric side-chains are detected without derivatization at about 0.1 nmol injected at a 3:1 signal-to-noise ratio. Factors that affect retention, resolution and indirect photometric detection are the RuII complex, its mobile phase concentration, mobile phase pH and solvent composition, and the type and concentration of the mobile phase counter-anion and/or buffer anion.

  8. [The antiallergic eye drops "polynadyme": development, experimental and clinical studies].

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    Maĭchuk, Iu F; Pozdniakov, V I; Pozdniakova, V V; Iakushina, L N

    2006-01-01

    The antiallergic eye drops "Polynadyme", proposed by the Helmgolz Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases, have been prepared by the "Sintez" PJSC (Kurgan). The drops exert a combination of antihistaminic and vasoconstrictive effects and, for better tolerability, contain a low-toxic preserving complex. The drops are polymer-based, which ensures a long action and an artificial tear effect. Preclinical rabbit trials have shown the safety of the "Polynadyme" eye drops, their specific activity in preventing an allergic reaction, and their antiallergic effect on a model of allergic conjunctivitis. Comparative clinical trials covering 150 patients have yielded excellent and good results in 93% of cases. In acute allergic reactions, hyperemia, itch, and burning diminished just 5 minutes after administration. The "Polynadyme" eye drops are effective in treating pollinous conjunctivitis, spring (vernal) keratoconjunctivitis, allergic reactions when wearing contact lenses, the dry eye syndrome, drug-induced and toxicoallergic conjunctivitis, and other ocular allergic reactions.

  9. Oligomer and mixed-metal compounds, potential multielectron transfer catalysts. Progress report, January 1, 1990--January 1, 1993

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    Rillema, D.P.

    1993-08-01

    Physical, photophysical, and photochemical properties of Ru(II), Re(I), Pt(II), and Cu(II) monometallic complexes and of Ru(II)-Ru(II), Ru(II)-Co(III), Ru(II)-Re(I) bimetallic complexes were investigated. In an application, Pt and Au working electrodes were modified with the hydrogel kappa-carrageenan (anionic polysaccharide from seaweed), which was cured on the electrode surface with Ru(II) trisbipyridine and methyl viologen. Max photocurrent obtained was 12 {mu}A.cm{sup 2}.

  10. The study of redox-active inorganic substituents of cellulase enzyme. Quarterly report, 25 August--25 November 1992

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    Not Available

    1992-12-31

    Hexaammineruthemium(III) chloride enhances the catalytic activity of Trichoderma reesei cellobiohydrolase I (CBHI) by as much as 45 percent over a 24 hr period. The mechanism involved could be related to the redox activity and reduction of O{sub 2} by RU(II) complexes. Since the addition of ascorbic acid is not required for the enhancement of CBHI activity, we speculate that the cellobiose generated by the enzyme activity may serve as the reducing agent for the formation of RU(II) species.

  11. The study of redox-active inorganic substituents of cellulase enzyme

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    Not Available

    1992-01-01

    Hexaammineruthemium(III) chloride enhances the catalytic activity of Trichoderma reesei cellobiohydrolase I (CBHI) by as much as 45 percent over a 24 hr period. The mechanism involved could be related to the redox activity and reduction of O[sub 2] by RU(II) complexes. Since the addition of ascorbic acid is not required for the enhancement of CBHI activity, we speculate that the cellobiose generated by the enzyme activity may serve as the reducing agent for the formation of RU(II) species.

  12. cis-Bis(O-methyl­dithio­carbonato-κ2 S,S′)bis­(tri­phenyl­phosphane-κP)ruthenium(II)

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    Valerio-Cárdenas, Cintya; Hernández-Ortega, Simón; Reyes-Martínez, Reyna; Morales-Morales, David

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, [Ru(CH3OCS2)2(C18H15P)2], the RuII atom is in a distorted octa­hedral coordination by two xanthate anions (CH3OCS2) and two tri­phenyl­phosphane (PPh3) ligands. Both bidentate xanthate ligands coordinate the RuII atom with two slightly different Ru—S bond lengths but with virtually equal bite angles [71.57 (4) and 71.58 (3)°]. The packing of the complexes is assured by C—H⋯O and C—H⋯π inter­actions. PMID:24046578

  13. Hydrogenation of imines catalysed by ruthenium(II) complexes based on lutidine-derived CNC pincer ligands.

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    Hernández-Juárez, Martín; Vaquero, Mónica; Álvarez, Eleuterio; Salazar, Verónica; Suárez, Andrés

    2013-01-14

    The preparation of new Ru(II) complexes incorporating fac-coordinated lutidine-derived CNC ligands is reported. These derivatives are selectively deprotonated by (t)BuOK at one of the methylene arms of the pincer, leading to catalytically active species in the hydrogenation of imines.

  14. Static and dynamic quenching of luminescent species in polymer media.

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    Hartmann, P; Leiner, M J; Lippitsch, M E

    1994-12-01

    A method developed for quantitative determination of static and dynamic contributions to luminescence quenching is applied to Ru(II) complexes in polymer matrices (silica gel and polystyrene), quenched by oxygen. This method is based on both intensity and lifetime quenching experiments. The curvature of intensity Stern-Volmer plots is related to the results.

  15. Neutral and anionic tetrazole-based ligands in designing novel ruthenium dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells

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    Wu, Guohua; Kaneko, Ryuji; Zhang, Yaohong; Shinozaki, Yoshinao; Sugawa, Kosuke; Islam, Ashraful; Han, Liyuan; Bedja, Idriss; Gupta, Ravindra Kumar; Shen, Qing; Otsuki, Joe

    2016-03-01

    Two novel thiocyanate-free Ru(II) complexes have been synthesized, characterized and evaluated as dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells. Both complexes have two tridentate ligands: one is the tricarboxyterpyridine as an anchoring ligand and the other is one of the two bis(tetrazolyl)pyridine derivatives. One of the bis(tetrazolyl)pyridine ligand coordinates to the Ru(II) ion as a doubly deprotonated tetrazolate anion with a formal charge of -2 to form a neutral complex, which is coded as BTP dye, while the other bis(methyltetrazolyl)pyridine ligand coordinates to the Ru(II) ion as a neutral ligand forming a divalent cationic complex, coded as BMTP dye. Unexpectedly, the oxidation potentials for these two compounds are similar, implying similar electron-donating effects of the anionic tetrazolate ligand and the neutral methyltetrazole ligand to the Ru(II) ion. Despite similar HOMO/LUMO levels, BTP dye performs much better, recording 6.10% efficiency, than BMTP dye for DSSCs. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy as well as nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy indicates that the differences in the electron injection and electron recombination processes, which may be the consequences of the difference in the localization of LUMO as suggested by DFT calculations, are the main causes for the differences in performance.

  16. Influence of filled d pi-manifold and L/L' ligands on the structure, basicity, and bond rotations of the octahedral and d(6) amido complexes TpRu(L)(L')(NHPh) (Tp = hydridotris(pyrazolyl)borate; L = L' = PMe(3) or P(OMe)(3), or L = CO and L' = PPh(3)): solid-state structures of [TpRu(PMe(3))(2)(NH(2)Ph)][OTf], [TpRu[P(OMe)(3)](2)(NH(2)Ph)][OTf], and TpRu[P(OMe)(3)](2)(NHPh).

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    Conner, David; Jayaprakash, K N; Gunnoe, T Brent; Boyle, Paul D

    2002-06-03

    It has been suggested that the reactivity of pi-donating ligands bound to late-transition-metal complexes is heightened due to high d-electron counts. Herein, the synthesis and characterization of the Ru(II) amine and Ru(II) amido complexes [TpRuL(2)(NH(2)Ph)][OTf] (OTf = trifluoromethanesulfonate) and TpRuL(2)(NHPh) (L = PMe(3) or P(OMe)(3)) are presented, including solid-state X-ray diffraction studies of [TpRu(PMe(3))(2)(NH(2)Ph)][OTf], [TpRu[P(OMe)(3)](2)(NH(2)Ph)][OTf], and TpRu[P(OMe)(3)](2)(NHPh). The pK(a)'s of the Ru(II) amine complexes and the previously reported [TpRu(CO)(PPh(3))(NH(2)Ph)](+) have been estimated to be comparable to that of malononitrile in methylene chloride. In addition, the impact of the filled dpi-manifold (i.e., Ru(II) and d(6) octahedral systems) on barriers to rotation of the Ru-NHPh moieties has been studied. For TpRu(PMe(3))(2)(NHPh) and TpRu[P(OMe)(3)](2)(NHPh), evidence for hindered rotation about the amido nitrogen and phenyl ipso carbon has been observed, and the relative N-C and Ru-N bond rotational barriers for the series of three amido complexes are discussed in terms of the pi-conflict.

  17. Ru complexes of thienyl-functionalized dipyrrins as NCS-free sensitizers for the dye-sensitized solar cell.

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    Li, Guocan; Bomben, Paolo G; Robson, Kiyoshi C D; Gorelsky, Serge I; Berlinguette, Curtis P; Shatruk, Michael

    2012-09-11

    We report the first case of Ru(II) dipyrrinates employed as dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells. These complexes exhibit panchromatic light harvesting that results in significant DSSC current densities, rendering them promising for photovoltaic applications. Adjustment of the lowest excited state energy is required to boost the power conversion efficiency.

  18. Synthesis, characterization, and DNA-binding studies of ruthenium complexes [Ru(tpy)(ptn)]2+ and Ru(dmtpy)(ptn)]2+.

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    Li, Lü-Ying; Jia, Hai-Na; Yu, Hui-Juan; Du, Ke-Jie; Lin, Qi-Tian; Qiu, Kang-Qiang; Chao, Hui; Ji, Liang-Nian

    2012-08-01

    Two ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(tpy)(ptn)](2+) (1) and Ru(dmtpy)(ptn)](2+) (2) (ptn=3-(1,10-phenanthrolin-2-yl)-as-triazino[5,6-f]naphthalene, tpy=2,2':6',2"-terpyridine, dmtpy=5,5'-dimethyl-2,2':6',2"-terpyridine) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H NMR, mass spectrometry and crystal structure analysis. Spectroscopic studies together with isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and viscosity measurements prove that two complexes bind to DNA in an intercalative mode. ITC experiments show that the binding mode for complex 2 is entropically driven, while an entropy-driven initial binding of complex 1 is followed by an entropically and enthalpically favorable process. This difference may be attributed to the ancillary ligand effects on the DNA binding of Ru(II) complexes. Circular dichroism titrations of calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) with Ru(II) complexes show that complexes 1 and 2 induce B to Z conformational transition of calf thymus DNA at low ionic strength (0.05 M NaCl). The induced Z-DNA conformation can revert to B form when Ru(II) complexes are displaced by ethidium bromide or at high ionic strengths ([NaCl]=0.4 M), but keeps intact with temperature ranged from 25 to 90 °C. The unique structure and characteristics of Ru(II) complexes designed in this investigation will be useful for the study of Z-DNA.

  19. Bioinspired catalytic nitrile hydration by dithiolato, sulfinato/thiolato, and sulfenato/sulfinato ruthenium complexes.

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    Kumar, Davinder; Masitas, César A; Nguyen, Tho N; Grapperhaus, Craig A

    2013-01-11

    A series of Ru(II) catalysts inspired by the metalloenzyme nitrile hydratase catalyze the hydration of benzonitrile with up to 242 turnovers under neutral conditions with very low catalysts loading. Catalysts with an oxidized sulfur environment are less susceptible to product inhibition increasing the catalytic efficiency at low nitrile : water ratios.

  20. Serum Albumin Binding Inhibits Nuclear Uptake of Luminescent Metal-Complex-Based DNA Imaging Probes.

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    Wragg, Ashley; Gill, Martin R; McKenzie, Luke; Glover, Caroline; Mowll, Rachel; Weinstein, Julia A; Su, Xiaodi; Smythe, Carl; Thomas, Jim A

    2015-08-10

    The DNA binding and cellular localization properties of a new luminescent heterobimetallic Ir(III) Ru(II) tetrapyridophenazine complex are reported. Surprisingly, in standard cell media, in which its tetracationic, isostructural Ru(II) Ru(II) analogue is localized in the nucleus, the new tricationic complex is poorly taken up by live cells and demonstrates no nuclear staining. Consequent cell-free studies reveal that the Ir(III) Ru(II) complex binds bovine serum albumin, BSA, in Sudlow's Site I with a similar increase in emission and binding affinity to that observed with DNA. Contrastingly, in serum-free conditions the complex is rapidly internalized by live cells, where it localizes in cell nuclei and functions as a DNA imaging agent. The absence of serum proteins also greatly alters the cytotoxicity of the complex, where high levels of oncosis/necrosis are observed due to this enhanced uptake. This suggests that simply increasing the lipophilicity of a DNA imaging probe to enhance cellular uptake can be counterproductive as, due to increased binding to serum albumin protein, this strategy can actually disrupt nuclear targeting. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Pushing the limit: synthesis, photophysical and DNA binding studies of a NIR-emitting Ru(II)-polypyridyl probe with 'light switch' behaviour.

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    Elmes, Robert B P; Kitchen, Jonathan A; Williams, D Clive; Gunnlaugsson, Thorfinnur

    2012-06-14

    The new Ru(II) polypyridyl complex 1 was synthesised using microwave irradiation from the new polypyridyl ligand 2'DipyTAP', and its photophysical properties, and DNA binding abilities were investigated using various spectroscopic techniques; and 1 was shown to act as a 'NIR molecular light switch' for DNA with an emission window between 680 and 860 nm.

  2. Noncovalent Ruthenium(II) Complexes-Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites for Bimodal Photothermal and Photodynamic Therapy with Near-Infrared Irradiation.

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    Zhang, Pingyu; Huang, Huaiyi; Huang, Juanjuan; Chen, Hongmin; Wang, Jinquan; Qiu, Kangqiang; Zhao, Donglei; Ji, Liangnian; Chao, Hui

    2015-10-21

    To enhance the efficacy and optimize the treatment of cancers, the integration of multimodal treatment strategies leading to synergistic effects is a promising approach. The coassembly of multifunctional agents for systematic therapies has received considerable interest in cancer treatment. Herein, Ru(II) complex-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (Ru@SWCNTs) are developed as nanotemplates for bimodal photothermal and two-photon photodynamic therapy (PTT-TPPDT). SWCNTs have the ability to load a great amount of Ru(II) complexes (Ru1 or Ru2) via noncovalent π-π interactions. The loaded Ru(II) complexes are efficiently released by the photothermal effect of irradiation from an 808 nm diode laser (0.25 W/cm(2)). The released Ru(II) complexes produce singlet oxygen species ((1)O2) upon two-photon laser irradiation (808 nm, 0.25 W/cm(2)) and can be used as a two-photon photodynamic therapy (TPPDT) agent. Based on the combination of photothermal therapy and two-photon photodynamic therapy, Ru@SWCNTs have greater anticancer efficacies than either PDT using Ru(II) complexes or PTT using SWCNTs in two-dimensional (2D) cancer cell and three-dimensional (3D) multicellular tumor spheroid (MCTS) models. Furthermore, in vivo tumor ablation is achieved with excellent treatment efficacy under a diode laser (808 nm) irradiation at the power density of 0.25 W/cm(2) for 5 min. This study examines an efficacious bimodal PTT and TPPDT nanoplat form for the development of cancer therapeutics.

  3. Photocatalitic Properties of Tio2 and ZnO Nanopowders / Tio2 un Zno Nanopulveru Fotokatalitiskās Īpašības

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    Grigorjeva, L.; Rikveilis, J.; Grabis, J.; Jankovica, Dz.; Monty, C.; Millers, D.; Smits, K.

    2013-08-01

    Photocatalytic activity of TiO2 and ZnO nanopowders is studied depending on the morphology, grain sizes and method of synthesizing. Photocatalysis of the prepared powders was evaluated by degradation of the methylene blue aqueous solution. Absorbance spectra (190-100 nm) were measured during exposure of the solution to UV light. The relationships between the photocatalytic activity and the particle size, crystal polymorph phases and grain morphology were analyzed. The photocatalytic activity of prepared TiO2 nanopowders has been found to depend of the anatase-to-rutile phase ratio. Comparison is given for the photocatalytic activity of ZnO nanopowders prepared by sol-gel and solar physical vapour deposition (SPVD) methods Darbā pētīta fotokatalīzes efektivitāte ar dažādām metodēm sintezētiem TiO2 and ZnO nanopulveriem, kuriem ir atšķirīga morfoloģija un grauda izmērs. Foto katalīzes process raksturots ar metilenzilā sagraušanu ūdens šķīdumā, to apstarojot ar UV gaismu. Analizēta fotokatalīzes efektivitātes atkarība no grauda izmēra, nanokristālu graudu morfoloģijas, TiO2 nanopulveru anatasa-rutīla fāžu svara attiecībām. Parādīts, ka fotokatalītiskā efektivitāte ir atšķirīga TiO2 nanopulveriem sintezētiem ar dažādām metodēm: sola-gēla un tvaicēšanu-kondensēšanu saules reaktorā. Salīdzināta fotokatalīzes efektivitāte ZnO un TiO2 nanopulveriem un secināts, ka ZnO nanopulveri ar tetrapodu morfoloģiju ir labs fotokatalizators

  4. An unsymmetrical binuclear ruthenium(II) complex of tris(2-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine and its identification by sup 1 H NMR spectroscopy

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    Chirayil, S.; Hegde, V.; Jahng, Yurngdong; Thummel, R.P. )

    1991-06-26

    The use of tris(2-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine (TPT) for use as a bridging ligand that incorporates two Ru(II) atoms in nonequivalent sites such that one Ru(II) is bound in a bidentate fashion and the other is bound in a tridentate manner is described herein. The use of bpy-d{sub 8} as an auxiliary ligand in the formation and characterization of an unsymmetrical mononuclear ruthenium (I) complex has been extended to the perdeuterio analog of 2,2{prime};6,2{double prime}-terpyridine (Tpy), and its use in the characterization of a binuclear complex of TPT are reported. {sup 1}H NMR chemical shift data for the ligands and the ruthenium complexes are presented. 15 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Photochemical Reduction of Low Concentrations of CO2 in a Porous Coordination Polymer with a Ruthenium(II)-CO Complex.

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    Kajiwara, Takashi; Fujii, Machiko; Tsujimoto, Masahiko; Kobayashi, Katsuaki; Higuchi, Masakazu; Tanaka, Koji; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2016-02-18

    Direct use of low pressures of CO2 as a C1 source without concentration from gas mixtures is of great interest from an energy-saving viewpoint. Porous heterogeneous catalysts containing both adsorption and catalytically active sites are promising candidates for such applications. Here, we report a porous coordination polymer (PCP)-based catalyst, PCP-Ru(II) composite, bearing a Ru(II) -CO complex active for CO2 reduction. The PCP-Ru(II) composite showed improved CO2 adsorption behavior at ambient temperature. In the photochemical reduction of CO2 the PCP-Ru(II) composite produced CO, HCOOH, and H2 . Catalytic activity was comparable with the corresponding homogeneous Ru(II) catalyst and ranks among the highest of known PCP-based catalysts. Furthermore, catalytic activity was maintained even under a 5 % CO2 /Ar gas mixture, revealing a synergistic effect between the adsorption and catalytically active sites within the PCP-Ru(II) composite.

  6. Generation of long-lived methylviologen radical cation in the triplet-state mediated electron transfer in a β-cyclodextrin based supramolecular triad

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    Rakhi, Arikkottira M.; Gopidas, Karical R.

    2015-01-01

    A novel tris(bipyridyl)ruthenium-pyrene-methylviologen supramolecular triad was assembled through inclusion complexation of adamantane-linked Ru(II)-Py dyad in MV2+-linked β-cyclodextrin. Excitation of the Ru(II) chromophore populated its 3MLCT which upon energy transfer gave 3Py, which donates an electron to MV2+ to give Ru(II)-Pyrad +-MVrad +. A second electron transfer then occurs from Ru(II) to Pyrad + to give the supramolecular Ru(III)-Py-MVrad + charge separated state. Laser flash photolysis experiments confirmed formation of MVrad + which exhibited 100 μs lifetime. Steady state irradiation of the self-assembled system in the presence of sacrificial donor also led to formation of long-lived MVrad +.

  7. Crystal structure of (μ-4-hy-droxy-benzene-thiol-ato-κ(2) S:S)bis-(μ-phenyl-methane-thiol-ato-κ(2) S:S)bis-[(η(6)-1-isopropyl-4-methyl-benzene)-ruthenium(II)] tetra-fluorido-borate.

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    Stíbal, David; Süss-Fink, Georg; Therrien, Bruno

    2015-10-01

    The crystal structure of the dinuclear arene ruthenium title complex, [Ru2(C6H5OS)(C7H7S)2(C10H14)2]BF4, shows the two Ru(II) atoms to be bridged by two benzyl-thio-pheno-late units and one 4-hy-droxy-thio-pheno-late unit, with the remaining three coordination sites of each Ru(II) atom being occupied by p-cymene ligands, completing the typical piano-stool coordination geometry. The BF4 (-) counter-anion is surrounded by four cationic dinuclear complexes, showing an O-H⋯F hydrogen bond and several weak C-H⋯F inter-actions. This is the first example of an X-ray analysis of a mixed dinuclear tri-thiol-ate arene ruthenium(II) complex.

  8. DNA Interactions with Ruthenium(ll) Polypyridine Complexes Containing Asymmetric Ligands

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    Chao, Hui

    2005-01-01

    In an attempt to probe nucleic acid structures, numerous Ru(II) complexes with different ligands have been synthesized and investigated. In this contribution we focus on the DNA-binding properties of ruthenium(II) complexes containing asymmetric ligands that have attracted little attention in the past decades. The influences of the shape and size of the ligand on the binding modes, affinity, enantioselectivities and photocleavage of the complexes to DNA are described. PMID:18365086

  9. Enhanced Fuel Cell Catalyst Durability with Nitrogen Modified Carbon Supports

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    2013-02-12

    materials. enrichment in ruthenium with the N-modified samples as compared to the non-implanted commercial and in-house sputtered samples. Over- all we...found a major difference between commercial and sputtered samples with respect to their ruthenium compositions with the results summarized in Table I. In...commercial catalysts, surface ruthenium is distributed between metallic ruthenium (Ru(0), Ru(II), Ru(IV), ruthe- nium oxide RuO2 and hydrous ruthenium

  10. A Photo Touch on Amines: New Synthetic Adventures of Nitrogen Radical Cations

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    Maity, Soumitira; Zheng, Nan

    2013-01-01

    Amines have been used as sacrificial electron donors to reduce photoexcited Ru(II) or Ir(III) complexes, during which they are oxidized to nitrogen radical cations. Recently, the synthetic potential of these nitrogen radical cations have caught synthetic organic chemists’ attention. They have been exploited in various transformations yielding a number of elegant methods for amine synthesis. This article highlights recent developments on nitrogen radical cation chemistry under visible-light photocatalysis. PMID:23419975

  11. Polymer-Based Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Chromophores on TiO2 for Solar Energy Conversion.

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    Leem, Gyu; Morseth, Zachary A; Wee, Kyung-Ryang; Jiang, Junlin; Brennaman, M Kyle; Papanikolas, John M; Schanze, Kirk S

    2016-04-20

    A polychromophoric light-harvesting assembly featuring a polystyrene (PS) backbone with ionic carboxylate-functionalized Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes as pendant groups (PS-Ru-A) was synthesized and successfully anchored onto mesoporous structured TiO2 films (TiO2 //PS-Ru-A). Studies of the resulting TiO2 //PS-Ru-A films carried out by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM) confirmed that the ionic carboxylated Ru(II) complexes from PS-Ru-A led to the surface immobilization on the TiO2 film. Monochromatic light photocurrent spectroscopy (IPCE) and white light (AM1.5G) current-voltage studies of dye-sensitized solar cells using the TiO2 //PS-Ru-A photoanode give rise to modest photocurrent and white light efficiency (24 % peak IPCE and 0.33 % PCE, respectively). The photostability of surface-bound TiO2 //PS-Ru-A films was tested and compared to a monomeric Ru(II) complex (TiO2 //Ru-A), showing an enhancement of ∼14 % in the photostability of PS-Ru-A. Transient absorption measurements reveal that electron injection from surface-bound pendants occurs on the picosecond time scale, similar to TiO2 //Ru-A, while time-resolved emission measurements reveal delayed electron injection occurring in TiO2 //PS-Ru-A on the nanosecond time scale, underscoring energy transport from unbound to surface-bound complexes. Additionally, charge recombination is delayed in PS-Ru-A, pointing towards intra-assembly hole transport to complexes away from the surface. Molecular dynamics simulations of PS-Ru-A in fluid solution indicate that a majority of the pendant Ru(II) complexes lie within 10-20 Å of each other, facilitating efficient energy- and charge transport among the pendant complexes.

  12. Phosphoryl group as a strong σ-donor anionic phosphine-type ligand: a combined experimental and theoretical study on long-lived room temperature luminescence of the [Ru(tpy)(bpy)(Ph2PO)]+ complex.

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    Lebon, Emilie; Sylvain, Rémy; Piau, Rémi E; Lanthony, Cloé; Pilmé, Julien; Sutra, Pierre; Boggio-Pasqua, Martial; Heully, Jean-Louis; Alary, Fabienne; Juris, Alberto; Igau, Alain

    2014-02-17

    A phosphoryl Ru(II) polypyridyl complex was prepared in a one-pot process. Theoretical analysis suggests that the phosphoryl ligand may be viewed as a strong σ-donor anionic phosphine L-type ligand. State-of-the-art free-energy profile calculations on the excited states demonstrate that both favorable thermodynamic and kinetic factors are responsible for the remarkable room temperature luminescence properties of the phosphoryl complex.

  13. Judicious Ligand Design in Ruthenium Polypyridyl CO2 Reduction Catalysts to Enhance Reactivity by Steric and Electronic Effects.

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    Johnson, Ben A; Agarwala, Hemlata; White, Travis A; Mijangos, Edgar; Maji, Somnath; Ott, Sascha

    2016-10-10

    A series of Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes of the structural design [Ru(II) (R-tpy)(NN)(CH3 CN)](2+) (R-tpy=2,2':6',2''-terpyridine (R=H) or 4,4',4''-tri-tert-butyl-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine (R=tBu); NN=2,2'-bipyridine with methyl substituents in various positions) have been synthesized and analyzed for their ability to function as electrocatalysts for the reduction of CO2 to CO. Detailed electrochemical analyses establish how substitutions at different ring positions of the bipyridine and terpyridine ligands can have profound electronic and, even more importantly, steric effects that determine the complexes' reactivities. Whereas electron-donating groups para to the heteroatoms exhibit the expected electronic effect, with an increase in turnover frequencies at increased overpotential, the introduction of a methyl group at the ortho position of NN imposes drastic steric effects. Two complexes, [Ru(II) (tpy)(6-mbpy)(CH3 CN)](2+) (trans-[3](2+) ; 6-mbpy=6-methyl-2,2'-bipyridine) and [Ru(II) (tBu-tpy)(6-mbpy)(CH3 CN)](2+) (trans-[4](2+) ), in which the methyl group of the 6-mbpy ligand is trans to the CH3 CN ligand, show electrocatalytic CO2 reduction at a previously unreactive oxidation state of the complex. This low overpotential pathway follows an ECE mechanism (electron transfer-chemical reaction-electron transfer), and is a direct result of steric interactions that facilitate CH3 CN ligand dissociation, CO2 coordination, and ultimately catalytic turnover at the first reduction potential of the complexes. All experimental observations are rigorously corroborated by DFT calculations.

  14. A perfluorocyclopentene based diarylethene bearing two terpyridine moieties – synthesis, photochemical properties and influence of transition metal ions

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    Wehmeier, Falk

    2010-01-01

    Summary The synthesis of a perfluorocyclopentene based diarylethene bearing two terpyridine units is reported. Furthermore studies of the free ligand’s photochromism and investigations regarding the influence of various transition metal ions on the photochromic reaction are presented. The photochromism of the central diarylethene unit is strongly dependent on the transition metal present, vice versa the photochromic reaction seems to influence the MLCT transition of a binuclear Ru(II) complex. PMID:20625529

  15. trans-Dibromidotetra­kis­(pyridine-κN)ruthenium(II)

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    Wu, Xiu-Li; Ye, Ru-Fei; Jia, Ai-Quan; Chen, Qun; Zhang, Qian-Feng

    2013-01-01

    The title complex, [RuBr2(C5H5N)4], contains two independent complex mol­ecules in each of which the RuII atom is located on a site of 222 symmetry and has a distorted octa­hedral coordination geometry with four pyridine N atoms and two Br atoms. The Br aroms are trans-disposed as a result of symmetry. PMID:23424402

  16. trans-Dibromidotetra-kis-(pyridine-κN)ruthenium(II).

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    Wu, Xiu-Li; Ye, Ru-Fei; Jia, Ai-Quan; Chen, Qun; Zhang, Qian-Feng

    2013-02-01

    The title complex, [RuBr(2)(C(5)H(5)N)(4)], contains two independent complex mol-ecules in each of which the Ru(II) atom is located on a site of 222 symmetry and has a distorted octa-hedral coordination geometry with four pyridine N atoms and two Br atoms. The Br aroms are trans-disposed as a result of symmetry.

  17. Dihydrobiphenylenes through ruthenium-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloadditions of ortho-alkenylarylacetylenes with alkynes.

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    García-Rubín, Silvia; González-Rodríguez, Carlos; García-Yebra, Cristina; Varela, Jesús A; Esteruelas, Miguel A; Saá, Carlos

    2014-02-10

    A new synthetic route to dihydrobiphenylenes has been developed. The process involves a mild Ru(II) -catalyzed [2+2+2] dimerization of ortho-alkenylarylacetylenes or its more versatile variant, the Ru-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition of ortho-ethynylstyrenes with alkynes. Mechanistic aspects of this [2+2+2] cycloaddition are discussed. Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Studies of Phlebotomine Sand Flies.

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    1980-08-31

    submitted for publication. iii 7. Key Words: Sand fly Lutzomyia Phlebotominae Phlebotomus Leishmaniasis 1i Note: Copies of this report are filed with...5 II. Sand Flies of the Central Amazon of Brazil. 2. De- scription of Lutzomyia (Triehophoromyia) ruii n. sp. . 28 III. A New Phlebotomine Sand...previously unknown in the Republic. These are Brvmptomyia hamata, B. galindoi, Lutzomyia odax, L. ovallesi, L. carpenteri, L. shannoni, L. texana, L

  19. Chemical interference with iron transport systems to suppress bacterial growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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    Yang, Xiao-Yan; Sun, Bin; Zhang, Liang; Li, Nan; Han, Junlong; Zhang, Jing; Sun, Xuesong; He, Qing-Yu

    2014-01-01

    Iron is an essential nutrient for the growth of most bacteria. To obtain iron, bacteria have developed specific iron-transport systems located on the membrane surface to uptake iron and iron complexes such as ferrichrome. Interference with the iron-acquisition systems should be therefore an efficient strategy to suppress bacterial growth and infection. Based on the chemical similarity of iron and ruthenium, we used a Ru(II) complex R-825 to compete with ferrichrome for the ferrichrome-transport pathway in Streptococcus pneumoniae. R-825 inhibited the bacterial growth of S. pneumoniae and stimulated the expression of PiuA, the iron-binding protein in the ferrichrome-uptake system on the cell surface. R-825 treatment decreased the cellular content of iron, accompanying with the increase of Ru(II) level in the bacterium. When the piuA gene (SPD_0915) was deleted in the bacterium, the mutant strain became resistant to R-825 treatment, with decreased content of Ru(II). Addition of ferrichrome can rescue the bacterial growth that was suppressed by R-825. Fluorescence spectral quenching showed that R-825 can bind with PiuA in a similar pattern to the ferrichrome-PiuA interaction in vitro. These observations demonstrated that Ru(II) complex R-825 can compete with ferrichrome for the ferrichrome-transport system to enter S. pneumoniae, reduce the cellular iron supply, and thus suppress the bacterial growth. This finding suggests a novel antimicrobial approach by interfering with iron-uptake pathways, which is different from the mechanisms used by current antibiotics.

  20. Water-Soluble Ruthenium (II) Chiral Heteroleptic Complexes with Amoebicidal in Vitro and in Vivo Activity.

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    Toledano-Magaña, Yanis; García-Ramos, Juan C; Torres-Gutiérrez, Carolina; Vázquez-Gasser, Cristina; Esquivel-Sánchez, José M; Flores-Alamo, Marcos; Ortiz-Frade, Luis; Galindo-Murillo, Rodrigo; Nequiz, Mario; Gudiño-Zayas, Marco; Laclette, Juan P; Carrero, Julio C; Ruiz-Azuara, Lena

    2017-02-09

    Three water-soluble Ru(II) chiral heteroleptic coordination compounds [Ru(en)(pdto)]Cl2 (1), [Ru(gly)(pdto)]Cl (2), and [Ru(acac)(pdto)]Cl (3), where pdto = 2,2'-[1,2-ethanediylbis-(sulfanediyl-2,1-ethanediyl)]dipyridine, en = ethylendiamine, gly = glycinate, and acac = acetylacetonate, have been synthezised and fully characterized. The crystal structures of compounds 1-3 are described. The IC50 values for compounds 1-3 are within nanomolar range (14, 12, and 6 nM, respectively). The cytotoxicity for human peripheral blood lymphocytes is extremely low (>100 μM). Selectivity indexes for Ru(II) compounds are in the range 700-1300. Trophozoites exposed to Ru(II) compounds die through an apoptotic pathway triggered by ROS production. The orally administration to infected mice induces a total elimination of the parasite charge in mice faeces 1-2-fold faster than metronidazole. Besides, all compounds inhibit the trophozoite proliferation in amoebic liver abscess induced in hamster. All our results lead us to propose these compounds as promising candidates as antiparasitic agents.

  1. Effects of TiO2 crystal structure on the luminescence quenching of [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)](2+)-intercalated into DNA.

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    Chen, Linlin; Wang, Yi; Huang, Minggao; Li, Xiaodan; Zhu, Licai; Li, Hong

    2017-03-22

    The intercalation of [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)](2+) labeled as Ru(II) (bpy=2,2'-bipyridine and dppz=dipyrido[3,2,-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) into herring sperm DNA leads to the formation of emissive Ru(II)-DNA dyads, which can be quenched by TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) and sol-gel silica matrices at heterogeneous interfaces. The calcinations temperature exhibits a remarkable influence on the luminescence quenching of the Ru(II)-DNA dyads by TiO2 NPs. With increasing calcinations temperature in the range from 200 to 850°C, the anatase-to-rutile TiO2 crystal structure transformation increases the average particle size and hydrodynamic diameter of TiO2 and DNA@TiO2. The anatase TiO2 has the stronger ability to unbind the Ru(II)-DNA dyads than the rutile TiO2 at room temperature. The TiO2 NPs and sol-gel silica matrices can quench the luminescence of the Ru(II) complex intercalated into DNA by selectively capturing the negatively DNA and positively charged Ru(II) complex to unbind the dyads, respectively. This present results provide new insights into the luminescence quenching and competitive binding of dye-labeled DNA dyads by inorganic NPs.

  2. Design of Photoactive Ruthenium Complexes to Study Electron Transfer and Proton Pumping in Cytochrome Oxidase

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    Durham, Bill; Millett, Francis

    2011-01-01

    This review describes the development and application of photoactive ruthenium complexes to study electron transfer and proton pumping reactions in cytochrome c oxidase (CcO). CcO uses four electrons from Cc to reduce O2 to two waters, and pumps four protons across the membrane. The electron transfer reactions in cytochrome oxidase are very rapid, and cannot be resolved by stopped-flow mixing techniques. Methods have been developed to covalently attach a photoactive tris(bipyridine)ruthenium group [Ru(II)] to Cc to form Ru-39-Cc. Photoexcitation of Ru(II) to the excited state Ru(II*), a strong reductant, leads to rapid electron transfer to the ferric heme group in Cc, followed by electron transfer to CuA in CcO with a rate constant of 60,000 s−1. Ruthenium kinetics and mutagenesis studies have been used to define the domain for the interaction between Cc and CcO. New ruthenium dimers have also been developed to rapidly inject electrons into CuA of CcO with yields as high as 60%, allowing measurement of the kinetics of electron transfer and proton release at each step in the oxygen reduction mechanism. PMID:21939635

  3. Design of photoactive ruthenium complexes to study electron transfer and proton pumping in cytochrome oxidase.

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    Durham, Bill; Millett, Francis

    2012-04-01

    This review describes the development and application of photoactive ruthenium complexes to study electron transfer and proton pumping reactions in cytochrome c oxidase (CcO). CcO uses four electrons from Cc to reduce O(2) to two waters, and pumps four protons across the membrane. The electron transfer reactions in cytochrome oxidase are very rapid, and cannot be resolved by stopped-flow mixing techniques. Methods have been developed to covalently attach a photoactive tris(bipyridine)ruthenium group [Ru(II)] to Cc to form Ru-39-Cc. Photoexcitation of Ru(II) to the excited state Ru(II*), a strong reductant, leads to rapid electron transfer to the ferric heme group in Cc, followed by electron transfer to Cu(A) in CcO with a rate constant of 60,000s(-1). Ruthenium kinetics and mutagenesis studies have been used to define the domain for the interaction between Cc and CcO. New ruthenium dimers have also been developed to rapidly inject electrons into Cu(A) of CcO with yields as high as 60%, allowing measurement of the kinetics of electron transfer and proton release at each step in the oxygen reduction mechanism.

  4. A super intramolecular self-enhanced electrochemiluminescence immunosensor based on polymer chains grafted on palladium nanocages

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    Wang, Haijun; He, Ying; Chai, Yaqin; Yuan, Ruo

    2014-08-01

    An intramolecular self-enhanced electrochemiluminescent derivative is prepared by grafting polystyrene (PS)-based polymer chains with pendant Ru(ii) luminophore from poly(ethylenimine) (PEI) on the surface of palladium nanocages (PdNCs). In this way, the Ru(ii) luminophore and its co-reactive group (amine groups in PEI) exist in the same polymer molecule, which shortens the electronic transmission distance between them and enhances the luminous stability. Meanwhile, through atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), the loading amount of Ru(ii) luminophore is greatly increased. Therefore, the obtained electrochemiluminescent derivative (PdNC-PEI-PSRu) has high luminous efficiency and stability. Furthermore, due to their special nanostructures of porous walls and hollow interiors, PdNCs have great advantages in high specific surface areas and good electrocatalytic ability, which make them act as an excellent immobilized platform for PEI and detection antibody. Based on the sandwiched immunoreactions, a sensitive ``signal on'' electrochemiluminescence immunosensor is constructed for the detection of carbohydrate antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3). As a result, a wide linear range from 0.01 U mL-1 to 120 U mL-1 is acquired with a relatively low detection limit of 0.003 U mL-1.

  5. Energy conversion based on molecular excited states: Redox splitting in soluble polymers. Final report

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    Meyer, T.J.

    1995-12-31

    A general method was developed for preparing complexes of Ru(II) with three different bidentate ligands; it is being extended to monodentate ligands for more synthetic versatility. This method was used to prepare a series of complexes with pre-designed absorption properties, with the goal of ``black absorbers`` for use as antenna chromophores in a light-to-chemical energy conversion array. The energy gap law for nonradiative decay was studied for preparing near-IR luminophores with long excited state lifetimes. The problem of destructive dd excited states in Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes was focused on, with success in preparing an extremely photo-inert complex with monodentate pyridine ligands. Time-resolved resonance Raman and infrared spectroscopy were used to study subtle excited state properties of complexes of Ru(II), Os(II), and Re(I). Success was achieved in controlled immobilization of d{sup 6} chromophores and quenchers on styrenic polymers. Having perfected our synthetic technique, we have begun to optimize the ground and excited state properties such as chromophore density, dipole orientation, and lifetime.

  6. Effects of TiO2 crystal structure on the luminescence quenching of [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)]2 +-intercalated into DNA

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    Chen, Linlin; Wang, Yi; Huang, Minggao; Li, Xiaodan; Zhu, Licai; Li, Hong

    2017-06-01

    The intercalation of [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)]2 + labeled as Ru(II) (bpy = 2,2‧-bipyridine and dppz = dipyrido[3,2,-a:2‧,3‧-c]phenazine) into herring sperm DNA leads to the formation of emissive Ru(II)-DNA dyads, which can be quenched by TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) and sol-gel silica matrices at heterogeneous interfaces. The calcinations temperature exhibits a remarkable influence on the luminescence quenching of the Ru(II)-DNA dyads by TiO2 NPs. With increasing calcinations temperature in the range from 200 to 850 °C, the anatase-to-rutile TiO2 crystal structure transformation increases the average particle size and hydrodynamic diameter of TiO2 and DNA@TiO2. The anatase TiO2 has the stronger ability to unbind the Ru(II)-DNA dyads than the rutile TiO2 at room temperature. The TiO2 NPs and sol-gel silica matrices can quench the luminescence of the Ru(II) complex intercalated into DNA by selectively capturing the negatively DNA and positively charged Ru(II) complex to unbind the dyads, respectively. This present results provide new insights into the luminescence quenching and competitive binding of dye-labeled DNA dyads by inorganic NPs.

  7. Aqua­[2-(2-pyrid­yl)-1,8-naphthyridine-κ2 N 1,N 2](2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine-κ3 N,N′,N′′)ruthenium(II) bis­(hexa­fluorido­phosphate) acetone sesquisolvate

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    Oyama, Dai; Yuzuriya, Kazumi; Takase, Tsugiko

    2011-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Ru(C13H9N3)(C15H11N3)(H2O)](PF6)2·1.5C3H6O, consists of two crystallographically independent RuII complexes. Each complex is approximately octa­hedral with the RuII atom bound by an N,N′-coordinated 2-(2-pyrid­yl)-1,8-naphthyridine (pynp) ligand, a meridional 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine (tpy) ligand and one aqua ligand. The tpy ligand is coordinated in a planar tridentate fashion with the central N atom closest to the RuII atom. The aqua ligand is trans to the pyridine N atom of pynp. The long Ru—O distances [2.150 (5) and 2.138 (5) Å] are typical for aqua ligands in polypyridyl ruthenium complexes. In the crystal, both intra­molecular O—H⋯N and inter­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds are observed. PMID:21754631

  8. Photoluminescence quenching/recovery kinetics of [Ru(bpy)2(tatp)]2+ and [Ru(bpy)2(dmtatp)]2+ intercalated within DNA by copper(II) ions and EDTA.

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    Ji, Shibo; Chen, Miaojing; Gan, Guilian; Li, Hong; Li, Weishan

    2012-03-01

    The quenching and recovery kinetics of photoluminescence of [Ru(bpy)(2)(tatp)](2+) (Ru1) and [Ru(bpy)(2)(dmtatp)](2+) (Ru2) intercalated within DNA (where bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, tatp=1,4,8,9-tetra-aza-triphenylene and dmtatp=2,3-dimethyl-1,4,8,9-tetra-aza-triphenylene) have been investigated by steady-state and time-resolved methods performed at various temperatures (293-333K). Two complexes Ru1 and Ru2 show a single-exponential luminescence decay with τ(Ru1)=246.0 ns and τ(Ru2)=513.5 ns, whose luminescence upon intercalating into DNA exhibits very consistent bi-exponential decay changes. The addition of Cu(2+) ions is found to dynamically quench the luminescence of both DNA-bound Ru(II) complexes, involving a spontaneous exothermic process. The sequential addition of EDTA can partially recover the luminescence quenched by Cu(2+), however depending on methyl substituents of the intercalative ligand. The chemical conversion and luminescence control mechanism of the two DNA-bound Ru(II) complexes is discussed in detail. The present results should be of value for better understanding chemical modulation of DNA-bound Ru(II) complexes as luminescence probes. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. A functional ruthenium(ii) complex for imaging biothiols in living bodies.

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    Ye, Zhiqiang; Gao, Quankun; An, Xin; Song, Bo; Yuan, Jingli

    2015-05-07

    A unique ruthenium(ii) complex, [Ru(bpy)2(DNS-bpy)](PF6)2 [bpy: 2,2'-bipyridine, DNS-bpy: 4-(2,4-dinitrophenylthio)-2,2'-bipyridine], that can act as a probe for the recognition and luminescence sensing of biothiols has been designed and synthesized. Due to the presence of effective photo-induced electron transfer (PET) from the potent electron donor (Ru-bpy centre) to the strong electron acceptor (2,4-dinitrophenyl moiety), the Ru(ii) complex itself is weakly luminescent. Reaction of [Ru(bpy)2(DNS-bpy)](PF6)2 with biothiols leads to the replacement of the 2,4-dinitrophenyl moiety by biothiols, which results in the loss of PET within the complex, to allow recovery of the MLCT-based emission of the Ru(ii) complex with an 80-fold increase in luminescence intensity. Taking advantage of the high specificity and sensitivity, and the excellent photophysical properties of Ru(ii) complexes, [Ru(bpy)2(DNS-bpy)](PF6)2 was successfully applied to the luminescence imaging of biothiols in living Daphnia magna. The results demonstrated the practical applicability of [Ru(bpy)2(DNS-bpy)](PF6)2 as a luminescent probe for the monitoring of biothiols in living bodies.

  10. (η(6)-Benzene)-dichlorido(dicyclo-hexyl-phenyl-phosphane)ruthenium(II) benzene sesquisolvate.

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    Muller, Alfred; Davis, Wade L

    2012-12-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [RuCl2(C6H6)(C18H27P)]·1.5C6H6, contains one mol-ecule of the Ru(II) complex and one and a half solvent molecules as one of these is located about a centre of inversion. The Ru(II) atom has a classical three-legged piano-stool environment being coordinated by an η(6)-benzene ligand [Ru-centroid = 1.6964 (6) Å], two chloride ligands with an average Ru-Cl bond length of 2.4138 (3) Å and a dicyclo-hexyl-phenyl-phosphane ligand [Ru-P = 2.3786 (3) Å]. The effective cone angle for the phosphane was calculated to be 158°. In the crystal, weak C-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds link the Ru(II) complexes into centrosymmetric dimers. The crystal packing exhibits intra- and inter-molecular C-H⋯π inter-actions resulting in a zigzag pattern in the [101] direction.

  11. Electrogenerated chemiluminescence. 80. C-reactive protein determination at high amplification with [Ru(bpy)3]2+-containing microspheres.

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    Miao, Wujian; Bard, Allen J

    2004-12-01

    Biotinylated anti-C-reactive protein (CRP) species were attached to the surface of streptavidin-coated magnetic beads (MB) and avidin-coated polystyrene microspheres/beads (PSB) entrapping a large number of electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) labels ( approximately 10(9) Ru(bpy)(3)[B(C(6)F(5))(4)](2)/bead) to form anti-CRP<-->MB and Ru(II) subsetPSB/avidin<-->anti-CRP conjugates, respectively. Sandwich-type Ru(II) subsetPSB/avidin<-->anti-CRP CRP anti-CRP<-->MB aggregates were formed when Ru(II) subsetPSB/avidin<-->anti-CRP was mixed with anti-CRP<-->MB conjugates in the presence of analyte CRP. The newly formed aggregates were magnetically separated from the reaction media and dissolved in MeCN containing tri-n-propylamine as an ECL coreactant. ECL was carried out with a potential scan from 0 to 2.8 V vs Ag/Ag(+), and the ECL intensity was found to be proportional to the analyte CRP concentration over the range of 0.010-10 mug/mL. The CRP concentration of an unknown human plasma specimen was measured by the standard addition method based on this technique. Elimination of the nonspecific adsorption of the CRP system with several different blocking agents was also studied, and 2.0% bovine serum albumin was found to be best.

  12. Exploring the Interaction of Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complexes with DNA Using Single-Molecule Techniques†

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    Mihailovic, Aleksandra; Vladescu, Ioana; McCauley, Micah; Ly, Elaine; Williams, Mark C.; Spain, Eileen M.; Nuñez, Megan E.

    2008-01-01

    Here we explore DNA binding by a family of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes using an atomic force microscope (AFM) and optical tweezers. We demonstrate using AFM that Ru(bpy)2dppz2+ intercalates into DNA (Kb= 1.5 × 105 M−1), as does its close relative Ru(bpy)2dppx2+ (Kb= 1.5 × 105 M−1). However, intercalation by Ru(phen)32+ and other Ru(II) complexes with Kb's lower than Ru(bpy)2dppz2+ are difficult to determine using AFM because of competing aggregation and surface-binding phenomena. At the high Ru(II) concentrations required to evaluate intercalation, most of the DNA strands acquire a twisted, curled conformation that is impossible to measure accurately. The condensation of DNA on mica in the presence of polycations is well known, but it clearly precludes the accurate assessment by AFM of DNA intercalation by most Ru(II) complexes, though not by ethidium bromide and other monovalent intercalators. When stretching individual DNA molecules using optical tweezers the same limitation on high metal concentration does not exist. Using optical tweezers we show that Ru(phen)2dppz2+ intercalates avidly (Kb = 3.2 × 106 M−1) while Ru(bpy)32+ does not intercalate, even at micromolar ruthenium concentrations. Ru(phen)32+ is shown to intercalate weakly, i.e. at micromolar concentrations (Kb= 8.8 × 103 M−1). The distinct differences in DNA stretching behavior between Ru(phen)32+ and Ru(bpy)32+ clearly illustrate that intercalation can be distinguished from groove binding by pulling the DNA with optical tweezers. Our results demonstrate both the benefits and challenges of two single-molecule methods in exploring DNA binding, and help to elucidate the mode of binding of Ru(phen)32+. PMID:16649785

  13. Time resolved study of three ruthenium(II) complexes at micellar surfaces: A new long excited state lifetime probe for determining critical micelle concentration of surfactant nano-aggregates.

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    Patra, Digambara; Chaaban, Ahmad H; Darwish, Shaza; Saad, Huda A; Nehme, Ali S; Ghaddar, Tarek H

    2016-02-01

    Three different ruthenium complexes have been synthesized and their luminescence properties in different solvent environments are reported. Luminescence intensities and excited state lifetimes of Ru-I, Ru-II and Ru-III vary with solvent viscosity. The excited state lifetime of Ru-I linearly increases in the viscosity range 1.76-12,100cP. Ru-II shows two linear increases: one in the low and another in the high viscosity ranges, whereas Ru-III illustrates a linear enhancement only in the low viscosity range. Interestingly, luminescence intensities and excited state lifetimes of Ru-I, Ru-II and Ru-III are found to be sensitive to nano-aggregation. However, the surfactant head charge and that of the ruthenium center as well as the hydrophobic tail of the ancillary ligand of the complexes have a great role in deciding the nature of the interaction and on the excited state properties at micellar surfaces. It is proposed that the long lifetime of Ru-III in water could be due to the coiling of the carbon chain of the ancillary ligand around the ruthenium center. At micelle surface, this coiling of the carbon chain is lost due to the parallel alignment with surfactants and thus quenching of the excited state lifetime is seen. Furthermore, it is shown that the variation of the excited state lifetime with respect to the change in surfactant concentration is a result of the formation of micelles from the surfactant monomer, thus, a novel technique for the determination of the critical micelle concentration (cmc) based on the long excited state lifetime of Ru-III located at the micellar nano-aggregates is reported. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. A ruthenium(II) complex-based lysosome-targetable multisignal chemosensor for in vivo detection of hypochlorous acid.

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    Cao, Liyan; Zhang, Run; Zhang, Wenzhu; Du, Zhongbo; Liu, Chunjun; Ye, Zhiqiang; Song, Bo; Yuan, Jingli

    2015-11-01

    Although considerable efforts have been made for the development of ruthenium(II) complex-based chemosensors and bioimaging reagents, the multisignal chemosensor using ruthenium(II) complexes as the reporter is scarce. In addition, the mechanisms of cellular uptake of ruthenium(II)-based chemosensors and their intracellular distribution are ill-defined. Herein, a new ruthenium(II) complex-based multisignal chemosensor, Ru-Fc, is reported for the highly sensitive and selective detection of lysosomal hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Ru-Fc is weakly luminescent because the MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) state is corrupted by the efficient PET (photoinduced electron transfer) process from Fc (ferrocene) moiety to Ru(II) center. The cleavage of Fc moiety by a HOCl-induced specific reaction leads to elimination of PET, which re-establishes the MLCT state of the Ru(II) complex, accompanied by remarkable photoluminescence (PL) and electrochemiluminescence (ECL) enhancements. The result of MTT assay showed that the proposed chemosensor, Ru-Fc, was low cytotoxicity. The applicability of Ru-Fc for the quantitative detection of HOCl in live cells was demonstrated by the confocal microscopy imaging and flow cytometry analysis. Dye colocalization studies confirmed very precise distribution of the Ru(II) complex in lysosomes, and inhibition studies revealed that the caveolae-mediated endocytosis played an important role during the cellular internalization of Ru-Fc. By using Ru-Fc as a chemosensor, the imaging of the endogenous HOCl generated in live macrophage cells during the stimulation was achieved. Furthermore, the practical applicability of Ru-Fc was demonstrated by the visualizing of HOCl in laboratory model animals, Daphnia magna and zebrafish. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Cyclometalated ruthenium(II) complexes featuring tridentate click-derived ligands for dye-sensitized solar cell applications.

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    Schulze, Benjamin; Brown, Douglas G; Robson, Kiyoshi C D; Friebe, Christian; Jäger, Michael; Birckner, Eckhard; Berlinguette, Curtis P; Schubert, Ulrich S

    2013-10-11

    A series of heteroleptic bis(tridentate) Ru(II) complexes featuring N^C^N-cyclometalating ligands is presented. The 1,2,3-triazole-containing tridentate ligands are readily functionalized with hydrophobic side chains by means of click chemistry and the corresponding cyclometalated Ru(II) complexes are easily synthesized. The performance of these thiocyanate-free complexes in a dye-sensitized solar cell was tested and a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of up to 4.0 % (Jsc =8.1 mA cm(-2) , Voc =0.66 V, FF=0.70) was achieved, while the black dye ((NBu4 )3 [Ru(Htctpy)(NCS)3 ]; Htctpy=2,2':6',2''-terpyridine-4'-carboxylic acid-4,4''-dicarboxylate) showed 5.2 % (Jsc =10.7 mA cm(-2) , Voc =0.69 V, FF=0.69) under comparable conditions. When co-adsorbed with chenodeoxycholic acid, the PCE of the best cyclometalated dye could be improved to 4.5 % (Jsc =9.4 mA cm(-2) , Voc =0.65 V, FF=0.70). The PCEs correlate well with the light-harvesting capabilities of the dyes, while a comparable incident photon-to-current efficiency was achieved with the cyclometalated dye and the black dye. Regeneration appeared to be efficient in the parent dye, despite the high energy of the highest occupied molecular orbital. The device performance was investigated in more detail by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Ultimately, a promising Ru(II) sensitizer platform is presented that features a highly functionalizable "click"-derived cyclometalating ligand. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Enantioselective light switch effect of Δ- and Λ-[Ru(phenanthroline)2 dipyrido[3,2-a:2', 3'-c]phenazine](2+) bound to G-quadruplex DNA.

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    Park, Jin Ha; Lee, Hyun Suk; Jang, Myung Duk; Han, Sung Wook; Kim, Seog K; Lee, Young-Ae

    2017-07-04

    The interaction of Δ- and Λ-[Ru(phen)2DPPZ](2+) (DPPZ = dipyrido[3,2-a:2', 3'-c]phenazine, phen = phenanthroline) with a G-quadruplex formed from 5'-G2T2G2TGTG2T2G2-3'(15-mer) was investigated. The well-known enhancement of luminescence intensity (the 'light-switch' effect) was observed for the [Ru(phen)2DPPZ](2+) complexes upon formation of an adduct with the G-quadruplex. The emission intensity of the G-quadruplex-bound Λ-isomer was 3-fold larger than that of the Δ-isomer when bound to the G-quadruplex, which is opposite of the result observed in the case of double stranded DNA (dsDNA); the light switch effect is larger for the dsDNA-bound Δ-isomer. In the job plot of the G-quadruplex with Δ- and Λ-[Ru(phen)2DPPZ](2+), a major inflection point for the two isomers was observed at x ≈ .65, which suggests a binding stoichiometry of 2:1 for both enantiomers. When the G base at the 8th position was replaced with 6-methyl isoxanthopterin (6MI), a fluorescent guanine analog, the excited energy of 6-MI transferred to bound Δ- or Λ-[Ru(phen)2DPPZ](2+), which suggests that at least a part of both Ru(II) enantiomers is close to or in contact with the diagonal loop of the G-quadruplex. A luminescence quenching experiment using [Fe(CN)6](4-) for the G-quadruplex-bound Ru(II) complex revealed downward bending curves for both enantiomers in the Stern-Volmer plot, which suggests the presence of Ru(II) complexes that are both accessible and inaccessible to the quencher and may be related to the 2:1 binding stoichiometry.

  17. Synthesis, structural, photophysical and electrochemical studies of various d-metal complexes of btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] ligands that give rise to the formation of metallo-supramolecular gels.

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    Byrne, Joseph P; Kitchen, Jonathan A; Kotova, Oxana; Leigh, Vivienne; Bell, Alan P; Boland, John J; Albrecht, Martin; Gunnlaugsson, Thorfinnur

    2014-01-07

    2,6-Bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) is a terdentate binding motif that is synthesised modularly via the CuAAC reaction. Herein, we present the synthesis of ligands 1 and 2 and the investigation of the coordination chemistry, photophysical behaviour and electrochemistry of complexes of these with a number of d-metal ions (e.g. Ru(II), Ir(III), Ni(II) and Pt(II)). The X-ray crystal structures of ligand 1 and the complexes [Ru·2(2)](PF6)Cl, [Ni·1(2)](PF6)Cl and [Ir·1Cl3] are also presented. All of the complexes displayed non-classical triazolyl C-H···Cl(-) hydrogen bonding. All but one complex showed no metal-based luminescence at room temperature, while all of the Pt(ii) complexes displayed luminescence at 77 K. The electrochemistry of the Ru(II) complexes was also studied and these complexes were found to have higher oxidation potentials than analogous compounds. The redox behaviour of [RuL2](2+) complexes with both 1 and 2 was nearly identical, while [Ru·1Cl2(DMSO)] was oxidised at significantly lower potential. We also show that the Ru(II) complex of 2, [Ru·2(2)](PF6)Cl, gave rise to the formation of a metallo-supramolecular gel, the morphology of which was studied using scanning electron and helium ion microscopy.

  18. Photocatalytic degradation of bromothymol blue with Ruthenium(II) bipyridyl complex in aqueous basic solution

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    Fui, Mark Lee Wun; Hang, Ng Kim; Arifin, Khuzaimah; Minggu, Lorna Jeffery; Kassim, Mohammad Bin

    2016-11-01

    Ru(II) bipyridyl photocatalyst with the formula, [Ru(bpy)2(o-CH3-bzpypz)](PF6)2] (Ru01) and [Ru(bpy)2(o-Cl-bzpypz)](PF6)2] (Ru02), where bpy = 2,2'-bipyridyl, o-CH3-bzpypz = (3-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)(o-tolyl)methanone and o-Cl-bzpypz = (2-chlorophenyl)(3-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methanone, has been successfully synthesized and characterized on the basis of C, H, N elemental analysis, IR, UV-Vis and NMR spectroscopy. Both Ru(II) complexes showed Infrared stretching frequencies at 1742-1736 cm-1 v(C=O), 1605 cm-1 v(C=N) and 842-837 cm-1 v(PF). Full geometry optimization of the complex structures were carried out using DFT method with B3LYP exchange-correlation functional and 6-31G (d,p) basis-set for H, C, N, O and Cl; and LAN2LDZ basis set as effective core potential for the ruthenium centre. The highest-occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) energy levels of Ru01 and Ru02 are -5.63 and -5.55 eV, respectively. The photocatalytic properties of the Ru(II) complexes were evaluated by studying the degradation of aqueous bromothymol blue (BTB) under light illumination. The mechanisms are presented and discussed to highlight the role of the ruthenium complex in the degradation process.

  19. Variable noninnocence of substituted azobis(phenylcyanamido)diruthenium complexes.

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    Choudhuri, Mohommad M R; Behzad, Mahdi; Al-Noaimi, Mousa; Yap, Glenn P A; Kaim, Wolfgang; Sarkar, Biprajit; Crutchley, Robert J

    2015-02-16

    The synthetic chemistry of substituted 4,4'-azobis(phenylcyanamide) ligands was investigated, and the complexes [{Ru(tpy)(bpy)}2(μ-L)][PF6]2, where L = 2,2':5,5'-tetramethyl-4,4'-azobis(phenylcyanamido) (Me4adpc(2-)), 2,2'-dimethyl-4,4'-azobis(phenylcyanamido) (Me2adpc(2-)), unsubstituted (adpc(2-)), 3,3'-dichloro-4,4'-azobis(phenylcyanamido) (Cl2adpc(2-)), and 2,2':5,5'-tetrachloro-4,4'-azobis(phenylcyanamido) (Cl4adpc(2-)), were prepared and characterized by cyclic voltammetry and vis-near-IR (NIR) and IR spectroelectrochemistry. The room temperature electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum of [{Ru(tpy)(bpy)}2(μ-Me4adpc)](3+) showed an organic radical signal and is consistent with an oxidation-state description [Ru(II), Me4adpc(•-), Ru(II)](3+), while that of [{Ru(tpy)(bpy)}2(μ-Cl2adpc)](3+) at 10 K showed a low-symmetry Ru(III) signal, which is consistent with the description [Ru(III), Cl2adpc(2-), Ru(II)](3+). IR spectroelectrochemistry data suggest that [{Ru(tpy)(bpy)}2(μ-adpc)](3+) is delocalized and [{Ru(tpy)(bpy)}2(μ-Cl2adpc)](3+) and [{Ru(tpy)(bpy)}2(μ-Cl4adpc)](3+) are valence-trapped mixed-valence systems. A NIR absorption band that is unique to all [{Ru(tpy)(bpy)}2(μ-L)](3+) complexes is observed; however, its energy and intensity vary depending on the nature of the bridging ligand and, hence, the complexes' oxidation-state description.

  20. Effect of Bridge Alteration on Ground- and Excited-State Properties of Ruthenium(II) Complexes with Electron-Donor-Substituted Dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine Ligands.

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    Shillito, Georgina E; Larsen, Christopher B; McLay, James R W; Lucas, Nigel T; Gordon, Keith C

    2016-11-07

    A series of Ru(II) 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) complexes with an electron-accepting dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine (dppz) ligand coupled to an electron-donating triarylamine (TAA) group have been investigated. Systematic alteration of a bridging unit between the dppz and TAA allowed exploration into how communication between the donor and acceptor is perturbed by distance, as well as by steric and electronic effects. The effect of the bridging group on the electronic properties of the systems was characterized using a variety of spectroscopic methods, including Fourier transform-Raman (FT-Raman) spectroscopy, resonance Raman spectroscopy, and transient resonance Raman (TR(2)) spectroscopy. These methods were used in conjunction with ground- and excited-state absorption spectroscopy, electrochemical studies, and DFT calculations. The ground-state electronic absorption spectra show distinct variation with the bridging group, with the wavelength observed for the lowest energy electronic transition ranging from 449 nm to 522 nm, accompanied by large changes in the molar absorptivity. The lowest-energy Franck-Condon state was determined to be intra-ligand charge transfer (ILCT) in nature for most compounds. The presence of higher-energy metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) Ru(II) → bpy and Ru(II) → dppz transitions was also confirmed via resonance Raman spectroscopy. The TR(2) spectra showed characteristic dppz(• -) and TAA(• +) vibrations, indicating that the THEXI state formed was also ILCT in nature. Excited-state lifetime measurements reveal that the rate of decay is in accordance with the energy gap law and is not otherwise affected by the nature of the bridging unit.

  1. Homo- and Heterobimetallic Ruthenium(II) and Osmium(II) Complexes Based on a Pyrene-Biimidazolate Spacer as Efficient DNA-Binding Probes in the Near-Infrared Domain.

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    Mardanya, Sourav; Karmakar, Srikanta; Mondal, Debiprasad; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2016-04-04

    We report in this work a new family of homo- and heterobimetallic complexes of the type [(bpy)2M(Py-Biimz)M'(II)(bpy)2](2+) (M = M' = Ru(II) or Os(II); M = Ru(II) and M' = Os(II)) derived from a pyrenyl-biimidazole-based bridge, 2-imidazolylpyreno[4,5-d]imidazole (Py-BiimzH2). The homobimetallic Ru(II) and Os(II) complexes were found to crystallize in monoclinic form with space group P21/n. All the complexes exhibit strong absorptions throughout the entire UV-vis region and also exhibit luminescence at room temperature. For osmium-containing complexes (2 and 3) both the absorption and emission band stretched up to the NIR region and thus afford more biofriendly conditions for probable applications in infrared imaging and phototherapeutic studies. Detailed luminescence studies indicate that the emission originates from the respective (3)MLCT excited state mainly centered in the [M(bpy)2](2+) moiety of the complexes and is only slightly affected by the pyrene moiety. The bimetallic complexes show two successive one-electron reversible metal-centered oxidations in the positive potential window and several reduction processes in the negative potential window. An efficient intramolecular electronic energy transfer is found to occur from the Ru center to the Os-based component in the heterometallic dyad. The binding studies of the complexes with DNA were thoroughly studied through different spectroscopic techniques such as UV-vis absorption, steady-state and time-resolved emission, circular dichroism, and relative DNA binding study using ethidium bromide. The intercalative mode of binding was suggested to be operative in all cases. Finally, computational studies employing DFT and TD-DFT were also carried out to interpret the experimentally observed absorption and emission bands of the complexes.

  2. The direct synthesis of organic and organometallic-containing MICA-type aluminosilicates

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    Carrado, K.A.; Awaluddin, A.

    1993-08-01

    Layer-silicate clay structures can provide supramolecular organization for catalysis, chiral reactions, colloid science, and electron transfer. The authors have successfully modified the experimental preparations of several different layer silicates in order to incorporate a wide variety of organic and organometallic molecules in the clay galleries. Synthesis and physical characterization of these materials are described and compared to ion-exchanged natural clay analogs. In addition, the photophysical properties of organometallic Ru(II) complexes incorporated by direct hydrothermal crystallization into synthetic clays were measured. 3 tabs, 21 refs.

  3. Tuning the cytotoxic properties of new ruthenium(III) and ruthenium(II) complexes with a modified bis(arylimino)pyridine Schiff base ligand using bidentate pyridine-based ligands.

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    Garza-Ortiz, Ariadna; Maheswari, Palanisamy Uma; Lutz, Martin; Siegler, Maxime A; Reedijk, Jan

    2014-06-01

    Synthesis, spectroscopy, characterization, structures, and cytotoxicity studies of 2,6-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyliminomethyl)pyridine (LLL) ruthenium compounds are described. The starting compound [RuCl3(LLL)] has been fully characterized using IR spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, and NMR spectroscopy. In addition, the crystal structure of the ligand LLL has been determined using single-crystal X-ray diffraction. With the ruthenium(III) trichloride compound as starting material, a new family of Ru(II) complexes with a number of neutral and charged bidentate co-ligands have been synthesized and used for characterization and cytotoxicity studies. The synthesis of the corresponding [Ru(II)LLL(LL)Cl](+/0) complexes with co-ligands- LL is 1,10-phenanthroline, 2,2'-bipyridyl, 2-(phenylazo)pyridine, 2-(phenylazo)-3-methylpyridine, 2-(tolylazo)pyridine, or the anionic 2-picolinate-is reported. Analytical, spectroscopic (IR spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, (1)H NMR spectroscopy, and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry), and structural characterization of the new compounds is described. Crystal structure analyses of two Ru(II) compounds show a slightly distorted octahedral Ru(II) geometry with tridentate LLL coordinated in a planar meridional fashion, and the chelating co-ligand (LL) and a chloride ion complete the octahedron. The co-ligand plays a significant role in modulating the physicochemical and cytotoxic properties of these new ruthenium complexes. The in vitro cytotoxicity of these new Ru(II) complexes (half-maximal inhibitory concentration, IC50, of 0.5-1.5 μM), in comparison with the parent Ru(III) compound (half-maximal inhibitory concentration of 3.9-4.3 μM) is higher for several of the human cancer cell lines tested. The cytotoxic activity of some of the new ruthenium compounds is even higher than that of cisplatin in the same cancer cell lines. The cytotoxicity of these new anticancer compounds is

  4. A Proton-Switchable Bifunctional Ruthenium Complex That Catalyzes Nitrile Hydroboration.

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    Geri, Jacob B; Szymczak, Nathaniel K

    2015-10-14

    A new bifunctional pincer ligand framework bearing pendent proton-responsive hydroxyl groups was prepared and metalated with Ru(II) and subsequently isolated in four discrete protonation states. Stoichiometric reactions with H2 and HBPin showed facile E-H (E = H or BPin) activation across a Ru(II)-O bond, providing access to unusual Ru-H species with strong interactions with neighboring proton and boron atoms. These complexes were found to promote the catalytic hydroboration of ketones and nitriles under mild conditions, and the activity was highly dependent on the ligand's protonation state. Mechanistic experiments revealed a crucial role of the pendent hydroxyl groups for catalytic activity.

  5. Reductive quenching of the excited states of ruthenium(II) complexes containing 2,2[prime]-bipyridine, 2,2[prime]-bipyrazine, and 2,2[prime]-bipyrimidine ligands

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    Sun, H.; Hoffman, M.Z. )

    1994-11-10

    The reductive quenching of the luminescent excited states of Ru(II) complexes of the general formula Ru-(bpy)[sub 3-m-z](bpm)[sub m](bpz)[sub z][sup 2+] (bpy = 2,2[prime]-bipyridine, bpm = 2,2[prime]-bipyrimidine, bpz = 2,2[prime]-bipyrazine, m and z = 0, 1,2,3 and m + z [le] 3) by aromatic amines and methoxybenzenes as nonsacrificial electron donors and by C[sub 2]O[sub 4][sup 2[minus

  6. [(1R)-3-Benzoyl-1,7,7-trimethyl­bicyclo­[2.2.1]heptan-2-onato-κ2 O,O′]chlorido(η6-p-cymene)ruthenium(II)

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    Harrad, Mohamed Anouar; Valerga, Pedro; Puerta, M. Carmen; Ali, Mustapha Ait; El Firdoussi, Larbi; Karim, Abdellah

    2010-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [RuCl(C10H14)(C17H19O2)], contains two diastereomers. In both, the RuII ion has a tetra­hedral coordination, formed by two O atoms of the camphor-derived ligand and the p-cymene and Cl ligands. In the crystal structure, weak inter­molecular C—H⋯Cl inter­actions link the mol­ecules into columns propagated along [010]. PMID:21580227

  7. Rh(III) and Ru(II)-catalyzed site-selective C-H alkynylation of quinolones.

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    Kang, Dahye; Hong, Sungwoo

    2015-04-17

    C2- and C5-alkynylated quinolone scaffolds are core structures of numerous biologically active molecules. Utilizing TIPS-EBX as an alkynylating agent, we have developed an efficient and site-selective C5 alkynylation of 4-quinolones that is directed by the weakly coordinating carbonyl group. In addition, Ru(II) catalyzed C2-selective alkynylation was successfully realized via N-pyrimidyl group-directed cross-couplings to access valuable C2-alkynylated 4-quinolones. This strategy provides direct access to the C2 or C5 alkynylated 4-quinolones. Furthermore, the reaction was applied to isoquinolones for C3-selective alkynylation.

  8. Dichlorido(furfuryl-amine-κN)(η-hexa-methyl-benzene)-ruthenium(II).

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    Garci, Amine; Thai, Trieu-Tien; Süss-Fink, Georg; Therrien, Bruno

    2011-11-01

    The single-crystal X-ray structure analysis of [RuCl(2)(C(12)H(18))(C(5)H(7)NO)] reveals a distorted piano-stool geometry around the Ru(II) atom, with a hexa-methyl-benzene ligand, two chloride ligands and a furfuryl-amine ligand, the latter coordinating through the amine group. In the crystal, a dimeric structure is observed as a result of N-H⋯Cl inter-actions between two symmetry-related mol-ecules.

  9. High catalytic activity of heteropolynuclear cyanide complexes containing cobalt and platinum ions: visible-light driven water oxidation.

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    Yamada, Yusuke; Oyama, Kohei; Gates, Rachel; Fukuzumi, Shunichi

    2015-05-04

    A near-stoichiometric amount of O2 was evolved as observed in the visible-light irradiation of an aqueous buffer (pH 8) containing [Ru(II) (2,2'-bipyridine)3 ] as a photosensitizer, Na2 S2 O8 as a sacrificial electron acceptor, and a heteropolynuclear cyanide complex as a water-oxidation catalyst. The heteropolynuclear cyanide complexes exhibited higher catalytic activity than a polynuclear cyanide complex containing only Co(III) or Pt(IV) ions as C-bound metal ions. The origin of the synergistic effect between Co and Pt ions is discussed in relation to electronic and local atomic structures of the complexes.

  10. Study of intermediates from transition metal excited-state electron-transfer reactions. [Annual] progress report, August 1, 1989--July 31, 1992

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    Hoffman, M.Z.

    1992-07-31

    Conventional and fast-kinetics techniques of photochemistry, photophysics, radiation chemistry, and electrochemistry were used to study the intermediates involved in transition metal excited-state electron-transfer reactions. These intermediates were excited state of Ru(II) and Cr(III) photosensitizers, their reduced forms, and species formed in reactions of redox quenchers and electron-transfer agents. Of particular concern was the back electron-transfer reaction between the geminate pair formed in the redox quenching of the photosensitizers, and the dependence of its rate on solution medium and temperature in competition with transformation and cage escape processes. (DLC)

  11. Study of intermediates from transition metal excited-state electron-transfer reactions

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    Hoffman, M.Z.

    1992-07-31

    Conventional and fast-kinetics techniques of photochemistry, photophysics, radiation chemistry, and electrochemistry were used to study the intermediates involved in transition metal excited-state electron-transfer reactions. These intermediates were excited state of Ru(II) and Cr(III) photosensitizers, their reduced forms, and species formed in reactions of redox quenchers and electron-transfer agents. Of particular concern was the back electron-transfer reaction between the geminate pair formed in the redox quenching of the photosensitizers, and the dependence of its rate on solution medium and temperature in competition with transformation and cage escape processes. (DLC)

  12. Theoretical investigation on dye sensitizer solar cell: Spin-forbidden transition

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    Imamura, Yutaka

    2015-12-31

    We studied spin-forbidden transitions of metal polypyridyl sensitizers by two-component relativistic time-dependent density functional theory with the spin-orbit interaction based on Tamm-Dancoff approximation. The singlet-to-triplet transition, which is assigned to a metal-to-ligand charge-transfer type excitation, appears for a phosphine-coordinated Ru(II), DX1. Absorption spectra of the modified DX1 molecules, whose Ru is replaced with Fe and Os, were also calculated for examining the effects of metals on the spin-orbit interaction.

  13. High Surface Area Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Electrodes Templated by Graft Copolymerization. Applications in Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Catalysis

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    Luo, Hanlin; Fang, Zhen; Song, Na; Garvey, Timothy; Lopez, Rene; Meyer, Thomas J.

    2015-11-18

    Mesoporous ATO nanocrystalline electrodes of micrometer thicknesses have been prepared from ATO nanocrystals and the grafted copolymer templating agents poly vinyl chloride-g-poly(oxyethylene methacrylate). As-obtained electrodes have high interfacial surface areas, large pore volumes, and rapid intraoxide electron transfer. The resulting high surface area materials are useful substrates for electrochemically catalyzed water oxidation. With thin added shells of TiO2 deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD) and a surface-bound Ru(II) polypyridyl chromophore, they become photoanodes for hydrogen generation in the presence of a reductive scavenger.

  14. [1,1'-Bis(di-phenyl-phosphan-yl)cobalto-cenium-κ(2) P,P'](η(5)-cyclo-penta-dien-yl){2-[4-(4-ethynylphen-yl)phen-yl]ethynyl-κC}ruthenium(II) hexa-fluorido-phosphate.

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    Zeng, Ling-Zhen; Wu, Yun-Ying; Tian, Guang-Xuan; Li, Zhen

    2013-10-19

    In the title compound, [CoRu(C5H5)(C16H9)(C17H14P)2]PF6, the Ru(II) atom is coordinated by a cyclo-penta-dienyl ring in an η(5)-mode, one C atom from a 4,4'-diethynyl-1,1'-biphenyl ligand and two P atoms from a chelating 1,1'-bis-(di-phenyl-phosphan-yl)cobaltocenium ligand, giving a three-legged piano-stool geometry. In the crystal, weak C-H⋯F hydrogen bonds link the complex cations and hexa-fluorido-phosphate anions into a three-dimensional supra-molecular structure.

  15. Ru(II)-Catalyzed Mild [3+2] Carbocyclization with Aromatic N-H Ketimines and Internal Alkynes Using N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Ligands

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    Zhang, Jing; Ugrinov, Angel

    2013-01-01

    A convenient and highly efficient synthesis of indenamines has been developed via ruthenium-catalyzed [3+2] carbocyclization under very mild conditions. A catalyst system of Ru(II) π-allyl precursor and N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand promotes facile coupling between aromatic N–H ketimines with internal alkynes at mild temperatures, without added oxidants or other metal salts, and in non-polar solvents. A proposed mechanism involves imine-directed activation of aromatic C–H bond, alkyne insertion, and carbocyclization by intramolecular imine insertion into Ru–alkenyl linkages. PMID:23696055

  16. Initial DNA interactions of the binuclear threading intercalator Λ,Λ-[μ-bidppz(bipy)4Ru2]4+: an NMR study with [d(CGCGAATTCGCG)]2.

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    Wu, Lisha; Reymer, Anna; Persson, Cecilia; Kazimierczuk, Krzysztof; Brown, Tom; Lincoln, Per; Nordén, Bengt; Billeter, Martin

    2013-04-22

    Binuclear polypyridine ruthenium compounds have been shown to slowly intercalate into DNA, following a fast initial binding on the DNA surface. For these compounds, intercalation requires threading of a bulky substituent, containing one Ru(II), through the DNA base-pair stack, and the accompanying DNA duplex distortions are much more severe than with intercalation of mononuclear compounds. Structural understanding of the process of intercalation may greatly gain from a characterisation of the initial interactions between binuclear Ru(II) compounds and DNA. We report a structural NMR study on the binuclear Ru(II) intercalator Λ,Λ-B (Λ,Λ-[μ-bidppz(bipy)4Ru2](4+); bidppz = 11,11'-bis(dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazinyl, bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine) mixed with the palindromic DNA [d(CGCGAATTCGCG)]2. Threading of Λ,Λ-B depends on the presence and length of AT stretches in the DNA. Therefore, the latter was selected to promote initial binding, but due to the short stretch of AT base pairs, final intercalation is prevented. Structural calculations provide a model for the interaction: Λ,Λ-B is trapped in a well-defined surface-bound state consisting of an eccentric minor-groove binding. Most of the interaction enthalpy originates from electrostatic and van der Waals contacts, whereas intermolecular hydrogen bonds may help to define a unique position of Λ,Λ-B. Molecular dynamics simulations show that this minor-groove binding mode is stable on a nanosecond scale. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first structural study by NMR spectroscopy on a binuclear Ru compound bound to DNA. In the calculated structure, one of the positively charged Ru(2+) moieties is near the central AATT region; this is favourable in view of potential intercalation as observed by optical methods for DNA with longer AT stretches. Circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy suggests that a similar binding geometry is formed in mixtures of Λ,Λ-B with natural calf thymus DNA. The present minor

  17. A complex containing three different kinds of Ru-N bonds: ethoxydinitronitrosyl(N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine-kappa2N,N')ruthenium(II).

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    Albores, Pablo; Chaia, Zulema D; Baraldo, Luis; Castellano, Eduardo E; Piro, Oscar E

    2002-04-01

    The octahedral title compound, [Ru(C(2)H(5)O)(NO)(NO(2))(2)(C(6)H(16)N(2))], crystallizes in the rhombohedral space group P3(1) with an ethoxy ligand axially coordinated trans to the nitrosyl ligand. The RuII ion is equatorially coordinated by a tetramethylethylenediamine group acting as a bidentate ligand, and to two nitro moieties whose planes are tilted with respect to the mean equatorial plane. Each nitrogen ligand bonded to the metallic centre has a different hybridization state.

  18. Metamodels for New Designs of Outer-Rotor Brushless Synchronous Electric Motors

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    Dirba, J.; Lavrinovicha, L.

    2014-04-01

    The authors consider the possibilities to synthesise metamodels for the analysis and optimisation of brushless synchronous motors. The metamodels are presented for new designs of the outer-rotor permanent magnet synchronous motor and the outer-rotor reluctance motor. The metamodels are synthesised based on the results obtained by the numerical calculations of magnetic field taking into account magnetic saturation. Analysis of the results for the motor magnetic field and tests of the metamodels at the selected and intermediate points shows that these can be synthesised with acceptable accuracy using numerical calculations instead of expensive real experiments. Rakstā ir apskatītas metamodeļu iegūšanas iespējas to izmantošanai bezkontaktu sinhrono dzinēju analīzē un optimizācijā. Ir iegūti metamodeļi sinhronam dzinējam ar pastāvīgajiem magnētiem un reaktīvam dzinējam ar ārējo rotoru. Sintezēto metamodeļu iegūšanai izmantoti elektrisko dzinēju magnētiskā lauka skaitlisko aprēķinu rezultāti, ievērojot magnētiskās ķēdes piesātinājumu. Metamodeļu pārbaude aprēķinu un starppunktos parādīja, ka to iegūšanai dārgo reālo eksperimentu vietā var izmantot magnētiskā lauka aprēķinu rezultātus.

  19. Development and Experimental Study of Phantoms for Mapping Skin Chromophores

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    Silapetere, A.; Spigulis, J.; Saknite, I.

    2014-06-01

    Skin chromophore phantoms are widely used for better understanding of the light interaction with tissue and for calibration of skin diagnostic imaging techniques. In this work, different phantoms were examined and compared in order to find biologically equivalent substances that are the most promising for this purpose. For mimicking the skin medium and layered structure, a fibrin matrix with epidermal and dermal cell inclusion was used. Synthesized bilirubin, red blood cells and nigrosin were taken as absorbers. For spectral analysis of the developed phantoms a computer-aided multispectral imaging system Nuance 2.4 (Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc., USA) was used. In this study, skin phantoms were created using such substances as bilirubin, melanin, haemoglobin and nigrosin Mūsdienās multispektrālās attēlošanas iekārtas izmanto ādas parametru un fizioloģisko procesu aprakstīšanai gan pētniecības, gan diagnostikas nolūkiem. Iekārtu darbības uzlabošanai ir nepieciešams labāk saprast gaismas mijiedarbību ar audiem, kā arī veikt šo iekārtu kalibrēšanu ar ādas maketu. Redzamā un tuvā infrasarkanā optiskā diapazona spektroskopijā ir svarīgi ādas maketi, kas simulē audu slāņaino struktūru un ķīmiskās īpašības, kā arī maketi, kas ir bioloģiski līdzvērtīgi. Šajā pētījumā tika izveidots ādas makets no bioloģiskām un ķīmiski sintezētām struktūrām. Ādas maketa izveidei tika izmantota fibrīna matrica ar dermālo un epidermālo šūnu piejaukumu, lai imitētu ādas slāņaino struktūru. Fibrīna matrica tiek veidota no 0,47 ml asins plazmas, 0,4 ml fizioloģiskā šķīduma, 0,8 μl treneksāmskābes un 89,4 μl kalcija glukanāta. Izveidoto matricu ievieto šūnu inkubatorā, lai tā polimerizētos. Nākošais slānis tiek veidots ar dermālo šūnu piejaukumu (180-270 šūnas), un pēdējais fibrīna matriksa slānis tiek veidots ar epidermālo šūnu piejaukumu (270 šūnas) un šūnu aug

  20. Crystal structure of bis­(2,2′-bi­pyridine)[N′-(quino­lin-2-ylmethylidene)pyridine-2-carbohydrazide]ruthenium(II) bis(tetra­fluorido­borate) di­chloro­methane tris­olvate

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    Mori, Asami; Suzuki, Takayoshi; Nakajima, Kiyohiko

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, [Ru(C10H8N2)2(C16H12N4O)](BF4)2·3CH2Cl2, crystallizes with one complex dication, two BF4 − counter-anions and three di­chloro­methane solvent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit. The central RuII atom adopts a distorted octa­hedral coordination sphere with two 2,2′-bi­pyridine (bpy) and one quinoline-2-carbaldehyde (pyridine-2-carbon­yl)hydrazone (HL) ligand. The hydrazone ligand has a Z form and coordinates to the RuII atom via the amide-O and imine-N atoms, affording a planar five-membered chelate ring, while its pyridine-N and quinoline-N donor atoms in the substituents are non-coordinating. The hydrazone N—H group forms an intra­molecular hydrogen bond with the quinoline-N atom. In the crystal, the quinoline moiety of HL shows the shortest π–π stacking inter­action with the pyridine substituent of HL in a neighbouring complex, the centroid-to-centroid distance being 3.793 (3) Å. PMID:25878803

  1. Crystal structure of bis-(2,2'-bi-pyridine)[N'-(quino-lin-2-ylmethylidene)pyridine-2-carbohydrazide]ruthenium(II) bis(tetra-fluorido-borate) di-chloro-methane tris-olvate.

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    Mori, Asami; Suzuki, Takayoshi; Nakajima, Kiyohiko

    2015-02-01

    The title compound, [Ru(C10H8N2)2(C16H12N4O)](BF4)2·3CH2Cl2, crystallizes with one complex dication, two BF4 (-) counter-anions and three di-chloro-methane solvent mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit. The central Ru(II) atom adopts a distorted octa-hedral coordination sphere with two 2,2'-bi-pyridine (bpy) and one quinoline-2-carbaldehyde (pyridine-2-carbon-yl)hydrazone (HL) ligand. The hydrazone ligand has a Z form and coordinates to the Ru(II) atom via the amide-O and imine-N atoms, affording a planar five-membered chelate ring, while its pyridine-N and quinoline-N donor atoms in the substituents are non-coordinating. The hydrazone N-H group forms an intra-molecular hydrogen bond with the quinoline-N atom. In the crystal, the quinoline moiety of HL shows the shortest π-π stacking inter-action with the pyridine substituent of HL in a neighbouring complex, the centroid-to-centroid distance being 3.793 (3) Å.

  2. A Sulfhydryl-Reactive Ruthenium (II) Complex and Its Conjugation to Protein G as a Universal Reagent for Fluorescent Immunoassays

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    Goud, Thirumani Venkatshwar; Huang, Bor-Rong; Lin, Tzu-Chau; Biellmann, Jean-François; Chen, Chien-Sheng

    2012-01-01

    To develop a fluorescent ruthenium complex for biosensing, we synthesized a novel sulfhydryl-reactive compound, 4-bromophenanthroline bis-2,2′-dipyridine Ruthenium bis (hexafluorophosphate). The synthesized Ru(II) complex was crosslinked with thiol-modified protein G to form a universal reagent for fluorescent immunoassays. The resulting Ru(II)-protein G conjugates were identified by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The emission peak wavelength of the Ru(II)-protein G conjugate was 602 nm at the excitation of 452 nm which is similar to the spectra of the Ru(II) complex, indicating that Ru(II)-protein G conjugates still remain the same fluorescence after conjugation. To test the usefulness of the conjugate for biosensing, immunoglobulin G (IgG) binding assay was conducted. The result showed that Ru(II)-protein G conjugates were capable of binding IgG and the more cross-linkers to modify protein G, the higher conjugation efficiency. To demonstrate the feasibility of Ru(II)-protein G conjugates for fluorescent immunoassays, the detection of recombinant histidine-tagged protein using the conjugates and anti-histidine antibody was developed. The results showed that the histidine-tagged protein was successfully detected with dose-response, indicating that Ru(II)-protein G conjugate is a useful universal fluorescent reagent for quantitative immunoassays. PMID:22563441

  3. Experimental, numerical, and mechanistic analysis of the nonmonotonic relationship between oscillatory frequency and photointensity for the photosensitive Belousov-Zhabotinsky oscillator

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    Ren, Lin; Fan, Bowen; Gao, Qingyu; Zhao, Yuemin; Luo, Hainan; Xia, Yahui; Lu, Xingjie; Epstein, Irving R.

    2015-06-01

    The oscillation frequency of a nonlinear reaction system acts as a key factor for interaction and superposition of spatiotemporal patterns. To control and design spatiotemporal patterns in oscillatory media, it is important to establish the dominant frequency-related mechanism and the effects of external forces and species concentrations on oscillatory frequency. In the Ru(bipy)32+-catalyzed Belousov-Zhabotinsky oscillator, a nonmonotonic relationship exists between light intensity and oscillatory frequency (I-F relationship), which is composed of fast photopromotion and slow photoinhibition regions in the oscillation frequency curve. In this work, we identify the essential mechanistic step of the I-F relationship: the previously proposed photoreaction Ru(II)* + Ru(II) + BrO3- + 3H+ → HBrO2 + 2Ru(III) + H2O, which has both effects of frequency-shortening and frequency-lengthening. The concentrations of species can shift the light intensity that produces the maximum frequency, which we simulate and explain with a mechanistic model. This result will benefit studies of pattern formation and biomimetic movement of oscillating polymer gels.

  4. Photodissociation of a ruthenium(II) arene complex and its subsequent interactions with biomolecules: a density functional theory study.

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    Wang, Hanlu; DeYonker, Nathan J; Zhang, Xiting; Zhao, Cunyuan; Ji, Liangnian; Mao, Zong-Wan

    2012-10-01

    The piano-stool Ru(II) arene complex [(η⁶-benz)Ru(bpm)(py)]²⁺ (benz = benzene, bpm = 2,2'-bipyrimidine, and py = pyridine), which is conventionally nonlabile (on a timescale and under conditions relevant for biological reactivity), can be activated by visible light to selectively photodissociate the monodentate ligand (py). In the present study, the aquation and binding of the photocontrolled ruthenium(II) arene complex [(η⁶-benz)Ru(bpm)(py)]²⁺ to various biomolecules are studied by density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TDDFT). Potential energy curves (PECs) calculated for the Ru-N (py) bonds in [(η⁶-benz)Ru(bpm)(py)]²⁺ in the singlet and triplet state give useful insights into the photodissociation mechanism of py. The binding energies of the various biomolecules are calculated, which allows the order of binding affinities among the considered nuleic-acid- or protein-binding sites to be discerned. The kinetics for the replacement of water in the aqua complex with biomolecules is also considered, and the results demonstrate that guanine is superior to other biomolecules in terms of coordinating with the Ru(II) aqua adduct, which is in reasonable agreement with experimental observations.

  5. Self-Assembled Amphiphilic Water Oxidation Catalysts: Control of O-O Bond Formation Pathways by Different Aggregation Patterns.

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    Yang, Bing; Jiang, Xin; Guo, Qing; Lei, Tao; Zhang, Li-Ping; Chen, Bin; Tung, Chen-Ho; Wu, Li-Zhu

    2016-05-17

    The oxidation of water to molecular oxygen is the key step to realize water splitting from both biological and chemical perspective. In an effort to understand how water oxidation occurs on a molecular level, a large number of molecular catalysts have been synthesized to find an easy access to higher oxidation states as well as their capacity to make O-O bond. However, most of them function in a mixture of organic solvent and water and the O-O bond formation pathway is still a subject of intense debate. Herein, we design the first amphiphilic Ru-bda (H2 bda=2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylic acid) water oxidation catalysts (WOCs) of formula [Ru(II) (bda)(4-OTEG-pyridine)2 ] (1, OTEG=OCH2 CH2 OCH2 CH2 OCH3 ) and [Ru(II) (bda)(PySO3 Na)2 ] (2, PySO3 (-) =pyridine-3-sulfonate), which possess good solubility in water. Dynamic light scattering (DLS), scanning electron microscope (SEM), critical aggregation concentration (CAC) experiments and product analysis demonstrate that they enable to self-assemble in water and form the O-O bond through different routes even though they have the same bda(2-) backbone. This work illustrates for the first time that the O-O bond formation pathway can be regulated by the interaction of ancillary ligands at supramolecular level.

  6. A sulfhydryl-reactive ruthenium (II) complex and its conjugation to protein G as a universal reagent for fluorescent immunoassays.

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    Lin, Jing-Tang; Chen, Po-Chung; Goud, Thirumani Venkatshwar; Huang, Bor-Rong; Lin, Tzu-Chau; Biellmann, Jean-François; Chen, Chien-Sheng

    2012-01-01

    To develop a fluorescent ruthenium complex for biosensing, we synthesized a novel sulfhydryl-reactive compound, 4-bromophenanthroline bis-2,2'-dipyridine Ruthenium bis (hexafluorophosphate). The synthesized Ru(II) complex was crosslinked with thiol-modified protein G to form a universal reagent for fluorescent immunoassays. The resulting Ru(II)-protein G conjugates were identified by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The emission peak wavelength of the Ru(II)-protein G conjugate was 602 nm at the excitation of 452 nm which is similar to the spectra of the Ru(II) complex, indicating that Ru(II)-protein G conjugates still remain the same fluorescence after conjugation. To test the usefulness of the conjugate for biosensing, immunoglobulin G (IgG) binding assay was conducted. The result showed that Ru(II)-protein G conjugates were capable of binding IgG and the more cross-linkers to modify protein G, the higher conjugation efficiency. To demonstrate the feasibility of Ru(II)-protein G conjugates for fluorescent immunoassays, the detection of recombinant histidine-tagged protein using the conjugates and anti-histidine antibody was developed. The results showed that the histidine-tagged protein was successfully detected with dose-response, indicating that Ru(II)-protein G conjugate is a useful universal fluorescent reagent for quantitative immunoassays.

  7. Topoisomerase IIα poisoning and DNA double-strand breaking by chiral ruthenium(ii) complexes containing 2-furanyl-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline derivatives.

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    Qian, Chen; Wu, Jingheng; Ji, Liangnian; Chao, Hui

    2016-06-28

    Four chiral Ru(ii) complexes bearing furan ligands, Δ/Λ-[Ru(bpy)2(pocl)](2+) () and Δ/Λ-[Ru(bpy)2(poi)](2+) () (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, pocl = 2-(5-chlorofuran-2-yl)imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline, poi = 2-(5-5-iodofuran-2-yl)imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline), were synthesized and characterized. These Ru(ii) complexes showed antitumor activities against HeLa, A549, HepG2, HL-60 and K562 tumor cell lines, especially the HL-60 tumor cell line. Moreover, was more active than other complexes accounting for the different cellular uptakes. In addition, could accumulate in the nucleus of HL-60 cells, suggesting that nucleic acids were the cellular target of . Topoisomerase inhibition tests in vitro and in living cells confirmed that the four complexes acted as efficient topoisomerase IIα poisons, DNA double-strand breaks had also been observed from neutral single cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay). inhibited the growth of HL-60 cells through the induction of apoptotic cell death, as evidenced by the Alexa Fluor® 488 annexin V staining assays. The results demonstrated that acted as a topoisomerase IIα poison and caused DNA double-strand damage that could lead to apoptosis.

  8. Ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) 1,2,3-triazolylidene organometallics: a preliminary investigation into the biological activity of 'click' carbene complexes.

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    Kilpin, Kelly J; Crot, Stéphanie; Riedel, Tina; Kitchen, Jonathan A; Dyson, Paul J

    2014-01-21

    Taking advantage of the facile and versatile synthetic properties of 'click' 1,2,3-triazolylidene N-heterocyclic carbenes (tzNHC's), a range of new organometallic Ru(II) and Os(II) arene complexes containing functionalised tzNHC ligands, [M(η(6)-p-cymene)(tzNHC)Cl2] [M = Ru(II), Os(II)], have been synthesised and fully characterised, including the X-ray crystal structure of one of the Os(II) complexes. The tzNHC ligands remain coordinated to the metal centres under relevant physiological conditions, and following binding to the model protein, ubiquitin. The in vitro cytotoxicity of the compounds towards human ovarian cancer cells is dependent on the substituent on the tzNHC ligand but is generally <50 μM and in some cases <1 μM, whilst still retaining a high degree of selectivity towards cancer cells over healthy cells (1.85 μM in A2780 ovarian cancer cells versus 435 μM in human embryonic kidney cells in one case).

  9. Heteroleptic Ru(ii)-bipyridine complexes based on hexylthioether-, hexyloxy- and hexyl-substituted thienylenevinylenes and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Urbani, Maxence; Sánchez Carballo, María; Kumar, Sangeeta Amit; Vázquez, Purificación; Grätzel, Michael; Khaja Nazeeruddin, Mohammad; Langa, Fernando; Torres, Tomás

    2016-04-28

    A series of eight Ru(ii) heteroleptic complexes incorporating an ancillary [2,2']bipyridine functionalised at the [4,4'] positions with one (-type) or two (-type) thienylenevinylenes (nTVs, n = 2 or 4) is reported. Three types of substitutions have been used for nTVs: hexylthioether, hexyloxy and hexyl. The characterisation of the half-sandwich intermediates and final complexes is provided. In particular, the half-sandwich complexes in the -type series are obtained as a racemate, whereas the heteroleptic complexes consist of two regioisomers. Finally, these complexes have been tested as dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Counterintuitively, better performances were obtained for -type complexes with shorter 2TV moieties. The best performing dye was the Ru(ii) complex mono-functionalized with a 2TV moiety having an hexylthioether substitution (), which achieved a maximum power efficiency of 2.77% under full sun illumination (AM1.5G standard conditions). The structure-performance relationship in DSSCs is discussed based on photovoltaic and electrochemical data and DFT-calculations.

  10. Experimental, numerical, and mechanistic analysis of the nonmonotonic relationship between oscillatory frequency and photointensity for the photosensitive Belousov-Zhabotinsky oscillator.

    PubMed

    Ren, Lin; Fan, Bowen; Gao, Qingyu; Zhao, Yuemin; Luo, Hainan; Xia, Yahui; Lu, Xingjie; Epstein, Irving R

    2015-06-01

    The oscillation frequency of a nonlinear reaction system acts as a key factor for interaction and superposition of spatiotemporal patterns. To control and design spatiotemporal patterns in oscillatory media, it is important to establish the dominant frequency-related mechanism and the effects of external forces and species concentrations on oscillatory frequency. In the Ru(bipy)3(2+)-catalyzed Belousov-Zhabotinsky oscillator, a nonmonotonic relationship exists between light intensity and oscillatory frequency (I-F relationship), which is composed of fast photopromotion and slow photoinhibition regions in the oscillation frequency curve. In this work, we identify the essential mechanistic step of the I-F relationship: the previously proposed photoreaction Ru(II)* + Ru(II) + BrO3(-) + 3H(+) → HBrO2 + 2Ru(III) + H2O, which has both effects of frequency-shortening and frequency-lengthening. The concentrations of species can shift the light intensity that produces the maximum frequency, which we simulate and explain with a mechanistic model. This result will benefit studies of pattern formation and biomimetic movement of oscillating polymer gels.

  11. Measurements of contact specific low-bias negative differential resistance of single metalorganic molecular junctions

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    Zhou, Jianfeng; Samanta, Satyabrata; Guo, Cunlan; Locklin, Jason; Xu, Bingqian

    2013-06-01

    Negative differential resistance (NDR) behaviors of single molecule junctions composed of a thiol-terminated Ru(ii) bis-terpyridine (Ru(tpy-SH)2) molecule sandwiched between two gold electrodes are measured using a specifically modified scanning probe microscope break junction technique (SPMBJ) at room temperature. The low-bias (0.623 +/- 0.135 V) NDR observed for one of the three conductance groups is contact specific and is caused by a bias induced electrode-molecule coupling changes.Negative differential resistance (NDR) behaviors of single molecule junctions composed of a thiol-terminated Ru(ii) bis-terpyridine (Ru(tpy-SH)2) molecule sandwiched between two gold electrodes are measured using a specifically modified scanning probe microscope break junction technique (SPMBJ) at room temperature. The low-bias (0.623 +/- 0.135 V) NDR observed for one of the three conductance groups is contact specific and is caused by a bias induced electrode-molecule coupling changes. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c3nr01284k

  12. Light Activation of a Cysteine Protease Inhibitor: Caging of a Peptidomimetic Nitrile with RuII(bpy)2

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    Respondek, Tomasz; Garner, Robert N.; Herroon, Mackenzie K.; Podgorski, Izabela; Turro, Claudia; Kodanko, Jeremy J.

    2013-01-01

    A novel method for caging protease inhibitors is described. The complex [RuII(bpy)2(1)2](PF6)2 (2) was prepared from the nitrile-based peptidomimetic inhibitor Ac-Phe-NHCH2CN (1). 1H NMR, UV-vis and IR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric data confirm that two equiv of inhibitor 1 bind to RuII through the nitrile functional group. Complex 2 shows excellent stability in aqueous solution in the dark and fast release of 1 upon irradiation with visible light. Due to binding to the RuII center, the nitriles of complex 2 are caged, and 2 does not act as a potent enzyme inhibitor. However, when 2 is irradiated, it releases 1 that inhibits the cysteine proteases papain and cathepsins B, K and L, up to two times more potently than 1 alone. Ratios for IC50 values for 2 range from 6:1 to 33:1 under dark vs. light conditions, against isolated enzymes and in human cell lysates, confirming a high level of photoinduced enzyme inhibition is obtained with this method. PMID:21973207

  13. Ruthenium(II) sulfoxide-maltolato and -nitroimidazole complexes: synthesis and MTT assay.

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    Wu, Adam; Kennedy, David C; Patrick, Brian O; James, Brian R

    2003-11-17

    Ru(II) sulfoxide-maltolato complexes, Ru(ma)(2)(L)(2) (L = DMSO (1a) and TMSO (1b) or L(2) = BESE (1c)), were synthesized, as well as the analogous ethylmaltolato derivatives, Ru(etma)(2)(L)(2) (2a-c) (ma = 3-hydroxy-2-methylpyran-4-onate, etma = 2-ethyl-3-hydroxypyran-4-onate, TMSO = tetramethylene sulfoxide, BESE = 1,2-bis(ethylsulfinyl)ethane). A Ru(II) bidentate sulfoxide-metronidazole complex, RuCl(2)(BESE)(metro)(2) (3), was also synthesized (metro = metronidazole = 2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole-1-ethanol). The complexes were characterized generally by (1)H NMR, UV-vis, and IR spectroscopies, as well as MS, elemental analysis, solution conductivity, and cyclic voltammetry. The molecular structures of Ru(ma)(2)(S,R-BESE) (1c) and trans-RuCl(2)(R,R-BESE)(metro)(2) (3) were determined by X-ray crystallography. All sulfoxide ligands are S-bonded. The complexes were tested against human breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-435S) using an in vitro MTT assay, a colorimetric determination of cell viability: 2a,b exhibit the lowest IC(50) values of 190 +/- 10 and 220 +/- 10 microM, respectively. Cisplatin exhibits an IC(50) value of 30 +/- 5 microM.

  14. Mechanistic insights into electrocatalytic CO2 reduction within [Ru(II)(tpy)(NN)X]n+ architectures.

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    White, Travis A; Maji, Somnath; Ott, Sascha

    2014-10-28

    A series of Ru(II)-polypyridyl complexes of the design [Ru(II)(tpy)(NN)X](n+) (tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine; NN = bidentate polypyridine; X = Cl(-) or CH3CN; n = 1 or 2) have been synthesized and analyzed for their ability to function as electrocatalysts in the reduction of CO2 to CO. Varying the electron-donating/withdrawing character of the NN polypyridyl ligand has allowed for modification of electron density at the formally Ru(II) metal center. Complexes where X = Cl(-) display ligand substitution for CH3CN with differing rates of Cl(-) dissociation (k-Cl), therefore providing a degree of insight into the electron density and thus the chemical activity at the Ru(II) center. Detailed analysis of the cyclic voltammograms under argon vs. CO2 atmospheres using multiple switching potentials and scan rates ranging from ν = 25-2000 mV s(-1) has painted a picture of how monodentate ligand lability due to NN polypyridyl electron-donating character is related to electrocatalytic CO2 reduction activity of Ru(II)-polypyridyl complexes. From these studies, multiple mechanistic pathways towards generating the catalytically active [Ru(tpy(-))(NN(-))CO2](0) species are proposed and differ via the order of electrochemical and chemical processes.

  15. Photoinduced energy transfer in transition metal complex oligomers

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    1997-04-01

    The work we have done over the past three years has been directed toward the preparation, characterization and photophysical examination of mono- and bimetallic diimine complexes. The work is part of a broader project directed toward the development of stable, efficient, light harvesting arrays of transition metal complex chromophores. One focus has been the synthesis of rigid bis-bidentate and bis-tridentate bridging ligands. We have managed to make the ligand bphb in multigram quantities from inexpensive starting materials. The synthetic approach used has allowed us prepare a variety of other ligands which may have unique applications (vide infra). We have prepared, characterized and examined the photophysical behavior of Ru(II) and Re(I) complexes of the ligands. Energy donor/acceptor complexes of bphb have been prepared which exhibit nearly activationless energy transfer. Complexes of Ru(II) and Re(I) have also been prepared with other polyunsaturated ligands in which two different long lived ( > 50 ns) excited states exist; results of luminescence and transient absorbance measurements suggest the two states are metal-to-ligand charge transfer and ligand localized {pi}{r_arrow}{pi}* triplets. Finally, we have developed methods to prepare polymetallic complexes which are covalently bound to various surfaces. The long term objective of this work is to make light harvesting arrays for the sensitization of large band gap semiconductors. Details of this work are provided in the body of the report.

  16. Photoinduced energy transfer in transition metal complex oligomers

    SciTech Connect

    1997-06-01

    The work done over the past three years has been directed toward the preparation, characterization and photophysical examination of mono- and bimetallic diimine complexes. The work is part of a broader project directed toward the development of stable, efficient, light harvesting arrays of transition metal complex chromophores. One focus has been the synthesis of rigid bis-bidentate and bis-tridentate bridging ligands. The authors have managed to make the ligand bphb in multigram quantities from inexpensive starting materials. The synthetic approach used has allowed them to prepare a variety of other ligands which may have unique applications (vide infra). They have prepared, characterized and examined the photophysical behavior of Ru(II) and Re(I) complexes of the ligands. Energy donor/acceptor complexes of bphb have been prepared which exhibit nearly activationless energy transfer. Complexes of Ru(II) and Re(I) have also been prepared with other polyunsaturated ligands in which two different long lived (> 50 ns) excited states exist; results of luminescence and transient absorbance measurements suggest the two states are metal-to-ligand charge transfer and ligand localized {pi}{r_arrow}{pi}* triplets. Finally, the authors have developed methods to prepare polymetallic complexes which are covalently bound to various surfaces. The long term objective of this work is to make light harvesting arrays for the sensitization of large band gap semiconductors. Details of this work are provided in the body of the report.

  17. Fabrication of robust multilayer films by triggering the coupling reaction between phenol and primary amine groups with visible light irradiation.

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    Yu, You; Zhang, Hui; Cui, Shuxun

    2011-09-01

    We prepared robust cross-linked (x-linked) multilayer films under visible light irradiation with the catalysis of a Ru(ii) complex. The x-linking is achieved by the coupling reaction between phenol group and primary amine group within the self-assembled multilayer films that were prepared beforehand. Three kinds of polymers, i.e., poly(4-vinylphenol), poly(allylamine) and poly(ethyleneimine), were selected as the model system to illustrate the concept of this strategy. Upon visible light irradiation, the chemical stability of the x-linked films towards solution etching was greatly enhanced. In previous studies, horseradish peroxidase (HRP) is often utilized to catalyze the C-C, C-O and C-N coupling structures, which is useful to prepare polymers, capsules and bulk hydrogels. We also tried to prepare the x-linked films by the catalysis of HRP. The comparison of the two methods suggests that the Ru(ii) complex method is more ideal for fabricating x-linked films. In addition, the photo-triggered chemical reaction within the films was confirmed by the solid-state (13)C NMR, XPS and FT-IR measurements. Without UV light irradiation or thermal treatment, this strategy brings many advantages. It is anticipated that this approach can be easily extended to the applications of the biological related fields in the future.

  18. New Ruthenium-Based Probes for Selective G-Quadruplex Targeting.

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    Piraux, Guillaume; Bar, Laure; Abraham, Michaël; Lavergne, Thomas; Jamet, Hélène; Dejeu, Jérôme; Marcélis, Lionel; Defrancq, Eric; Elias, Benjamin

    2017-09-04

    Telomeric regions containing G-quadruplex (G4) structures play a pivotal role in the development of cancers. The development of specific binders for G4s is thus of great interest in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role of these structures, and to ultimately develop new anticancer drug candidates. For several years, Ru(II) complexes have been studied as efficient probes for DNA. Interest in these complexes stems mainly from the tunability of their structures and properties, and the possibility of using light excitation as a tool to probe their environment or to selectively trigger their reaction with a biological target. Herein, we report on the synthesis and thorough study of new Ru(II) complexes based on a novel dipyrazino[2,3-a:2',3'-h]phenazine ligand (dph), obtained through a Chichibabin-like reaction. Luminescence experiments, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), and computational studies have demonstrated that these complexes behave as selective probes for G-quadruplex structures. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Crystal structure of bis-[μ-(4-meth-oxy-phen-yl)methane-thiol-ato-κ(2) S:S]bis-[chlorido-(η(6)-1-isopropyl-4-methyl-benzene)-ruthenium(II)] chloro-form disolvate.

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    Stíbal, David; Süss-Fink, Georg; Therrien, Bruno

    2015-10-01

    The mol-ecular structure of the title complex, [Ru2(C8H9OS)2Cl2(C10H14)2]·2CHCl3 or (p-MeC6H4Pr (i) )2Ru2(SCH2-p-C6H5-OCH3)2Cl2·2CHCl3, shows inversion symmetry. The two symmetry-related Ru(II) atoms are bridged by two 4-meth-oxy-α-toluene-thiol-ato [(4-meth-oxy-phen-yl)methane-thiol-ato] units. One chlorido ligand and the p-cymene ligand complete the typical piano-stool coordination environment of the Ru(II) atom. In the crystal, the CH moiety of the chloro-form mol-ecule inter-acts with the chlorido ligand of the dinuclear complex, while one Cl atom of the solvent inter-acts more weakly with the methyl group of the bridging 4-meth-oxy-α-toluene-thiol-ato unit. This assembly leads to the formation of supra-molecular chains extending parallel to [021].

  20. Unexpected high photothemal conversion efficiency of gold nanospheres upon grafting with two-photon luminescent ruthenium(II) complexes: A way towards cancer therapy?

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    Zhang, Pingyu; Wang, Jinquan; Huang, Huaiyi; Yu, Bole; Qiu, Kangqiang; Huang, Juanjuan; Wang, Shutao; Jiang, Lei; Gasser, Gilles; Ji, Liangnian; Chao, Hui

    2015-09-01

    The design and development of functional hybrid nanomaterials is currently a topic of great interest in biomedicine. Herein we investigated the grafting of Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes onto gold nanospheres (Ru@AuNPs) to improve the particles' near infrared (NIR) absorption, and ultimately allow for application in photothermal cancer therapy. As demonstrated in this article, these ruthenium(II) complexes could indeed significantly enhance gold nanospheres' two-photon luminescence (PTL) intensity and photothermal therapy (PTT) efficiency. The best dual functional nanoparticles of this study were successfully used for real-time luminescent imaging-guided PTT in live cancer cells. Furthermore, in vivo tumor ablation was achieved with excellent treatment efficacy under a diode laser (808 nm) irradiation at the power density of 0.8 W/cm(2) for 5 min. This study demonstrates that the coupling of inert Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes to gold nanospheres allows for the enhancement of two-photon luminescence and for efficient photothermal effect. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Proton-Coupled Electron-Transfer Processes in Ultrafast Time Domain: Evidence for Effects of Hydrogen-Bond Stabilization on Photoinduced Electron Transfer.

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    Dey, Ananta; Dana, Jayanta; Aute, Sunil; Maity, Partha; Das, Amitava; Ghosh, Hirendra N

    2017-03-08

    The proton-coupled electron-transfer (PCET) reaction is investigated for a newly synthesized imidazole-anthraquinone biomimetic model with a photoactive Ru(II) -polypyridyl moiety that is covalently coupled to the imidazole fragment. Intramolecular H-bonding interactions between imidazole and anthraquinone moieties favor the PCET process; this can be correlated to an appreciable positive shift in the one-electron reduction potential of the coordinated anthraquinone moiety functionalized with the imidazole fragment. This can also be attributed to the low luminescence quantum yield of the Ru(II) -polypyridyl complex used. The dynamics of the intramolecular electron-transfer (ET) and PCET processes are studied by using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. The steady-state spectroscopic studies and the results of the time-resolved absorption studies confirm that H-bonded water molecules play a major role in both ET and PCET dynamics as a proton relay in the excited state. The electron-transfer process is followed by a change in the H-bonding equilibrium between AQ and imidazole in acetonitrile solvent, and protonation of AQ(.-) by water leads to PCET in the presence of water. A slower forward and backward electron-transfer rate is observed in the presence of D2 O compared with that in H2 O. These results provide further experimental support for a detailed understanding of the PCET process.

  2. Influence of different ruthenium(II) bipyridyl complex on the photocatalytic H 2 evolution over TiO 2 nanoparticles with mesostructures

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    Peng, Tianyou; Ke, Dingning; Cai, Ping; Dai, Ke; Ma, Liang; Zan, Ling

    H 2 production over dye-sensitized Pt/TiO 2 nanoparticles with mesostructures (m-TiO 2) under visible light (λ > 420 nm) was investigated by using methanol as electron donors. Experimental results indicate that three types of ruthenium(II) bipyridyl complex dyes (one binuclear Ru, two mononuclear Ru), which can be attached to Pt/ m-TiO 2 with different linkage modes, show different photosensitization effects due to their different coordination circumstances and physicochemical properties. The dye tightly linked with m-TiO 2 has better durability but the lowest H 2 evolution efficiency, whereas the loosely attached dyes possess higher H 2 evolution efficiency and preferable durability. It seems that the dynamic equilibrium between the linkage of the ground state dye with TiO 2 and the divorce of the oxidization state dye from the surfaces plays a crucial role in the photochemical behavior during the photocatalyst sensitization process. It is helpful to improve the H 2 evolution efficiency by enhancing the electron injection and hindering the backward transfer. The binuclear Ru(II) dye shows a better photosensitization in comparison with mononuclear Ru(II) dyes due to its large molecular area, conjugation system, and "antenna effect", which, in turn, improve the visible light harvesting and electron transfer between the dye molecules and TiO 2.

  3. Unique Solvent Effects on Visible-Light CO2 Reduction over Ruthenium(II)-Complex/Carbon Nitride Hybrid Photocatalysts.

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    Kuriki, Ryo; Ishitani, Osamu; Maeda, Kazuhiko

    2016-03-09

    Photocatalytic CO2 reduction using hybrids of carbon nitride (C3N4) and a Ru(II) complex under visible light was studied with respect to reaction solvent. Three different Ru(II) complexes, trans(Cl)-[Ru(X2bpy) (CO)2Cl2] (X2bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine with substituents X in the 4-positions, X = COOH, PO3H2, or CH2PO3H2), were employed as promoters and will be abbreviated as RuC (X = COOH), RuP (X = PO3H2), and RuCP (X = CH2PO3H2). When C3N4 modified with a larger amount of RuCP (>7.8 μmol g(-1)) was employed as a photocatalyst in a solvent having a relatively high donor number (e.g., N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMA), N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)) with the aid of triethanolamine (TEOA) as an electron donor, the hybrid photocatalyst exhibited high performance for CO2 reduction, producing CO and HCOOH with relatively high CO selectivity (40-70%). On the other hand, HCOOH was the major product when RuC/C3N4 or RuP/C3N4 was employed regardless of the loading amount of the Ru(II) complex and the reaction solvent. Results of photocatalytic reactions and UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy indicated that polymeric Ru species, which were formed in situ from RuCP on C3N4 under irradiation in a solvent having a high donor number, were active catalysts for CO formation. Nonsacrificial CO2 reduction using RuP/C3N4 was accomplished in a DMA solution containing methanol as an electron donor, which means that visible light energy was stored as chemical energy in the form of CO and formaldehyde (ΔG° = +67.6 kJ mol(-1)). This study demonstrated the first successful example of an energy conversion scheme using carbon nitride through photocatalytic CO2 reduction.

  4. Photochemical activation of ruthenium(II)-pyridylamine complexes having a pyridine-N-oxide pendant toward oxygenation of organic substrates.

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    Kojima, Takahiko; Nakayama, Kazuya; Sakaguchi, Miyuki; Ogura, Takashi; Ohkubo, Kei; Fukuzumi, Shunichi

    2011-11-09

    Ruthenium(II)-acetonitrile complexes having η(3)-tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine (TPA) with an uncoordinated pyridine ring and diimine such as 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy) and 2,2'-bipyrimidine (bpm), [Ru(II)(η(3)-TPA)(diimine)(CH(3)CN)](2+), reacted with m-chloroperbenzoic acid to afford corresponding Ru(II)-acetonitrile complexes having an uncoordinated pyridine-N-oxide arm, [Ru(II)(η(3)-TPA-O)(diimine)(CH(3)CN)](2+), with retention of the coordination environment. Photoirradiation of the acetonitrile complexes having diimine and the η(3)-TPA with the uncoordinated pyridine-N-oxide arm afforded a mixture of [Ru(II)(TPA)(diimine)](2+), intermediate-spin (S = 1) Ru(IV)-oxo complex with uncoordinated pyridine arm, and intermediate-spin Ru(IV)-oxo complex with uncoordinated pyridine-N-oxide arm. A Ru(II) complex bearing an oxygen-bound pyridine-N-oxide as a ligand and bpm as a diimine ligand was also obtained, and its crystal structure was determined by X-ray crystallography. Femtosecond laser flash photolysis of the isolated O-coordinated Ru(II)-pyridine-N-oxide complex has been investigated to reveal the photodynamics. The Ru(IV)-oxo complex with an uncoordinated pyridine moiety was alternatively prepared by reaction of the corresponding acetonitrile complex with 2,6-dichloropyridine-N-oxide (Cl(2)py-O) to identify the Ru(IV)-oxo species. The formation of Ru(IV)-oxo complexes was concluded to proceed via intermolecular oxygen atom transfer from the uncoordinated pyridine-N-oxide to a Ru(II) center on the basis of the results of the reaction with Cl(2)py-O and the concentration dependence of the consumption of the starting Ru(II) complexes having the uncoordinated pyridine-N-oxide moiety. Oxygenation reactions of organic substrates by [Ru(II)(η(3)-TPA-O)(diimine)(CH(3)CN)](2+) were examined under irradiation (at 420 ± 5 nm) and showed selective allylic oxygenation of cyclohexene to give cyclohexen-1-ol and cyclohexen-1-one and cumene oxygenation to afford cumyl alcohol

  5. Cycloruthenated Chromophores for the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

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    Bomben, Paolo Giovanni

    A series of bidentate cyclometalated Ru(II) complexes of general formula [Ru(N. N)(N. N)(C. N)]+, where N. N = polypyridyl ligand and C. N = cyclometalating ligand, have been synthesized, characterized and tested in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Cyclometalated Ru(II) complexes, in general, exhibited broader absorption profiles and cathodically shifted electrochemical potentials compared to their polypyridyl analogues. The prototypical cycloruthenated compound, [Ru(bpy)2(ppy)]+ (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; Hppy = 2-phenylpyridine), displayed comparable UV-vis spectral coverage to the standard DSSC dye, N3. Molar extinction coefficients were enhanced and the absorption profile was red-shifted through substitution of the molecular periphery. Molecules from the [Ru(bpy)2(ppy)] + family displayed HOMO and excited-state energy levels properly aligned for use in the DSSC. Anchoring -CO2H groups were ideally located on the bidentate polypyridyl ligands (e.g., H2dcbpy; H2dcbpy = 4,4'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipyridine) because this arrangement localized excited-state electron density proximate to TiO 2. Increased molecular light absorption was accomplished by installing conjugated substituents (e.g., -NO2, -phenyl, -pyridyl, -2-thiophene-carbaldehyde) on the anionic ring of molecules with general formula [Ru(H2dcbpy)2(C. N)]+.Aromatic substituents were superior to -NO2 because of an ideally positioned lowest excited-state (i.e., localized to H2dcbpy instead of -NO2). Substitution of the anionic ring with 2-thiophene-5-carbaldehyde para to the Ru-C bond resulted in a superior absorption profile enabling a modest cell power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 3.3%. Replacement of one H2dcbpy ligand with bpy generated tris-heteroleptic cyclometalated Ru(II) dyes with general formula [Ru(H2dcbpy)(bpy)( C. N)]+. The use of electron-rich cyclometalating ligands,however, led to poor PCEs because of incompatible Ru electrochemical potentials for dye regeneration. Strong electron withdrawing

  6. Cyclometalated ruthenium(II) complexes as efficient redox mediators in peroxidase catalysis.

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    Alpeeva, Inna S; Soukharev, Valentin S; Alexandrova, Larissa; Shilova, Nadezhda V; Bovin, Nicolai V; Csöregi, Elisabeth; Ryabov, Alexander D; Sakharov, Ivan Yu

    2003-07-01

    Cyclometalated ruthenium(II) complexes, [Ru(II)(C~N)(N~N)(2)]PF(6) [HC~N=2-phenylpyridine (Hphpy) or 2-(4'-tolyl)pyridine; N~N=2,2'-bipyridine, 1,10-phenanthroline, or 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine], are rapidly oxidized by H(2)O(2) catalyzed by plant peroxidases to the corresponding Ru(III) species. The commercial isoenzyme C of horseradish peroxidase (HRP-C) and two recently purified peroxidases from sweet potato (SPP) and royal palm tree (RPTP) have been used. The most favorable conditions for the oxidation have been evaluated by varying the pH, buffer, and H(2)O(2) concentrations and the apparent second-order rate constants ( k(app)) have been measured. All the complexes studied are oxidized by HRP-C at similar rates and the rate constants k(app) are identical to those known for the best substrates of HRP-C (10(6)-10(7) M(-1) s(-1)). Both cationic (HRP-C) and anionic (SPP and RPTP) peroxidases show similar catalytic efficiency in the oxidation of the Ru(II) complexes. The mediating capacity of the complexes has been evaluated using the SPP-catalyzed co-oxidation of [Ru(II)(phpy)(bpy)(2)]PF(6) and catechol as a poor peroxidase substrate as an example. The rate of enzyme-catalyzed oxidation of catechol increases more than 10000-fold in the presence of the ruthenium complex. A simple routine for calculating the rate constant k(c) for the oxidation of catechol by the Ru(III) complex generated enzymatically from [Ru(II)(phpy)(bpy)(2)](+) is proposed. It is based on the accepted mechanism of peroxidase catalysis and involves spectrophotometric measurements of the limiting Ru(II) concentration at different concentrations of catechol. The calculated k(c) value of 0.75 M(-1) s(-1) shows that the cyclometalated Ru(II) complexes are efficient mediators in peroxidase catalysis.

  7. Light-activated protein inhibition through photoinduced electron transfer of a ruthenium(II)–cobalt(III) bimetallic complex

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    Holbrook, Robert J.; Weinberg, David J.; Peterson, Mark D.; ...

    2015-02-11

    In this paper, we describe a mechanism of light activation that initiates protein inhibitory action of a biologically inert Co(III) Schiff base (Co(III)-sb) complex. Photoinduced electron transfer (PET) occurs from a Ru(II) bipyridal complex to a covalently attached Co(III) complex and is gated by conformational changes that occur in tens of nanoseconds. Reduction of the Co(III)-sb by PET initiates displacement of the inert axial imidazole ligands, promoting coordination to active site histidines of α-thrombin. Upon exposure to 455 nm light, the rate of ligand exchange with 4-methylimidazole, a histidine mimic, increases by approximately 5-fold, as observed by NMR spectroscopy. Similarly,more » the rate of α-thrombin inhibition increases over 5-fold upon irradiation. Finally, these results convey a strategy for light activation of inorganic therapeutic agents through PET utilizing redox-active metal centers.« less

  8. Visible-Light-Irradiated Graphitic Carbon Nitride Photocatalyzed Diels-Alder Reactions with Dioxygen as Sustainable Mediator for Photoinduced Electrons.

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    Zhao, Yubao; Antonietti, Markus

    2017-08-01

    Photocatalytic Diels-Alder (D-A) reactions with electron rich olefins are realized by graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3 N4 ) under visible-light irradiation and aerobic conditions. This heterogeneous photoredox reaction system is highly efficient, and the apparent quantum yield reaches a remarkable value of 47 % for the model reaction. Dioxygen plays a critical role as electron mediator, which is distinct from the previous reports in the homogeneous Ru(II) complex photoredox system. Moreover, the reaction intermediate vinylcyclobutane is captured and monitored during the reaction, serving as a direct evidence for the proposed reaction mechanism. The cycloaddition process is thereby determined to be the combination of direct [4+2] cycloaddition and [2+2] cycloaddition followed by photocatalytic rearrangement of the vinylcyclobutane intermediate. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  9. The influence of arene-ring size on stacking interaction with canonical base pairs

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    Formánek, Martin; Burda, Jaroslav V.

    2014-04-01

    Stacking interactions between aromatic molecules (benzene, p-cymene, biphenyl, and di- and tetra-hydrogen anthracene) and G.C and A.T canonical Watson-Crick (WC) base pairs are explored. Two functionals with dispersion corrections: ω-B97XD and B3LYP-D3 are used. For a comparison also the MP2 and B3LYP-D3/PCM methods were used for the most stable p-cymene…WC geometries. It was found that the stacking interaction increases with the size of π-conjugation system. Its extent is in agreement with experimental finding on anticancer activity of Ru(II) piano-stool complexes where intercalation of these aromatic molecules should play an important role. The explored structures are considered as ternary system so that decomposition of the interaction energy to pairwise and non-additivity contributions is also examined.

  10. Chlorido(chloro­diphenyl­phosphine-κP)(diphenyl­piperidinophosphine-κP)(η5-penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dien­yl)ruthenium(II)

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    Jantscher, Florian; Kirchner, Karl; Mereiter, Kurt

    2009-01-01

    The title compound, [Ru(C10H15)Cl(C12H10ClP)(C17H20NP)], is a half-sandwich complex of RuII with the chloro­diphenyl­phosphine ligand formed from the diphenyl­piperidinophosphine and chlorine of the precursor complex [Ru(η5-C5Me5)(κ1P—Ph2PNC5H10)Cl2] by an unexpected reaction with NaBH4. The complex has a three-legged piano-stool geometry, with Ru—P bond lengths of 2.2598 (5) Å for the chloro­phosphine and 2.3303 (5) Å for the amino­phosphine. PMID:21583392

  11. Excited‐State Dynamics of a Two‐Photon‐Activatable Ruthenium Prodrug

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    Greenough, Simon E.; Horbury, Michael D.; Smith, Nichola A.; Sadler, Peter J.; Paterson, Martin J.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract We present a new approach to investigate how the photodynamics of an octahedral ruthenium(II) complex activated through two‐photon absorption (TPA) differ from the equivalent complex activated through one‐photon absorption (OPA). We photoactivated a RuII polypyridyl complex containing bioactive monodentate ligands in the photodynamic therapy window (620–1000 nm) by using TPA and used transient UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy to elucidate its reaction pathways. Density functional calculations allowed us to identify the nature of the initially populated states and kinetic analysis recovers a photoactivation lifetime of approximately 100 ps. The dynamics displayed following TPA or OPA are identical, showing that TPA prodrug design may use knowledge gathered from the more numerous and easily conducted OPA studies. PMID:26632426

  12. A dendritic nano-sized hexanuclear ruthenium(II) complex as a one- and two-photon luminescent tracking non-viral gene vector

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    Qiu, Kangqiang; Yu, Bole; Huang, Huaiyi; Zhang, Pingyu; Huang, Juanjuan; Zou, Shanshan; Chen, Yu; Ji, Liangnian; Chao, Hui

    2015-01-01

    Fluorescent tracking gene delivery could provide us with a better understanding of the critical steps in the transfection process. However, for in vivo tracking applications, a small diameter (<10 nm) is one of the rigorous requirements for tracking vectors. Herein, we have demonstrated a new paradigm for two-photon tracking gene delivery based on a dendritic nano-sized hexanuclear ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complex. Because this metallodendrimer has a multivalent periphery, the complex, which is 6.1 nm, showed high stability and excellent dispersibility and could stepwise condense DNA in vitro. With the outstanding photochemical properties of Ru(II) polypyridyl, this complex could track gene delivery in vivo using one- and two-photon imaging. PMID:26185052

  13. Optimum bifunctionality in a 2-(2-pyridyl-2-ol)-1,10-phenanthroline based ruthenium complex for transfer hydrogenation of ketones and nitriles: impact of the number of 2-hydroxypyridine fragments.

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    Paul, Bhaskar; Chakrabarti, Kaushik; Kundu, Sabuj

    2016-07-05

    Considerable differences in reactivity and selectivity for 2-hydroxypyridine (2-HP) derived ruthenium complexes in transfer hydrogenation are described. Bifunctional Ru(ii)-(phenpy-OH) [phenpy-OH: 2-(2-pyridyl-2-ol)-1,10-phenanthroline] complex () exhibited excellent catalytic activity in transfer hydrogenation (TH) of ketones and nitriles. Notably, in comparison with all the reported 2-hydroxypyridine (2-HP) derived ruthenium complexes in transfer hydrogenation, complex displayed significantly higher activity. Additionally, exploiting the metal-ligand cooperativity in complex , chemoselective TH of ketones was achieved and sterically demanding ketones were readily reduced. An outer-sphere mechanism is proposed for this system as exogenous PPh3 has no significant effect on the rate of this reaction. This is a rare example of a highly active bifunctional Ru(ii) catalyst bearing only one 2-HP unit.

  14. Crystal structure of (2,2′-bi­pyridine-κ2 N,N′)bis­(3,5-di-tert-butyl-o-benzo­quinonato-κ2 O,O′)ruthenium(II)

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    Ali, Akram; Potaskalov, Vadim A.

    2017-01-01

    In the title mononuclear complex, [Ru(C14H20O2)2(C10H8N2)], the RuII ion has a distorted octa­hedral coordination environment defined by two N atoms of the chelating 2,2′-bi­pyridine ligand and four O atoms from two 3,5-di-tert-butyl-o-benzo­quinone ligands. In the crystal, the complex mol­ecules are linked by inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and π–π stacking inter­actions between the 2,2′-bi­pyridine ligands [centroid–centroid distance = 3.538 (3) Å], resulting in a layer structure extending parallel to the ab plane. PMID:28316832

  15. Light-Activated Protein Inhibition through Photoinduced Electron Transfer of a Ruthenium(II)–Cobalt(III) Bimetallic Complex

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    Holbrook, Robert J.; Weinberg, David J.; Peterson, Mark D.; Weiss, Emily A.; Meade, Thomas J.

    2015-01-01

    We describe a mechanism of light activation that initiates protein inhibitory action of a biologically inert Co(III) Schiff base (Co(III)-sb) complex. Photoinduced electron transfer (PET) occurs from a Ru(II) bipyridal complex to a covalently attached Co(III) complex and is gated by conformational changes that occur in tens of nanoseconds. Reduction of the Co(III)-sb by PET initiates displacement of the inert axial imidazole ligands, promoting coordination to active site histidines of α-thrombin. Upon exposure to 455 nm light, the rate of ligand exchange with 4-methylimidazole, a histidine mimic, increases by approximately 5-fold, as observed by NMR spectroscopy. Similarly, the rate of α-thrombin inhibition increases over 5-fold upon irradiation. These results convey a strategy for light activation of inorganic therapeutic agents through PET utilizing redox-active metal centers. PMID:25671465

  16. Coordination chemistry of N-heterocyclic nitrenium-based ligands.

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    Tulchinsky, Yuri; Kozuch, Sebastian; Saha, Prasenjit; Mauda, Assaf; Nisnevich, Gennady; Botoshansky, Mark; Shimon, Linda J W; Gandelman, Mark

    2015-05-04

    Comprehensive studies on the coordination properties of tridentate nitrenium-based ligands are presented. N-heterocyclic nitrenium ions demonstrate general and versatile binding abilities to various transition metals, as exemplified by the synthesis and characterization of Rh(I) , Rh(III) , Mo(0) , Ru(0) , Ru(II) , Pd(II) , Pt(II) , Pt(IV) , and Ag(I) complexes based on these unusual ligands. Formation of nitrenium-metal bonds is unambiguously confirmed both in solution by selective (15) N-labeling experiments and in the solid state by X-ray crystallography. The generality of N-heterocyclic nitrenium as a ligand is also validated by a systematic DFT study of its affinity towards all second-row transition and post-transition metals (Y-Cd) in terms of the corresponding bond-dissociation energies.

  17. Multimodal super-resolution optical microscopy using a transition metal-based probe provides unprecedented capabilities for imaging both nucle-ar chromatin and mitochondria.

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    Sreedharan, Sreejesh; Gill, Martin; Garcia, Esther; Saeed, Hiwa K; Robinson, Darren; Byrne, Aisling; Cadby, Ashley James; Keyes, Tia E; Smythe, Carl G W; Pellett, Patrina; Bernardino de la Serna, Jorge; Thomas, Jim Antony

    2017-10-04

    Detailed studies on the live cell uptake properties of a dinuclear membrane permeable permeable RuII cell probe show that, at low concentrations, the complex localizes and images mitochondria. At concentrations above ~20 μM the complex images nuclear DNA. Since the complex is extremely photostable, has a large Stokes shift, and displays intrinsic subcellular targeting, its compatibility with super-resolution techniques was investigated. It was found to be very well suited to image mitochondria and nuclear chromatin in two col-our, 2C-SIM; and STED and 3D-STED both in fixed and live cell. In particular, due to its vastly improved photostability compared to conventional SR probes, it can provide images of nuclear DNA at unprecedented resolution.

  18. Synthesis, Characterization, In Vitro Cytotoxicity, and Apoptosis-Inducing Properties of Ruthenium(II) Complexes

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    Xu, Li; Zhong, Nan-Jing; Xie, Yang-Yin; Huang, Hong-Liang; Jiang, Guang-Bin; Liu, Yun-Jun

    2014-01-01

    Two new Ru(II) complexes, [Ru(bpy)2(FAMP)](ClO4)2 1 and 2, are synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, electrospray mass spectrometry, and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance. The in vitro cytotoxicities and apoptosis-inducing properties of these complexes are extensively studied. Complexes 1 and 2 exhibit potent antiproliferative activities against a panel of human cancer cell lines. The cell cycle analysis shows that complexes 1 and 2 exhibit effective cell growth inhibition by triggering G0/G1 phase arrest and inducing apoptosis by mitochondrial dysfunction. The in vitro DNA binding properties of the two complexes are investigated by different spectrophotometric methods and viscosity measurements. PMID:24804832

  19. Synthesis, crystal structure and anaerobic DNA photocleavage of ruthenium complexes [Ru(tpy)(dpoq)Cl](+) and [Ru(tpy)(dpoq)CH3CN](2.).

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    Yu, Hui-juan; Huang, Shu-mei; Chao, Hui; Ji, Liang-nian

    2015-08-01

    Two new Ru(II) complexes [Ru(tpy)(dpoq)Cl](+)1 and [Ru(tpy)(dpoq)CH3CN](2+)2 (tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine; dpoq = dipyrido[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-b]quinoxaline) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H NMR, electrospray ionization mass spectra (ESI-MS) and X-ray crystallographic study. The experimental results of spectra titration, thermal denaturation and viscosity measurements suggest that the two complexes intercalatively bind to DNA. When irradiated under light, the two complexes could efficiently photocleave DNA both under aerobic and anaerobic condition. The mechanism studies reveal that the photocleavage reaction functions through both oxygen-independent (photoinduced electron transfer, type III reaction) and oxygen-dependent (singlet oxygen generation, type II reaction) pathways and the oxygen-independent pathway is the major process. These complexes will be more promising photodynamic therapy (PDT) candidates used for treating hypoxic tumors.

  20. Dipyrido[4,3-b;5,6-b]acridine derivatives and their ruthenium(II) complexes

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    Hung, Chi-Ying; Wang, Tie-Lin; Jang, Youngchan |

    1996-09-25

    Two of the most common bidentate chelating ligands employed in coordination chemistry are 2,2{prime}-bipyridine (bpy) and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen). The latter may be considered as a 3,3{prime}-etheno-bridged derivative of the former. The steric requirements of both ligands are very similar, and differences in the properties of their metal complexes may be mostly attributed to electronic differences arising from the greater electronegativity of phen. The next higher homologue of bpy is 2,2{prime};6,2{double_prime}-terpyridine (tpy), which behave as a tridentate chelator but enjoys many of the same coordination properties as bpy. The coordination chemistry of the analogous 3,3{prime}-etheno-bridged derivatives of tpy has not yet been explored. This report will present the preparation and properties of these derivatives and their complexation with Ru(II).

  1. [2,6-Bis(5-chloro­pyrimidin-2-yl-κN)pyri­dine-κN](2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine-κ3 N,N′,N′′)ruthenium(II) bis­(hexa­fluoridophosphate) acetonitrile disolvate

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    Medlycott, Elaine A.; Wang, Jianhua; Hanan, Garry S.

    2008-01-01

    In the title compound, [Ru(C13H7Cl2N5)(C15H11N3)](PF6)2·2CH3CN, the RuII atom is coordinated in a distorted octa­hedral geometry by a tridentate 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine ligand and a tridentate 2,6-bis­(5-chloro­pyrimidin-2-yl)pyridine ligand. Least-squares mean-plane distortions of only 1.72 (2) and 2.91 (2)° of the pyrimidyl rings with respect to the central pyridine are observed for the bis­(pyrimid­yl)pyridine-based tridentate ligand, while the distal pyridyl rings of terpyridine twist by 13.43 (7) and 4.68 (9)° away from the central pyridine ring. PMID:21201294

  2. Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Biology: Results from Synergistic Studies in Natural and Model Systems

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    Reece, Steven Y.; Nocera, Daniel G.

    2015-01-01

    Proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) underpins energy conversion in biology. PCET may occur with the unidirectional or bidirectional transfer of a proton and electron and may proceed synchronously or asynchronously. To illustrate the role of PCET in biology, this review presents complementary biological and model systems that explore PCET in electron transfer (ET) through hydrogen bonds [azurin as compared to donor-acceptor (D–A) hydrogen-bonded networks], the activation of C–H bonds [alcohol dehydrogenase and soybean lipoxygenase (SLO) as compared to Fe(III) metal complexes], and the generation and transport of amino acid radicals [photosystem II (PSII) and ribonucleotide reductase (RNR)as compared to tyrosine-modified photoactive Re(I) and Ru(II) complexes]. In providing these comparisons, the fundamental principles of PCET in biology are illustrated in a tangible way. PMID:19344235

  3. Light-driven electron injection from a biotinylated triarylamine donor to [Ru(diimine)3](2+)-labeled streptavidin.

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    Keller, Sascha G; Pannwitz, Andrea; Schwizer, Fabian; Klehr, Juliane; Wenger, Oliver S; Ward, Thomas R

    2016-07-26

    Electron transfer from a biotinylated electron donor to photochemically generated Ru(iii) complexes covalently anchored to streptavidin is demonstrated by means of time-resolved laser spectroscopy. Through site-selective mutagenesis, a single cysteine residue was engineered at four different positions on streptavidin, and a Ru(ii) tris-diimine complex was then bioconjugated to the exposed cysteines. A biotinylated triarylamine electron donor was added to the Ru(ii)-modified streptavidins to afford dyads localized within a streptavidin host. The resulting systems were subjected to electron transfer studies. In some of the explored mutants, the phototriggered electron transfer between triarylamine and Ru(iii) is complete within 10 ns, thus highlighting the potential of such artificial metalloenzymes to perform photoredox catalysis.

  4. Photoinduced energy transfer processes within dyads of metallophthalocyanines compactly fused to a ruthenium(II) polypyridine chromophore.

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    Haas, Marco; Liu, Shi-Xia; Kahnt, Axel; Leiggener, Claudia; Guldi, Dirk M; Hauser, Andreas; Decurtins, Silvio

    2007-09-28

    An unsymmetric, peripherally octasubstituted phthalocyanine (Pc) 1, which contains a combination of dipyrido[3,2-f:2',3'-h] quinoxaline and 3,5-di-tert-butylphenoxy substituents, has been obtained via a statistical condensation reaction of two corresponding phthalonitriles. Synthetic procedures for the selective metalation of the macrocyclic cavity and the periphery of 1 were developed, leading to the preparation of the key precursor metallophthalocyanines 3-5 in good yields. Two different strategies were applied to the synthesis of compact dyads MPc-Ru(II) 6-8 (M = Mg(II), Co(II), Zn(II)). Intramolecular electronic interactions in these dyads were studied by absorption, emission, and transient absorption spectroscopy. Upon photoexcitation, these dyads exhibit efficient intramolecular energy transfer from the Ru(II) chromophore to the MPc moiety.

  5. Protein-binding, cytotoxicity in vitro and cell cycle arrest of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes

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    Liu, Si-Hong; Zhu, Jian-Wei; Xu, Hui-Hua; Wang, Yan; Liu, Ya-Min; Liang, Jun-Bo; Zhang, Gui-Qiang; Cao, Di-Hua; Lin, Yang-Yang; Wu, Yong; Guo, Qi-Feng

    2016-05-01

    The cytotoxic activity of two Ru(II) complexes against A549, BEL-7402, HeLa, PC-12, SGC-7901 and SiHa cell lines was investigated by MTT method. Complexes 1 and 2 show moderate cytotoxicity toward BEL-7402 cells with an IC50 value of 53.9 ± 3.4 and 39.3 ± 2.1 μM. The effects of the complexes inducing apoptosis, cellular uptake, reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial membrane potential in BEL-7402 cells have been studied by fluorescence microscopy. The percentages of apoptotic and necrotic cells and cell cycle arrest were studied by flow cytometry. The BSA-binding behaviors were investigated by UV/visible and fluorescent spectra.

  6. Light-activated protein inhibition through photoinduced electron transfer of a ruthenium(II)–cobalt(III) bimetallic complex

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    Holbrook, Robert J.; Weinberg, David J.; Peterson, Mark D.; Weiss, Emily A.; Meade, Thomas J.

    2015-02-11

    In this paper, we describe a mechanism of light activation that initiates protein inhibitory action of a biologically inert Co(III) Schiff base (Co(III)-sb) complex. Photoinduced electron transfer (PET) occurs from a Ru(II) bipyridal complex to a covalently attached Co(III) complex and is gated by conformational changes that occur in tens of nanoseconds. Reduction of the Co(III)-sb by PET initiates displacement of the inert axial imidazole ligands, promoting coordination to active site histidines of α-thrombin. Upon exposure to 455 nm light, the rate of ligand exchange with 4-methylimidazole, a histidine mimic, increases by approximately 5-fold, as observed by NMR spectroscopy. Similarly, the rate of α-thrombin inhibition increases over 5-fold upon irradiation. Finally, these results convey a strategy for light activation of inorganic therapeutic agents through PET utilizing redox-active metal centers.

  7. Protein Labelling with Versatile Phosphorescent Metal Complexes for Live Cell Luminescence Imaging.

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    Connell, Timothy U; James, Janine L; White, Anthony R; Donnelly, Paul S

    2015-09-28

    To take advantage of the luminescent properties of d(6) transition metal complexes to label proteins, versatile bifunctional ligands were prepared. Ligands that contain a 1,2,3-triazole heterocycle were synthesised using Cu(I) catalysed azide-alkyne cycloaddition "click" chemistry and were used to form phosphorescent Ir(III) and Ru(II) complexes. Their emission properties were readily tuned, by changing either the metal ion or the co-ligands. The complexes were tethered to the metalloprotein transferrin using several conjugation strategies. The Ir(III)/Ru(II)-protein conjugates could be visualised in cancer cells using live cell imaging for extended periods without significant photobleaching. These versatile phosphorescent protein-labelling agents could be widely applied to other proteins and biomolecules and are useful alternatives to conventional organic fluorophores for several applications. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. cis-Bis(1,10-phenanthroline-κ(2)N,N')bis-(pyridin-4-amine-κN(1))ruthenium(II) bis-(hexa-fluoridophosphate).

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    Camilo, Mariana R; Martins, Felipe T; Malta, Valéria R S; Ellena, Javier; Carlos, Rose M

    2013-02-01

    In the title complex, [Ru(C(12)H(8)N(2))(2)(C(5)H(6)N(2))(2)](PF(6))(2), the Ru(II) atom is bonded to two α-diimine ligands, viz. 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), in a cis configuration, in addition with with two 4-amino-pyridine (4Apy) ligands, resulting in a distorted octa-hedral coordination geometry. N-H⋯F hydrogen-bonding inter-actions play an important role in the crystal assembly: 2(1)-screw-axis-related complex mol-ecules and PF(6) (-) counter-ions alternate in helical chains formed along the a axis by means of these contacts. N-H⋯π contacts (H⋯centroid = 3.45 Å) are responsible for cross-linking between the helical chains along [001].

  9. Rapid and sensitive amino-acid sequencing of cloning Thermus thermophilus HB8 ferredoxin by proteomics.

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    Kaneko, Maki; Masui, Ryoji; Ake, Kojiro; Kousumi, Yukihide; Kuramitsu, Seiki; Yamaguchi, Minoru; Kuyama, Hiroki; Ando, Eiji; Norioka, Shigemi; Nakazawa, Takashi; Okamura, Taka-Aki; Yamamoto, Hitoshi; Ueyama, Norikazu

    2004-01-01

    Recombinant holo Thermus thermophilus [7Fe-8S] ferredoxin was synthesized by cloning from Thermus thermophilus HB8 gene. A specific sequence (Pro-His-Val-Ile) at the N-terminus of the recombinant ferredoxin was determined by a rapid and highly sensitive mass spectral method using a novel Ru(II) Edman reagent, [(tpy)Ru(tpy-C6H4-NCS)](PF6)2 (tpy=terpyridine). The formation of the recombinant holoTtFd was established by the characteristic absorptions and CD extrema as [7Fe-8S] ferredoxin. The catalytic electron-transfer reactivity of the [7Fe-8S] ferredoxin between ferredoxin-NADP+ reductase and cytochrome c was recognized.

  10. Solvent-control of photoinduced electron transfer via hydrogen bonding in a molecular triad made of a dinuclear chromophore subunit

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    Arrigo, Antonino; Nastasi, Francesco; La Ganga, Giuseppina; Puntoriero, Fausto; Zappalà, Gabriella; Licciardello, Antonino; Cavazzini, Marco; Quici, Silvio; Campagna, Sebastiano

    2017-09-01

    We have prepared a molecular triad containing a triphenylamine as the electron donor D subunit, an anthraquinone derivative as the acceptor A group, and a dinuclear Ru(II) species (P-P) based on terpyridine-like ligands as light-harvesting subunit, so that a linearly arranged D-(P-P)-A molecular triad is obtained. In acetonitrile solution containing 1% (in volume) of methanol, photoinduced oxidative electron transfer occurs in 380 ps, with formation of the D-(P-P)+-A- charge-separated (CS) state. However, although formation of the fully-developed D+-(P-P)-A- state is favored by about 0.23 eV, such species is not formed since charge recombination within D-(P-P)+-A- appears to be faster.

  11. [1,1′-Bis(dicyclo­hexyl­phosphino)cobalto­cenium-κ2 P,P′]chlorido(η5-cyclo­penta­dien­yl)ruthenium(II) hexa­fluorido­phosphate

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    Hou, Jian-Guo

    2010-01-01

    In the title structure, [CoRu(C5H5)(C17H26P)2Cl]PF6, the RuII atom is bonded to a cyclo­penta­dienyl ring, a Cl atom and two P atoms of the chelating 1,1′-bis­(dicyclo­hexyl­phosphino)cobaltocenium (di-cypc) ligand, leading to a three-legged piano-stool coordination. Part of the PF6 − counter-anion is disordered over two positions, with a site-occupancy ratio of 0.898 (7):0.102 (7). The components are linked by C—H⋯F and C—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds. PMID:21579679

  12. [1,1'-Bis(dicyclo-hexyl-phosphino)cobalto-cenium-κP,P']chlorido(η-cyclo-penta-dien-yl)ruthenium(II) hexa-fluorido-phosphate.

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    Hou, Jian-Guo

    2010-01-30

    In the title structure, [CoRu(C(5)H(5))(C(17)H(26)P)(2)Cl]PF(6), the Ru(II) atom is bonded to a cyclo-penta-dienyl ring, a Cl atom and two P atoms of the chelating 1,1'-bis-(dicyclo-hexyl-phosphino)cobaltocenium (di-cypc) ligand, leading to a three-legged piano-stool coordination. Part of the PF(6) (-) counter-anion is disordered over two positions, with a site-occupancy ratio of 0.898 (7):0.102 (7). The components are linked by C-H⋯F and C-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds.

  13. [1,1′-Bis(di­phenyl­phosphan­yl)cobalto­cenium-κ2 P,P′](η5-cyclo­penta­dien­yl){2-[4-(4-ethynylphen­yl)phen­yl]ethynyl-κC}ruthenium(II) hexa­fluorido­phosphate

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    Zeng, Ling-Zhen; Wu, Yun-Ying; Tian, Guang-Xuan; Li, Zhen

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, [CoRu(C5H5)(C16H9)(C17H14P)2]PF6, the RuII atom is coordinated by a cyclo­penta­dienyl ring in an η5-mode, one C atom from a 4,4′-diethynyl-1,1′-biphenyl ligand and two P atoms from a chelating 1,1′-bis­(di­phenyl­phosphan­yl)cobaltocenium ligand, giving a three-legged piano-stool geometry. In the crystal, weak C—H⋯F hydrogen bonds link the complex cations and hexa­fluorido­phosphate anions into a three-dimensional supra­molecular structure. PMID:24454037

  14. Study of intermediates from transition metal excited-state electron-transfer reactions

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    Hoffman, M.Z.

    1991-12-31

    During this period, conventional and fast-kinetics techniques of photochemistry, photophysics, radiation chemistry, and electrochemistry were used for the characterization of the intermediates that are involved in transition metal excited-state electron-transfer reactions. The intermediates of interest were the excited states of Ru(II) and Cr(III) photosensitizers, their reduced forms, and the species formed in the reactions of redox quenchers and electron-transfer agents. Of particular concern has been the back electron-transfer reaction between the geminate pair formed in the redox quenching of the photosensitizers, and the dependence of its rate on solution medium and temperature in competition with transformation and cage escape processes.

  15. Study of intermediates from transition metal excited-state electron-transfer reactions. Progress report, August 1, 1989--December 31, 1991

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    Hoffman, M.Z.

    1991-12-31

    During this period, conventional and fast-kinetics techniques of photochemistry, photophysics, radiation chemistry, and electrochemistry were used for the characterization of the intermediates that are involved in transition metal excited-state electron-transfer reactions. The intermediates of interest were the excited states of Ru(II) and Cr(III) photosensitizers, their reduced forms, and the species formed in the reactions of redox quenchers and electron-transfer agents. Of particular concern has been the back electron-transfer reaction between the geminate pair formed in the redox quenching of the photosensitizers, and the dependence of its rate on solution medium and temperature in competition with transformation and cage escape processes.

  16. rac-cis-Dicarbonyl-chlorido{1-[2-(diphenyl-phosphanyl-κP)benz-yl]-3-(phenyl-κC(1))imidazol-2-yl-idene-κC(2)}ruthenium(II) dichloro-methane monosolvate.

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    Domski, Gregory J; Pecak, Wiktoria H; Swenson, Dale C

    2012-09-01

    In the title compound, [Ru(C(28)H(22)N(2)P)Cl(CO)(2)]·CH(2)Cl(2), the Ru(II) atom exhibits a distorted octa-hedral coordination geometry. The N-phenyl group of the ligand has undergone orthometalation; as a result, the tridentate phosphane-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligand is coordinating in a meridional fashion. This complex is of inter-est with respect to transfer hydrogenation catalysis and also provides an example of C-H activation behavior in late transition metal complexes. The dichloro-methane solvent mol-ecule is disordered over two sets of sites with an occupancy ratio of 0.873 (14):0.127 (14).

  17. Anticancer activity of ruthenium(II) arene complexes bearing 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline amino alcohol ligands.

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    Chelopo, Madichaba P; Pawar, Sachin A; Sokhela, Mxolisi K; Govender, Thavendran; Kruger, Hendrik G; Maguire, Glenn E M

    2013-08-01

    Ruthenium complexes offer potential reduced toxicity compared to current platinum anticancer drugs. 1,2,3,4-tetrahydrisoquinoline amino alcohol ligands were synthesised, characterised and coordinated to an organometallic Ru(II) centre. These complexes were evaluated for activity against the cancer cell lines MCF-7, A549 and MDA-MB-231 as well as for toxicity in the normal cell line MDBK. They were observed to be moderately active against only the MCF-7 cells with the best IC₅₀ value of 34 μM for the cis-diastereomeric complex C4. They also displayed excellent selectivity by being relatively inactive against the normal MDBK cell line with SI values ranging from 2.3 to 7.4. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  18. A comparative DFT study on aquation and nucleobase binding of ruthenium (II) and osmium (II) arene complexes.

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    Wang, Hanlu; Zeng, Xingye; Zhou, Rujin; Zhao, Cunyuan

    2013-11-01

    The potential energy surfaces of the reactions of organometallic arene complexes of the type [(η (6)-arene)M(II)(pic)Cl] (where pic = 2-picolinic acid, M = Ru or Os) were examined by a DFT computational study. Among the seven density functional methods, hybrid exchange functional B3LYP outperforms the others to explain the aquation of the complexes. The reactions and binding energies of Ru(II) and Os(II) arene complexes with both 9EtG and 9EtA were studied to gain insight into the reactivity of these types of organometallic complexes with DNA. The obtained data rationalize experimental observation, contributing to partly understanding the potential biological and medical applications of organometallic complexes.

  19. Selective Synthesis of Molecular Borromean Rings: Engineering of Supramolecular Topology via Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly.

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    Kim, Taegeun; Singh, Nem; Oh, Jihun; Kim, Eun-Hee; Jung, Jaehoon; Kim, Hyunuk; Chi, Ki-Whan

    2016-07-13

    Molecular Borromean rings (BRs) is one of the rare topology among interlocked molecules. Template-free synthesis of BRs via coordination-driven self-assembly of tetracene-based Ru(II) acceptor and ditopic pyridyl donors is reported. NMR and single-crystal XRD analysis observed sequential transformation of a fully characterized monomeric rectangle to molecular BRs and vice versa. Crystal structure of BRs revealed that the particular topology was enforced by the appropriate geometry of the metallacycle and multiple parallel-displaced π-π interactions between the donor and tetracene moiety of the acceptor. Computational studies based on density functional theory also supported the formation of BRs through dispersive intermolecular interactions in solution.

  20. Synthesis of N4 donor macrocyclic Schiff base ligands and their Ru (II), Pd (II), Pt (II) metal complexes for biological studies and catalytic oxidation of didanosine in pharmaceuticals

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    Ravi krishna, E.; Muralidhar Reddy, P.; Sarangapani, M.; Hanmanthu, G.; Geeta, B.; Shoba Rani, K.; Ravinder, V.

    2012-11-01

    A series of tetraaza (N4 donor) macrocyclic ligands (L1-L4) were derived from the condensation of o-phthalaldehyde (OPA) with some substituted aromatic amines/azide, and subsequently used to synthesize the metal complexes of Ru(II), Pd(II) and Pt(II). The structures of macrocyclic ligands and their metal complexes were characterized by elemental analyses, IR, 1H &13C NMR, mass and electronic spectroscopy, thermal, magnetic and conductance measurements. Both the ligands and their complexes were screened for their antibacterial activities against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria by MIC method. Besides, these macrocyclic complexes were investigated as catalysts in the oxidation of pharmaceutical drug didanosine. The oxidized products were further treated with sulphanilic acid to develop the colored products to determine by spectrophotometrically. The current oxidation method is an environmentally friendly, simple to set-up, requires short reaction time, produces high yields and does not require co-oxidant.

  1. (η6-p-Cymene)bis­(trichlorido­stannyl)(triethoxy­phosphine-κP)ruthenium(II)

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    Shapovalov, Sergey S.; Therrien, Bruno

    2009-01-01

    In the title complex, [RuSn2(C10H14)Cl6(C6H15O3P)], the Ru—Sn bond lengths [2.5619 (3) and 2.5669 (3) Å] are about 0.3 Å shorter than the sum of the covalent Ru and Sn radii (1.46 + 1.39 = 2.85 Å), in line with other structurally characterized arene ruthenium trichlorido­stannyl derivatives. The Ru(II) atom is surrounded by a para-cymene, a triethylphosphite and two trichloridostannyl ligands in a typical piano-stool coordination. PMID:21578155

  2. Selective Luminescent Labeling of DNA and RNA Quadruplexes by π-Extended Ruthenium Light-Up Probes.

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    Saadallah, Dounia; Bellakhal, Mehdi; Amor, Souheila; Lefebvre, Jean-François; Chavarot-Kerlidou, Murielle; Baussanne, Isabelle; Moucheron, Cécile; Demeunynck, Martine; Monchaud, David

    2017-01-26

    A series of Ru(II) complexes exhibiting π-extended, acridine-based ancillary chelating heterocycles display high affinity and selectivity for DNA and RNA quadruplexes. The most promising candidates (3, 4) possess remarkable light-up luminophore properties (up to 330-fold luminescence enhancement upon interaction with quadruplexes), enabling them to discriminate quadruplexes from genomic DNA owing to a photochemical mechanism involving DNA protection against non-radiative decay (DAND), thus deviating from the other complexes of this series of ligands that exhibit an excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) that quenches their luminescence. The in vitro and preliminary in cellulo results shown here confirm the interest of this new family of fluorophores as invaluable molecular tools to detect G-quadruplexes in cells.

  3. Fabrication of robust multilayer films by triggering the coupling reaction between phenol and primary amine groups with visible light irradiation

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    Yu, You; Zhang, Hui; Cui, Shuxun

    2011-09-01

    We prepared robust cross-linked (x-linked) multilayer films under visible light irradiation with the catalysis of a Ru(ii) complex. The x-linking is achieved by the coupling reaction between phenol group and primary amine group within the self-assembled multilayer films that were prepared beforehand. Three kinds of polymers, i.e., poly(4-vinylphenol), poly(allylamine) and poly(ethyleneimine), were selected as the model system to illustrate the concept of this strategy. Upon visible light irradiation, the chemical stability of the x-linked films towards solution etching was greatly enhanced. In previous studies, horseradish peroxidase (HRP) is often utilized to catalyze the C-C, C-O and C-N coupling structures, which is useful to prepare polymers, capsules and bulk hydrogels. We also tried to prepare the x-linked films by the catalysis of HRP. The comparison of the two methods suggests that the Ru(ii) complex method is more ideal for fabricating x-linked films. In addition, the photo-triggered chemical reaction within the films was confirmed by the solid-state 13C NMR, XPS and FT-IR measurements. Without UV light irradiation or thermal treatment, this strategy brings many advantages. It is anticipated that this approach can be easily extended to the applications of the biological related fields in the future.We prepared robust cross-linked (x-linked) multilayer films under visible light irradiation with the catalysis of a Ru(ii) complex. The x-linking is achieved by the coupling reaction between phenol group and primary amine group within the self-assembled multilayer films that were prepared beforehand. Three kinds of polymers, i.e., poly(4-vinylphenol), poly(allylamine) and poly(ethyleneimine), were selected as the model system to illustrate the concept of this strategy. Upon visible light irradiation, the chemical stability of the x-linked films towards solution etching was greatly enhanced. In previous studies, horseradish peroxidase (HRP) is often utilized to

  4. Iodide Recognition and Sensing in Water by a Halogen‐Bonding Ruthenium(II)‐Based Rotaxane

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    Langton, Matthew J.; Marques, Igor; Robinson, Sean W.; Félix, Vítor

    2015-01-01

    Abstract The synthesis and anion‐recognition properties of the first halogen‐bonding rotaxane host to sense anions in water is described. The rotaxane features a halogen‐bonding axle component, which is stoppered with water‐solubilizing permethylated β‐cyclodextrin motifs, and a luminescent tris(bipyridine)ruthenium(II)‐based macrocycle component. 1H NMR anion‐binding titrations in D2O reveal the halogen‐bonding rotaxane to bind iodide with high affinity and with selectively over the smaller halide anions and sulfate. The binding affinity trend was explained through molecular dynamics simulations and free‐energy calculations. Photo‐physical investigations demonstrate the ability of the interlocked halogen‐bonding host to sense iodide in water, through enhancement of the macrocycle component’s RuII metal–ligand charge transfer (MLCT) emission. PMID:26626866

  5. Divergent Strategy for the Diastereoselective Synthesis of the Tricyclic 6,7-Diaryltetrahydro-6H-benzo[c]chromene Core via Pt(IV)-Catalyzed Cycloaddition of o-Quinone Methides and Olefin Ring-Closing Metathesis.

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    Tangdenpaisal, Kassrin; Chuayboonsong, Kanokpish; Ruchirawat, Somsak; Ploypradith, Poonsakdi

    2017-03-03

    A divergent strategy for the synthesis of the tricyclic 6,7-diaryltetrahydro-6H-benzo[c]chromene core was successfully developed. The 2,3-trans, 2,4-cis trisubstituted chroman moiety was formed via highly efficient and stereoselective Pt(IV)-catalyzed cycloaddition reactions of the corresponding quinone methides with chalcones. Subsequent steps provided the common diene alcohol, which underwent BF3·Et2O-mediated Et3SiH reduction and olefin ring-closing metathesis (RCM) using Ru(II) catalysts. The sequence of the final two steps provided a handle to diversify the stereochemical outcomes at C6 as well as C10a.

  6. Lightening up Ruthenium Complexes to Fight Cancer?

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    Mari, Cristina; Gasser, Gilles

    2015-01-01

    In medicine, light is used in a medical treatment called photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat some types of cancer and skin diseases. This technique generally allows for reduced side effects compared to traditional chemotherapy. However, PDT is not fully effective on hypoxic tumors (i.e. lacking oxygen). To overcome this important drawback, photoactivated chemotherapy (PACT) agents have been designed to obtain light-mediated cancer cell death via an oxygen-independent mechanism. Ruthenium complexes have already been and are currently deeply explored as traditional anticancer agents. However, as reported in this short review article, such compounds can also bring novel opportunities in the field of light-mediated cancer treatment. Herein, we report on our findings in the optimization of Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes as PDT and PACT agents for the potential treatment of cancer and, interestingly, also of bacterial infections.

  7. Efficient hydrogenation of organic carbonates, carbamates and formates indicates alternative routes to methanol based on CO2 and CO.

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    Balaraman, Ekambaram; Gunanathan, Chidambaram; Zhang, Jing; Shimon, Linda J W; Milstein, David

    2011-07-22

    Catalytic hydrogenation of organic carbonates, carbamates and formates is of significant interest both conceptually and practically, because these compounds can be produced from CO2 and CO, and their mild hydrogenation can provide alternative, mild approaches to the indirect hydrogenation of CO2 and CO to methanol, an important fuel and synthetic building block. Here, we report for the first time catalytic hydrogenation of organic carbonates to alcohols, and carbamates to alcohols and amines. Unprecedented homogeneously catalysed hydrogenation of organic formates to methanol has also been accomplished. The reactions are efficiently catalysed by dearomatized PNN Ru(II) pincer complexes derived from pyridine- and bipyridine-based tridentate ligands. These atom-economical reactions proceed under neutral, homogeneous conditions, at mild temperatures and under mild hydrogen pressures, and can operate in the absence of solvent with no generation of waste, representing the ultimate 'green' reactions. A possible mechanism involves metal-ligand cooperation by aromatization-dearomatization of the heteroaromatic pincer core.

  8. A magnetic mesoporous nanocomposite modified with a ruthenium complex for site-specific molecular oxygen sensing: Construction and characterization

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    Yu-qing, Zhao; Xi, Chen; De-jun, Wan

    2015-08-01

    In this paper, we constructed a core-shell structured organic-inorganic hybrid composite, where superparamagnetic ferroferric oxide and silica molecular sieve MCM-41 were used as the inner core and the outer shell, respectively. A Ru(II) complex was covalently grafted into these MCM-41 tunnels. Electron microscopy images, XRD analysis, IR spectra, thermogravimetry and N2 adsorption/desorption analysis were applied to confirm this Ru(II)-functionalized hybrid composite. Emission of this composite decreased with increasing O2 concentrations, which made itself an O2 sensing system. High selectivity (12.2), linear working curve (linearity = 0.99) and short response time (12 s) were obtained from this composite.

  9. Azido-(benzonitrile-κN)[hydrido-tris(pyrazol-1-yl-κN)borato](triphenyl-phosphine-κP)ruthenium(II).

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    Huang, Chiung-Cheng; Chen, Han-Gung; Lo, Yih Hsing; Lai, Wen-Rong; Lin, Chia-Her

    2010-06-30

    Facile ligand substitution is observed when the ruthenium-azide complex, [RuN(3)(Tp)(PPh(3))(2)] [Tp,HB(pz)(3), pz = pyrazol-yl, PPh(3) = triphenyl-phosphine] is treated with benzo-nitrile, yielding the title compound, [Ru(C(9)H(10)BN(6))(N(3))(C(7)H(5)N)(C(18)H(15)P)]. The asymmetric unit contains two crystallographically independent mol-ecules. In each one, the Ru(II) atom is six-coordinated in a distorted octa-hedral geometry by five N atoms from an htpb ligand, an azide ligand and a benzonitrile ligand and one P atom from a triphenyl-phosphine (tpp) ligand. The azide group is almost linear and is coordinated to Ru with an average Ru-N-N angle of 124.9 (3)°.

  10. Diversity and distribution of sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in a military area in the state of Amazonas, Brazil

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    Gomes, Luís Henrique Monteiro; Albuquerque, Maria Ivonei Carvalho; da Rocha, Liliane Coelho; Pinheiro, Francimeire Gomes; Franco, Antonia Maria Ramos

    2013-01-01

    This study reports the distribution, ecotopes and fauna diversity of sandflies captured in five training bases on a military reserve in Manaus, state of Amazonas (AM). A total of 10,762 specimens were collected, which were distributed among 58 species, with the highest number recorded at Base Instruction 1 (BI1). A higher rate of species richness was found at the Base Instruction Boina Rajada and low levels of diversity associated with a high abundance index with the clear dominance of Lutzomyia umbratilis, Lutzomyia ruii and Lutzomyia anduzei were found at BI1. The abundance of Lu. umbratilis raises the possibility of outbreaks of American cutaneous leishmaniasis by the main vector of the disease in AM. PMID:23903983

  11. Comparison of hydration reactions for "piano-stool" RAPTA-B and [Ru(η6- arene)(en)Cl]+ complexes: Density functional theory computational study

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    Chval, Zdeněk; Futera, Zdeněk; Burda, Jaroslav V.

    2011-01-01

    The hydration process for two Ru(II) representative half-sandwich complexes: Ru(arene)(pta)Cl2 (from the RAPTA family) and [Ru(arene)(en)Cl]+ (further labeled as Ru_en) were compared with analogous reaction of cisplatin. In the study, quantum chemical methods were employed. All the complexes were optimized at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level using Conductor Polarizable Continuum Model (CPCM) solvent continuum model and single-point (SP) energy calculations and determination of electronic properties were performed at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2df,2pd)/CPCM level. It was found that the hydration model works fairly well for the replacement of the first chloride by water where an acceptable agreement for both Gibbs free energies and rate constants was obtained. However, in the second hydration step worse agreement of the experimental and calculated values was achieved. In agreement with experimental values, the rate constants for the first step can be ordered as RAPTA-B > Ru_en > cisplatin. The rate constants correlate well with binding energies (BEs) of the Pt/Ru-Cl bond in the reactant complexes. Substitution reactions on Ru_en and cisplatin complexes proceed only via pseudoassociative (associative interchange) mechanism. On the other hand in the case of RAPTA there is also possible a competitive dissociation mechanism with metastable pentacoordinated intermediate. The first hydration step is slightly endothermic for all three complexes by 3-5 kcal/mol. Estimated BEs confirm that the benzene ligand is relatively weakly bonded assuming the fact that it occupies three coordination positions of the Ru(II) cation.

  12. Comparison of hydration reactions for "piano-stool" RAPTA-B and [Ru(η6-arene)(en)Cl]+ complexes: density functional theory computational study.

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    Chval, Zdeněk; Futera, Zdeněk; Burda, Jaroslav V

    2011-01-14

    The hydration process for two Ru(II) representative half-sandwich complexes: Ru(arene)(pta)Cl(2) (from the RAPTA family) and [Ru(arene)(en)Cl](+) (further labeled as Ru_en) were compared with analogous reaction of cisplatin. In the study, quantum chemical methods were employed. All the complexes were optimized at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level using Conductor Polarizable Continuum Model (CPCM) solvent continuum model and single-point (SP) energy calculations and determination of electronic properties were performed at the B3LYP∕6-311++G(2df,2pd)/CPCM level. It was found that the hydration model works fairly well for the replacement of the first chloride by water where an acceptable agreement for both Gibbs free energies and rate constants was obtained. However, in the second hydration step worse agreement of the experimental and calculated values was achieved. In agreement with experimental values, the rate constants for the first step can be ordered as RAPTA-B > Ru_en > cisplatin. The rate constants correlate well with binding energies (BEs) of the Pt∕Ru-Cl bond in the reactant complexes. Substitution reactions on Ru_en and cisplatin complexes proceed only via pseudoassociative (associative interchange) mechanism. On the other hand in the case of RAPTA there is also possible a competitive dissociation mechanism with metastable pentacoordinated intermediate. The first hydration step is slightly endothermic for all three complexes by 3-5 kcal∕mol. Estimated BEs confirm that the benzene ligand is relatively weakly bonded assuming the fact that it occupies three coordination positions of the Ru(II) cation.

  13. Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of ruthenium diene/diamine complexes including catalytic hydrogenation of ketones.

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    Morilla, M Esther; Rodríguez, Pilar; Belderrain, Tomas R; Graiff, Claudia; Tiripicchio, Antonio; Nicasio, M Carmen; Pérez, Pedro J

    2007-10-29

    Thermal reactions between [RuCl2(diene)]n (diene = 2,5-norbornadiene, nbd; 1,5-cyclooctadiene, cod) with an excess of N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylene diamine (tmeda) afforded derivatives [RuCl2(diene)(tmeda)] (diene = nbd, 1; cod, 2) as a mixture of cis and trans isomers. When thermolysis was performed under H2 mixtures of hydride species [RuCl(H)(diene)(tmeda)] (diene = nbd, 3; cod, 4) and the bis-tmeda adduct trans-[RuCl2(tmeda)2] (5) were obtained in different ratios depending upon the reaction conditions and reaction times. Heating polymeric Ru(II) precursors in toluene in the presence of a 5-fold excess of the bulkier N,N,N',N'-tetraethylethylene diamine (teeda) resulted in a rare diamine dealkylation process with formation of trans-[RuCl2(nbd)(Et2NCH2CH2NHEt)] (6) and trans-[RuCl2(cod)(EtHNCH2CH2NHEt)] (7) in high yields. The presence of N-H functionalities in the coordinated diamine ligands of 6 and 7 was unambiguously established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The dealkylation process of the teeda ligand seems to proceed intramolecularly as shown by solution NMR studies performed with the soluble Ru(II) precursors trans-[RuCl2(amine)2(diene)] (diene = nbd, amine = morpholine, 9; diene = cod, amine = Et2NH, 10). The above complexes [RuCl2(diene)(diamine)] have been tested as precatalysts in the hydrogenation of ketones both for transfer as well as direct hydrogenation, the latter route being the most effective.

  14. Simulating Ru L 3 -Edge X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy with Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory: Model Complexes and Electron Localization in Mixed-Valence Metal Dimers

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    Van Kuiken, Benjamin E.; Valiev, Marat; Daifuku, Stephanie L.; Bannan, Caitlin; Strader, Matthew L.; Cho, Hana; Huse, Nils; Schoenlein, Robert W.; Govind, Niranjan; Khalil, Munira

    2013-05-30

    Ruthenium L3-edge X-ray absorption (XA) spectroscopy probes unoccupied 4d orbitals of the metal atom and is increasingly being used to investigate the local electronic structure in ground and excited electronic states of Ru complexes. The simultaneous development of computational tools for simulating Ru L3-edge spectra is crucial for interpreting the spectral features at a molecular level. This study demonstrates that time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) is a viable and predictive tool for simulating ruthenium L3-edge XA spectroscopy. We systematically investigate the effects of exchange correlation functional and implicit and explicit solvent interactions on a series of RuII and RuIII complexes in their ground and electronic excited states. The TDDFT simulations reproduce all of the experimentally observed features in Ru L3-edge XA spectra within the experimental resolution (0.4 eV). Our simulations identify ligand-specific charge transfer features in complicated Ru L3-edge spectra of [Ru(CN)6]4- and RuII polypyridyl complexes illustrating the advantage of using TDDFT in complex systems. We conclude that the B3LYP functional most accurately predicts the transition energies of charge transfer features in these systems. We use our TDDFT approach to simulate experimental Ru L3-edge XA spectra of transition metal mixed-valence dimers of the form [(NC)5MII-CN-RuIII(NH3)5] (where M = Fe or Ru) dissolved in water. Our study determines the spectral signatures of electron delocalization in Ru L3-edge XA spectra. We find that the inclusion of explicit solvent molecules is necessary for reproducing the spectral features and the experimentally determined valencies in these mixed-valence complexes. This study validates the use of TDDFT for simulating Ru 2p excitations using popular quantum chemistry codes and providing a powerful interpretive tool for equilibrium and ultrafast Ru L3-edge XA spectroscopy.

  15. Crystal structure of cis,fac-{N,N-bis­[(pyridin-2-yl)meth­yl]methyl­amine-κ3 N,N′,N′′}di­chlorido­(dimethyl sulfoxide-κS)ruthenium(II)

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    Trotter, Kasey; Arulsamy, Navamoney; Hulley, Elliott

    2015-01-01

    The reaction of di­chlorido­tetra­kis­(dimethyl sulfoxide)­ruthen­ium(II) with N,N-bis[(pyridin-2-yl)meth­yl]methyl­amine aff­ords the title complex, [RuCl2(C13H15N3)(C2H6OS)]. The asymmetric unit contains a well-ordered complex mol­ecule. The N,N-bis­[(pyridin-2-yl)meth­yl]methyl­amine (bpma) ligand binds the cation through its two pyridyl N atoms and one aliphatic N atom in a facial manner. The coordination sphere of the low-spin d 6 RuII is distorted octahedral. The dimethyl sulfoxide (dmso) ligand coordinates to the cation through its S atom and is cis to the aliphatic N atom. The two chloride ligands occupy the remaining sites. The bpma ligand is folded with the dihedral angle between the mean planes passing through its two pyridine rings being 64.55 (8)°. The two N—Ru—N bite angles of the ligand at 81.70 (7) and 82.34 (8)° illustrate the distorted octa­hedral coordination geometry of the RuII cation. Two neighboring molecules are weakly associated through mutual intermolecular hydrogen bonding involving the O atom and one of the methyl groups of the dmso ligand. One of the chloride ligands is also weakly hydrogen bonded to a pyridyl H atom of another molecule. PMID:26396870

  16. A Cytostatic Ruthenium(II)-Platinum(II) Bis(terpyridyl) Anticancer Complex That Blocks Entry into S Phase by Up-regulating p27(KIP1).

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    Ramu, Vadde; Gill, Martin R; Jarman, Paul J; Turton, David; Thomas, Jim A; Das, Amitava; Smythe, Carl

    2015-06-15

    Cytostatic agents that interfere with specific cellular components to prevent cancer cell growth offer an attractive alternative, or complement, to traditional cytotoxic chemotherapy. Here, we describe the synthesis and characterization of a new binuclear Ru(II) -Pt(II) complex [Ru(tpy)(tpypma)Pt(Cl)(DMSO)](3+) (tpy=2,2':6',2''-terpyridine and tpypma=4-([2,2':6',2''-terpyridine]-4'-yl)-N-(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)aniline), VR54, which employs the extended terpyridine tpypma ligand to link the two metal centres. In cell-free conditions, VR54 binds DNA by non-intercalative reversible mechanisms (Kb =1.3×10(5)  M(-1) ) and does not irreversibly bind guanosine. Cellular studies reveal that VR54 suppresses proliferation of A2780 ovarian cancer cells with no cross-resistance in the A2780CIS cisplatin-resistant cell line. Through the preparation of mononuclear Ru(II) and Pt(II) structural derivatives it was determined that both metal centres are required for this anti-proliferative activity. In stark contrast to cisplatin, VR54 neither activates the DNA-damage response network nor induces significant levels of cell death. Instead, VR54 is cytostatic and inhibits cell proliferation by up-regulating the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p27(KIP1) and inhibiting retinoblastoma protein phosphorylation, which blocks entry into S phase and results in G1 cell cycle arrest. Thus, VR54 inhibits cancer cell growth by a gain of function at the G1 restriction point. This is the first metal-coordination compound to demonstrate such activity.

  17. Ruthenium Complexes Induce HepG2 Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cell Apoptosis and Inhibit Cell Migration and Invasion through Regulation of the Nrf2 Pathway

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    Lu, Yiyu; Shen, Ting; Yang, Hua; Gu, Weiguang

    2016-01-01

    Ruthenium (Ru) complexes are currently the focus of substantial interest because of their potential application as chemotherapeutic agents with broad anticancer activities. This study investigated the in vitro and in vivo anticancer activities and mechanisms of two Ru complexes—2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-Octaethyl-21H,23H-porphine Ru(II) carbonyl (Ru1) and 5,10,15,20-Tetraphenyl-21H,23H-porphine Ru(II) carbonyl (Ru2)—against human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. These Ru complexes effectively inhibited the cellular growth of three human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells, with IC50 values ranging from 2.7–7.3 μM. In contrast, the complexes exhibited lower toxicity towards L02 human liver normal cells with IC50 values of 20.4 and 24.8 μM, respectively. Moreover, Ru2 significantly inhibited HepG2 cell migration and invasion, and these effects were dose-dependent. The mechanistic studies demonstrated that Ru2 induced HCC cell apoptosis, as evidenced by DNA fragmentation and nuclear condensation, which was predominately triggered via caspase family member activation. Furthermore, HCC cell treatment significantly decreased the expression levels of Nrf2 and its downstream effectors, NAD(P)H: quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) and heme oxygenase 1 (HO1). Ru2 also exhibited potent in vivo anticancer efficacy in a tumor-bearing nude mouse model, as demonstrated by a time- and dose-dependent inhibition on tumor growth. The results demonstrate the therapeutic potential of Ru complexes against HCC via Nrf2 pathway regulation. PMID:27213353

  18. Dinuclear Ru(II)(bipy)2 Derivatives: Structural, Biological, and in Vivo Zebrafish Toxicity Evaluation.

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    Lenis-Rojas, Oscar A; Roma-Rodrigues, Catarina; Fernandes, Alexandra R; Marques, Fernanda; Pérez-Fernández, David; Guerra-Varela, Jorge; Sánchez, Laura; Vázquez-García, Digna; López-Torres, Margarita; Fernández, Alberto; Fernández, Jesús J

    2017-06-19

    Ruthenium-based drugs exhibit interesting properties as potential anticancer pharmaceuticals. We herein present the synthesis and characterization of a new family of ruthenium complexes with formulas [{Ru(bipy)2}2(μ-L)][CF3SO3]4 (L = bptz, 1a) and [{Ru(bipy)2}2(μ-L)][CF3SO3]2 (L = arphos, 2a; dppb, 3a; dppf, 4a), which were synthesized from the Ru(II) precursor compound cis-Ru(bipy)2Cl2. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, mass spectrometry, (1)H and (31)P{(1)H} NMR, IR spectroscopy, and conductivity measurements. The molecular structures for three Ru(II) compounds were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The newly developed compounds interact with CT-DNA by intercalation, in particular, 2a, 3a, and 4a, which also seemed to induce some extent of DNA degradation. This effect seemed to be related with the formation of reactive oxygen species. The cytotoxic activity was evaluated against A2780, MCF7, and MDAMB231 human tumor cells. Compounds 2a and 4a were the most cytotoxic with activity compared to cisplatin (∼2 μM, 72 h) in the A2780 cisplatin sensitive cells. All the compounds induced A2780 cell death by apoptosis, however, to a lesser extent for compounds 4a and 2a. For these compounds, the mechanism of cell death in addition to apoptosis seemed to involve autophagy. In vivo toxicity was evaluated using the zebrafish embryo model. LC50 estimates varied from 5.397 (3a) to 39.404 (1a) mg/L. Considering the in vivo toxicity in zebrafish embryos and the in vitro cytotoxicity in cancer cells, compound 1a seems to be the safest having no effect on dechirionation and presenting a good antiproliferative activity against ovarian carcinoma cells.

  19. Ruthenium(II/III)-based compounds with encouraging antiproliferative activity against non-small-cell lung cancer.

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    Nagy, Eszter M; Pettenuzzo, Andrea; Boscutti, Giulia; Marchiò, Luciano; Dalla Via, Lisa; Fregona, Dolores

    2012-11-05

    Hereby we present the synthesis of several ruthenium(II) and ruthenium(III) dithiocarbamato complexes. Proceeding from the Na[trans-Ru(III)(dmso)(2)Cl(4)] (2) and cis-[Ru(II)(dmso)(4)Cl(2)] (3) precursors, the diamagnetic, mixed-ligand [Ru(II)L(2)(dmso)(2)] complexes 4 and 5, the paramagnetic, neutral [Ru(III)L(3)] monomers 6 and 7, the antiferromagnetically coupled ionic α-[Ru(III)(2)L(5)]Cl complexes 8 and 9 as well as the β-[Ru(III)(2)L(5)]Cl dinuclear species 10 and 11 (L = dimethyl- (DMDT) and pyrrolidinedithiocarbamate (PDT)) were obtained. All the compounds were fully characterised by elemental analysis as well as (1)H NMR and FTIR spectroscopy. Moreover, for the first time the crystal structures of the dinuclear β-[Ru(III)(2)(dmdt)(5)]BF(4)⋅CHCl(3)⋅CH(3)CN and of the novel [Ru(II)L(2)(dmso)(2)] complexes were also determined and discussed. For both the mono- and dinuclear Ru(II) and Ru(III) complexes the central metal atoms assume a distorted octahedral geometry. Furthermore, in vitro cytotoxicity of the complexes has been evaluated on non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) NCI-H1975 cells. All the mono- and dinuclear Ru(III) dithiocarbamato compounds (i.e., complexes 6-10) show interesting cytotoxic activity, up to one order of magnitude higher with respect to cisplatin. Otherwise, no significant antiproliferative effect for either the precursors 2 and 3 or the Ru(II) complexes 4 and 5 has been observed. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Nature-Inspired, Highly Durable CO2 Reduction System Consisting of a Binuclear Ruthenium(II) Complex and an Organic Semiconductor Using Visible Light.

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    Kuriki, Ryo; Matsunaga, Hironori; Nakashima, Takuya; Wada, Keisuke; Yamakata, Akira; Ishitani, Osamu; Maeda, Kazuhiko

    2016-04-20

    A metal-free organic semiconductor of mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride (C3N4) coupled with a Ru(II) binuclear complex (RuRu') containing photosensitizer and catalytic units selectively reduced CO2 into HCOOH under visible light (λ > 400 nm) in the presence of a suitable electron donor with high durability, even in aqueous solution. Modification of C3N4 with Ag nanoparticles resulted in a RuRu'/Ag/C3N4 photocatalyst that exhibited a very high turnover number (>33000 with respect to the amount of RuRu'), while maintaining high selectivity for HCOOH production (87-99%). This turnover number was 30 times greater than that reported previously using C3N4 modified with a mononuclear Ru(II) complex, and by far the highest among the metal-complex/semiconductor hybrid systems reported to date. The results of photocatalytic reactions, emission decay measurements, and time-resolved infrared spectroscopy indicated that Ag nanoparticles on C3N4 collected electrons having lifetimes of several milliseconds from the conduction band of C3N4, which were transferred to the excited state of RuRu', thereby promoting photocatalytic CO2 reduction driven by two-step photoexcitation of C3N4 and RuRu'. This study also revealed that the RuRu'/Ag/C3N4 hybrid photocatalyst worked efficiently in water containing a proper electron donor, despite the intrinsic hydrophobic nature of C3N4 and low solubility of CO2 in an aqueous environment.

  1. Preparation of a DNA-bound [Ru(bpy)2(mbpibH2)]2+ film and its two-mode luminescence tuning by copper(II) ions and EDTA

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    Gan, Gui-Lian; Chao, Hui; Ji, Shi-Bo; Chen, Lin-Lin; Li, Hong

    2012-11-01

    An imidazophenanthroline-containing ruthenium(II) complex [Ru(bpy)2(mbpibH2)]2+ (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, mbpibH2 = 1,3-bis([1,10]phenanthroline[5,6-d]imidazol-2-yl)benzene) can bind DNA through groove-binding and/or non-classical intercalation modes, revealed by spectrophotometric methods, viscosity measurements and variable ionic strength experiments. On the basis of binding interactions between cationic [Ru(bpy)2(mbpibH2)]2+ and anionic DNA at a molar ratio of 1:1, a yellow transparent cast film has been assembled on an indium-tin oxide (ITO) surface using a solution-based self-standing method. The prepared DNA-[Ru(bpy)2(mbpibH2)]2+ film shows a bi-exponential luminescence decay with τ1 = 62.1 ns (8.0%) and τ2 = 594.5 ns (92.0%), whose lifetimes become much shorter than those of DNA-bound [Ru(bpy)2(mbpibH2)]2+ in buffer solutions. The Ru(II) complex with a free bi-dentate coordination site in the DNA cast film shows tunable luminescence, quenched dynamically by Cu2+ and restored by using EDTA to eliminate two modes of Cu2+-binding. The results from this study provide a significant foundation for better understanding the fabrication and modulation of a DNA-based solid luminescence device using the Ru(II) complexes as DNA-concentrating and signal-sensing agents.

  2. Ruthenium(II) complexes of 1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione: Cytotoxicity against tumor cells and anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity enhanced upon combination with benznidazole.

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    Corrêa, Rodrigo S; da Silva, Monize M; Graminha, Angelica E; Meira, Cássio S; Santos, Jamyle A F Dos; Moreira, Diogo R M; Soares, Milena B P; Von Poelhsitz, Gustavo; Castellano, Eduardo E; Bloch, Carlos; Cominetti, Marcia R; Batista, Alzir A

    2016-03-01

    Three new mixed and mononuclear Ru(II) complexes containing 1,3-thiazolidine-2-thione (tzdtH) were synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic analysis, molar conductivity, cyclic voltammetry, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectra and X-ray diffraction. The complexes presented unique stereochemistry and the proposed formulae are: [Ru(tzdt)(bipy)(dppb)]PF6 (1), cis-[Ru(tzdt)2(PPh3)2] (2) and trans-[Ru(tzdt)(PPh3)2(bipy)]PF6 (3), where dppb=1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane and bipy=2,2'-bipyridine. These complexes demonstrated strong cytotoxicity against cancer cell lines when compared to cisplatin. Specifically, complex 2 was the most potent cytotoxic agent against MCF-7 breast cells, while complexes 1 and 3 were more active in DU-145 prostate cells. Binding of complexes to ctDNA was determined by UV-vis titration and viscosity measurements and revealed binding constant (Kb) values in range of 1.0-4.9×10(3)M(-1), which are characteristic of compounds possessing weak affinity to ctDNA. In addition, these complexes presented antiparasitic activity against Trypanosoma cruzi. Specifically, complex 3 demonstrated strong potency, moderate selectivity index and acted in synergism with the approved antiparasitic drug, benznidazole. Additionally, complex 3 caused parasite cell death through a necrotic process. In conclusion, we demonstrated that Ru(II) complexes have powerful pharmacological activity, while the metal-free tzdtH does not provoke the same outcome. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Synthesis and linkage isomerization of thiolato-bridged Ru(II)Ag(I)Ru(II) trinuclear complex with D-penicillaminate.

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    Tamura, Motoshi; Yamagishi, Masakazu; Kawamoto, Tatsuya; Igashira-Kamiyama, Asako; Tsuge, Kiyoshi; Konno, Takumi

    2009-09-21

    The reaction of [Ru(solvent)(2)(bpy)(2)](2+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) with D-H(2)pen (D-penicillamine) in ethanol/water in the presence of Ag(+) gave a thiolato-bridged Ru(II)Ag(I)Ru(II) trinuclear complex, [Ag{Ru(D-Hpen)(bpy)(2)}(2)](3+) ([1](3+)), in which two octahedral [Ru(II)(D-Hpen)(bpy)(2)](+) units are linked by a linear Ag(I) ion. Of three possible isomers (Delta(D)Delta(D), Delta(D)Lambda(D), and Lambda(D)Lambda(D)), [1](3+) formed the Delta(D)Delta(D) and Lambda(D)Lambda(D) isomers that were separately isolated by fractional crystallization with the use of [Sb(2)(R,R-tartrato)(2)](2-). In [1](3+), each D-Hpen ligand chelates to a Ru(II) center through thiolate and carboxylate groups, while an amine group of D-Hpen is protonated and does not participate in the coordination. On refluxing in ethanol/water, the Delta(D)Delta(D) isomer of [1](3+) was converted to Delta(D)Delta(D)-[2](3+), in which each D-Hpen ligand chelates to a Ru(II) center through thiolate and amine groups with a non-coordinating carboxyl group. On the other hand, a similar thermal linkage isomerization was not noticed for the Lambda(D)Lambda(D) isomer of [1](3+) under the same conditions. The isolated Delta(D)Delta(D)-[1](3+), Lambda(D)Lambda(D)-[1](3+), and Delta(D)Delta(D)-[2](3+) were fully characterized by electronic absorption, CD, and NMR spectroscopies, along with single-crystal X-ray crystallography for Lambda(D)Lambda(D)-[1](3+) and Delta(D)Delta(D)-[2](3+).

  4. Facile concerted proton-electron transfers in a ruthenium terpyridine-4'-carboxylate complex with a long distance between the redox and basic sites.

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    Manner, Virginia W; Dipasquale, Antonio G; Mayer, James M

    2008-06-11

    We have designed and prepared ruthenium complexes with terpyridine-4'-carboxylate (tpyCOO) ligands, in which there are six bonds between the redox-active Ru and the basic carboxylate. The protonated Ru(II) complex, RuII(dipic)(tpyCOOH) (Ru(II)COOH), is prepared in one-pot from [(p-cymene)RuCl2]2, tpyCOONa, and then sodium pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate [Na(dipic)]. A crystal structure of the deprotonated Ru(II) complex, Ru(II)COO-, shows a distance of 6.9 A between the metal and basic sites. The Ru(III) complex (Ru(III)COO) has been isolated by one-electron oxidation of Ru(II)COO- with triarylaminium radical cations (NAr3*+). Ru(III)COO has a bond dissociation free energy (BDFE) of 81 +/- 1 kcal mol(-1), from pKa and E1/2 measurements. It oxidizes 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol (BDFE = 77 +/- 1 kcal mol(-1)) by removal of e- and H+ (triple bond H*) to form 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenoxyl radical and Ru(II)COOH, with a second-order rate constant of (2.3 0.2) x 10(4) M(-1) s(-1) and a kH/kD of 7.7 1.2. Thermochemical analysis suggests a concerted proton-electron transfer (CPET) mechanism for this reaction, despite the 6.9 A distance between the redox-active Ru and the H+-accepting oxygen. Ru(III)COO also oxidizes the hydroxylamine TEMPOH to the stable free radical TEMPO and xanthene to bixanthyl. These reactions appear to be similar to processes that have been previously termed hydrogen atom transfer.

  5. Control in the Rate-Determining Step Provides a Promising Strategy To Develop New Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation: A Local Pair Natural Orbital Coupled Cluster Theory Study.

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    Mondal, Bhaskar; Neese, Frank; Ye, Shengfa

    2015-08-03

    The development of efficient catalysts with base metals for CO2 hydrogenation has always been a major thrust of interest. A series of experimental and theoretical work has revealed that the catalytic cycle typically involves two key steps, namely, base-promoted heterolytic H2 splitting and hydride transfer to CO2, either of which can be the rate-determining step (RDS) of the entire reaction. To explore the determining factor for the nature of RDS, we present herein a comparative mechanistic investigation on CO2 hydrogenation mediated by [M(H)(η(2)-H2)(PP3(Ph))](n+) (M = Fe(II), Ru(II), and Co(III); PP3(Ph) = tris(2-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)phosphine) type complexes. In order to construct reliable free energy profiles, we used highly correlated wave function based ab initio methods of the coupled cluster type alongside the standard density functional theory. Our calculations demonstrate that the hydricity of the metal-hydride intermediate generated by H2 splitting dictates the nature of the RDS for the Fe(II) and Co(III) systems, while the RDS for the Ru(II) catalyst appears to be ambiguous. CO2 hydrogenation catalyzed by the Fe(II) complex that possesses moderate hydricity traverses an H2-splitting RDS, whereas the RDS for the high-hydricity Co(III) species is found to be the hydride transfer. Thus, our findings suggest that hydricity can be used as a practical guide in future catalyst design. Enhancing the electron-accepting ability of low-hydricity catalysts is likely to improve their catalytic performance, while increasing the electron-donating ability of high-hydricity complexes may speed up CO2 conversion. Moreover, we also established the active roles of base NEt3 in directing the heterolytic H2 splitting and assisting product release through the formation of an acid-base complex.

  6. Ru(ii)-polypyridyl surface functionalised gold nanoparticles as DNA targeting supramolecular structures and luminescent cellular imaging agents

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    Martínez-Calvo, Miguel; Orange, Kim N.; Elmes, Robert B. P.; La Cour Poulsen, Bjørn; Williams, D. Clive; Gunnlaugsson, Thorfinnur

    2015-12-01

    The development of Ru(ii) functionalized gold nanoparticles 1-3.AuNP is described. These systems were found to be mono-disperse with a hydrodynamic radius of ca. 15 nm in water but gave rise to the formation of higher order structures in buffered solution. The interaction of 1-3.AuNP with DNA was also studied by spectroscopic and microscopic methods and suggested the formation of large self-assembly structures in solution. The uptake of 1-3.AuNP by cancer cells was studied using both confocal fluorescence as well as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), with the aim of investigating their potential as tools for cellular biology. These systems displaying a non-toxic profile with favourable photophysical properties may have application across various biological fields including diagnostics and therapeutics.The development of Ru(ii) functionalized gold nanoparticles 1-3.AuNP is described. These systems were found to be mono-disperse with a hydrodynamic radius of ca. 15 nm in water but gave rise to the formation of higher order structures in buffered solution. The interaction of 1-3.AuNP with DNA was also studied by spectroscopic and microscopic methods and suggested the formation of large self-assembly structures in solution. The uptake of 1-3.AuNP by cancer cells was studied using both confocal fluorescence as well as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), with the aim of investigating their potential as tools for cellular biology. These systems displaying a non-toxic profile with favourable photophysical properties may have application across various biological fields including diagnostics and therapeutics. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr05598a

  7. UV Sensing Properties of ZnO Nanowires Grown on Glass by Rapid Thermal Oxidation of Zinc Films

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    Mihailova, I.; Gerbreders, V.; Sļedevskis, Ē.; Bulanovs, A.; Paškevičs, V.

    2014-08-01

    The nanostructured ZnO thin films were successfully synthesized by rapid thermal oxidation of metallic zinc films without catalysts or additives. On the surface of thin films the formation of ZnO nanowires was observed. In the work, the optical and electrical parameters and photoresponses of the obtained ZnO thin films were investigated. Nanostructured thin films of the type have a promising potential for the use in optoelectronics, sensor technique and biomedical sciences Šī darba galvenais mērķis bija izpētīt UV fotodetektora izgatavošanas iespējamību uz nanostrukturētu ZnO plāno kārtiņu bāzes, kas sintezētas termiski oksidējot Zn plānās kārtiņas. Termiskās oksidēšanas rezultātā tika novērota adatveidīgu ZnO nanostruktūru formēšanās uz kārtiņu virsmas. Izpētītas iegūto paraugu optiskās un elektriskās īpašības, kā arī fotoreakcija. Tika konstatēts, ka iegūto nanostrukturēto ZnO kārtiņu elektriskā vadītspēja ir ārkārtīgi jutīga pret UV starojumu, taču, apstarojot ar redzamo gaismu, strāva paliek gandrīz nemainīga. Kārtiņu elektriskās vadītspējas fotoreakcija ir atkarīga arī no nanostruktūru daudzuma uz virsmas. Visaugstākā UV fotovadītspēja tika novērota paraugam ar vislielāko ZnO nanoadatu koncentrāciju. UV gaismas inducētais vadītspējas pieaugums ļauj ZnO nanoadatas reversīvi pārslēgt starp stāvokļiem "ieslēgts" un "izslēgts". Līdz ar to, šīs fotojutīgās nanoadatas var tikt izmantotas UV gaismas detektoros un optiskajos slēdžos. Šādas nanostrukturētas plānās kārtiņas var tikt pielietotas arī ķīmiskajos un bioloģiskajos sensoros, pjezoelektriskajās ierīcēs, saules elementos utt. Turklāt, šādu nanostrukturēto ZnO plāno kārtiņu sintēzes process ir salīdzinoši lēts un vienkāršs, dodot iespēju liela mēroga produkcijas ražošanai

  8. The Kinetic Study of The Hydrothermal Growth of Zno Nanorod Array Films / Zno Nanostieņu Kopu Pārklājuma Hidrotermālās Augšanas Kinētikas Izpēte

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    Gerbreders, V.; Sarajevs, P.; Mihailova, I.; Tamanis, E.

    2015-10-01

    The simple analysis method has been introduced for the kinetic analysis of the hydrothermal growth. The zinc oxide nanorod arrays have been synthesized via a hydrothermal process. Zinc nitrate hexahydrate (Zn(NO3)2 · 6H2O) has been used as the precursor in the presence of hexamethylenetetramine (C6H12N4) for the formation of ZnO nanostructures. Long-term isothermal growth kinetics of ZnO nanorods has been investigated. The effect of the solution temperature (70-90 ℃) on the kinetics of the hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanorods has been examined. An extensive analysis by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction has revealed that the as-synthesized ZnO nanorod arrays are well-crystalline and possessing hexagonal wurtzite structure. These ZnO films have promising potential advantages in microelectronic and optoelectronic applications. Tiek piedāvāta vienkārša analīzes metode kristālu hidrotennālās augšanas kinētikasizpētei. Labi sakārtotu ZnO nanostieņu kopa tika sintezēta pielieto­jot hidrotennālās augšanas metodi, cinka nitrāta heksahidrāta (Zn(NO3)2 · 6H2O) un heksametilēntetramīna (C6H12N4) šķīdumā. Plānās kārtiņas biezuma izmaiņas tika novērotas reālā laikā, pielietojot interferometrijas tehniku. Tika mērīts no sistēmas plānā kārtiņa - pamatne atstarotais lāzerstars; iegūtā interferences aina tika izman­tota plānās kārtiņas biezuma aprēķiniem. ZnO nanostieņu izotermiskās kristalizācijas procesa kinētika tika aprakstīta ar parabolisku likumu. Tika aprēķināts, ka ZnO nanostieņu kopu hidrotennālās augšanas aktivācijas enerģija ir 123kJ/mol. Šī metode ir piemērota viendimensionālas augšanas procesu analīzei un paver jaunas iespējas turpmākiem pētījumiem.

  9. Ultrafast dynamics in multifunctional Ru(II)-loaded polymers for solar energy conversion.

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    Morseth, Zachary A; Wang, Li; Puodziukynaite, Egle; Leem, Gyu; Gilligan, Alexander T; Meyer, Thomas J; Schanze, Kirk S; Reynolds, John R; Papanikolas, John M

    2015-03-17

    The use of sunlight to make chemical fuels (i.e., solar fuels) is an attractive approach in the quest to develop sustainable energy sources. Using nature as a guide, assemblies for artificial photosynthesis will need to perform multiple functions. They will need to be able to harvest light across a broad region of the solar spectrum, transport excited-state energy to charge-separation sites, and then transport and store redox equivalents for use in the catalytic reactions that produce chemical fuels. This multifunctional behavior will require the assimilation of multiple components into a single macromolecular system. A wide variety of different architectures including porphyrin arrays, peptides, dendrimers, and polymers have been explored, with each design posing unique challenges. Polymer assemblies are attractive due to their relative ease of production and facile synthetic modification. However, their disordered nature gives rise to stochastic dynamics not present in more ordered assemblies. The rational design of assemblies requires a detailed understanding of the energy and electron transfer events that follow light absorption, which can occur on time scales ranging from femtoseconds to hundreds of microseconds, necessitating the use of sophisticated techniques. We have used a combination of time-resolved absorption and emission spectroscopies with observation times that span 9 orders of magnitude to follow the excited-state evolution within polymer-based molecular assemblies. We complement experimental observations with molecular dynamics simulations to develop a microscopic view of these dynamics. This Account provides an overview of our work on polymers decorated with pendant Ru(II) chromophores, both in solution and on surfaces. We have examined site-to-site energy transport among the Ru(II) complexes, and in systems incorporating π-conjugated polymers, we have observed ultrafast formation of a long-lived charge-separated state. When attached to TiO2

  10. Kinetic and mechanistic study on the reactions of ruthenium(ii) chlorophenyl terpyridine complexes with nucleobases, oligonucleotides and DNA.

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    Milutinović, Milan M; Elmroth, Sofi K C; Davidović, Goran; Rilak, Ana; Klisurić, Olivera R; Bratsos, Ioannis; Bugarčić, Živadin D

    2017-02-14

    In this study, we investigated the ability of Ru(ii) polypyridyl complexes to act as DNA binders. The substitution reactions of three Ru(ii) chlorophenyl terpyridine complexes, i.e. [Ru(Cl-Ph-tpy)(en)Cl]Cl (1), [Ru(Cl-Ph-tpy)(dach)Cl]Cl (2) and [Ru(Cl-Ph-tpy)(bpy)Cl]Cl (3) (Cl-Ph-tpy = 4'-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine, en = 1,2-diaminoethane, dach = 1,2-diaminocyclohexane, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), with a mononucleotide guanosine-5'-monophosphate (5'-GMP) and oligonucleotides such as fully complementary 15-mer and 22-mer duplexes with a centrally located GG-binding site for DNA, and fully complementary 13-mer duplexes with a centrally located GG-binding site for RNA were studied quantitatively by UV-Vis spectroscopy. Duplex RNA reacts faster with complexes 1-3 than duplex DNA, while shorter duplex DNA (15mer GG) reacts faster compared with 22mer GG duplex DNA. The measured enthalpies and entropies of activation (ΔH(≠) > 0, ΔS(≠) < 0) support an associative mechanism for the substitution process. (1)H NMR spectroscopy studies performed on complex 3 demonstrated that after the hydrolysis of the Cl ligand, it is capable to interact with guanine derivatives (i.e., 9-methylguanine (9MeG) and 5'-GMP) through N7, forming monofunctional adducts. The molecular structure of the cationic compound [Ru(Cl-Ph-tpy)(bpy)Cl]Cl (3) was determined in the solid state by X-ray crystallography. The interactions of 1-3 with calf thymus (CT) and herring testes (HT) DNA were examined by stopped-flow spectroscopy, in which HT DNA was sensibly more reactive than CT DNA. The reactivity towards the formation of Ru-DNA adducts was also revealed by a gel mobility shift assay, showing that complexes 1 and 2 have a stronger DNA unwinding ability compared to complex 3. Overall, the complexes with bidentate aliphatic diamines proved to be superior to those with bpy in terms of capability to bind to the here studied biomolecules.

  11. Synthesis, spectral and excited state energy transfer studies on new supramolecular ruthenium polypyridyl triads with octakis(methylthio)tetraazaporphyrinzinc(II)

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    Kumar, Rajeev; Prasad, Rajendra

    2009-03-01

    New bichromophoric di- and trinuclear complexes were synthesized through coordinate strapping of one or two (bpy) 2Ru II/(phen) 2Ru II/Cp(PPh 3)Ru II moieties to [Zn{(MeS) 8TAP}] 1, core. Thus five new complexes of the type [Zn{(MeS) 8TAP}{Ru(bpy) 2}][PF 6] 22, bent and linear [Zn{(MeS) 8TAP}{Ru(bpy) 2}{Ru(phen) 2}][PF 6] 43 and 4, bent and linear [Zn{(MeS) 8TAP}{Ru(bpy) 2}{RuCp(PPh 3)}][PF 6] 35 and 6, were synthesized and characterized using IR, 1H NMR, UV-visible, and mass spectral data. The trinuclear complexes 3- 6 possessed bent (κ 4-S 2,S 3,S 7,S 8)[Ru II] 2 and linear (κ 4-S 2,S 3,S 12,S 13)[Ru II] 2 arrangements of the peripheral metallo-chromophore units. Unlike the two reversible reduction waves in complex 1 observed at E1/2 -0.34 and -0.60 V, only one reversible reduction wave was observed, between E1/2 -0.56 to -0.58 V vs. Ag/AgCl, in the di- and trinuclear complexes 2- 6. Also in the anodic scans, the dinuclear complexes 2, as well as linear trinuclear complexes 4 and 6, exhibited two successive one electron oxidations, the first at E1/2 ˜ 0.62 V due to Ru(II)/Ru(III) process and second at E1/2 ˜ 1.16 V vs. Ag/AgCl due to {(MeS) 8TAP}/{(MeS) 8TAP} + processes, while the bent trinuclear complexes 3 and 5 exhibited three successive one electron oxidations, i.e. one additional oxidation wave at E1/2 0.88 and 0.90 V vs. Ag/AgCl, respectively. In the fluorescence measurements, Soret excitation led to strong [Zn{(MeS) 8TAP}] centered S 2 emission together with a rapid intercomponent excitation energy transfer ( k 10 7-10 8 s -1) to peripheral Ru(II) unit that showed emission maxima between 535 and 545 nm. Lifetime analysis showed that Ru(II) ∗ emission predominated in the dinuclear complex 2, but its contribution dropped significantly upon formation of the trinuclear complexes, which has been explained in terms of relative variation of the LUMO energies of the linked chromophores in the excited states.

  12. Competition between glutathione and guanine for a ruthenium(II) arene anticancer complex: detection of a sulfenato intermediate.

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    Wang, Fuyi; Xu, Jingjing; Habtemariam, Abraha; Bella, Juraj; Sadler, Peter J

    2005-12-21

    The organometallic anticancer complex [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)Cl]+ (1; bip = biphenyl, en = ethylenediamine) selectively binds to guanine (N7) bases of DNA (Novakova, O.; Chen, H.; Vrana, O.; Rodger, A.; Sadler, P. J.; Brabec, V. Biochemistry 2003, 42, 11544-11554). In this work, competition between the tripeptide glutathione (gamma-L-Glu-L-Cys-Gly; GSH) and guanine (as guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate, cGMP) for complex 1 was investigated using HPLC, LC-MS and 1H,15N NMR spectroscopy. In unbuffered solution (pH ca. 3), the reaction of 1 with GSH gave rise to three intermediates: an S-bound thiolato adduct [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)(GS-S)] (4) and two carboxylate-bound glutathione products [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)(GSH-O)]+ (5, 6) during the early stages (<6 h), followed by en displacement and formation of a tri-GS-bridged dinuclear Ru(II) complex [((eta6-bip)Ru)2(GS-mu-S)3]2- (7). Under physiologically relevant conditions (micromolar Ru concentrations, pH 7, 22 mM NaCl, 310 K), the thiolato complex 4 was unexpectedly readily oxidized by dioxygen to the sulfenato complex [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)(GS(O)-S)] (8) instead of forming the dinuclear complex 7. Under these conditions, competitive reaction of complex 1 with GSH and cGMP gave rise to the cGMP adduct [(eta6-bip)Ru(en)(cGMP-N7)]+ (10) as the major product, accounting for ca. 62% of total Ru after 72 h, even in the presence of a 250-fold molar excess of GSH. The oxidation of coordinated glutathione in the thiolato complex 4 to the sulfenate in 8 appears to provide a facile route for displacement of S-bound glutathione by G N7. Redox reactions of cysteinyl adducts of these Ru(II) arene anticancer complexes could therefore play a significant role in their biological activity.

  13. Fabrication of Three-Layer-Component Organoclay Hybrid Films with Reverse Deposition Orders by a Modified Langmuir-Schaefer Technique and Their Pyroelectric Currents Measured by a Noncontact Method.

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    Hirahara, Masanari; Umemura, Yasushi

    2015-08-04

    In an aqueous clay mineral (montmorillonite) dispersion at a low concentration, isolated clay nanosheets with negative charges were suspended. When a solution of amphiphilic octadecylammonium chloride (ODAH(+)Cl(-)) was spread on an air-dispersion interface, the clay nanosheets were adsorbed on the ODAH(+) cations at the interface to form a stable ultrathin floating film. The floating film was transferred onto a substrate by the Schaefer method, and then the film was immersed in a [Ru(dpp)3]Cl2 (dpp = 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) solution. The Ru(II) complex cations were adsorbed on the film surface because the film surface possessed a cation-exchange ability. The layers of ODAH(+), clay nanosheets, and [Ru(dpp)3](2+) were deposited in this order. By repeating these procedures, three-layer-component films were fabricated (OCR films). In a similar way, three-layer-component films in which the layers of [Ru(dpp)3](2+), clay nanosheets, and ODAH(+) were deposited in the reverse order (RCO films) were prepared by spreading a [Ru(dpp)3](ClO4)2 solution and immersing the films in an ODAH(+)Cl(-) solution. Both OCR and RCO films were characterized by surface pressure-molecular area (π-A) curve measurements, IR and visible spectroscopy, and the XRD method. The OCR and RCO film systems possessed nearly the same properties in the densities of ODAH(+) and [Ru(dpp)3](2+) and the tilt angle of the Ru(II) complex cation, although the layer distance for the RCO film was a little longer than that for the OCR film and the layered structure for the RCO film was less ordered than that for the OCR film. Pyroelectric currents for the films were measured by a noncontact method using an (241)Am radioactive electrode. When the films were heated, the pyroelectric currents were observed and the current directions for the OCR and RCO films were different. This was clear evidence that the layer order in the OCR film was reverse of that in the RCO film.

  14. Photoacid behavior versus proton-coupled electron transfer in phenol-Ru(bpy)3(2+) dyads.

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    Kuss-Petermann, Martin; Wenger, Oliver S

    2013-07-18

    Two dyads composed of a Ru(bpy)3(2+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) photosensitizer and a covalently attached phenol were synthesized and investigated. In the shorter dyad (Ru-PhOH) the ruthenium complex and the phenol are attached directly to each other whereas in the longer dyad there is a p-xylene (xy) spacer in between (Ru-xy-PhOH). Electrochemical investigations indicate that intramolecular electron transfer (ET) from phenol to the photoexcited metal complex is endergonic by more than 0.3 eV in both dyads, explaining the absence of any (3)MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) excited-state quenching by the phenols in pure CH3CN and CH2Cl2. When pyridine is added to a CH2Cl2 solution, significant excited-state quenching can be observed for both dyads, but the bimolecular quenching rate constants differ by 2 orders of magnitude between Ru-PhOH and Ru-xy-PhOH. Transient absorption spectroscopy shows that in the presence of pyridine both dyads react to photoproducts containing Ru(II) and phenolate. The activation energies associated with the photoreactions in the two dyads differ by 1 order of magnitude, and this might suggest that the formation of identical photoproducts proceeds through fundamentally different reaction pathways in Ru-PhOH and Ru-xy-PhOH. For Ru-PhOH direct proton release from the photoexcited dyad is a plausible reaction pathway. For Ru-xy-PhOH a sequence of a photoinduced proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) followed by an intramolecular (thermal) electron transfer in the reverse direction is a plausible reaction pathway; this two-step process involves a reaction intermediate containing Ru(I) and phenoxyl radical that reacts very rapidly to Ru(II) and phenolate. Thermal back-reactions to restore the initial starting materials occur on a 30-50 μs time scale in both dyads; i.e., due to proton release the photoproducts are very long-lived. These back-reactions exhibit inverse H/D kinetic isotope effects of 0.7 ± 0.1 (Ru-PhOH) and 0.6 ± 0.1 (Ru

  15. Conducting polymer-metal hybrid materials: Towards tunable redox control over transition metal properties?

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    Weinberger, Dana Alise

    2000-10-01

    Terthienyl-based redox-switchable hemilabile ligands, 3' -(2-diphenylphosphinoethyl)-5,5″-dimethyl-2,2 ': 5',2″-terthiophene and 3'-(2-diphenylphosphinoethyl)-2,2':5,2 ″-terthiophene have been synthesized and fully characterized. Mononuclear, dinuclear, and polymeric Ru(II) complexes formed from these ligands demonstrate that this class of ligand provides electrochemical control over the electronic properties, coordination environments, and reactivities of bound transition metals. Specifically, [CpRuCO(kappa2-3 '-(2-diphenylphosphinoethyl)-5,5″-dimethyl-2,2 ':5',2″-terthiophene)][B(C 6H3-3,5-(CF3)2)4] ( 4a) exhibits a three order of magnitude increase in binding affinity for acetonitrile upon terthienyl-based oxidation. FT-IR spectroelectrochemical experiments on 4a indicate that terthienyl-based oxidation removes electron density from the metal center, equivalent to approximately 11--17% of the electronic change that occurs upon direct oxidation of Ru(II) to Ru(III) in analogous complexes. The FT-IR spectroelectrochemical responses of 4a were compared to those of dimeric and polymeric analogues of 4a. The spectroelectrochemistry of the dimer is consistent with two, sequential, one-electron ligand-based oxidations, compared to only one in 4a. In contrast, the polymer exhibits spectroelectrochemical behavior similar to that of 4a. The polymer spectroelectrochemistry shows changes in the metal center electronic properties between two different states, reflective of two discrete oxidation states of the polymeric ligand backbone. We propose that the polymer backbone does not allow one to vary the electronic properties of the metal center through a continuous range of oxidation states due to charge localization within the metallated films. The oxidation state dependent coordination chemistries of 4a and 4a + with a variety of substrates were studied. Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) has been used to deposit monolayer-based resists with micron to sub-100 nm

  16. Synthesis, characterization and chemistry of platinum and iridium nanoparticles in solution and nanoporous silicas

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    Jagassar, Parbatee Samaroo

    This project focuses on the synthesis of catalytically-active, transition-metal nanoparticles, their adsorption into porous Vycor glass (PVG), the removal of the poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) surfactant employed in their synthesis and their chemistry with Ru(II) diimine complexes. Platinum and iridium nanoparticles with a narrow size distribution were prepared by the alcohol reduction method with poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) as the size limiting surfactant. PVP/Pt nanoparticles adsorb into PVG and as much as 46 ± 4% of the PVP can be removed without further nanoparticle aggregation. XANES spectra show that removal of the PVP surfactant occurs without oxidation of the Pt nanoparticle. EXAFS of the adsorbed Pt nanoparticles after removal of the PVP yield a Pt-Pt bond length of 2.74 ± 0.01 Å which is slightly shorter than the Pt-Pt bond length measured in Pt foil, 2.78 Å. We have shown that the Pt nanoparticles, both the stripped and the unstripped of PVP in porous Vycor glass, does not influence their reactivity with either the [Ru(bpy)2 dpp]2+ or the [Ru(bpy)2ppz]2+ complexes. The addition of PVP/Pt or PVP/Ir nanoparticles to aqueous-ethanol solutions of [Ru(bpy)2ppz]2+ (ppz denotes 4,7-phenanthro-lino-5:6,5'6'pyrazine) leads to the spontaneous aggregation of the nanoparticles about the complex. A comparison of the aggregation about different Ru(II) diimines indicates aggregation initiates at the heteroleptic ligand. Although initiating at the ppz ligand, continued aggregation of the nanoparticles about the complex dilutes the specificity of the initial interaction leading to larger aggregates of differing shape. TEM analyses of the aggregates indicate the volume occupied by the individual nanoparticles is a small fraction of the total volume of the aggregate suggesting a somewhat open structure interlaced with the solvent. Correlating TEM analyses of the aggregation with the electronic spectra of the solutions reveals a new absorption assigned to the formation

  17. Isomeric Diruthenium Complexes of a Heterocyclic and Quinonoid Bridging Ligand: Valence and Spin Alternatives for the Metal/Ligand/Metal Arrangement.

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    Ansari, Mohd Asif; Mandal, Abhishek; Paretzki, Alexa; Beyer, Katharina; Kaim, Wolfgang; Lahiri, Goutam Kumar

    2016-12-05

    5,7,12,14-Tetraazapentacene-6,13-quinone (L) reacts with 2 equiv of [Ru(acac)2(CH3CN)2] to form two linkage isomeric bis(chelate) compounds, [{Ru(II)(acac)2}2(μ-L)], blue 1, with 5,6;12,13 coordination and violet 2 with 5,6;13,14 coordination. The linkage isomers could be separated, structurally characterized in crystals as rac diastereomers (ΔΔ/ΛΛ), and studied by voltammetry (CV, DPV), EPR, and UV-vis-NIR spectroelectrochemistry (meso-1, rac-2). DFT and TD-DFT calculations support the structural and spectroscopic results and suggest a slight energy preference (ΔE = 263 cm(-1)) for the rac-isomer 1 as compared to 2. Starting from the Ru(II)-(μ-L(0))-Ru(II) configurations of 1 and 2 with low-lying metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) absorptions, the compounds undergo two reversible one-electron oxidation steps with open-shell intermediates 1(+) (Kc = 4 × 10(4)) and 2(+) (Kc = 6 × 10(5)). Both monocations display metal-centered spin according to EPR, but the DFT-calculated spin densities suggest a Ru(III)(μ-L(•-))Ru(III) three-spin situation with opposite spin density at the bridging ligand for the meso form of 1(+), estimated to lie 1887 cm(-1) lower in energy than rac-1(+), which is calculated with a Class II mixed-valent situation Ru(III)-(μ-L(0))-Ru(II). A three-spin arrangement Ru(III)-(μ-L(•-))-Ru(III) with negative spin density at one metal site is suggested by DFT for rac-2(+) which is more stable by ΔE = 890 cm(-1) than rac-1(+). Reduction of 1 or 2 (Kc = 10(7)-10(8)) occurs mainly at the central bridging ligand with notable contributions (30%) from the metals in 1(-) and 2(-). The mixed-valent Ru(III)(μ-L)Ru(II) versus radical-bridged Ru(III)(μ-L(•-))Ru(III) alternative is discussed comprehensively in comparison with related valence-ambiguous cases.

  18. Exploring Step‐by‐Step Assembly of Nanoparticle:Cytochrome Biohybrid Photoanodes

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    Hwang, Ee Taek; Orchard, Katherine L.; Hojo, Daisuke; Beton, Joseph; Lockwood, Colin W. J.; Adschiri, Tadafumi

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Coupling light‐harvesting semiconducting nanoparticles (NPs) with redox enzymes has been shown to create artificial photosynthetic systems that hold promise for the synthesis of solar fuels. High quantum yields require efficient electron transfer from the nanoparticle to the redox protein, a property that can be difficult to control. Here, we have compared binding and electron transfer between dye‐sensitized TiO2 nanocrystals or CdS quantum dots and two decaheme cytochromes on photoanodes. The effect of NP surface chemistry was assessed by preparing NPs capped with amine or carboxylic acid functionalities. For the TiO2 nanocrystals, binding to the cytochromes was optimal when capped with a carboxylic acid ligand, whereas for the CdS QDs, better adhesion was observed for amine capped ligand shells. When using TiO2 nanocrystals, dye‐sensitized with a phosphonated bipyridine Ru(II) dye, photocurrents are observed that are dependent on the redox state of the decaheme, confirming that electrons are transferred from the TiO2 nanocrystals to the surface via the decaheme conduit. In contrast, when CdS NPs are used, photocurrents are not dependent on the redox state of the decaheme, consistent with a model in which electron transfer from CdS to the photoanode bypasses the decaheme protein. These results illustrate that although the organic shell of NPs nanoparticles crucially affects coupling with proteinaceous material, the coupling can be difficult to predict or engineer.

  19. Orbital entanglement and CASSCF analysis of the Ru–NO bond in a Ruthenium nitrosyl complex

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    Freitag, Leon; Knecht, Stefan; Keller, Sebastian F.; Delcey, Mickaël G.; Aquilante, Francesco; Bondo Pedersen, Thomas; Lindh, Roland

    2015-01-01

    Complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) wavefunctions and an orbital entanglement analysis obtained from a density-matrix renormalisation group (DMRG) calculation are used to understand the electronic structure, and, in particular, the Ru–NO bond of a Ru nitrosyl complex. Based on the configurations and orbital occupation numbers obtained for the CASSCF wavefunction and on the orbital entropy measurements evaluated for the DMRG wavefunction, we unravel electron correlation effects in the Ru coordination sphere of the complex. It is shown that Ru–NO π bonds show static and dynamic correlation, while other Ru–ligand bonds feature predominantly dynamic correlation. The presence of static correlation requires the use of multiconfigurational methods to describe the Ru–NO bond. Subsequently, the CASSCF wavefunction is analysed in terms of configuration state functions based on localised orbitals. The analysis of the wavefunctions in the electronic singlet ground state and the first triplet state provides a picture of the Ru–NO moiety beyond the standard representation based on formal oxidation states. A distinct description of the Ru and NO fragments is advocated. The electron configuration of Ru is an equally weighted superposition of RuII and RuIII configurations, with the RuIII configuration originating from charge donation mostly from Cl ligands. However, and contrary to what is typically assumed, the electronic configuration of the NO ligand is best described as electroneutral. PMID:25767830

  20. A new era for homolytic aromatic substitution: replacing Bu3SnH with efficient light-induced chain reactions.

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    Gurry, Michael; Aldabbagh, Fawaz

    2016-04-28

    Herein is a pertinent review of recent photochemical homolytic aromatic substitution (HAS) literature. Issues with using the reductant Bu3SnH in an oxidative process where the net loss of a hydrogen atom occurs is discussed. Nowadays more efficient light-induced chain reactions are used resulting in HAS becoming a synthetic mechanism of choice rivaling organometallic, transition-metal and electrophilic aromatic substitution protocols. The review includes aromatic substitution as part of a tandem or cascade reaction, Pschorr reaction, as well as HAS facilitated by ipso-substitution, and Smiles rearrangement. Recently visible-light photoredox catalysis, which is carried out at room temperature has become one of the most important means of aromatic substitution. The main photoredox catalysts used are polypyridine complexes of Ru(ii) and Ir(iii), although eosin Y is an alternative allowing metal-free HAS. Other radical initiator-free aromatic substitutions have used 9-mesityl-10-methylacridinium ion and N,N-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)perylene-3,4,9,10-bis(dicarboximide) as the photoredox catalyst, UV-light, photoinduced electron-transfer, zwitterionic semiquinone radical anions, and Barton ester intermediates.

  1. Structure-performance correlations of organic dyes with an electron-deficient diphenylquinoxaline moiety for dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Li, Sie-Rong; Lee, Chuan-Pei; Yang, Po-Fan; Liao, Chia-Wei; Lee, Mandy M; Su, Wei-Lin; Li, Chun-Ting; Lin, Hao-Wu; Ho, Kuo-Chuan; Sun, Shih-Sheng

    2014-08-04

    The high performances of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) based on seven new dyes are disclosed. Herein, the synthesis and electrochemical and photophysical properties of a series of intentionally designed dipolar organic dyes and their application in DSSCs are reported. The molecular structures of the seven organic dyes are composed of a triphenylamine group as an electron donor, a cyanoacrylic acid as an electron acceptor, and an electron-deficient diphenylquinoxaline moiety integrated in the π-conjugated spacer between the electron donor and acceptor moieties. The DSSCs based on the dye DJ104 gave the best overall cell performance of 8.06 %; the efficiency of the DSSC based on the standard N719 dye under the same experimental conditions was 8.82 %. The spectral coverage of incident photon-to-electron conversion efficiencies extends to the onset at the near-infrared region due to strong internal charge-transfer transition as well as the effect of electron-deficient diphenylquinoxaline to lower the energy gap in these organic dyes. A combined tetraphenyl segment as a hydrophobic barrier in these organic dyes effectively slows down the charge recombination from TiO2 to the electrolyte and boosts the photovoltage, comparable to their Ru(II) counterparts. Detailed spectroscopic studies have revealed the dye structure-cell performance correlations, to allow future design of efficient light-harvesting organic dyes.

  2. A cyclometallated fluorenyl Ir(iii) complex as a potential sensitiser for two-photon excited photodynamic therapy (2PE-PDT).

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    Boreham, Elizabeth M; Jones, Lucy; Swinburne, Adam N; Blanchard-Desce, Mireille; Hugues, Vincent; Terryn, Christine; Miomandre, Fabien; Lemercier, Gilles; Natrajan, Louise S

    2015-09-28

    A new Ir(iii) cyclometallated complex bearing a fluorenyl 5-substituted-1,10-phenanthroline ligand ([Ir(ppy)2()][PF6], ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) is presented which exhibits enhanced triplet oxygen sensing properties. The efficacy of this complex to act as a photosensitiser for altering the morphology of C6 Glioma cells that represent malignant nervous tumours has been evaluated. The increased heavy metal effect and related spin-orbit coupling parameters on the photophysical properties of this complex are evidenced by comparison with Ru(ii) analogues. The complex [Ir(ppy)2()][PF6] is shown to exhibit relatively high two-photon absorption efficiencies for the lowest energy MLCT electronic transitions with two-photon absorption cross sections that range from 50 to 80 Goeppert-Mayer units between 750 to 800 nm. Quantum yields for the complex were measured up to 23% and the Stern-Volmer quenching constant, KSV was determined to be 40 bar(-1) in acetonitrile solution, confirming the high efficiency of the complex as a triplet oxygen sensitiser. Preliminary in vitro experiments with C6 Glioma cells treated with [Ir(ppy)2()][PF6], show that the complex is an efficient sensitizer for triplet oxygen, producing cytotoxic singlet oxygen ((1)O2) by two-photon excitation at 740 nm resulting in photodynamic effects that lead to localised cell damage and death.

  3. New Ru(II)/Os(II)-polypyridyl complexes for coupling to TiO2 surfaces through acetylacetone functionality and studies on interfacial electron-transfer dynamics.

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    Banerjee, Tanmay; Biswas, Abul Kalam; Sahu, Tuhin Subhra; Ganguly, Bishwajit; Das, Amitava; Ghosh, Hirendra Nath

    2014-09-28

    New Ru(ii)- and Os(ii)-polypyridyl complexes have been synthesized with pendant acetylacetone (acac) functionality for anchoring on nanoparticulate TiO2 surfaces with a goal of developing an alternate sensitizer that could be utilized for designing an efficient dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC). Time-resolved transient absorption spectroscopic studies in the femtosecond time domain have been carried out. The charge recombination rates are observed to be very slow, compared with those for strongly coupled dye molecules having catechol as the anchoring functionality. The results of such studies reveal that electron-injection rates from the metal complex-based LUMO to the conduction band of TiO2 are faster than one would expect for an analogous complex in which the chromophoric core and the anchoring moiety are separated with multiple saturated C-C linkages. Such an observation is rationalized based on computational studies, and a relatively smaller spatial distance between the dye LUMO and the TiO2 surface accounted for this. Results of this study are compared with those for analogous complexes having a gem-dicarboxy group as the anchoring functionality for covalent binding to the TiO2 surface to compare the role of binding functionalities on electron-transfer dynamics.

  4. Properties of electronically excited states of four squaraine dyes and their complexes with fullerene C70: A theoretical investigation.

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    Zhang, Jian; Li, Tingyu

    2017-09-05

    Solar cells sensitized by polypyridyl Ru(II) complexes exhibit relatively high efficiency, however those photo-sensitizers did not absorb the photons in the far-red and near-infrared region. At present, squaraine dyes have received considerable attention as their attractively intrinsic red light absorption and unusual high molar extinction coefficient. Here we applied density functional theory and time dependent density functional theory to investigate the properties of electronically excited states of four squaraine dyes and their complexes with fullerene C70. The influences of different functionals, basis sets and solvent effects are evaluated. To understand the photophysical properties, the investigations are basing on a classification method which splits the squaraine dyes and their complexes with fullerene C70 into two units to characterize the intramolecular density distribution. We present the signatures of their electronically excited states which are characterized as local excitation or charge-transfer excitation. The relationship between open-circuit voltage and the number of intramolecular hydrogen bonds in squaraine dyes are discussed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Half-sandwich ruthenium(II) biotin conjugates as biological vectors to cancer cells.

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    Babak, Maria V; Plażuk, Damian; Meier, Samuel M; Arabshahi, Homayon John; Reynisson, Jóhannes; Rychlik, Błażej; Błauż, Andrzej; Szulc, Katarzyna; Hanif, Muhammad; Strobl, Sebastian; Roller, Alexander; Keppler, Bernhard K; Hartinger, Christian G

    2015-03-23

    Ruthenium(II)-arene complexes with biotin-containing ligands were prepared so that a novel drug delivery system based on tumor-specific vitamin-receptor mediated endocytosis could be developed. The complexes were characterized by spectroscopic methods and their in vitro anticancer activity in cancer cell lines with various levels of major biotin receptor (COLO205, HCT116 and SW620 cells) was tested in comparison with the ligands. In all cases, coordination of ruthenium resulted in significantly enhanced cytotoxicity. The affinity of Ru(II) -biotin complexes to avidin was investigated and was lower than that of unmodified biotin. Hill coefficients in the range 2.012-2.851 suggest strong positive cooperation between the complexes and avidin. To estimate the likelihood of binding to the biotin receptor/transporter, docking studies with avidin and streptavidin were conducted. These explain, to some extent, the in vitro anticancer activity results and support the conclusion that these novel half-sandwich ruthenium(II)-biotin conjugates may act as biological vectors to cancer cells, although no clear relationship between the cellular Ru content, the cytotoxicity, and the presence of the biotin moiety was observed. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Binding properties of ruthenium(II) complexes [Ru(bpy)2(ppn)](2+) and [Ru(phen)2(ppn)](2+) with triplex RNA: As molecular "light switches" and stabilizers for poly(U)·poly(A)*poly(U) triplex.

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    Li, Jia; Sun, Yanmei; Zhu, Zhiyuan; Zhao, Hong; Tan, Lifeng

    2016-08-01

    Stable RNA triplexes play key roles in many biological processes, while triplexes are thermodynamically less stable than the corresponding duplexes due to the Hoogsteen base pairing. To understand the factors affecting the stabilization of RNA triplexes by octahedral ruthenium(II) complexes, the binding of [Ru(bpy)2(ppn)](2+) (1, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, ppn=2,4-diaminopyrimido[5,6-b]dipyrido[2,3-f:2',3'-h]quinoxaline) and [Ru(phen)2(ppn)](2+) (2, phen=1,10-phenanthroline) to poly(U)·poly(A)*poly(U) (· denotes the Watson-Crick base pairing and * denotes the Hoogsteen base pairing) has been investigated. The main results obtained here suggest that complexes 1 and 2 can serve as molecular "light switches" and stabilizers for poly(U)·poly(A)*poly(U), while the effectiveness of complex 2 are more marked, suggesting that the hydrophobicity of ancillary ligands has a significant effect on the two Ru(II) complexes binding to poly(U)·poly(A)*poly(U). This study further advances our knowledge on the binding of RNA triplexes with metal complexes, particularly with octahedral ruthenium polypyridyl complexes. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  7. Synthesis and structures of ruthenium di- and tricarbonyl complexes derived from 4,5-diazafluoren-9-one.

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    Jimenez, Jorge; Chakraborty, Indranil; Mascharak, Pradip

    2015-11-01

    Carbon monoxide (CO) has recently been shown to impart beneficial effects in mammalian physiology and considerable research attention is now being directed toward metal-carbonyl complexes as a means of delivering CO to biological targets. Two ruthenium carbonyl complexes, namely trans-dicarbonyldichlorido(4,5-diazafluoren-9-one-κ(2)N,N')ruthenium(II), [RuCl2(C11H6N2O)(CO)2], (1), and fac-tricarbonyldichlorido(4,5-diazafluoren-9-one-κN)ruthenium(II), [RuCl2(C11H6N2O)(CO)3], (2), have been isolated and structurally characterized. In the case of complex (1), the trans-directing effect of the CO ligands allows bidentate coordination of the 4,5-diazafluoren-9-one (dafo) ligand despite a larger bite distance between the N-donor atoms. In complex (2), the cis disposition of two chloride ligands restricts the ability of the dafo molecule to bind ruthenium in a bidentate fashion. Both complexes exhibit well defined (1)H NMR spectra confirming the diamagnetic ground state of Ru(II) and display a strong absorption band around 300 nm in the UV.

  8. Inorganic mesoporous silicas as vehicles of two novel anthracene-based ruthenium metalloarenes.

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    Rojas, Sara; Carmona, Francisco J; Barea, Elisa; Maldonado, Carmen R

    2017-01-01

    Two novel anthracene-based half-sandwich organometallic Ru(II) compounds, namely, [Ru(p-cymene)(L1)Cl2] (1) and [Ru(p-cymene)(L2)Cl2] (2) (L1=1-(anthracen-9-yl)-N-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)methanamine; L2=1-(anthracen-9-yl)-N-(pyridin-4-ylmethyl)methanamine) have been synthesized and characterized. We demonstrate that the fluorescence properties of these complexes are highly affected by the linking position of the anthracene unit, as only 2 shows fluorescence emission in the blue region. Regarding their biological activity, both ruthenium metallodrugs show interaction with different biological targets such as S-donor amino acids (cysteine) and proteases (cysteine cathepsin B). Moreover, 1 and 2 show in vitro cytotoxicity against HL-60 cancer cell line (IC50=84.5 and 87.0μM for 1 and 2, respectively), with cell death occurring via apoptosis. Further studies have shown that diffusion into cells is the main mechanism of metallodrug uptake. Finally, as a proof of concept, these ruthenium complexes have been successfully encapsulated into MCM-41 and SBA-15 mesoporous silicas using two different incorporation strategies (impregnation and grinding). Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Non-innocent electrolyte effects on bimolecular pseudo-self-exchange reactions of ruthenium ammine complexes: Evidence for electron-transfer catalysis in H-bonded ternary assemblies

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    Curtis, Jeff Christian; Inagaki, Mayuko; Chun, Sam J.; Eskandari, Vahid; Luo, Xining; Pan, Zheng N.; Sankararaman, Uma; Pengra, Gina E.; Zhou, Jiahua; Hailey, Philip; Laurent, Jeanny; Utalan, Daniel

    2006-07-01

    The kinetics of bimolecular pseudo-self-exchange reactions such as that between pentaammine(pyridine)ruthenium(II) and pentaammine(3-fluoropyridine)ruthenium(III) shown below, (NH3)5RuII(py)+(NH3)5RuIII(3-Fpy)⇄kex(NH3)5RuIII(py)+(NH3)5RuII(3-Fpy) reveal a novel form of non-covalently mediated electron transfer over distance when salts of non-innocent electrolytes such as the conjugated dicarboxylic acid anions trans, trans-muconate 2- or terephthalate 2- are added to the solution. The kinetic accelerations are distinct from those seen with simple electrolytes such as KCl or CaCl 2, and are thus outside the realm of classical electrolyte effects described by the Debye-Huckel theory of ion atmospheres. Kinetic simulations are presented, and the rate acceleration is interpreted in the context of possible superexchange-type interactions taking place in hydrogen-bonded ternary (or higher) association complexes which create new kinetic pathways for electron transfer over distance in aqueous solution.

  10. Interaction of octahedral ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complex [Ru(bpy)2(PIP)](2+) with poly(U)·poly(A)*poly(U) triplex: Increasing third-strand stabilization of the triplex without affecting the stability of the duplex.

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    Zhu, Zhiyuan; Peng, Mengna; Zhang, Jingwen; Tan, Lifeng

    2017-04-01

    Triple-helical RNA are of interest because of possible biological roles as well as the potential therapeutic uses of these structures, while the stability of triplexes is usually weaker than that of the Watson-Crick base pairing duplex strand due to the electrostatic repulsion between three polyanionic strands. Therefore, how to increase the stability of the specific sequences of triplexes are of importance. In this paper the binding of a Ru(II) complex, [Ru(bpy)2(PIP)](2+) (bpy=2.2'-bipyridine, PIP=2-phenyl-1H-imidazo[4,5-f]- [1,10]-phenanthroline), with poly(U)·poly(A)*poly(U) triplex has been investigated by spectrophotometry, spectrofluorometry, viscosimetry and circular dichroism. The results suggest that [Ru(bpy)2(PIP)](2+) as a metallointercalator can stabilize poly(U)·poly(A)*poly(U) triplex (where · denotes the Watson-Crick base pairing and * denotes the Hoogsteen base pairing),while it stabilizes third-strand with no obvious effect on the duplex of poly(U)·poly(A), reflecting the binding of this complex with the triplex is favored by the Hoogsteen paired poly(U) third strand to a great extent.

  11. Orbital entanglement and CASSCF analysis of the Ru-NO bond in a Ruthenium nitrosyl complex.

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    Freitag, Leon; Knecht, Stefan; Keller, Sebastian F; Delcey, Mickaël G; Aquilante, Francesco; Pedersen, Thomas Bondo; Lindh, Roland; Reiher, Markus; González, Leticia

    2015-06-14

    Complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) wavefunctions and an orbital entanglement analysis obtained from a density-matrix renormalisation group (DMRG) calculation are used to understand the electronic structure, and, in particular, the Ru-NO bond of a Ru nitrosyl complex. Based on the configurations and orbital occupation numbers obtained for the CASSCF wavefunction and on the orbital entropy measurements evaluated for the DMRG wavefunction, we unravel electron correlation effects in the Ru coordination sphere of the complex. It is shown that Ru-NO π bonds show static and dynamic correlation, while other Ru-ligand bonds feature predominantly dynamic correlation. The presence of static correlation requires the use of multiconfigurational methods to describe the Ru-NO bond. Subsequently, the CASSCF wavefunction is analysed in terms of configuration state functions based on localised orbitals. The analysis of the wavefunctions in the electronic singlet ground state and the first triplet state provides a picture of the Ru-NO moiety beyond the standard representation based on formal oxidation states. A distinct description of the Ru and NO fragments is advocated. The electron configuration of Ru is an equally weighted superposition of Ru(II) and Ru(III) configurations, with the Ru(III) configuration originating from charge donation mostly from Cl ligands. However, and contrary to what is typically assumed, the electronic configuration of the NO ligand is best described as electroneutral.

  12. Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of ruthenium flavanol complexes against breast cancer

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    Singh, Ashok Kumar; Saxena, Gunjan; Sahabjada; Arshad, M.

    2017-06-01

    Four Ru(II) DMSO complexes (M1R-M4R) having substituted flavones viz. 3-Hydroxy-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4H-chromen-4-one (HL1), 3-Hydroxy-2-(4-nitrophenyl)-4H-chromen-4-one (HL2), 3-Hydroxy-2-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-4H-chromen-4-one (HL3) and 3-Hydroxy-2-(4-chlorophenyl)-4H-chromen-4-one (HL4) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV-Vis, 1H NMR spectroscopies and ESI-MS. The molecular structures of the complexes were investigated by integrated spectroscopic and computational techniques (DFT). Both ligands as well as their complexes were screened for anticancer activities against breast cancer cell lines MCF-7. Cytotoxicity was assayed by MTT [3-(4, 5-dimethyl thiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide] assay. All ligands and their complexes exhibited significant cytotoxic potential of 5-40 μM concentration at incubation period of 24 h. The cell cytotoxicity increased significantly in a concentration-dependent manner. In this series of compounds, HL2 (IC50 17.2 μM) and its complex M2R (IC50 16 μM) induced the highest cytotoxicity.

  13. A Recoverable Ruthenium Aqua Complex Supported on Silica Particles: An Efficient Epoxidation Catalyst.

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    Ferrer, Íngrid; Fontrodona, Xavier; Roig, Anna; Rodríguez, Montserrat; Romero, Isabel

    2017-03-23

    The preparation and characterization of complexes with a phosphonated terpyridine (trpy) ligand (trpy-P-Et) and a bidentate pyridylpyrazole (pypz-Me) ligand, with formula [Ru(II) (trpy-P-Et)(pypz-Me)X](n+) (2: X=Cl, n=1; 3: X=H2 O, n=2), is described, together with the anchoring of 3 on two types of supports: mesoporous silica particles (SP) and silica-coated magnetic particles (MSP). Aqua complex 3 is easily obtained by heating 2 in refluxing water and exhibits a two-electron Ru(IV/II) redox process. It was anchored on SP and MSP supports by two different synthetic strategies, yielding the heterogeneous systems SP@3 and MSP@3, which were fully characterized by IR and UV/Vis spectroscopy, SEM, cyclic voltammetry, and differential pulse voltammetry. Catalytic olefin epoxidation was tested with molecular complex 3 and its SP@3 and MSP@3 heterogeneous counterparts, including reuse of the heterogeneous systems. The MSP@3 material can be easily recovered by a magnet, which facilitates its reusability.

  14. Resonance Raman and photophysical studies of transition metal complexes in solution and entrapped in zeolites

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    Kincaid, J.R.

    1991-03-29

    This program is subdivided into two major categories: (1) the study of complexes of Ru(II) in fluid solution and (2) the investigation of the effects of incorporation of such complexes into organized assemblies. In the first part of this report, clear evidence is presented for the somewhat unexpected observation of quite specific localization of excited state electron density on a rather small fragment of the coordinated asymmetric bidentate ligand. Thus far, two examples of this behavior have been documented and the results will soon be submitted for publication. The second part of the report describes continuing efforts to develop effective methods for selective preparation of heteroleptic complexes within the supercages of Y-type zeolite. One manuscript has been submitted for publication and a second is now in preparation. Also described in this section of the report are Resonance Raman studies of Ru(bipyrazine){sub 3}{sup 2+} in solutions of varying concentrations of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}; from 0 to 96%.

  15. Label-free photoelectrochemical detection of double-stranded HIV DNA by means of a metallointercalator-functionalized electrogenerated polymer.

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    Haddache, Fatima; Le Goff, Alan; Reuillard, Bertrand; Gorgy, Karine; Gondran, Chantal; Spinelli, Nicolas; Defrancq, Eric; Cosnier, Serge

    2014-11-17

    The design of photoactive functionalized electrodes for the sensitive transduction of double-stranded DNA hybridization is reported. Multifunctional complex [Ru(bpy-pyrrole)2 (dppn)](2+) (bpy-pyrrole=4-methyl-4'-butylpyrrole-2,2'-bipyridine, dppn=benzo[i]dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine) exhibiting photosensitive, DNA-intercalating, and electropolymerizable properties was synthesized and characterized. The pyrrole groups undergo oxidative electropolymerization on planar electrodes forming a metallopolymer layer on the electrode. Thanks to the photoelectrochemical and intercalating properties of the immobilized Ru(II) complex, the binding of a double-stranded HIV DNA target was photoelectrochemically detected on planar electrodes. Photocurrent generation through visible irradiation was correlated to the interaction between double-stranded DNA and the metallointercalator polymer. These interactions were well fitted by using a Langmuir isotherm, which allowed a dissociation constant of 2×10(6)  L mol(-1) to be estimated. The low detection limit of 1 fmol L(-1) and sensitivity of 0.01 units per decade demonstrate excellent suitability of these modified electrodes for detection of duplex DNA.

  16. A Ruthenium(III)-Oxyl Complex Bearing Strong Radical Character.

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    Shimoyama, Yoshihiro; Ishizuka, Tomoya; Kotani, Hiroaki; Shiota, Yoshihito; Yoshizawa, Kazunari; Mieda, Kaoru; Ogura, Takashi; Okajima, Toshihiro; Nozawa, Shunsuke; Kojima, Takahiko

    2016-11-02

    Proton-coupled electron-transfer oxidation of a Ru(II) -OH2 complex, having an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand, gives a Ru(III) -O(.) species, which has an electronically equivalent structure of the Ru(IV) =O species, in an acidic aqueous solution. The Ru(III) -O(.) complex was characterized by spectroscopic methods and DFT calculations. The oxidation state of the Ru center was shown to be close to +3; the Ru-O bond showed a lower-energy Raman scattering at 732 cm(-1) and the Ru-O bond length was estimated to be 1.77(1) Å. The Ru(III) -O(.) complex exhibits high reactivity in substrate oxidation under catalytic conditions; particularly, benzaldehyde and the derivatives are oxidized to the corresponding benzoic acid through C-H abstraction from the formyl group by the Ru(III) -O(.) complex bearing a strong radical character as the active species. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Ruthenium(II) Complexes with 2-Phenylimidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline Derivatives that Strongly Combat Cisplatin-Resistant Tumor Cells

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    Zeng, Leli; Chen, Yu; Liu, Jiangping; Huang, Huaiyi; Guan, Ruilin; Ji, Liangnian; Chao, Hui

    2016-01-01

    Cisplatin was the first metal-based therapeutic agent approved for the treatment of human cancers, but its clinical activity is greatly limited by tumor drug resistance. This work utilized the parent complex [Ru(phen)2(PIP)]2+ (1) to develop three Ru(II) complexes (2–4) with different positional modifications. These compounds exhibited similar or superior cytotoxicities compared to cisplatin in HeLa, A549 and multidrug-resistant (A549R) tumor cell lines. Complex 4, the most potent member of the series, was highly active against A549R cancer cells (IC50 = 0.8 μM). This complex exhibited 178-fold better activity than cisplatin (IC50 = 142.5 μM) in A549R cells. 3D multicellular A549R tumor spheroids were also used to confirm the high proliferative and cytotoxic activity of complex 4. Complex 4 had the greatest cellular uptake and had a tendency to accumulate in the mitochondria of A549R cells. Further mechanistic studies showed that complex 4 induced A549R cell apoptosis via inhibition of thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), elevated intracellular ROS levels, mitochondrial dysfunction and cell cycle arrest, making it an outstanding candidate for overcoming cisplatin resistance.

  18. Tuning the cellular uptake properties of luminescent heterobimetallic iridium(III)-ruthenium(II) DNA imaging probes.

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    Wragg, Ashley; Gill, Martin R; Turton, David; Adams, Harry; Roseveare, Thomas M; Smythe, Carl; Su, Xiaodi; Thomas, Jim A

    2014-10-20

    The synthesis of two new luminescent dinuclear Ir(III)-Ru(II) complexes containing tetrapyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c:3'',2''-h:2''',3'''-j]phenazine (tpphz) as the bridging ligand is reported. Unlike many other complexes incorporating cyclometalated Ir(III) moieties, these complexes display good water solubility, allowing the first cell-based study on Ir(III)-Ru(II) bioprobes to be carried out. Photophysical studies indicate that emission from each complex is from a Ru(II) excited state and both complexes display significant in vitro DNA-binding affinities. Cellular studies show that each complex is rapidly internalised by HeLa cells, in which they function as luminescent nuclear DNA-imaging agents for confocal microscopy. Furthermore, the uptake and nuclear targeting properties of the complex incorporating cyclometalating 2-(4-fluorophenyl)pyridine ligands around its Ir(III) centre is enhanced in comparison to the non-fluorinated analogue, indicating that fluorination may provide a route to promote cell uptake of transition-metal bioprobes. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Ruthenium(II)-dppm Coordination Chemistry. An Advanced Inorganic Miniproject

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    Higgins, Simon J.

    2001-05-01

    A guided miniproject involving aspects of Ru(II)-diphosphine complex synthesis and characterization, suitable for advanced undergraduate students, has been devised. It combines teaching of new synthetic and characterization techniques with the opportunity for a taste of research work in the latter part of the project. Students work in teams to prepare dppm (Ph2PCH2PPh2) and the labile starting material, [RuCl2(PPh3)3]. They then individually prepare [RuCl2(dppm)2], characterize it as trans by 1H and 31P NMR spectroscopy, and investigate its thermal isomerization to cis. This part of the project is based on a literature report (Sullivan, B. P.; Meyer, T. J. Inorg. Chem. 1982, 21, 1037). Each student then undertakes a different extension to the project; this can involve a study of Ru(II) complexes of the analogous distibine Ph2SbCH2SbPPh2, of a different diphosphine (e.g. dppe, Ph2PCH2CH2PPh2), or of dppm with a different halide ligand. Assessment is on the basis 50% for laboratory work and results (partly continuously assessed), 35% for a report, and 15% for an oral presentation, the latter two produced at the end of the project.

  20. Light-Driven Water Splitting by a Covalently Linked Ruthenium-Based Chromophore–Catalyst Assembly

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    Sherman, Benjamin D.; Xie, Yan; Sheridan, Matthew V.; ...

    2016-12-09

    The preparation and characterization of new Ru(II) polypyridyl-based chromophore–catalyst assemblies, [(4,4'-PO3H2-bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4'-epic)Ru(bda)(pic)]2+ (1, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; 4-Mebpy-4'-epic = 4-(4-methylbipyridin-4'-yl-ethyl)-pyridine; bda = 2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylate; pic = 4-picoline), and [(bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4'-epic)Ru(bda)(pic)]2+ (1') are described, as is the application of 1 in a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell (DSPEC) for solar water splitting. Furthermore, on SnO2/TiO2 core–shell electrodes in a DSPEC configuration with a Pt cathode, the chromophore–catalyst assembly undergoes light-driven water oxidation at pH 5.7 in a 0.1 M acetate buffer, 0.5 M in NaClO4. We observed photocurrents of ~0.85 mA cm–2, with illumination by a 100 mW cm–2 white light source, after 30 s under amore » 0.1 V vs Ag/AgCl applied bias with a faradaic efficiency for O2 production of 74% measured over a 5 min illumination period.« less

  1. Ruthenium Complex “Light Switches” that are Selective for Different G-Quadruplex Structures

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    Wachter, Erin; Moyá, Diego; Parkin, Sean

    2015-01-01

    Recognition and regulation of G-quadruplex nucleic acid structures is an important goal for the development of chemical tools and medicinal agents. The addition of a bromo substituent to the dipyridylphenazine (dppz) ligands in the photophysical “light switch”, [Ru(bpy)2dppz]2+, and the photochemical “light switch”, [Ru(bpy)2dmdppz]2+, creates compounds with increased selectivity for an intermolecular parallel G-quadruplex and the mixed-hybrid G-quadruplex, respectively. When [Ru(bpy)2dppz-Br]2+ and [Ru(bpy)2dmdppz-Br]2+ are incubated with the G-quadruplexes, they have a stabilizing effect on the DNA structures. Activation of [Ru(bpy)2dmdppz-Br]2+ with light results in covalent adduct formation with the DNA. These complexes demonstrate that subtle chemical modifications of RuII complexes can alter G-quadruplex selectivity, and could be useful for the rational design of in vivo G-quadruplex probes. PMID:26560887

  2. The contrasting activity of iodido versus chlorido ruthenium and osmium arene azo- and imino-pyridine anticancer complexes: control of cell selectivity, cross-resistance, p53 dependence, and apoptosis pathway.

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    Romero-Canelón, Isolda; Salassa, Luca; Sadler, Peter J

    2013-02-14

    Organometallic half-sandwich complexes [M(p-cymene)(azo/imino-pyridine)X](+) where M = Ru(II) or Os(II) and X ═ Cl or I, exhibit potent antiproliferative activity toward a range of cancer cells. Not only are the iodido complexes more potent than the chlorido analogues, but they are not cross-resistant with the clinical platinum drugs cisplatin and oxaliplatin. They are also more selective for cancer cells versus normal cells (fibroblasts) and show high accumulation in cell membranes. They arrest cell growth in G1 phase in contrast to cisplatin (S phase) with a high incidence of late-stage apoptosis. The iodido complexes retain potency in p53 mutant colon cells. All complexes activate caspase 3. In general, antiproliferative activity is greatly enhanced by low levels of the glutathione synthase inhibitor l-buthionine sulfoxime. The work illustrates how subtle changes to the design of low-spin d(6) metal complexes can lead to major changes in cellular metabolism and to potent complexes with novel mechanisms of anticancer activity.

  3. Duplex-Selective Ruthenium-based DNA Intercalators

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    Shade, Chad M.; Kennedy, Robert D.; Rouge, Jessica L.; Rosen, Mari S.; Wang, Mary X.; Seo, Soyoung E.; Clingerman, Daniel J.

    2016-01-01

    We report the design and synthesis of small molecules that exhibit enhanced luminescence in the presence of duplex rather than single-stranded DNA. The local environment presented by a well-known [Ru(dipyrido[2,3-a:3',2'-c]phenazine)L2]2+-based DNA intercalator was modified by functionalizing the bipyridine ligands with esters and carboxylic acids. By systematically varying the number and charge of the pendant groups, it was determined that decreasing the electrostatic interaction between the intercalator and the anionic DNA backbone reduced single-strand interactions and translated to better duplex specificity. In studying this class of complexes, a single RuII complex emerged that selectively luminesces in the presence of duplex DNA with little to no background from interacting with single stranded DNA. This complex shows promise as a new dye capable of selectively staining double versus single-stranded DNA in gel electrophoresis, which cannot be done with conventional SYBR dyes. PMID:26119581

  4. An Unusually Delocalized Mixed-Valence State of a Cyanidometal-Bridged Compound Induced by Thermal Electron Transfer.

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    Ma, Xiao; Lin, Chen-Sheng; Zhu, Xiao-Quan; Hu, Sheng-Min; Sheng, Tian-Lu; Wu, Xin-Tao

    2017-02-01

    The heterometallic complexes trans-[Cp(dppe)FeNCRu(o-bpy)CNFe(dppe)Cp][PF6 ]n (1[PF6 ]n , n=2, 3, 4; o-bpy=1,2-bis(2,2'-bipyridyl-6-yl)ethane, dppe=1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane, Cp=1,3-cyclopentadiene) in three distinct states have been synthesized and fully characterized. 1(3+) [PF6 ]3 and 1(4+) [PF6 ]4 are the one- and two-electron oxidation products of 1(2+) [PF6 ]2 , respectively. The investigated results suggest that 1[PF6 ]3 is a Class II mixed valence compound. 1[PF6 ]4 after a thermal treatment at 400 K shows an unusually delocalized mixed valence state of [Fe(III) -NC-Ru(III) -CN-Fe(II) ], which is induced by electron transfer from the central Ru(II) to the terminal Fe(III) in 1[PF6 ]4 , which was confirmed by IR spectroscopy, magnetic data, and EPR and Mössbauer spectroscopy.

  5. Thiol-Activated HNO Release from a Ruthenium Antiangiogenesis Complex and HIF-1α Inhibition for Cancer Therapy

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    2016-01-01

    Metallonitrosyl complexes are promising as nitric oxide (NO) donors for the treatment of cardiovascular, endothelial, and pathogenic diseases, as well as cancer. Recently, the reduced form of NO– (protonated as HNO, nitroxyl, azanone, isoelectronic with O2) has also emerged as a candidate for therapeutic applications including treatment of acute heart failure and alcoholism. Here, we show that HNO is a product of the reaction of the RuII complex [Ru(bpy)2(SO3)(NO)]+ (1) with glutathione or N-acetyl-L-cysteine, using met-myoglobin and carboxy-PTIO (2-(4-carboxyphenyl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethylimidazoline-1-oxyl-3-oxide) as trapping agents. Characteristic absorption spectroscopic profiles for HNO reactions with met-myoglobin were obtained, as well as EPR evidence from carboxy-PTIO experiments. Importantly, the product HNO counteracted NO-induced as well as hypoxia-induced stabilization of the tumor-suppressor HIF-1α in cancer cells. The functional disruption of neovascularization by HNO produced by this metallonitrosyl complex was demonstrated in an in vitro angiogenesis model. This behavior is consistent with HNO biochemistry and contrasts with NO-mediated stabilization of HIF-1α. Together, these results demonstrate for the first time thiol-dependent production of HNO by a ruthenium complex and subsequent destabilization of HIF-1α. This work suggests that the complex warrants further investigation as a promising antiangiogenesis agent for the treatment of cancer. PMID:27191177

  6. Studies on Photocleavage, DNA Binding, Cytotoxicity, and Docking Studies of Ruthenium(II) Mixed Ligand Complexes.

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    Kumar, Yata Praveen; Devi, C Shobha; Srishailam, A; Deepika, N; Kumar, V Ravi; Reddy, P Venkat; Nagasuryaprasad, K; Singh, Surya S; Nagababu, Penumaka; Satyanarayana, S

    2016-11-01

    This article describes the synthesis and characterization of three new Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes including [Ru(phen)2(dpphz)](2+) (1), [Ru(bpy)2(dpphz)](2+) (2) and [Ru(dmb)2(dpphz)](2+) (3) where dpphz = dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c] phenazine-11-hydrazide, phen =1,10-phenanthroline, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine and dmb = 4,4'-dimethyl2,2'-bipyridine. The binding behaviors of these complexes to calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) were explored by spectroscopic titrations, viscosity measurements. Results suggest that these complexes can bind to CT-DNA through intercalation. However, their binding strength differs from each other; this may be attributed to difference in the ancillary ligand. The cytotoxicity of 1-3 was evaluated by MTT assay; results indicated that all complexes have significant dose dependent cytotoxicity with HeLa tumor cell line. All complexes exhibited efficient photocleavage of pBR322 DNA upon irradiation. The DNA binding ability of 1-3 was also studied by docking the complexes into B-DNA using docking program.

  7. DNA-binding, topoisomerases I and II inhibition and in vitro cytotoxicity of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes: [Ru(dppz)2L]2+ (L = dppz-11-CO2Me and dppz)

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    He, Xiaojun; Jin, Lianhe; Tan, Lifeng

    2015-01-01

    Two ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes, [Ru(dppz)2dppz-11-CO2Me](ClO4)2 (Ru1) and [Ru(dppz)3](ClO4)2 (Ru2), have been synthesized and characterized. The spectral characteristics of Ru1 and Ru2 were investigated by fluorescence spectroscopy and revealed that both complexes were sensitive to solvent polarity. The binding properties of the two complexes towards calf-thymus DNA (CT-DNA) have been investigated by different spectrophotometric methods and viscosity measurements, indicating that both complexes bind to CT-DNA by means of intercalation, but with different binding affinities. Topoisomerase inhibition and DNA strand passage assay demonstrates that the two complexes are dual inhibitors of topoisomerases I and IIa. On the other hand, the cytotoxicity of both complexes has been evaluated by MTT assays and Giemsa staining experiments. The main results reveal that the ester functional group has a significant effect on the DNA-binding affinities and topoisomerases inhibition effects of Ru1 and Ru2, and further advance our knowledge on the DNA-binding and topoisomerase inhibition by Ru(II) complexes.

  8. Probing the Electronic Structure of a Photoexcited Solar Cell Dye with Transient X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

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    Van Kuiken, Benjamin E.; Huse, Nils; Cho, Hana; Strader, Matthew L.; Lynch, Michael S.; Schoenlein, Robert W.; Khalil, Munira

    2012-06-21

    This study uses transient X-ray absorption (XA) spectroscopy and timedependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) to directly visualize the charge density around the metal atom and the surrounding ligands following an ultrafast metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) process in the widely used RuII solar cell dye, Ru(dcbpy)2(NCS)2 (termed N3). We measure the Ru L-edge XA spectra of the singlet ground (1A1) and the transient triplet (3MLCT) excited state of N34 and perform TD-DFT calculations of 2p core-level excitations, which identify a unique spectral signature of the electron density on the NCS ligands. We find that the Ru 2p, Ru eg, and NCS orbitals are stabilized by 2.0, 1.0, and 0.6 eV, respectively, in the transient 3MLCT state of the dye. These results highlight the role of the NCS ligands in governing the oxidation state of the Ru center.

  9. A new dinuclear Ru-Hbpp based water oxidation catalyst with a trans-disposition of the Ru-OH.

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    Mola, Joaquim; Dinoi, Chiara; Sala, Xavier; Rodríguez, Montserrat; Romero, Isabel; Parella, Teodor; Fontrodona, Xavier; Llobet, Antoni

    2011-04-14

    The bis(2-pyridyl)ethylamine (bpea) ligand has been used as a starting material for the synthesis of dinuclear Ru complexes of general formula trans,fac-{[Ru(n)X(bpea)](2)(μ-bpp)}(m+) (for X = Cl, n = II, m = 1, trans-Ru(II)-Cl, 1(+); for X = OH, n = III, m = 3, trans-Ru(III)-OH, 2(3+)) where the 3,5-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazolate anionic ligand (bpp) acts as bridging dinucleating ligand, the bpea ligand coordinates in a facial manner and the monodentate ligands X are situated in a trans fashion with regard to one another. These complexes have been characterized in solution by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, UV-vis and electrochemical techniques and in the solid state by X-ray diffraction analysis. The reaction of 1(PF(6)) with Ag(+) generates the corresponding solvated complex where the Cl ligand has been removed as insoluble AgCl, followed by the oxidation of Ru(II) to Ru(III) to generate the corresponding dinuclear complex trans-Ru(III)-OH, 2(PF(6))(3). The latter has been shown to catalytically oxidize water to molecular dioxygen using Ce(IV) as oxidant. Quantitative gas evolution as a function of time has been monitored on line by both manometry and mass spectroscopy (MS) techniques. Relative initial velocities of oxygen formation together with structural considerations rule out an intramolecular O-O bond formation pathway.

  10. cis,fac-Dichlorido{N-[3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-(trimethyl­silyl­oxy)benz­yl]-N,N-bis­(2-pyridylmeth­yl)amine}(dimethyl sulfoxide)ruthenium(II) dichloro­methane disolvate

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    Fischer, Paul J.; Minasian, Stefan G.; Arnold, John

    2009-01-01

    Reaction of dichloridotetra­kis(dimethyl sulfoxide)ruthenium(II) and N-[3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-(trimethyl­silyl­oxy)benz­yl]-N,N-bis­(2-pyridylmeth­yl)amine (BPPA-TMS) affords the thermodynamic product cis,fac-[RuCl2(BPPA-TMS)(DMSO)] and kinetic product trans,mer-[RuCl2(BPPA-TMS)(DMSO)]. The title complex, [RuCl2(C30H43N3OSi)(C2H6OS)]·2CH2Cl2, crystallizes as a dichloro­methane disolvate, with two formula units in the asymmetric unit. The complex exhibits a distorted-octa­hedral geometry about the low spin d 6 RuII center. The BPPA-TMS ligand is coordinated in a facial fashion, with the DMSO ligand cis to the aliphatic nitro­gen atom of the BPPA-TMS ligand. One of the two dichloromethane solvate molecules is disordered over two positions in a 0.695:0.305 ratio. PMID:21578123

  11. A highly selective phosphorescence probe for histidine in living bodies.

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    Gao, Quankun; Song, Bo; Ye, Zhiqiang; Yang, Liu; Liu, Ruoyang; Yuan, Jingli

    2015-11-14

    In this work, we designed and synthesized a heterobimetallic ruthenium(ii)-nickel(ii) complex, [Ru(bpy)2(phen-DPA)Ni](PF6)4 (Ru-Ni), as a highly selective phosphorescence probe for histidine. The probe exhibited weak emission at 603 nm because the phosphorescence of the Ru(ii) complex can be strongly quenched by the paramagnetic Ni(2+) ion. In the presence of histidine, reaction of Ru-Ni with histidine resulted in the release of nickel(ii) and an enhancement in the phosphorescence intensity at 603 nm. Ru-Ni showed high selectivity for histidine even in the presence of other amino acids and cellular abundant species. Cell imaging experimental results demonstrated that Ru-Ni is membrane permeable, and can be applied for visualizing histidine in live cells. More interestingly, Ru-Ni also can act as a novel reaction-based nuclear staining agent for visualizing exclusively the nuclei of living cells with a significant phosphorescence enhancement. In addition, the potential of the probe for biological applications was confirmed by employing it for phosphorescence imaging of histidine in larval zebrafish and Daphnia magna. These results demonstrated that Ru-Ni would be a useful tool for physiological and pathological studies involving histidine.

  12. 3-Hydroxyflavones vs. 3-hydroxyquinolinones: structure-activity relationships and stability studies on Ru(II)(arene) anticancer complexes with biologically active ligands.

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    Kurzwernhart, Andrea; Kandioller, Wolfgang; Enyedy, Éva A; Novak, Maria; Jakupec, Michael A; Keppler, Bernhard K; Hartinger, Christian G

    2013-05-07

    Ru(II)(η(6)-arene) complexes, especially with bioactive ligands, are considered to be very promising compounds for anticancer drug design. We have shown recently that Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene) complexes with 3-hydroxyflavone ligands exhibit very high in vitro cytotoxic activities correlating with a strong inhibition of topoisomerase IIα. In order to expand our knowledge about the structure-activity relationships and to determine the impact of lipophilicity of the arene ligand and of the hydrolysis rate on anticancer activity, a series of novel 3-hydroxyflavone derived Ru(II)(η(6)-arene) complexes were synthesised. Furthermore, the impact of the heteroatom in the bioactive ligand backbone was studied by comparing the cytotoxic activity of Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene) complexes of 3-hydroxyquinolinone ligands with that of their 3-hydroxyflavone analogues. To better understand the behaviour of these Ru(II) complexes in aqueous solution, the stability constants and pK(a) values for complexes and the corresponding ligands were determined. Furthermore, the interaction with the DNA model 5'-GMP and with a series of amino acids was studied in order to identify potential biological target structures.

  13. Ru-Catalyzed C–H Arylation of Fluoroarenes with Aryl Halides

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    2016-01-01

    Although the ruthenium-catalyzed C–H arylation of arenes bearing directing groups with haloarenes is well-known, this process has never been achieved in the absence of directing groups. We report the first example of such a process and show that unexpectedly the reaction only takes place in the presence of catalytic amounts of a benzoic acid. Furthermore, contrary to other transition metals, the arylation site selectivity is governed by both electronic and steric factors. Stoichiometric and NMR mechanistic studies support a catalytic cycle that involves a well-defined η6-arene-ligand-free Ru(II) catalyst. Indeed, upon initial pivalate-assisted C–H activation, the aryl-Ru(II) intermediate generated is able to react with an aryl bromide coupling partner only in the presence of a benzoate additive. In contrast, directing-group-containing substrates (such as 2-phenylpyridine) do not require a benzoate additive. Deuterium labeling and kinetic isotope effect experiments indicate that C–H activation is both reversible and kinetically significant. Computational studies support a concerted metalation–deprotonation (CMD)-type ruthenation mode and shed light on the unusual arylation regioselectivity. PMID:26942551

  14. Ruthenium-Clotrimazole complex has significant efficacy in the murine model of cutaneous leishmaniasis.

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    Iniguez, Eva; Varela-Ramirez, Armando; Martínez, Alberto; Torres, Caresse L; Sánchez-Delgado, Roberto A; Maldonado, Rosa A

    2016-12-01

    In previous studies we reported a novel series of organometallic compounds, Ru(II) complexed with clotrimazole, displaying potent trypanosomatid activity with unnoticeable toxicity toward normal mammalian cells. In view of the promising activity of Ru-clotrimazole complexes against Leishmania major (L. major), the present work sought to investigate the anti-leishmanial activity of the AM162 complex in the murine model of cutaneous leishmaniasis. In addition, to facilitate the design of new therapeutic strategies against this disease, we investigated the mode of action of two Ru-clotrimazole complexes in L. major promastigotes. Overall, we demonstrate that AM162 significantly reduced the lesion size in mice exposed to L. major infection. In addition, Ru-clotrimazole compounds are able to induce a mitochondrial dependent apoptotic-like death in the extracellular form of the parasite based on labeling of DNA fragments, mitochondrial depolarization, cell cycle alteration profile and plasma membrane phospholipid externalization. Our findings reveal a promising efficacy of the Ru-clotrimazole AM162 complex for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis, as well as pro-apoptotic activity and thus guarantees further evaluation in pre-clinical studies.

  15. A high molar extinction coefficient mono-anthracenyl bipyridyl heteroleptic ruthenium(II) complex: synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties.

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    Adeloye, Adewale O; Ajibade, Peter A

    2011-06-03

    In our quest to develop good materials as photosensitizers for photovoltaic dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), cis-dithiocyanato-4-(2,3-dimethylacrylic acid)-2,2'-bipyridyl-4-(9-anthracenyl-(2,3-dimethylacrylic)-2,2'-bipyridyl ruthenium(II) complex, a high molar extinction coefficient charge transfer sensitizer, was designed, synthesized and characterized by spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques. Earlier studies on heteroleptic ruthenium(II) complex analogues containing functionalized oligo-anthracenyl phenanthroline ligands have been reported and documented. Based on a general linear correlation between increase in the length of π-conjugation bond and the molar extinction coefficients, herein, we report the photophysical and electrochemical properties of a Ru(II) bipyridyl complex analogue with a single functionalized anthracenyl unit. Interestingly, the complex shows better broad and intense metal-to ligand charge transfer (MLCT) band absorption with higher molar extinction coefficient (λ(max) = 518 nm, e = 44900 M⁻¹ cm⁻¹), and appreciable photoluminescence spanning the visible region than those containing higher anthracenyl units. It was shown that molar absorption coefficient of the complexes may not be solely depended on the extended π-conjugation but are reduced by molecular aggregation in the molecules.

  16. Ruthenium(II) bipyridine complexes bearing quinoline-azoimine (NN'N″) tridentate ligands: synthesis, spectral characterization, electrochemical properties and single-crystal X-ray structure analysis.

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    Al-Noaimi, Mousa; Abdel-Rahman, Obadah S; Fasfous, Ismail I; El-khateeb, Mohammad; Awwadi, Firas F; Warad, Ismail

    2014-05-05

    Four octahedral ruthenium(II) azoimine-quinoline complexes having the general molecular formula [Ru(II)(L-Y)(bpy)Cl](PF6) {L-Y=YC6H4N=NC(COCH3)=NC9H6N, Y=H (1), CH3 (2), Br (3), NO2 (4) and bpy=2,2'-bipyrdine} were synthesized. The azoimine-quinoline based ligands behave as NN'N″ tridentate donors and coordinated to ruthenium via azo-N', imine-N' and quinolone-N″ nitrogen atoms. The composition of the complexes has been established by elemental analysis, spectral methods (FT-IR, electronic, (1)H NMR, UV/Vis and electrochemical (cyclic voltammetry) techniques. The crystal structure of complex 1 is reported. The Ru(II) oxidation state is greatly stabilized by the novel tridentate ligands, showing Ru(III/II) couples ranging from 0.93-1.27 V vs. Cp2Fe/Cp2Fe(+). The absorption spectrum of 1 in dichloromethane was modeled by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT).

  17. Properties of electronically excited states of four squaraine dyes and their complexes with fullerene C70: A theoretical investigation

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    Zhang, Jian; Li, Tingyu

    2017-09-01

    Solar cells sensitized by polypyridyl Ru(II) complexes exhibit relatively high efficiency, however those photo-sensitizers did not absorb the photons in the far-red and near-infrared region. At present, squaraine dyes have received considerable attention as their attractively intrinsic red light absorption and unusual high molar extinction coefficient. Here we applied density functional theory and time dependent density functional theory to investigate the properties of electronically excited states of four squaraine dyes and their complexes with fullerene C70. The influences of different functionals, basis sets and solvent effects are evaluated. To understand the photophysical properties, the investigations are basing on a classification method which splits the squaraine dyes and their complexes with fullerene C70 into two units to characterize the intramolecular density distribution. We present the signatures of their electronically excited states which are characterized as local excitation or charge-transfer excitation. The relationship between open-circuit voltage and the number of intramolecular hydrogen bonds in squaraine dyes are discussed.

  18. Cardiovascular effects of native and non-native urotensin II and urotensin II-related peptide on rat and salmon hearts.

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    Prosser, H C G; Leprince, J; Vaudry, H; Richards, A M; Forster, M E; Pemberton, C J

    2006-12-01

    Urotensin II (UII) was first discovered in the urophyses of goby fish and later identified in mammals, while urotensin II-related peptide (URP) was recently isolated from rat brain. We studied the effects of UII on isolated heart preparations of Chinook salmon and Sprague-Dawley rats. Native rat UII caused potent and sustained, dose-dependent dilation of the coronary arteries in the rat, whereas non-native UII (human and trout UII) showed attenuated vasodilation. Rat URP dilated rat coronary arteries, with 10-fold less potency compared with rUII. In salmon, native trout UII caused sustained dilation of the coronary arteries, while rat UII and URP caused significant constriction. Nomega-nitro-(l)-arginine methyl (l-NAME) and indomethacin significantly attenuated the URP and rat UII-induced vasodilation in the rat heart. We conclude that UII is a coronary vasodilator, an action that is species form specific. We also provide the first evidence for cardiac actions of URP, possibly via mechanisms common with UII.

  19. Terpyridine- and bipyridine-based ruthenium complexes as catalysts for the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction.

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    Delgado, Jorge; Zhang, Ye; Xu, Bing; Epstein, Irving R

    2011-03-24

    We report the successful use of Ru(II)(terpy)(2) (1, terpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) as a catalyst in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) oscillating chemical reaction. We also examine several additional Ru(II) complexes, Ru(II)(bipy)(2)(L')(2) (2, L' = 4-pyridinecarboxylic acid; bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine) and Ru(II)(bipy)(2)(L'') (3, L'' = 4,4'-dicarboxy-2,2'-bipy; 4, L'' = N-allyl-4'-methyl-[2,2'-bipy]-4-carboxamide; 5, L'' = bipy), for catalyzing the BZ reaction. While 2 is unable to trigger BZ oscillations, probably because of the rapid loss of L' in a BZ solution, the other bipyridine-based Ru(II)-complexes can catalyze the BZ reaction, although their catalytic activity is adversely affected by slow ligand substitution in a BZ solution. Nevertheless, the successfully tested Ru(II)(terpy)(2) and Ru(II)(bipy)(2)(L'') catalysts may provide useful building blocks for complex functional macromolecules.

  20. Peroxydisulfate activation by [RuII(tpy)(pic)(H2O)]+. Kinetic, mechanistic and anti-microbial activity studies.

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    Chatterjee, Debabrata; Banerjee, Priyabrata; Bose, Jagadeesh C K; Mukhopadhyay, Sudit

    2012-03-07

    The oxidation of [Ru(II)(tpy)(pic)H(2)O](+) (tpy = 2,2',6',2''-terpyridine; pic(-) = picolinate) by peroxidisulfate (S(2)O(8)(2-)) as precursor oxidant has been investigated kinetically by UV-VIS, IR and EPR spectroscopy. The overall oxidation of Ru(II)- to Ru(IV)-species takes place in a consecutive manner involving oxidation of [Ru(II)(tpy)(pic)H(2)O](+) to [Ru(III)(tpy)(pic)(OH)](+), and its further oxidation of to the ultimate product [Ru(IV)(tpy)(pic)(O)](+) complex. The time course of the reaction was followed as a function of [S(2)O(8)(2-)], ionic strength (I) and temperature. Kinetic data and activation parameters are interpreted in terms of an outer-sphere electron transfer mechanism. Anti-microbial activity of Ru(II)(tpy)(pic)H(2)O](+) complex by inhibiting the growth of Escherichia coli DH5α in presence of peroxydisulfate has been explored, and the results of the biological studies have been discussed in terms of the [Ru(IV)(tpy)(pic)(O)](+) mediated cleavage of chromosomal DNA of the bacteria.

  1. Externally controlled spin state switching in metal-organic complexes.

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    Bagrets, Alexei; Meded, Velimir; Ruben, Mario; Evers, Ferdinand

    2009-03-01

    Recent transport experiments have demonstrated that a manipulation of the charge of individual molecules is feasible using electromigrated metal junctions [1] or electrochemical gates in conjunction with the STM [2]. Using elaborated density functional theory calculations, we will discuss a possibility to induce -- by means of charging or applied stress -- a switching between low and high spin states in certain metal-organic systems, [Fe(bpp)2]^2+ (bpp: bispyrazolyl pyridine) and [Mn(tpy)2]^2+ (tpy: terpyridine). Based upon a recent success of the single molecular conduction experiment through Ru(II) complex [3], we anticipate the transport properties of Fe(II) and Mn(II) complexes to be gate controlled via exploiting their spin degree of freedom. [1] E. A. Osorio et al., J. Phys.: Condens. Matter20, 374121 (2008); [2] F. Chen el al., Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 58, 535 (2007); Li et al., Nanotechnology 18, 044018 (2007). [3] M. Ruben, A. Landa, E. L"ortscher, H. Riel, M. Mayor, H. G"orls, H. Weber, A. Arnold, and F. Evers, Small (online), DOI: 10.1002/smll.200800390 (2008).

  2. Electronic coupling between two cyclometalated ruthenium centers bridged by 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(1-butyl-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyrene.

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    Wang, Lei; Yang, Wen-Wen; Zheng, Ren-Hui; Shi, Qiang; Zhong, Yu-Wu; Yao, Jiannian

    2011-08-01

    A new bridging ligand 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(1-butyl-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyrene (ttapyr) was designed and synthesized by "click" chemistry. This ligand was used to construct a linear dimetallic biscyclometalated Ru(II) complex [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)Ru(tpy)](2+) and a monometallic complex [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)](+), where tpy is 2,2':6',2″-terpyridine. The electronic properties of these complexes were studied and compared by electrochemical and spectroscopic methods with the aid of DFT calculations. One-electron oxidation of [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)Ru(tpy)](2+) with cerium ammonium nitrate produced a mixed-valent complex [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)Ru(tpy)](3+). The intramolecular electronic coupling between individual metal centers was quantified by the intervalence charge transfer transition analysis. Mixed-valent complex [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)Ru(tpy)](3+) exhibits a metal-centered rhombic EPR signal at 77 K with an average g factor of 2.203.

  3. Excited-state spectroscopic investigations of multinuclear complexes based on [Ru(bpy)3](2+) moieties connected to 2,2'-bipyridine and 2,2';6',2''-terpyridine ligands.

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    Horvath, Raphael; Lombard, Jean; Leprêtre, Jean-Claude; Collomb, Marie-Noëlle; Deronzier, Alain; Chauvin, Jérôme; Gordon, Keith C

    2013-12-21

    A number of multinuclear assemblies based on [Ru(bpy)3](2+) photosensitive moieties covalently linked to Fe(II), Co(II) or Zn(II) polypyridyl complexes are investigated regarding their initial and thermally equilibrated excited states. Ground state absorption and vibrational spectroscopic techniques are carried out, along with resonance Raman, transient absorption, and time resolved resonance Raman measurements. These methods are also supplemented by computational modelling. In all systems, the results clearly show that under visible irradiation, the substituted bpy linker ligand is involved in the initial (1)MLCT excitation of the Ru(II) subunit. For the Ru(II)/Fe(II) linked assemblies, absorption due to [Ru(bpy)3](2+) and [Fe(tpy)2](2+) subunits are identified to give rise to differing resonance Raman spectra. Transient absorption spectra of complexes containing two [Ru(bpy)3](2+) and one [Fe(tpy)2](2+) subunits show a strong depletion for the [Fe(tpy)2](2+) absorption peaks, which decay on a much faster timescale than the remainder of the transient features. This is consistent with a single excitation of the multimetallic assembly, followed by fast depletion (<10 ns) of the spectral signal from the bpy ligand bound to the Fe subunit. The results are supported by time resolved resonance Raman measurements where a number of features assigned to the linker are found at early time-scales. Using transient absorption this process can be followed for most complexes.

  4. Site-specific electronic couplings in dyads with MLCT excited states. Intramolecular energy transfer in isomeric Ru(II)-Ru(II) cyclometalated complexes.

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    Polson, Matthew; Chiorboli, Claudio; Fracasso, Sandro; Scandola, Franco

    2007-04-01

    The rod-like binuclear complexes [(ttpy)Ru(tpy-ph(2)-phbpy)Ru(ttpy)](4+) and [(ttpy)Ru(tpy-ph(2)-tpy)Ru(phtbpy)](4+) (for abbreviations, see text) have been synthesized and characterized. In both complexes, the polypyridine Ru(II) centers have (N--N--N)Ru(N--N--N) and (N--N--N)Ru(C--N--N) coordination environment. The two isomeric species differ in whether the cyclometalating carbon resides on the bridging or on the terminal ligand. The two complexes have virtually identical energy levels, but MLCT excited states of different (bridging or terminal) ligand localization. They are thus ideally suited to investigate possible effects of excited-state localization on intramolecular energy transfer kinetics. In fact, ultrafast spectroscopic measurements yield different energy transfer time constants for the two isomers, with the bridge-cyclometalated complex (2.7 ps) being faster than the terminal-cyclometalated one (8.0 ps). This difference can be explained in terms of different electronic factors for Dexter energy transfer. The study highlights the peculiar intricacies of intramolecular energy transfer in inorganic dyads involving MLCT excited states.

  5. Reactivity of an adsorbed Ru(VI)-oxo complex: oxidation of benzyl alcohol.

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    Hornstein, Brooks J; Dattelbaum, Dana M; Schoonover, Jon R; Meyer, Thomas J

    2007-10-01

    The phosphonated ruthenium complex, [Ru(tpy-PO(3)H(2))(OH(2))(3)](2+) (1) (tpy-PO(3)H(2) = 4'-phosphonato-2,2':6',2' '-terpyridine), was synthesized and attached to glass|ITO or glass|ITO|TiO(2) electrodes. After attachment to the metal oxide surface through the phosphonate linkage, 1 can be oxidized (either chemically or electrochemically) to the reactive Ru(VI)-dioxo complex, glass|ITO|[((HO)(2)OP)tpy)RuVI(O)(2)(OH(2))](2+), which remains attached to the surface. The attached Ru(VI) complex reacts with benzyl alcohol through mechanisms similar to those proposed for the solution analog. More specifically, Ru(VI) is reduced in a stepwise fashion to Ru(IV) and then finally to Ru(II). The reduction of Ru(VI) is accompanied by a rate-limiting insertion to the C-H bond of benzyl alcohol, followed by solvolysis of the aldehyde hydrate. In addition, the surface-bound Ru(VI) acts as an electrooxidation catalyst which carries out approximately 130 (2e(-)) turnovers before deactivation.

  6. Tris­[4-(di­methyl­amino)­pyridine][tris(pyra­zol-1-yl)methane]­­ruthenium(II) bis­(hexa­fluorido­phosphate) diethyl ether monosolvate

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    Coe, Benjamin J.; Raftery, James; Rusanova, Daniela

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, [Ru(C10H10N6)(C7H10N2)3](PF6)2·C4H10O, the RuII cation is coordinated by one tris­(1-pyrazol­yl)methane (Tpm) and three dimethylaminopyridine (dmap) ligands in a slightly distorted octa­hedral geometry. The asymmetric unit consists of one complex cation, two hexa­fluorido­phosphate anions and one diethyl ether solvent mol­ecule in general positions. Although quite a large number of ruthenium complexes of the facially coordinating tridentate Tpm ligand have been structurally characterized, this is only the second one containing three pyridyl co-ligands. The average Ru—N(Tpm) distance is 2.059 (12) Å, while the average Ru—N(dmap) [dmap = 4-(di­methyl­amino)­pyridine] distance is somewhat longer at 2.108 (13) Å. The orientation of the dmap ligands varies greatly, with dihedral angles between the pyridyl and opposite pyrazolyl rings of 14.3 (2), 23.2 (2) and 61.2 (2)°. PMID:24098179

  7. Biomolecule binding vs. anticancer activity: reactions of Ru(arene)[(thio)pyr-(id)one] compounds with amino acids and proteins.

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    Meier, Samuel M; Hanif, Muhammad; Kandioller, Wolfgang; Keppler, Bernhard K; Hartinger, Christian G

    2012-03-01

    The interactions of the ruthenium(arene) complexes [chlorido(η(6)-p-cymene)(2-methyl-3-(oxo-κO)-4H-pyran-4-onato-κO)ruthenium(II)] 1, [chlorido(η(6)-p-cymene)(2-methyl-3-(oxo-κO)-4H-thiopyran-4-onato-κS)ruthenium(II)] 2 and [chlorido(η(6)-p-cymene){N-[(ethoxycarbonyl)methyl]-3-(oxo-κO)-1H-pyrid-2-onato-κO}ruthenium(II)] 3 with biomolecules such as l-methionine (Met) and ubiquitin (Ub) were investigated by electrospray ionization (ESI) ion trap mass spectrometry (MS). These Ru(II) compounds were shown to exhibit anticancer activity which varies depending on the (thio)pyr(id)onato ligands. Compounds 1 and 3 reacted readily with the model protein Ub to yield stable [Ub+Ru(p-cym)] adducts (p-cym=η(6)-p-cymene), whereas 2 was converted only to a minor degree. The protein adduct formation is reversible by incubation with N- and S-donor systems, the latter being more efficient. From these studies, an inverse correlation between metallodrug-protein interaction and cytotoxicity against human tumor cell lines was derived, where low protein binding ability is indicative of increased cytotoxic activity.

  8. Proton coupled electron transfer from the excited state of a ruthenium(II) pyridylimidazole complex.

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    Pannwitz, Andrea; Wenger, Oliver S

    2016-04-28

    Proton coupled electron transfer (PCET) from the excited state of [Ru(bpy)2pyimH](2+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; pyimH = 2-(2'-pyridyl)imidazole) to N-methyl-4,4'-bipyridinium (monoquat, MQ(+)) was studied. While this complex has been investigated previously, our study is the first to show that the formal bond dissociation free energy (BDFE) of the imidazole-N-H bond decreases from (91 ± 1) kcal mol(-1) in the electronic ground state to (43 ± 5) kcal mol(-1) in the lowest-energetic (3)MLCT excited state. This makes the [Ru(bpy)2pyimH](2+) complex a very strong (formal) hydrogen atom donor even when compared to metal hydride complexes, and this is interesting for light-driven (formal) hydrogen atom transfer (HAT) reactions with a variety of different substrates. Mechanistically, formal HAT between (3)MLCT excited [Ru(bpy)2pyimH](2+) and monoquat in buffered 1 : 1 (v : v) CH3CN/H2O was found to occur via a sequence of reaction steps involving electron transfer from Ru(ii) to MQ(+) coupled to release of the N-H proton to buffer base, followed by protonation of reduced MQ(+) by buffer acid. Our study is relevant in the larger contexts of photoredox catalysis and light-to-chemical energy conversion.

  9. Organometallic chemistry meets crystal engineering to give responsive crystalline materials.

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    Bacchi, A; Pelagatti, P

    2016-01-25

    Dynamically porous crystalline materials have been obtained by engineering organometallic molecules. This feature article deals with organometallic wheel-and-axle compounds, molecules with two relatively bulky groups (wheels) connected by a linear spacer. The wheels are represented by half-sandwich Ru(ii) moieties, while the spacer can be covalent or supramolecular in character. Covalent spacers are obtained using divergent bidentate ligands connecting two [(arene)RuX2] groups. Supramolecular spacers are instead obtained by exploiting the dimerization of COOH or C(O)NH2 groups appended to N-based ligands. A careful choice of ligand functional groups and X ligands leads to the isolation of crystalline materials with remarkable host-guest properties, evidenced by the possibility of reversibly capturing/releasing volatile guests through heterogenous solid-gas reactions. Structural correlations between the crystalline arrangement of the apohost and the host-guest compounds allow us to envisage the structural path followed by the system during the exchange processes.

  10. Synergistic "ping-pong" energy transfer for efficient light activation in a chromophore-catalyst dyad.

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    Quaranta, Annamaria; Charalambidis, Georgios; Herrero, Christian; Margiola, Sofia; Leibl, Winfried; Coutsolelos, Athanassios; Aukauloo, Ally

    2015-10-07

    The synthesis of a porphyrin-Ru(II) polypyridine complex where the porphyrin acts as a photoactive unit and the Ru(II) polypyridine as a catalytic precursor is described. Comparatively, the free base porphyrin was found to outperform the ruthenium based chromophore in the yield of light induced electron transfer. Mechanistic insights indicate the occurrence of a ping-pong energy transfer from the (1)LC excited state of the porphyrin chromophore to the (3)MCLT state of the catalyst and back to the (3)LC excited state of the porphyrin unit. The latter, triplet-triplet energy transfer back to the chromophore, efficiently competes with fast radiationless deactivation of the excited state at the catalyst site. The energy thus recovered by the chromophore allows improved yield of formation of the oxidized form of the chromophore and concomitantly of the oxidation of the catalytic unit by intramolecular charge transfer. The presented results are among the rare examples where a porphyrin chromophore is successfully used to drive an oxidative activation process where reductive processes prevail in the literature.

  11. Ruthenium(II) complexes: DNA-binding, cytotoxicity, apoptosis, cellular localization, cell cycle arrest, reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial membrane potential and western blot analysis.

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    Li, Wei; Jiang, Guang-Bin; Yao, Jun-Hua; Wang, Xiu-Zhen; Wang, Ji; Han, Bing-Jie; Xie, Yang-Yin; Lin, Gan-Jian; Huang, Hong-Liang; Liu, Yun-Jun

    2014-11-01

    The aim of our study was to investigate DNA-binding and cytotoxic activity of the four new Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(dmb)₂(HMHPIP)](ClO₄)₂ (1), [Ru(bpy)₂(HMHPIP)](ClO₄)₂ (2), [Ru(phen)₂(HMHPIP)](ClO₄)₂ (3) and [Ru(dmp)₂(HMHPIP)](ClO₄)₂ (4). The complexes interact with DNA through intercalative mode and show relatively high cytotoxic activity against A549 cells, no cytotoxicity toward MG-63 cells. Complexes 1-4 can enhance the levels of ROS in A549 cells and induce the decrease of the mitochondrial membrane potential. These complexes inhibit the cell growth in A549 cells at G0/G1 or S phase. Complex 3 activated caspase 7, and down-regulated the expression of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2. Complexes 1-4 induce apoptosis in A549 cells through ROS-mediated mitochondrial dysfunction pathway. Crown Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Acetylcholine-like and trimethylglycine-like PTA (1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane) derivatives for the development of innovative Ru- and Pt-based therapeutic agents.

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    Ferretti, Valeria; Fogagnolo, Marco; Marchi, Andrea; Marvelli, Lorenza; Sforza, Fabio; Bergamini, Paola

    2014-05-19

    The PTA N-alkyl derivatives (PTAC2H4OCOMe)X (1X: 1a, X = Br; 1b, X = I; 1c, X = PF6; 1d, X = BPh4), (PTACH2COOEt)X (2X: 2a, X = Br; 2b, X = Cl; 2c, X = PF6), and (PTACH2CH2COOEt)X (3X: 3a, X = Br; 3c, X = PF6), presenting all the functional groups of the natural cationic compounds acetylcholine or trimethylglycine combined with a P-donor site suitable for metal ion coordination, were prepared and characterized by NMR, ESI-MS, and elemental analysis. The X-ray crystal structures of 1d and 2c were determined. Ligands 1c, 2b, and 3c were coordinated to Pt(II) and Ru(II) to give the cationic complexes cis-[PtCl2(L)2]X2 and [RuCpCl(PPh3)(L)]X (L = 1, 2, 3, X = Cl or PF6) designed with a structure targeted for anticancer activity. The X-ray crystal structure of [CpRu(PPh3)(PTAC2H4OCOMe)Cl]PF6 (1cRu) was determined. The antiproliferative activity of the ligands and the complexes was evaluated on three human cancer cell lines.

  13. Application of time-resolved step-scan FTIR to the photodynamics of transition metal complexes and heme proteins

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    Palmer, Richard A.; Plunkett, Susan E.; Dyer, R. B.; Schoonover, Jon; Meyer, Thomas J.; Chao, James L.

    1994-01-01

    Time-resolved step-scan FT-IR spectroscopy is used to monitor two distinct photo-induced processes. In the first, the third harmonic of a pulsed Nd:YAG laser (355 nm) is used to initiate a metal-to-ligand charge transfer process (MLCT) in a number of Ru(II) and/or Re(I) polypyridyl complexes. Changes in the position and shape of the vibrational signatures of (pi) -backbonding ligands such as CO and/or CN provide information about the changes in oxidation state of the metal resulting from electronic excitation. Changes in the other ligands vibrational bands indicate which is the electron acceptor (radical anion). In the second example demonstrated here, the second harmonic of the Nd:YAG laser (532 nm) pumps into the (beta) -Visible band of carbonmonoxymyoglobin (MbCO). This dissociates the Fe-CO bond of the heme prosthetic group, and the recombination process is observed as indicated by changes in the amide bands of the polypeptide chain. In both cases, these are some of the very few examples of fast (sub-microsecond(s) ) TR FT-IR in the absorbance mode.

  14. Theoretical and experimental studies of phenol oxidation by ruthenium complex with N,N,N-tris(benzimidazol-2yl-methyl)amine.

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    Hernandez, J Guadalupe; Silva, Antonio Romero; Thangarasu, Pandiyan; Najera, Rafael Herrera; Moreno, Alfonso Duran; Ledesma, M Teresa Orta; Cruz-Borbolla, Julian; Singh, Narinder

    2015-09-01

    The ruthenium complex with (N,N,N-tris(benzimidazol-2yl-methyl)amine, L(1)) was prepared, and characterized. Fukui data were used to localize the reactive sites on the ligand. The structural and electronic properties of the complex were analyzed by DFT in different oxidation states in order to evaluate its oxidant properties for phenol oxidation. The results show that the hard Ru(IV) cation bonds preferentially with a hard base (Namine = amine nitrogen, or axial chloride ion), and soft Ru(II) with a soft base (Nbzim = benzimidazole nitrogen or axial triphenyl phosphine). Furthermore, the Jahn-Teller effect causes an elongation of the axial bond in the octahedral structure. The bonding nature and the orbital contribution to the electronic transitions of the complex were studied. The experimental UV-visible bands were interpreted by using TD-DFT studies. The complex oxidizes phenol to benzoquinone in the presence of H2O2 and the intermediate was detected by HPLC and (13)C NMR. A possible mechanism and rate law are proposed for the oxidation. The adduct formation of phenol with [Ru(O)L(1)](2+) or [Ru(OH)L(1)](+) is theoretically analyzed to show that [Ru(OH)L(1)-OPh](+) could produce the phenol radical.

  15. Varied roles of Pb in transition-metal PbMO3 perovskites (M = Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Ru).

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    Goodenough, John B; Zhou, Jianshi

    2015-06-01

    Different structural chemistries resulting from the Pb(2+) lone-pair electrons in the PbMO3 perovskites are reviewed. The Pb(2+) lone-pair electrons enhance the ferroelectric transition temperature in PbTiO3, stabilize vanadyl formation in PbVO3, and induce a disproportionation reaction of Cr(IV) in PbCrO3. A Pb(2+) + Ni(IV) = Pb(4+) + Ni(II) reaction in PbNiO3 stabilizes the LiNbO3 structure at ambient pressure, but an A-site Pb(4+) in an orthorhombic perovskite PbNiO3 is stabilized at modest pressures at room temperature. In PbMnO3, a ferroelectric displacement due to the lone pair electron effect is minimized by the spin-spin exchange interaction and the strong octahedral site preference of the Mn(IV/III) cation. PbRuO3 is converted under pressure from the defective pyrochlore to the orthorhombic (Pbnm) perovskite structure where Pb-Ru interactions via a common O -2p orbital stabilize at low temperature a metallic Imma phase at ambient pressure. Above Pc [Formula: see text] a covalent Pb-Ru bond is formed by Pb(2+) + Ru(IV) = Pb(4+) + Ru(II) electron sharing.

  16. Interactions of the "piano-stool" [ruthenium(II)(η(6) -arene)(quinolone)Cl](+) complexes with water; DFT computational study.

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    Zábojníková, Tereza; Cajzl, Radim; Kljun, Jakob; Chval, Zdeněk; Turel, Iztok; Burda, Jaroslav V

    2016-07-15

    Full optimizations of stationary points along the reaction coordinate for the hydration of several quinolone Ru(II) half-sandwich complexes were performed in water environment using the B3PW91/6-31+G(d)/PCM/UAKS method. The role of diffuse functions (especially on oxygen) was found crucial for correct geometries along the reaction coordinate. Single-point (SP) calculations were performed at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2df,2pd)/DPCM/saled-UAKS level. In the first part, two possible reaction mechanisms-associative and dissociative were compared. It was found that the dissociative mechanism of the hydration process is kinetically slightly preferred. Another important conclusion concerns the reaction channels. It was found that substitution of chloride ligand (abbreviated in the text as dechlorination reaction) represents energetically and kinetically the most feasible pathway. In the second part the same hydration reaction was explored for reactivity comparison of the Ru(II)-complexes with several derivatives of nalidixic acid: cinoxacin, ofloxacin, and (thio)nalidixic acid. The hydration process is about four orders of magnitude faster in a basic solution compared to neutral/acidic environment with cinoxacin and nalidixic acid as the most reactive complexes in the former and latter environments, respectively. The explored hydration reaction is in all cases endergonic; nevertheless the endergonicity is substantially lower (by ∼6 kcal/mol) in basic environment. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. Mass spectrometry and UV-VIS spectrophotometry of ruthenium(II) [RuClCp(mPTA)2](OSO2CF3)2 complex in solution.

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    Peña-Méndez, Eladia María; González, Beatriz; Lorenzo, Pablo; Romerosa, Antonio; Havel, Josef

    2009-12-01

    Ruthenium(II) complexes are of great interest as a new class of cancerostatics with advantages over classical platinum compounds including lower toxicity. The stability of the [RuClCp(mPTA)2](OSO2CF3)2 complex (I) (Cp cyclopentadienyl, mPTA N-methyl 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane) in aqueous solution was studied using spectrophotometry, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) and laser desorption/ionization (LDI) time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometry (MS). Spectrophotometry proves that at least three different reactions take place in water. Dissolution of I leads to fast coordination of water molecules to the Ru(II) cation and then slow hydrolysis and ligand exchange of chloride and mPTA with water, hydroxide or with trifluoromethane sulfonate itself. Via MALDI and LDI of the hydrolyzed solutions the formation of singly positively charged ions of general formula RuCl(p)(Cp)(q)(mPTA)(r)(H2O)(s)(OH)(t) (p = 0-1, q = 0-1, r = 0-2, s = 0-5, t = 0-2) and of some fragment ions was shown. The stoichiometry was determined by analyzing the isotopic envelopes and computer modelling. The [RuClCp(mPTA)2](OSO2CF3)2 complex can be stabilized in dilute hydrochloric acid or in neutral 0.15 M isotonic sodium chloride solution. Copyright 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  18. The effects of linear assembly of two carbazole groups on acid-base and DNA-binding properties of a ruthenium(II) complex.

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    Chen, Xi; Xue, Long-Xin; Ju, Chun-Chuan; Wang, Ke-Zhi

    2013-07-01

    A novel Ru(II) complex of [Ru(bpy)2(Hbcpip)](ClO4)2 {where bpy=2,2-bipyridine, Hbcpip=2-(4-(9H-3,9'-bicarbazol-9-yl)phenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline} is synthesized and characterized. Calf-thymus DNA-binding properties of the complex were studied by UV-vis absorption and luminescence titrations, steady-state emission quenching by [Fe(CN)6](4-), DNA competitive binding with ethidium bromide, thermal denaturation and DNA viscosity measurements. The results indicate that the complex partially intercalated into the DNA with a binding constant of (5.5±1.4)×10(5) M(-1) in buffered 50 mM NaCl. The acid-base properties of the complex were also studied by UV-visible and luminescence spectrophotometric pH titrations, and ground- and excited-state acidity ionization constant values were derived.

  19. Antiproliferative activity of (η(6)-arene)ruthenacarborane sandwich complexes against HCT116 and MCF7 cell lines.

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    Gozzi, Marta; Schwarze, Benedikt; Sárosi, Menyhárt-Botond; Lönnecke, Peter; Drača, Dijana; Maksimović-Ivanić, Danijela; Mijatović, Sanja; Hey-Hawkins, Evamarie

    2017-08-11

    Three [(η(6)-arene)RuC2B9H11] complexes (arene = p-cymene (2), biphenyl (3) and 1-Me-4-COOEt-C6H4 (4)) were synthesised according to modified literature procedures and fully characterised. 2-4 were found to be moderately active against two types of tumour cell lines (HCT116 and MCF7), with IC50 values in the low micromolar range. However, viability of normal, healthy cells (MRC-5 cell line, MLEC and mouse macrophages) was not affected by treatment with 2-4, indicating high selectivity of the metallacarborane complexes towards tumour cell lines, compared to the unselective antitumour agent cisplatin and other potential Ru(II) drugs. Moreover, flow cytometric analysis suggested that 4 induces cell death via a caspase-dependent apoptotic mechanism. DFT calculations of the frontier molecular orbitals showed that the HOMO-LUMO gap in 2-4 is smaller than in the corresponding cyclopentadienyl complexes 2-Cp-4-Cp (e.g. 5.47 (2) vs. 6.31 eV (2-Cp)). In order to assess the stability of 2-4, particularly the ruthenium-dicarbollide bond, energy decomposition analysis (EDA) of 2-4, together with the respective cyclopentadienyl analogues 2-Cp-4-Cp, was performed. EDA suggests that the ruthenium(ii)-dicarbollide bond in the three complexes is mostly ionic and far stronger than the ruthenium(ii)-arene bond.

  20. (2,2′-Bipyridine-κ2 N,N′)chlorido[4′-(2,5-dimethoxy­phen­yl)-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine-κ3 N,N′,N′′]ruthenium(II) hexa­fluorido­phosphate acetonitrile monosolvate

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    Oyama, Dai; Kido, Masato; Orita, Ai; Takase, Tsugiko

    2009-01-01

    In the title compound, [RuCl(C10H8N2)(C23H19N3O2)]PF6·CH3CN, the ligand environment about the RuII atom is distorted octa­hedral, with the substituted terpyridyl ligand coordinated in a meridional fashion, the bipyridyl ligand coordinated in a cis fashion and the Cl atom trans to one of the bipyridyl N atoms. The Ru—N distances are in the range 2.036 (2)–2.084 (2) Å with the exception of the central Ru—N bond from the terpyridyl ligand, which is shorter [1.9503 (19) Å], as expected. The pendant dimethoxy­phenyl substituent is not coplanar with the terpyridyl unit; the dihedral angle between the central pyridyl ring and the benzene ring is 46.72 (11)°. The anion is disordered equally over two positions around an F—P—F bond axis. PMID:21577461

  1. Water oxidation with mononuclear ruthenium(II) polypyridine complexes involving a direct Ru(IV)═O pathway in neutral and alkaline media.

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    Badiei, Yosra M; Polyansky, Dmitry E; Muckerman, James T; Szalda, David J; Haberdar, Rubabe; Zong, Ruifa; Thummel, Randolph P; Fujita, Etsuko

    2013-08-05

    The catalytic water oxidation mechanism proposed for many single-site ruthenium complexes proceeds via the nucleophilic attack of a water molecule on the Ru(V)═O species. In contrast, Ru(II) complexes containing 4-t-butyl-2,6-di-1',8'-(naphthyrid-2'-yl)-pyridine (and its bisbenzo-derivative), an equatorial water, and two axial 4-picolines follow the thermodynamically more favorable "direct pathway" via [Ru(IV)═O](2+), which avoids the higher oxidation state [Ru(V)═O](3+) in neutral and basic media. Our experimental and theoretical results that focus on the pH-dependent onset catalytic potentials indicative of a PCET driven low-energy pathway for the formation of products with an O-O bond (such as [Ru(III)-OOH](2+) and [Ru(IV)-OO](2+)) at an applied potential below the Ru(V)═O/Ru(IV)═O couple clearly support such a mechanism. However, in the cases of [Ru(tpy)(bpy)(OH2)](2+) and [Ru(tpy)(bpm)(OH2)](2+), the formation of the Ru(V)═O species appears to be required before O-O bond formation. The complexes under discussion provide a unique functional model for water oxidation that proceeds by four consecutive PCET steps in neutral and alkaline media.

  2. trans-Chloridobis(4-methyl­pyridine-κN)(4,4′,4′′-tri-tert-butyl-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine-κ3 N,N′,N′′)ruthenium(II) hexa­fluoridophosphate acetone monosolvate

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    Redford, Christopher; Gimbert-Suriñach, Carolina; Bhadbhade, Mohan; Colbran, Stephen B.

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, [RuCl(C6H7N)2(C27H35N3)]PF6·C3H6O, was obtained unintentionally as the product of the reaction of 1,1′-methyl­enebis(4-methyl­pyridinium) hexa­fluoriso­phos­phate and RuCl3(tpy*) (tpy* is 4,4′,4′′-tri-tert-butyl-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine) in the presence of triethyl­amine and LiCl. The mol­ecular structure of the complex displays an octa­hedral geometry around the RuII ion and the unit cell contains an acetone solvent mol­ecule and one orientationally disordered PF6 − anion (occupancy ratio 0.75:0.25) which is hydrogen bonded to two H atoms of the tpy* ligand of the nearest [RuCl(pic)2(tpy*)]+ cation (pic is 4-methyl­pyridine). One of the tert-butyl groups of the tpy* ligand is also disordered over two sets of sites in a 0.75:0.25 ratio. PMID:22412442

  3. A molecular light-driven water oxidation catalyst.

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    Kaveevivitchai, Nattawut; Chitta, Raghu; Zong, Ruifa; El Ojaimi, Maya; Thummel, Randolph P

    2012-07-04

    Two mononuclear Ru(II) complexes, [Ru(ttbt)(pynap)(I)]I and [Ru(tpy)(Mepy)(2)(I)]I (tpy = 2,2';6,2"-terpyridine; ttbt = 4,4',4"-tri-tert-butyltpy; pynap = 2-(pyrid-2'-yl)-1,8-naphthyridine; and Mepy = 4-methylpyridine), are effective catalysts for the oxidation of water. This oxidation can be driven by a blue (λ(max) = 472 nm) LED light source using [Ru(bpy)(3)]Cl(2) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) as the photosensitizer. Sodium persulfate acts as a sacrificial electron acceptor to oxidize the photosensitizer that in turn drives the catalysis. The presence of all four components, light, photosensitizer, sodium persulfate, and catalyst, are required for water oxidation. A dyad assembly has been prepared using a pyrazine-based linker to join a photosensitizer and catalyst moiety. Irradiation of this intramolecular system with blue light produces oxygen with a higher turnover number than the analogous intermolecular component system under the same conditions.

  4. Demonstration of intramolecular energy transfer in asymmetric bimetallic ruthenium(ii) complexes.

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    Bar, Manoranjan; Maity, Dinesh; Das, Shyamal; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2016-11-01

    A new family of bimetallic Ru(ii) complexes derived from an asymmetric bridging ligand (tpy-Hbzim-dipy) consisting of both bipyridine and terpyridine chelating sites covalently connected via phenyl-imidazole spacer were designed in this work to demonstrate intramolecular energy transfer from one component to the other in asymmetric dyads. To fine tune the photo-redox properties, both bidentate and tridentate terminal ligands in the complexes were varied systematically. Both steady state and time-resolved luminescence spectral results indicated photo-induced intramolecular energy transfer from the excited MLCT state of the [(bpy/phen)2Ru(II)(dipy-Hbzim-tpy)] component to the MLCT state of the tpy-containing unit [(dipy-Hbzim-tpy)Ru(II)(tpy-PhCH3/H2pbbzim)] in dyads with rate constant values on the order of 10(6)-10(7) s(-1). Temperature-dependent luminescence studies indicated an enhancement in the luminescence intensity and excited state lifetimes upon decreasing the temperature.

  5. Self-assembly of linear and cyclic siloxane-containing mesogens: investigation of layered structures in bulk and thin films.

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    Heinz, Paul; Hindelang, Konrad; Golosova, Anastasia; Papadakis, Christine M; Rieger, Bernhard

    2011-12-23

    Silicon-containing materials which possess the ability to form mesophases are promising systems for applications in the fields of electro-optical devices, nonlinear optics, and information storage media. In this work, the formation of supramolecular assemblies of a series of low molecular weight siloxane-containing mesogens is presented. Besides a novel synthesis route via Ru(II) -catalyzed hydrosilylation of phenyl acetylene derivatives, mesophase characterization by modern analysis techniques is performed. As linker groups, leading to bi- and tetramesogens, linear disiloxane and cyclic tetrasiloxane are utilized. In the resulting class of materials, high thermal stability, induced by the formation of layered smectic-type structures, is predominant. The smectic-type phases were found to be monotropic. Layer distances in the assemblies, as well as the phase transition temperatures, can be controlled by the substitution motif on the mesogens (number and length of alkyl chains). In spin-cast thin films, the layered domains are visualized by atomic force microscopy; furthermore, domain dimensions and electron densities are determined by grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering.

  6. Effect of electron-acceptor strength of zeolite on the luminescence decay rate of Ru(bpy)3(2+) incorporated within zeolites.

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    Taira, Nobuyuki; Saitoh, Masashi; Hashimoto, Shuichi; Moon, Hyung Rang; Yoon, Kyung Byung

    2006-09-01

    We carried out time-resolved luminescence and transient absorption studies of tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(ii) complex, Ru(bpy)3(2+) assembled in the supercages of zeolites X and Y exchanged with various alkali metal cations. The average lifetime of the luminescence decay, a measure of the photoinduced electron transfer (PET) rate, of Ru(bpy)3(2+)* was found to decrease with increasing the electron-acceptor strength of the host which is represented by the Sanderson's electronegativity scale. This result strongly suggests that the zeolite host plays the role of electron acceptor for Ru(bpy)3(2+)*. However, we could not detect Ru(bpy)3(3+) in the transient absorption spectra, most likely due to very low absorption coefficient of Ru(bpy)3(3+) and to the low efficiency of net PET. For the above observation to be made, it is essential to employ the dehydrated zeolite hosts to allow direct interaction between the guest Ru(ii) complex and the host framework. The present study demonstrates the active role of the zeolite hosts during the PET of incorporated Ru(bpy)3(2+) under the carefully controlled experimental conditions. This report demonstrates the fact that the zeolite hosts can serve as electron acceptors although in the past zeolites were shown to play the role of electron donors.

  7. [1,1′-Bis(diphenyl­phosphan­yl)cobalto­cenium]carbonyl­chloridohydrido(triphenyl­phosphane)ruthenium(II) hexa­fluoridophosphate dichloro­methane disolvate

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    Hou, Jian-Guo

    2011-01-01

    In the title compound, [CoRu(C17H14P)2ClH(C18H15P)(CO)]PF6·2CH2Cl2, the RuII atom is coordinated by three P atoms from a chelating 1,1′-bis­(diphenyl­phosphan­yl)cobaltocenium ligand and a triphenyl­phosphine ligand, one CO ligand, one Cl atom and one H atom in a distorted octa­hedral geometry. In the cobaltocenium unit, the two cyclo­penta­dienyl rings are almost parallel, making a dihedral angle of 1.2 (3)°. The F atoms of the hexa­fluoridophosphate anion are disordered over two sets of sites, with an occupancy ratio of 0.849 (11):0.151 (11). Intra­molecular C—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds occur in the complex cation. The complex cations, hexa­fluoridophosphate anions and dichloro­methane solvent mol­ecules are linked by inter­molecular C—H⋯F hydrogen bonds. PMID:22199494

  8. [1,1'-Bis(diphenyl-phosphan-yl)cobalto-cenium]carbonyl-chloridohydrido(triphenyl-phosphane)ruthenium(II) hexa-fluoridophosphate dichloro-methane disolvate.

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    Hou, Jian-Guo

    2011-12-01

    In the title compound, [CoRu(C(17)H(14)P)(2)ClH(C(18)H(15)P)(CO)]PF(6)·2CH(2)Cl(2), the Ru(II) atom is coordinated by three P atoms from a chelating 1,1'-bis-(diphenyl-phosphan-yl)cobaltocenium ligand and a triphenyl-phosphine ligand, one CO ligand, one Cl atom and one H atom in a distorted octa-hedral geometry. In the cobaltocenium unit, the two cyclo-penta-dienyl rings are almost parallel, making a dihedral angle of 1.2 (3)°. The F atoms of the hexa-fluoridophosphate anion are disordered over two sets of sites, with an occupancy ratio of 0.849 (11):0.151 (11). Intra-molecular C-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds occur in the complex cation. The complex cations, hexa-fluoridophosphate anions and dichloro-methane solvent mol-ecules are linked by inter-molecular C-H⋯F hydrogen bonds.

  9. Cellular uptake mechanisms of an antitumor ruthenium compound: the endosomal/lysosomal system as a target for anticancer metal-based drugs.

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    Côrte-Real, Leonor; Matos, António P; Alho, Irina; Morais, Tânia S; Tomaz, Ana Isabel; Garcia, Maria Helena; Santos, Isabel; Bicho, Manuel P; Marques, Fernanda

    2013-10-01

    Previous studies have described promising antitumor activity of an organometallic Ru(II) complex, η⁵-cyclopentadienyl(2,2'-bipyridyl)(triphenylphosphane) Ruthenium(II) triflate ([η⁵-C₅H₅)Ru(2,2'-bipyridyl)(PPh₃)][CF₃SO₃]) herein designated as TM34. Its broad spectrum of activity against a panel of human tumor cell lines and high antiproliferative efficiency prompted us to focus on its mode of action. We present herein results obtained with two human tumor cell lines A2780 and MDAMB231 on the compound distribution within the cell, the mechanism of its activity, and its cellular targets. The prospective metallodrug TM34 revealed: (a) fast antiproliferative effects even at short incubation times for both cell lines; (b) preferential localization at the cell membrane and cytosol; (c) cellular activity by a temperature-dependent process, probably macropinocytosis; (d) inhibition of a lysosomal enzyme, acid phosphatase, in a dose-dependent mode; and (e) disruption and vesiculation of the Golgi apparatus, which suggest the involvement of the endosomal/lysosomal system in its mode of action. These results are essential to elucidate the basis for the cytotoxic activity and mechanism of action of this Ru(II)(η⁵-cyclopentadienyl) complex.

  10. Light-Driven Water Splitting by a Covalently Linked Ruthenium-Based Chromophore–Catalyst Assembly

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    Sherman, Benjamin D.; Xie, Yan; Sheridan, Matthew V.; Wang, Degao; Shaffer, David W.; Meyer, Thomas J.; Concepcion, Javier J.

    2016-12-09

    The preparation and characterization of new Ru(II) polypyridyl-based chromophore–catalyst assemblies, [(4,4'-PO3H2-bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4'-epic)Ru(bda)(pic)]2+ (1, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; 4-Mebpy-4'-epic = 4-(4-methylbipyridin-4'-yl-ethyl)-pyridine; bda = 2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylate; pic = 4-picoline), and [(bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4'-epic)Ru(bda)(pic)]2+ (1') are described, as is the application of 1 in a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell (DSPEC) for solar water splitting. Furthermore, on SnO2/TiO2 core–shell electrodes in a DSPEC configuration with a Pt cathode, the chromophore–catalyst assembly undergoes light-driven water oxidation at pH 5.7 in a 0.1 M acetate buffer, 0.5 M in NaClO4. We observed photocurrents of ~0.85 mA cm–2, with illumination by a 100 mW cm–2 white light source, after 30 s under a 0.1 V vs Ag/AgCl applied bias with a faradaic efficiency for O2 production of 74% measured over a 5 min illumination period.

  11. Am(m)ines make the difference: organoruthenium am(m)ine complexes and their chemistry in anticancer drug development.

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    Babak, Maria V; Meier, Samuel M; Legin, Anton A; Adib Razavi, Mahsa S; Roller, Alexander; Jakupec, Michael A; Keppler, Bernhard K; Hartinger, Christian G

    2013-03-25

    With the aim of systematically studying fundamental structure-activity relationships as a basis for the development of Ru(II) arene complexes (arene = p-cymene or biphenyl) bearing mono-, bi-, or tridentate am(m)ine ligands as anticancer agents, a series of ammine, ethylenediamine, and diethylenetriamine complexes were prepared by different synthetic routes. Especially the synthesis of mono-, di-, and triammine complexes was found to be highly dependent on the reaction conditions, such as stoichiometry, temperature, and time. Hydrolysis and protein-binding studies were performed to determine the reactivity of the compounds, and only those containing chlorido ligands undergo aquation or form protein adducts. These properties correlate well with in vitro tumor-inhibiting potency of the compounds. The complexes were found to be active in anticancer assays when meeting the following criteria: stability in aqueous solution and low rates of hydrolysis and binding to proteins. Therefore, the complexes least reactive to proteins were found to be the most cytotoxic in cancer cells. In general, complexes with biphenyl as arene ligand inhibited the growth of tumor cells more effectively than the cymene analogues, consistent with the increase in lipophilicity. This study highlights the importance of finding a proper balance between reactivity and stability in the development of organometallic anticancer agents. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Ruthenium(II) bipyridine complexes bearing quinoline-azoimine (NN‧N″) tridentate ligands: Synthesis, spectral characterization, electrochemical properties and single-crystal X-ray structure analysis

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    Al-Noaimi, Mousa; Abdel-Rahman, Obadah S.; Fasfous, Ismail I.; El-khateeb, Mohammad; Awwadi, Firas F.; Warad, Ismail

    Four octahedral ruthenium(II) azoimine-quinoline complexes having the general molecular formula [RuII(Lsbnd Y)(bpy)Cl](PF6) {Lsbnd Y = YC6H4Ndbnd NC(COCH3)dbnd NC9H6N, Y = H (1), CH3 (2), Br (3), NO2 (4) and bpy = 2,2‧-bipyrdine} were synthesized. The azoimine-quinoline based ligands behave as NN‧N″ tridentate donors and coordinated to ruthenium via azo-N‧, imine-N‧ and quinolone-N″ nitrogen atoms. The composition of the complexes has been established by elemental analysis, spectral methods (FT-IR, electronic, 1H NMR, UV/Vis and electrochemical (cyclic voltammetry) techniques. The crystal structure of complex 1 is reported. The Ru(II) oxidation state is greatly stabilized by the novel tridentate ligands, showing Ru(III/II) couples ranging from 0.93-1.27 V vs. Cp2Fe/Cp2Fe+. The absorption spectrum of 1 in dichloromethane was modeled by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT).

  13. Rationalization of the inhibition activity of structurally related organometallic compounds against the drug target cathepsin B by DFT.

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    Casini, Angela; Edafe, Fabio; Erlandsson, Mikael; Gonsalvi, Luca; Ciancetta, Antonella; Re, Nazzareno; Ienco, Andrea; Messori, Luigi; Peruzzini, Maurizio; Dyson, Paul J

    2010-06-21

    A series of organometallic compounds of general formula [(arene)M(PTA)(n)X(m)]Y (arene = eta(6)-C(10)H(14), eta-C(5)Me(5)); M = Ru(ii), Os(ii), Rh(iii) and Ir(iii); X = Cl, mPTA; Y = OTf, PF(6)) have been screened for their cytotoxicity and ability to inhibit cathepsin B in vitro, in comparison to the antimetastatic compound NAMI-A. The Ru and Os analogues and NAMI-A showed similar enzyme inhibition properties (with IC(50) values in the low muM range), whereas the Rh(iii) and Ir(iii) compounds were inactive. In order to build up a rational for the observed differences, DFT calculations of the metal complexes adducts with N-acetyl-l-cysteine-N'-methylamide, a mimic for the Cys residue in the cathepsin B active site, were performed to provide insights into binding thermodynamics in solution. Initial structure-activity relationships have been defined with the calculated binding energies of the M-S bonds correlating well with the observed inhibition properties of the compounds.

  14. Photoreduction of Shewanella oneidensis Extracellular Cytochromes by Organic Chromophores and Dye-Sensitized TiO2.

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    Ainsworth, Emma V; Lockwood, Colin W J; White, Gaye F; Hwang, Ee Taek; Sakai, Tsubasa; Gross, Manuela A; Richardson, David J; Clarke, Thomas A; Jeuken, Lars J C; Reisner, Erwin; Butt, Julea N

    2016-12-14

    The transfer of photoenergized electrons from extracellular photosensitizers across a bacterial cell envelope to drive intracellular chemical transformations represents an attractive way to harness nature's catalytic machinery for solar-assisted chemical synthesis. In Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 (MR-1), trans-outer-membrane electron transfer is performed by the extracellular cytochromes MtrC and OmcA acting together with the outer-membrane-spanning porin⋅cytochrome complex (MtrAB). Here we demonstrate photoreduction of solutions of MtrC, OmcA, and the MtrCAB complex by soluble photosensitizers: namely, eosin Y, fluorescein, proflavine, flavin, and adenine dinucleotide, as well as by riboflavin and flavin mononucleotide, two compounds secreted by MR-1. We show photoreduction of MtrC and OmcA adsorbed on Ru(II) -dye-sensitized TiO2 nanoparticles and that these protein-coated particles perform photocatalytic reduction of solutions of MtrC, OmcA, and MtrCAB. These findings provide a framework for informed development of strategies for using the outer-membrane-associated cytochromes of MR-1 for solar-driven microbial synthesis in natural and engineered bacteria. © 2016 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  15. Nanocomposite semi-solid redox ionic liquid electrolytes with enhanced charge-transport capabilities for dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Rutkowska, Iwona A; Marszalek, Magdalena; Orlowska, Justyna; Ozimek, Weronika; Zakeeruddin, Shaik M; Kulesza, Pawel J; Grätzel, Michael

    2015-08-10

    The ability of Pt nanostructures to induce the splitting of the II bond in iodine (triiodide) molecules is explored here to enhance electron transfer in the iodine/iodide redox couple. Following the dispersal of Pt nanoparticles at 2 % (weight) level, charge transport was accelerated in triiodide/iodide-containing 1,3-dialkylimidazolium room-temperature ionic liquid. If both Pt nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes were introduced into the ionic-liquid-based system, a solid-type (nonfluid) electrolyte was obtained. By using solid-state voltammetric (both sandwich-type and microelectrode-based) methodology, the apparent diffusion coefficients for charge transport increased to approximately 1×10(-6)  cm(2)  s(-1) upon the incorporation of the carbon-nanotube-supported iodine-modified Pt nanostructures. A dye-sensitized solar cell comprising TiO2 covered with a heteroleptic Ru(II) -type sensitizer (dye) and the semisolid triiodide/iodide ionic liquid electrolyte admixed with carbon-nanotube-supported Pt nanostructures yielded somewhat higher power conversion efficiencies (up to 7.9 % under standard reporting conditions) than those of the analogous Pt-free system. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. The effects of linear assembly of two carbazole groups on acid-base and DNA-binding properties of a ruthenium(II) complex

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    Chen, Xi; Xue, Long-Xin; Ju, Chun-Chuan; Wang, Ke-Zhi

    2013-07-01

    A novel Ru(II) complex of [Ru(bpy)2(Hbcpip)](ClO4)2 {where bpy = 2,2-bipyridine, Hbcpip = 2-(4-(9H-3,9'-bicarbazol-9-yl)phenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline} is synthesized and characterized. Calf-thymus DNA-binding properties of the complex were studied by UV-vis absorption and luminescence titrations, steady-state emission quenching by [Fe(CN)6]4-, DNA competitive binding with ethidium bromide, thermal denaturation and DNA viscosity measurements. The results indicate that the complex partially intercalated into the DNA with a binding constant of (5.5 ± 1.4) × 105 M-1 in buffered 50 mM NaCl. The acid-base properties of the complex were also studied by UV-visible and luminescence spectrophotometric pH titrations, and ground- and excited-state acidity ionization constant values were derived.

  17. Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of ruthenium flavanol complexes against breast cancer.

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    Singh, Ashok Kumar; Saxena, Gunjan; Sahabjada; Arshad, M

    2017-03-01

    Four Ru(II) DMSO complexes (M1R-M4R) having substituted flavones viz. 3-Hydroxy-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4H-chromen-4-one (HL1), 3-Hydroxy-2-(4-nitrophenyl)-4H-chromen-4-one (HL2), 3-Hydroxy-2-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-4H-chromen-4-one (HL3) and 3-Hydroxy-2-(4-chlorophenyl)-4H-chromen-4-one (HL4) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV-Vis, (1)H NMR spectroscopies and ESI-MS. The molecular structures of the complexes were investigated by integrated spectroscopic and computational techniques (DFT). Both ligands as well as their complexes were screened for anticancer activities against breast cancer cell lines MCF-7. Cytotoxicity was assayed by MTT [3-(4, 5-dimethyl thiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide] assay. All ligands and their complexes exhibited significant cytotoxic potential of 5-40μM concentration at incubation period of 24h. The cell cytotoxicity increased significantly in a concentration-dependent manner. In this series of compounds, HL2 (IC50 17.2μM) and its complex M2R (IC50 16μM) induced the highest cytotoxicity.

  18. Structure and properties of Dinuclear [RuII([n]aneS4)] complexes of 3,6-Bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine.

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    Newell, Mike; Ingram, James D; Easun, Timothy L; Vickers, Steven J; Adams, Harry; Ward, Michael D; Thomas, Jim A

    2006-01-23

    The synthesis of dinuclear [Ru(II)([n]aneS(4))] (where n = 12, 14) complexes of the bridging ligand 3,6-bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine are reported. The X-ray structures of both of the new complexes are compared to a newly obtained structure for a dinuclear [Ru(II)([9]aneS(3))]-based analogue, whose synthesis has previously been reported. A comparison of the electrochemistry of the three complexes reveals that the first oxidation of the [Ru(II)([n]aneS(4))]-based systems is a ligand-based couple, indicating that the formation of the radical anion form of the bridging ligand is stabilized by metal center coordination. Spectroelectrochemistry studies on the mixed-valence form of the new complexes suggest that they are Robin and Day Class II systems. The electrochemical and electronic properties of these complexes is rationalized by a consideration of the pi-bonding properties of thiacrown ligands.

  19. Asymmetric nitrene transfer reactions: sulfimidation, aziridination and C-H amination using azide compounds as nitrene precursors.

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    Uchida, Tatsuya; Katsuki, Tsutomu

    2014-02-01

    Nitrogen functional groups are found in many biologically active compounds and their stereochemistry has a profound effect on biological activity. Nitrene transfer reactions such as aziridination, C-H bond amination, and sulfimidation are useful methods for introducing nitrogen functional groups, and the enantiocontrol of the reactions has been extensively investigated. Although high enantioselectivity has been achieved, most of the reactions use (N-arylsulfonylimino)phenyliodinane, which co-produces iodobenzene, as a nitrene precursor and have a low atom economy. Azide compounds, which give nitrene species by releasing nitrogen, are ideal precursors but rather stable. Their decomposition needs UV irradiation, heating in the presence of a metal complex, or Lewis acid treatment. The examples of previous azide decomposition prompted us to examine Lewis acid and low-valent transition-metal complexes as catalysts for azide decomposition. Thus, we designed new ruthenium complexes that are composed of a low-valent Ru(II) ion, apical CO ligand, and an asymmetry-inducing salen ligand. With these ruthenium complexes and azides, we have achieved highly enantioselective nitrene transfer reactions under mild conditions. Recently, iridium-salen complexes were added to our toolbox. Copyright © 2014 The Chemical Society of Japan and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. A Decaheme Cytochrome as a Molecular Electron Conduit in Dye-Sensitized Photoanodes

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    Hwang, Ee Taek; Sheikh, Khizar; Orchard, Katherine L; Hojo, Daisuke; Radu, Valentin; Lee, Chong-Yong; Ainsworth, Emma; Lockwood, Colin; Gross, Manuela A; Adschiri, Tadafumi; Reisner, Erwin; Butt, Julea N; Jeuken, Lars J C

    2015-01-01

    In nature, charge recombination in light-harvesting reaction centers is minimized by efficient charge separation. Here, it is aimed to mimic this by coupling dye-sensitized TiO2 nanocrystals to a decaheme protein, MtrC from Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, where the 10 hemes of MtrC form a ≈7-nm-long molecular wire between the TiO2 and the underlying electrode. The system is assembled by forming a densely packed MtrC film on an ultra-flat gold electrode, followed by the adsorption of approximately 7 nm TiO2 nanocrystals that are modified with a phosphonated bipyridine Ru(II) dye (RuP). The step-by-step construction of the MtrC/TiO2 system is monitored with (photo)electrochemistry, quartz-crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Photocurrents are dependent on the redox state of the MtrC, confirming that electrons are transferred from the TiO2 nanocrystals to the surface via the MtrC conduit. In other words, in these TiO2/MtrC hybrid photodiodes, MtrC traps the conduction-band electrons from TiO2 before transferring them to the electrode, creating a photobioelectrochemical system in which a redox protein is used to mimic the efficient charge separation found in biological photosystems. PMID:26180522

  1. Is the reactivity of M(II)-arene complexes of 3-hydroxy-2(1H)-pyridones to biomolecules the anticancer activity determining parameter?

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    Hanif, Muhammad; Henke, Helena; Meier, Samuel M; Martic, Sanela; Labib, Mahmoud; Kandioller, Wolfgang; Jakupec, Michael A; Arion, Vladimir B; Kraatz, Heinz-Bernhard; Keppler, Bernhard K; Hartinger, Christian G

    2010-09-06

    Hydroxypyr(id)ones are versatile ligands for the synthesis of organometallic anticancer agents, equipping them with fine-tunable pharmacological properties. Herein, we report on the preparation, mode of action, and in vitro anticancer activity of Ru(II)- and Os(II)-arene complexes with alkoxycarbonylmethyl-3-hydroxy-2-pyridone ligands. The hydrolysis and binding to amino acids proceed quickly, as characterized by NMR spectroscopy and ESI mass spectrometry. However, the reaction with amino acids causes cleavage of the pyridone ligands from the metal center because the amino acids act as multidentate ligands. A similar behavior was also observed during the reactions with the model proteins ubiquitin and cytochrome c, yielding mainly [protein + M(eta(6)-p-cymene)] adducts (M = Ru, Os). Notably the ligand cleavage of the Os derivative was significantly slower than of its Ru analogue, which could explain its higher activity in in vitro anticancer assays. Furthermore, the reaction of the compounds to 5'-GMP was characterized and coordination to the N7 of the guanine moiety was demonstrated by (1)H NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. CDK2/Cyclin A protein kinase inhibition studies revealed potent activity of the Ru and Os complexes.

  2. (R,R Fc,S Ru)-Chlorido(η6-p-cymene){1-[1-(diphenyl­phosphanyl)ethyl]-2-[2-(diphenyl­phosphanyl)phenyl]ferrocene-κ2 P,P′}ruthenium(II) hexa­fluorido­phosphate

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    Schuecker, Raffael; Weissensteiner, Walter; Mereiter, Kurt

    2011-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [FeRuCl(C5H5)(C10H14)(C37H31P2)]PF6, contains two independent, geometrically similar RuII complexes of a chiral ferrocenyldiphosphane with piano-stool coordination through the η6-bound p-cymene ligand, two chelating phospho­rus donor atoms, and an exo-oriented chloride ion. The mean bond lengths of the two Ru complexes are Ru—C = 2.276 Å, Ru—P = 2.3816 Å, and Ru—Cl = 2.3924 Å. Both chloride ligands form only intra­molecular C—H⋯Cl inter­actions. Seven weak inter­molecular C—H⋯F inter­actions involving mainly arene H atoms consolidate the crystal packing, which reveals an approximate c/2 pseudo-translation relating the two independent Ru complex mol­ecules. PMID:22058697

  3. Effect of a κ(1)-Bonded-M-1,2,3-triazole (M = Co, Ru) on the Structure and Reactivity of Group 6 Alkoxy (Fischer) Carbenes.

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    Giner, Elena A; Gómez-Gallego, Mar; Casarrubios, Luis; de la Torre, María C; Ramírez de Arellano, Carmen; Sierra, Miguel A

    2017-03-06

    The [3 + 2] cycloaddition of two different metal-bound azides, [(Me4cyclam)Co(II)(N3)]ClO4 and (η(5)-C5H5)(dppe)Ru(II)(N3), (dppe = Ph2PCH2CH2PPh2) with Cr(0) and W(0) (ethoxy)(alkynyl) Fischer carbenes has been efficiently used for the preparation of polymetallic metal-carbene complexes. The presence of the κ(1)-bonded metal triazole causes a significant influence on the electronic properties, structure, and reactivity of this new class of Fischer alkoxycarbenes. For the Ru(II) derivatives, their chemical behavior is considerably influenced by the interaction of the (η(5)-C5H5)(dppe)Ru(II)-triazole moiety with the empty p-carbene orbital that provokes a noticeable decrease in the electrophilicity of the M═C carbon (manifested by the shielding of the (13)C NMR chemical shifts). In turn, in the Co(II) derivatives, the incorporation of the (Me4cyclam)Co(II) moiety diminishes the aromaticity of the triazole ring and has a marked effect on the energy and distribution of the LUSO orbital, mostly resident on the Co(II) fragment. The almost negligible participation of the carbene moiety in the LUSO makes this position unable to react with nucleophiles. The reactions reported in this work constitute the first examples of [3 + 2] cycloaddition of azides and alkynyl Fischer carbene complexes in solution.

  4. Subtle Changes to Peripheral Ligands Enable High Turnover Numbers for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation with Supramolecular Photocatalysts.

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    Kowacs, Tanja; O'Reilly, Laura; Pan, Qing; Huijser, Annemarie; Lang, Philipp; Rau, Sven; Browne, Wesley R; Pryce, Mary T; Vos, Johannes G

    2016-03-21

    The photocatalytic generation of hydrogen (H2) from protons by two cyclometalated ruthenium-platinum polypyridyl complexes, [Ru(bpy)2(2,5-bpp)PtIS](2+) (1) and [Ru(dceb)2(2,5-bpp)PtIS](2+) (2) [where bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, 2,5-bpp = 2,2',5',2″-terpyridine, dceb = 4,4'-di(carboxyethyl)bipyridine, and S = solvent], is reported. Turnover numbers (TONs) for H2 generation were increased by nearly an order of magnitude by the introduction of carboxyethyl ester units, i.e., from 80 for 1P to 650 for 2P after 6 h of irradiation, with an early turnover frequency (TOF) increasing from 15 to 200 h(-1). The TON and TOF values for 2P are among the highest reported to date for supramolecular photocatalysts. The increase correlates with stabilization of the excited states localized on the peripheral ligands of the light-harvesting Ru(II) center.

  5. Three-component entanglements consisting of three crescent-shaped bidentate ligands coordinated to an octahedral metal centre.

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    Durola, Fabien; Russo, Luca; Sauvage, Jean-Pierre; Rissanen, Kari; Wenger, Oliver S

    2007-01-01

    3,3'-biisoquinoline ligands (biiq) L, bearing aromatic substituents on their 8 and 8' positions, have been used to generate interwoven systems consisting of three crescent-shaped ligands disposed around an octahedral metal centre. Mono-ligand complexes of the type [ReL(CO)3py]+ (py: pyridine) have also been prepared, leading to sterically non-hindering complexes in spite of the endotopic nature of the chelate used. The three-component entanglements have been prepared by using either FeII or RuII as gathering metal centre. The synthetic procedure is simple and efficient, affording fully characterised complexes as their PF6 or SbCl6 salts. X-ray crystallography clearly shows that the crescent-shaped ligands do not repel each other in the tris-chelate complexes. In an analogous way, the ReI complexes show open structures with no steric repulsion between the L ligand and the ancillary CO or py groups. The FeL3 or RuL3 compounds are very unusual in the sense that, contrary to all the other tris-bidentate chelate complexes made till now, the three organic components are tangled up, in a situation which will be very favourable to the formation of new non trivial topologies of the catenane type.

  6. Simultaneous determination of codeine and noscapine by flow-injection chemiluminescence method using N-PLS regression.

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    Rezaei, B; Khayamian, T; Mokhtari, A

    2009-02-20

    A flow injection chemiluminescent (FI-CL) method has been developed for the simultaneous determination of codeine and noscapine using N-PLS regression. The method is based on the fact that kinetic characteristics of codeine and noscapine are different in the Ru(phen)(3)(2+)-Ce(IV) CL system. In flow injection mode, codeine gives broad peak with the highest CL intensity at 4.4s, whereas the maximum CL intensity of the noscapine appears at about 2.6s. Moreover, the effect of increasing H(2)SO(4) concentration was different on the CL intensity of the compounds. An experimental design, central composite design (CCD), was used to realize the optimized variables such as Ru(II) and Ce(IV) concentrations for the both compounds. At the optimized condition, a three-way data structure (samples, H(2)SO(4) concentration, time) was constructed and followed by N-PLS regression. The number of factors for the N-PLS regression was selected based on the minimum values for the root mean squared error of cross validation (RMSECV). The proposed method is applied to the simultaneous quantification of codeine and noscapine in the pharmaceutical preparations.

  7. Structure and spectroscopic properties of ruthenium(II) bipyridyl N-benzoyl-N'-(1,10-phenanthrolin-5-Yl)-thiourea

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    Tan, Siew San; Kassim, Mohammad B.

    2015-09-01

    Ruthenium bipyridyl incorporating phenanthroline with thiourea molecules, [Ru(bpy)2(Phen-BT)](PF6)2], has been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. The infrared spectra of the complex shows the characteristics stretching frequencies for N-H at 3646 and 3585 cm-1, ν(C-N)phen 1426 cm-1, ν(C=O) 1675 cm-1, ν(C=S) 1246 cm-1, ν(C-H)aromatic 3353-3086 cm-1, ν(C-N)aliphatic 1169-1026 cm-1, ν(C-H)bend 764 cm-1 and ν(PF6-)free 842 cm-1. The complex reveals two π→π* absorption bands at 237 (ɛ=26,302) and 286 nm (ɛ=36,848), which were assigned to the phenanthroline and bipyridyl moieties, respectively. A slightly broad and low energy band in the UV-vis spectrum at 450 nm (ɛ=7,209) of the complex was assigned to a MLCT transition. Besides, the complex also exhibits an emission band at 615 nm that arises from an excitation with a 440 nm light energy. The cyclic voltammetry of the complex shows an oxidation potential at +1.305 V vs. SCE that corresponds to the formal oxidation of Ru(II) to Ru(III).

  8. Highly efficient supramolecular photocatalysts for CO2 reduction using visible light.

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    Sato, Shunsuke; Koike, Kazuhide; Inoue, Haruo; Ishitani, Osamu

    2007-04-01

    We report the most efficient homogeneous photocatalyst yet for CO(2) reduction using a wide range of visible-light wavelength. We synthesized new Ru(II)-Re(I) binuclear complexes with 1,3-bis(4'-methyl-[2,2']bipyridinyl-4-yl)-propan-2-ol (bpyC3bpy) as a bridge ligand, specifically [Ru-ReP(OEt)(3)](3+) and [Ru-Repy](3+) where a P(OEt)(3) or pyridine ligand coordinates on the Re site. Their photocatalytic activities were compared with [Ru-ReCl](2+), which has a Cl(-) ligand on the Re site and has recently been reported as a much better photocatalyst (Phi = 0.12, TN(CO) = 160) than a 1:1 mixed system of the corresponding Ru(II) and Re(I) mononuclear complexes. The best photocatalyst was [Ru-ReP(OEt)(3)](3+), for which Phi = 0.21 and TN(CO) = 232. A mechanistic study clearly showed that [Ru-ReP(OEt)(3)](3+) is rapidly converted into the solvento complex [Ru-ReSol](3+), (Sol = DMF or TEOA) which is the actual photocatalyst. Although similar rapid ligand substitution occurs with other supramolecules, the pyridine and Cl(-) anions accelerate the decomposition of the supramolecular photocatalysts.

  9. Electronic and Photophysical Properties of [Re (L)(CO)3(phen)](+) and [Ru(L)2(bpy)2](2+) (L = imidazole), Building Units for Long-Range Electron Transfer in Modified Blue Copper Proteins.

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    Fumanal, Maria; Daniel, Chantal

    2016-09-08

    The electronic, optical, and photophysical properties of [Re(im)(CO)3(phen)](+) and [Ru(bpy)2(im)2](2+) (im = imidazole; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline; bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) in water, including spin-orbit coupling (SOC) effects, were studied by means of density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT. The main features of the visible experimental absorption spectra of both molecules are well-reproduced. Whereas the theoretical spectrum of the Re(I) complex is characterized by one metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCTphen) state of low intensity at 394 nm and a strongly absorbing MLCTphen state calculated at 370 nm, the spectrum of the Ru(II) complex presents a high density of singlet MLCTbpy excited states with significant oscillator strengths that contribute to the two broad bands centered at 490 and 340 nm. The absorption spectrum of [Re(im) (CO)3(phen)](+) is perturbed by SOC with non-negligible mixing between the low-lying triplet and singlet absorbing states, while SOC has no effect on the absorption spectrum of [Ru(bpy)2(im)2](2+). A detailed structural investigation of the two lowest singlet and four lowest triplet excited states of the Re(I) complex point to MLCTphen (S1, S2, T1, T2) and intra-ligand ILphen (T3) localized spin-densities characterized by small contractions from both Re-N and phen CC central bonds in the MLCT states and nearly no deformation in the IL state. A mechanism of luminescent decay of [Re(im) (CO)3(phen)](+) is proposed on the basis of the calculated energy minima and wavelengths of emission for the interpretation of the three frequency/time-scale signals put in evidence by ultrafast experiments. The long-lived emissive properties of [Ru(bpy)2(im)2](2+) are analyzed on the basis of the relative energies of the two lowest (3)MLCTbpy and metal-centered (3)MC excited states. The minimum corresponding to the (3)MC spin density shows a significant structural rearrangement with an increase of the Ru-N bond distance of 0.33 Å and a

  10. Role of configurational gating in intracomplex electron transfer from cytochrome c to the radical cation in cytochrome c peroxidase.

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    Mei, H; Wang, K; Peffer, N; Weatherly, G; Cohen, D S; Miller, M; Pielak, G; Durham, B; Millett, F

    1999-05-25

    Electron transfer within complexes of cytochrome c (Cc) and cytochrome c peroxidase (CcP) was studied to determine whether the reactions are gated by fluctuations in configuration. Electron transfer in the physiological complex of yeast Cc (yCc) and CcP was studied using the Ru-39-Cc derivative, in which the H39C/C102T variant of yeast iso-1-cytochrome c is labeled at the single cysteine residue on the back surface with trisbipyridylruthenium(II). Laser excitation of the 1:1 Ru-39-Cc-CcP compound I complex at low ionic strength results in rapid electron transfer from RuII to heme c FeIII, followed by electron transfer from heme c FeII to the Trp-191 indolyl radical cation with a rate constant keta of 2 x 10(6) s-1 at 20 degrees C. keta is not changed by increasing the viscosity up to 40 cP with glycerol and is independent of temperature. These results suggest that this reaction is not gated by fluctuations in the configuration of the complex, but may represent the elementary electron transfer step. The value of keta is consistent with the efficient pathway for electron transfer in the crystalline yCc-CcP complex, which has a distance of 16 A between the edge of heme c and the Trp-191 indole [Pelletier, H., and Kraut, J. (1992) Science 258, 1748-1755]. Electron transfer in the complex of horse Cc (hCc) and CcP was examined using Ru-27-Cc, in which hCc is labeled with trisbipyridylruthenium(II) at Lys-27. Laser excitation of the Ru-27-Cc-CcP complex results in electron transfer from RuII to heme c FeII with a rate constant k1 of 2.3 x 10(7) s-1, followed by oxidation of the Trp-191 indole to a radical cation by RuIII with a rate constant k3 of 7 x 10(6) s-1. The cycle is completed by electron transfer from heme c FeII to the Trp-191 radical cation with a rate constant k4 of 6.1 x 10(4) s-1. The rate constant k4 decreases to 3.4 x 10(3) s-1 as the viscosity is increased to 84 cP, but the rate constants k1 and k3 remain the same. The results are consistent with a

  11. Design strategies to improve the sensitivity of photoactive metal carbonyl complexes (photoCORMs) to visible light and their potential as CO-donors to biological targets.

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    Chakraborty, Indranil; Carrington, Samantha J; Mascharak, Pradip K

    2014-08-19

    The recent surprising discovery of the beneficial effects of carbon monoxide (CO) in mammalian physiology has drawn attention toward site-specific delivery of CO to biological targets. To avoid difficulties in handling of this noxious gas in hospital settings, researchers have focused their attention on metal carbonyl complexes as CO-releasing molecules (CORMs). Because further control of such CO delivery through light-triggering can be achieved with photoactive metal carbonyl complexes (photoCORMs), we and other groups have attempted to isolate such complexes in the past few years. Typical metal carbonyl complexes release CO when exposed to UV light, a fact that often deters their use in biological systems. From the very beginning, our effort therefore was directed toward identifying design principles that could lead to photoCORMs that release CO upon illumination with low-power (5-15 mW/cm(2)) visible and near-IR light. In our work, we have utilized Mn(I), Re(I), and Ru(II) centers (all d(6) ground state configuration) to ensure overall stability of the carbonyl complexes. We also hypothesized that transfer of electron density from the electron-rich metal centers to π* MOs of the ligand frame via strong metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transitions in the visible/near-IR region would weaken metal-CO back-bonding and promote rapid CO photorelease. This expectation has been realized in a series of carbonyl complexes derived from a variety of designed ligands and smart choice of ligand/coligand combinations. Several principles have emerged from our systematic approach to the design of principal ligands and the choice of auxiliary ligands (in addition to the number of CO) in synthesizing these photoCORMs. In each case, density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TDDFT) study afforded insight into the dependence of the CO photorelease from a particular photoCORM on the wavelength of light. Results of these theoretical studies indicate that extended

  12. Mixed-valent metals bridged by a radical ligand: fact or fiction based on structure-oxidation state correlations.

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    Sarkar, Biprajit; Patra, Srikanta; Fiedler, Jan; Sunoj, Raghavan B; Janardanan, Deepa; Lahiri, Goutam Kumar; Kaim, Wolfgang

    2008-03-19

    Electron-rich Ru(acac)2 (acac- = 2,4-pentanedionato) binds to the pi electron-deficient bis-chelate ligands L, L = 2,2'-azobispyridine (abpy) or azobis(5-chloropyrimidine) (abcp), with considerable transfer of negative charge. The compounds studied, (abpy)Ru(acac)2 (1), meso-(mu-abpy)[Ru(acac)2]2 (2), rac-(mu-abpy)[Ru(acac)2]2 (3), and (mu-abcp)[Ru(acac)2]2 (4), were calculated by DFT to assess the degree of this metal-to-ligand electron shift. The calculated and experimental structures of 2 and 3 both yield about 1.35 A for the length of the central N-N bond which suggests a monoanion character of the bridging ligand. The NBO analysis confirms this interpretation, and TD-DFT calculations reproduce the observed intense long-wavelength absorptions. While mononuclear 1 is calculated with a lower net ruthenium-to-abpy charge shift as illustrated by the computed 1.30 A for d(N-N), compound 4 with the stronger pi accepting abcp bridge is calculated with a slightly lengthened N-N distance relative to that of 2. The formulation of the dinuclear systems with monoanionic bridging ligands implies an obviously valence-averaged Ru(III)Ru(II) mixed-valent state for the neutral molecules. Mixed valency in conjunction with an anion radical bridging ligand had been discussed before in the discussion of MLCT excited states of symmetrically dinuclear coordination compounds. Whereas 1 still exhibits a conventional electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical behavior with metal centered oxidation and two ligand-based one-electron reduction waves, the two one-electron oxidation and two one-electron reduction processes for each of the dinuclear compounds Ru2.5(L*-)Ru2.5 reveal more unusual features via EPR and UV-vis-NIR spectroelectrochemistry. In spite of intense near-infrared absorptions, the EPR results show that the first reduction leads to Ru(II)(L*-)Ru(II) species, with an increased metal contribution for system 4*-. The second reduction to Ru(II)(L2-)Ru(II) causes the

  13. Electrochemiluminescent monomers for solid support syntheses of Ru(II)-PNA bioconjugates: multimodal biosensing tools with enhanced duplex stability.

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    Joshi, Tanmaya; Barbante, Gregory J; Francis, Paul S; Hogan, Conor F; Bond, Alan M; Gasser, Gilles; Spiccia, Leone

    2012-03-05

    The feasibility of devising a solid support mediated approach to multimodal Ru(II)-peptide nucleic acid (PNA) oligomers is explored. Three Ru(II)-PNA-like monomers, [Ru(bpy)(2)(Cpp-L-PNA-OH)](2+) (M1), [Ru(phen)(2)(Cpp-L-PNA-OH)](2+) (M2), and [Ru(dppz)(2)(Cpp-L-PNA-OH)](2+) (M3) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, dppz = dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine, Cpp-L-PNA-OH = [2-(N-9-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl)aminoethyl]-N-[6-(2-(pyridin-2yl)pyrimidine-4-carboxamido)hexanoyl]-glycine), have been synthesized as building blocks for Ru(II)-PNA oligomers and characterized by IR and (1)H NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electrochemistry and elemental analysis. As a proof of principle, M1 was incorporated on the solid phase within the PNA sequences H-g-c-a-a-t-a-a-a-a-Lys-NH(2) (PNA1) and H-P-K-K-K-R-K-V-g-c-a-a-t-a-a-a-a-lys-NH(2) (PNA4) to give PNA2 (H-g-c-a-a-t-a-a-a-a-M1-lys-NH(2)) and PNA3 (H-P-K-K-K-R-K-V-g-c-a-a-t-a-a-a-a-M1-lys-NH(2)), respectively. The two Ru(II)-PNA oligomers, PNA2 and PNA3, displayed a metal to ligand charge transfer (MLCT) transition band centered around 445 nm and an emission maximum at about 680 nm following 450 nm excitation in aqueous solutions (10 mM PBS, pH 7.4). The absorption and emission response of the duplexes formed with the cDNA strand (DNA: 5'-T-T-T-T-T-T-T-A-T-T-G-C-T-T-T-3') showed no major variations, suggesting that the electronic properties of the Ru(II) complexes are largely unaffected by hybridization. The thermal stability of the PNA·DNA duplexes, as evaluated from UV melting experiments, is enhanced compared to the corresponding nonmetalated duplexes. The melting temperature (T(m)) was almost 8 °C higher for PNA2·DNA duplex, and 4 °C for PNA3·DNA duplex, with the stabilization attributed to the electrostatic interaction between the cationic residues (Ru(II) unit and positively charged lysine/arginine) and the polyanionic DNA backbone. In presence of tripropylamine (TPA) as co-reactant, PNA2, PNA3, PNA2

  14. Versatile photocatalytic systems for H2 generation in water based on an efficient DuBois-type nickel catalyst.

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    Gross, Manuela A; Reynal, Anna; Durrant, James R; Reisner, Erwin

    2014-01-08

    The generation of renewable H2 through an efficient photochemical route requires photoinduced electron transfer (ET) from a light harvester to an efficient electrocatalyst in water. Here, we report on a molecular H2 evolution catalyst (NiP) with a DuBois-type [Ni(P2(R')N2(R"))2](2+) core (P2(R')N2(R") = bis(1,5-R'-diphospha-3,7-R"-diazacyclooctane), which contains an outer coordination sphere with phosphonic acid groups. The latter functionality allows for good solubility in water and immobilization on metal oxide semiconductors. Electrochemical studies confirm that NiP is a highly active electrocatalyst in aqueous electrolyte solution (overpotential of approximately 200 mV at pH 4.5 with a Faradaic yield of 85 ± 4%). Photocatalytic experiments and investigations on the ET kinetics were carried out in combination with a phosphonated Ru(II) tris(bipyridine) dye (RuP) in homogeneous and heterogeneous environments. Time-resolved luminescence and transient absorption spectroscopy studies confirmed that directed ET from RuP to NiP occurs efficiently in all systems on the nano- to microsecond time scale, through three distinct routes: reductive quenching of RuP in solution or on the surface of ZrO2 ("on particle" system) or oxidative quenching of RuP when the compounds were immobilized on TiO2 ("through particle" system). Our studies show that NiP can be used in a purely aqueous solution and on a semiconductor surface with a high degree of versatility. A high TOF of 460 ± 60 h(-1) with a TON of 723 ± 171 for photocatalytic H2 generation with a molecular Ni catalyst in water and a photon-to-H2 quantum yield of approximately 10% were achieved for the homogeneous system.

  15. Versatile Photocatalytic Systems for H2 Generation in Water Based on an Efficient DuBois-Type Nickel Catalyst

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    2013-01-01

    The generation of renewable H2 through an efficient photochemical route requires photoinduced electron transfer (ET) from a light harvester to an efficient electrocatalyst in water. Here, we report on a molecular H2 evolution catalyst (NiP) with a DuBois-type [Ni(P2R′N2R″)2]2+ core (P2R′N2R″ = bis(1,5-R′-diphospha-3,7-R″-diazacyclooctane), which contains an outer coordination sphere with phosphonic acid groups. The latter functionality allows for good solubility in water and immobilization on metal oxide semiconductors. Electrochemical studies confirm that NiP is a highly active electrocatalyst in aqueous electrolyte solution (overpotential of approximately 200 mV at pH 4.5 with a Faradaic yield of 85 ± 4%). Photocatalytic experiments and investigations on the ET kinetics were carried out in combination with a phosphonated Ru(II) tris(bipyridine) dye (RuP) in homogeneous and heterogeneous environments. Time-resolved luminescence and transient absorption spectroscopy studies confirmed that directed ET from RuP to NiP occurs efficiently in all systems on the nano- to microsecond time scale, through three distinct routes: reductive quenching of RuP in solution or on the surface of ZrO2 (“on particle” system) or oxidative quenching of RuP when the compounds were immobilized on TiO2 (“through particle” system). Our studies show that NiP can be used in a purely aqueous solution and on a semiconductor surface with a high degree of versatility. A high TOF of 460 ± 60 h–1 with a TON of 723 ± 171 for photocatalytic H2 generation with a molecular Ni catalyst in water and a photon-to-H2 quantum yield of approximately 10% were achieved for the homogeneous system. PMID:24320740

  16. Chromo- and Fluorogenic Organometallic Sensors

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    Fletcher, Nicholas C.; Lagunas, M. Cristina

    Compounds that change their absorption and/or emission properties in the presence of a target ion or molecule have been studied for many years as the basis for optical sensing. Within this group of compounds, a variety of organometallic complexes have been proposed for the detection of a wide range of analytes such as cations (including H+), anions, gases (e.g. O2, SO2, organic vapours), small organic molecules, and large biomolecules (e.g. proteins, DNA). This chapter focuses on work reported within the last few years in the area of organometallic sensors. Some of the most extensively studied systems incorporate metal moieties with intense long-lived metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) excited states as the reporter or indicator unit, such as fac-tricarbonyl Re(I) complexes, cyclometallated Ir(III) species, and diimine Ru(II) or Os(II) derivatives. Other commonly used organometallic sensors are based on Pt-alkynyls and ferrocene fragments. To these reporters, an appropriate recognition or analyte-binding unit is usually attached so that a detectable modification on the colour and/or the emission of the complex occurs upon binding of the analyte. Examples of recognition sites include macrocycles for the binding of cations, H-bonding units selective to specific anions, and DNA intercalating fragments. A different approach is used for the detection of some gases or vapours, where the sensor's response is associated with changes in the crystal packing of the complex on absorption of the gas, or to direct coordination of the analyte to the metal centre.

  17. Selective Ru(II)/lawsone complexes inhibiting tumor cell growth by apoptosis.

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    Oliveira, Katia M; Liany, Luna-Dulcey; Corrêa, Rodrigo S; Deflon, Victor M; Cominetti, Marcia R; Batista, Alzir A

    2017-11-01

    New Ru(II) complexes with lawsone (law) characterized as trans-[Ru(law)(PPh3)2(N-N)]PF6, where PPh3 means triphenylphosphine and N-N is 2,2'-bipyridine (1), 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (2), 4,4'-dimethoxy-2,2'-bipyridine (3), 1,10-phenanthroline (4) or 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (5), induce apoptosis in tumor cells. Cytotoxicity of the complexes against the tumor cell lines DU-145 (prostate cancer cells), MCF-7 (breast cancer cells), A549 (lung cancer cells) and lung non-tumor cell line MRC-5 demonstrated promising IC50 values, lower than those found for the cisplatin, a drug used as a reference. Due to the high cytotoxic activity and selectivity against A549 cells line, complex (5) was selected for detailed assays. The complex (5) inhibits cells migration in concentrations in a nanomolar range, inducing tumor cell death by apoptosis, as confirmed by flow cytometry experiments. Furthermore, the antiproliferative activity of complex (5) on A549 tumor cells is attributed to a cell cycle arrest at the Sub G1 phase, followed by a decrease in the number of cells at the S phase. In addition, the interaction of the complexes (1-5) with CT-DNA was evaluated by circular dichroism, in which no changes in the secondary structure of DNA were observed, suggesting a weak interaction of the complexes with the biomolecule. On the other hand, complexes (1-5) showed a higher interaction with human serum albumin (HSA) by non-covalent van der Waals forces and hydrogen bonding, resulting in static quenching. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Photophysical properties of [Ru(2,2‧-bipyridine)3]2+ encapsulated within the Uio-66 zirconium based metal organic framework

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    Larsen, Randy W.; Wojtas, Lukasz

    2017-03-01

    The ability to encapsulate photo-active guest molecules within the pores of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) affords the opportunity to develop robust photocatalysts as well as solar energy conversion systems. An important criteria for such systems is stability of the new materials towards moisture, high temperatures, etc which preclude the use of many MOF frameworks. Here, the ability to encapsulate [Ru(II)(2,2‧-bipyridine)3]2+([Ru(bpy)3]2+) into the cavities of the zirconium based MOF Uio-66 as well as the photophysical properties of the complex are reported. The X-ray powder diffraction data of the orange Uio-66 powder are consistent with the formation of Uio-66 in the presence of [Ru(bpy)3]2+. The steady state emission exhibits a significant bathochromic shift from 603 nm in ethanol to 610 nm in Uio-66. The corresponding emission decay of the encapsulated [Ru(bpy)3]2+ complex is biexponential with a fast component of 128 ns and a slower component of 1176 ns (20 deg C). The slow component is consistent with encapsulation of [Ru(bpy)3]2+ into cavities with restricted volume that prevents the population of a triplet ligand field transition that is anti-bonding with respect to the Ru-N bonds. The origin of the fast component is unclear but may involve interactions of the [Ru(bpy)3]2+ encapsulated within large cavities formed through missing ligand defect sites within the Uio-66 materials. Co-encapsulated quenchers contained within these larger cavities gives rise to the reduced lifetimes of the [Ru(bpy)3]2+ complexes.

  19. Transition metal complexes of the novel hexadentate ligand 1,4-bis(di(N-methylimidazol-2-yl)methyl)phthalazine.

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    Roggan, Stefan; Limberg, Christian; Knispel, Christina; Tilley, T Don

    2011-04-28

    The novel polydentate ligand 1,4-bis(di(N-methylimidazol-2-yl)methyl)phthalazine, bimptz, has been synthesized and its coordination chemistry was investigated. Bimptz is neutral and contains a central phthalazine unit, to which two di-(N-methylimidazol-2-yl)methyl groups are attached in the 1,4-positions. This ligand therefore provides up to 6 donor sites for coordination to metal ions. A series of metal complexes of bimptz was prepared and their molecular structures were determined by X-ray diffraction. Upon reaction of bimptz with two equivalents of MnCl(2)·4H(2)O, CoCl(2)·6H(2)O and [Ru(dmso)(4)Cl(2)], the dinuclear complexes [Mn(2)(bimptz)(µ-Cl)(2)Cl(2)] (1), [Co(2)(bimptz)(CH(3)OH)(2)(µ-Cl)(2)](PF(6))(2) (3) and [Ru(2)(bimptz)(dmso)(2)(µ-Cl)(2)](PF(6))(2) (4), respectively, were isolated. The latter were found to have similar solid state structures with octahedrally coordinated metal centers bridged by the phthalazine unit and two chloro ligands. The cobalt and ruthenium complexes 3 and 4 were isolated as PF(6)(-) salts and contain neutral methanol and dmso ligands, respectively, at the terminal coordination sites of the metal centres. The mononuclear ruthenium complex [Ru(Hbimptz)(2)](PF(6))(4) (6) was obtained from the reaction of two equivalents bimptz with [Ru(dmso)(4)Cl(2)]. In complex 6, three donor sites per ligand molecule are used for coordination of the Ru(ii) center. In each bimptz ligand, one of the remaining, dangling N-methylimidazole rings is protonated and forms a hydrogen bond with the unprotonated N-methylimidazole ring of the other bimptz ligand.

  20. Novel ruthenium(II) cyclopentadienyl thiosemicarbazone compounds with antiproliferative activity on pathogenic trypanosomatid parasites.

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    Fernández, Mariana; Arce, Esteban Rodríguez; Sarniguet, Cynthia; Morais, Tânia S; Tomaz, Ana Isabel; Azar, Claudio Olea; Figueroa, Roberto; Diego Maya, J; Medeiros, Andrea; Comini, Marcelo; Helena Garcia, M; Otero, Lucía; Gambino, Dinorah

    2015-12-01

    Searching for new prospective antitrypanosomal agents, three novel Ru(II)-cyclopentadienyl compounds, [Ru(η(5)-C5H5)(PPh3)L], with HL=bioactive 5-nitrofuryl containing thiosemicarbazones were synthesized and characterized in the solid state and in solution. The compounds were evaluated in vitro on the blood circulating trypomastigote form of Trypanosoma cruzi (Dm28c strain), the infective form of Trypanosoma brucei brucei (strain 427) and on J774 murine macrophages and human-derived EA.hy926 endothelial cells. The compounds were active against both parasites with IC50 values in the micromolar or submicromolar range. Interestingly, they are much more active on T. cruzi than previously developed Ru(II) classical and organometallic compounds with the same bioactive ligands. The new compounds showed moderate to very good selectivity towards the parasites in respect to mammalian cells. The global results point at [RuCp(PPh3)L2] (L2=N-methyl derivative of 5-nitrofuryl containing thiosemicarbazone and Cp=cyclopentadienyl) as the most promising compound for further developments (IC50T. cruzi=0.41μM; IC50T. brucei brucei=3.5μM). Moreover, this compound shows excellent selectivity towards T. cruzi (SI>49) and good selectivity towards T. brucei brucei (SI>6). In order to get insight into the mechanism of antiparasitic action, the intracellular free radical production capacity of the new compounds was assessed by ESR. DMPO (5,5-dimethyl-1-pirroline-N-oxide) spin adducts related to the bioreduction of the complexes and to redox cycling processes were characterized. In addition, DNA competitive binding studies with ethidium bromide by fluorescence measurements showed that the compounds interact with this biomolecule.

  1. Ruthenium(II) bipyridine complexes bearing new keto-enol azoimine ligands: Synthesis, structure, electrochemistry and DFT calculations

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    Al-Noaimi, Mousa; Awwadi, Firas F.; Mansi, Ahmad; Abdel-Rahman, Obadah S.; Hammoudeh, Ayman; Warad, Ismail

    2015-01-01

    The novel azoimine ligand, Phsbnd NHsbnd Ndbnd C(COCH3)sbnd NHPh(Ctbnd CH) (H2L), was synthesized and its molecular structure was determined by X-ray crystallography. Catalytic hydration of the terminal acetylene of H2L in the presence of RuCl3·3H2O in ethanol at reflux temperature yielded a ketone (L1 = Phsbnd Ndbnd Nsbnd C(COCH3)dbnd Nsbnd Ph(COCH3) and an enol (L2 = Phsbnd Ndbnd Nsbnd C(COCH3)dbnd Nsbnd PhC(OH)dbnd CH2) by Markovnikov addition of water. Two mixed-ligand ruthenium complexes having general formula, trans-[Ru(bpy)(Y)Cl2] (1-2) (where Y = L1 (1) and Y = L2 (2), bpy is 2.2‧-bipyrdine) were achieved by the stepwise addition of equimolar amounts of (H2L) and bpy ligands to RuCl3·3H2O in absolute ethanol. Theses complexes were characterized by elemental analyses and spectroscopic (IR, UV-Vis, and NMR (1D 1H NMR, 13C NMR, (DEPT-135), (DEPT-90), 2D 1H-1H and 13C-1H correlation (HMQC) spectroscopy)). The two complexes exhibit a quasi-reversible one electron Ru(II)/Ru(III) oxidation couple at 604 mV vs. ferrocene/ferrocenium (Cp2Fe0/+) couple along with one electron ligand reduction at -1010 mV. The crystal structure of complex 1 showed that the bidentate ligand L1 coordinates to Ru(II) by the azo- and imine-nitrogen donor atoms. The complex adopts a distorted trans octahedral coordination geometry of chloride ligands. The electronic spectra of 1 and 1+ in dichloromethane have been modeled by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT).

  2. Ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes as mitochondria-targeted two-photon photodynamic anticancer agents.

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    Liu, Jiangping; Chen, Yu; Li, Guanying; Zhang, Pingyu; Jin, Chengzhi; Zeng, Leli; Ji, Liangnian; Chao, Hui

    2015-07-01

    Clinical acceptance of photodynamic therapy is currently hindered by poor depth efficacy and inefficient activation of the cell death machinery in cancer cells during treatment. To address these issues, photoactivation using two-photon absorption (TPA) is currently being examined. Mitochondria-targeted therapy represents a promising approach to target tumors selectively and may overcome the resistance in current anticancer therapies. Herein, four ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes (RuL1-RuL4) have been designed and developed to act as mitochondria-targeted two-photon photodynamic anticancer agents. These complexes exhibit very high singlet oxygen quantum yields in methanol (0.74-0.81), significant TPA cross sections (124-198 GM), remarkable mitochondrial accumulation, and deep penetration depth. Thus, RuL1-RuL4 were utilized as one-photon and two-photon absorbing photosensitizers in both monolayer cells and 3D multicellular spheroids (MCSs). These Ru(II) complexes were almost nontoxic towards cells and 3D MCSs in the dark and generate sufficient singlet oxygen under one- and two-photon irradiation to trigger cell death. Remarkably, RuL4 exhibited an IC50 value as low as 9.6 μM in one-photon PDT (λirr = 450 nm, 12 J cm(-2)) and 1.9 μM in two-photon PDT (λirr = 830 nm, 800 J cm(-2)) of 3D MCSs; moreover, RuL4 is an order of magnitude more toxic than cisplatin in the latter test system. The combination of mitochondria-targeting and two-photon activation provides a valuable paradigm to develop ruthenium(II) complexes for PDT applications. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. New photosensitizers containing the dipyridoquinoxaline moiety and their use in dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Shahroosvand, Hashem; Rezaei, Shiva; Abbaspour, Saeid

    2015-11-01

    New Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes containing two N, N bidentate ligands, [Ru(phendione)2dpq(COOH)2](BF4)2 (L101), {Ru(phendione)[dpq(COOH)2]2}(BF4)2 (L102) and [Ru(phendione)dpq(COOH)2 (SCN)2](L103), (phendione=5,6 dione-1,10-phenanthroline and dpq(COOH)2=6,7-dicarboxylicdipyrido[2,2-d:2',3'f]quinoxaline) have been synthesized and characterized, and attached to a TiO2 substrate to be tested as solar cell sensitizers. We found that the solar to electricity conversion efficiency of cell is strongly affected by the type of ancillary ligand, the efficiency of L102 (with one phendione moiety) adsorbed on TiO2 nanocrystalline films being 2.5 times as large as that of L101 (with two phendione moieties) adsorbed on the same films. The effect of ancillary ligand on the photovoltaic performance of the complexes was compared to results of computational methods by ab initio DFT molecular dynamics simulations and quantum dynamics calculations of electronic relaxation to investigate the interfacial electron transfer in L101-103/TiO2-anatase nanostructures. It is found that the primary process in the interfacial electron-transfer dynamics involves an ultrafast (τ1=6 fs) electron-injection. The concepts of attribute ancillary ligand substitution and HOMO-LUMO alignment of dye with conduction band of semiconductor and electrolyte redox state are shown very helpful for tuning the photovoltaic properties and the rational architecture of polypyridyl photosensitizer with anticipated good properties.

  4. Plasma-free atomic layer deposition of Ru thin films using H{sub 2} molecules as a nonoxidizing reactant

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    Lee, Seung-Joon; Kim, Soo-Hyun; Saito, Masayuki; Suzuki, Kazuharu; Nabeya, Shunichi; Lee, Jeongyeop; Kim, Sangdeok; Yeom, Seungjin; Lee, Do-Joong

    2016-05-15

    The ruthenium (Ru) thin films were grown by atomic layer deposition (ALD) using a sequential supply of dicarbonyl-bis(5-methyl-2,4-hexanediketonato) Ru(II) (C{sub 16}H{sub 22}O{sub 6}Ru) and H{sub 2} as a reactant at a substrate temperature of 250 °C. Deposition was possible using H{sub 2} molecules without a plasma by increasing the chamber pressure to above 10 Torr. Specifically, high-quality Ru films with a low resistivity of ∼40 μΩ cm and few amount of oxygen (∼1.2 at. %) were obtained under a chamber pressure of 300 Torr though the oxygen was contained in the precursor. Under the optimized conditions, self-limited film growth with regard to the precursor and reactant pulsing times was confirmed under elevated chamber pressures. The ALD-Ru process proposed in this study showed one of the highest growth rates of 0.12 nm/cycle on a thermally grown SiO{sub 2} substrate, as well as a very low number of incubation cycles (approximately 12 cycles). Cross-sectional view transmission electron microscopy showed that no interfacial oxide had formed during the deposition of the ALD-Ru films on a W surface using H{sub 2} molecules, whereas ∼7 nm thick interfacial oxide was formed when O{sub 2} molecules were used as a reactant. The step coverage of the ALD-Ru film onto very small-sized trenches (aspect ratio: ∼4.5 and the top opening size of 25 nm) and holes (aspect ratio: ∼40 and top opening size of 40 nm) was excellent (∼100%).

  5. A novel dual-functioning ruthenium(II)-arene complex of an anti-microbial ciprofloxacin derivative - Anti-proliferative and anti-microbial activity.

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    Ude, Ziga; Romero-Canelón, Isolda; Twamley, Brendan; Fitzgerald Hughes, Deirdre; Sadler, Peter J; Marmion, Celine J

    2016-07-01

    7-(4-(Decanoyl)piperazin-1-yl)-ciprofloxacin, CipA, (1) which is an analogue of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, and its ruthenium(II) complex [Ru(η(6)-p-cymene)(CipA-H)Cl], (2) have been synthesised and the x-ray crystal structures of 1·1.3H2O·0.6CH3OH and 2·CH3OH·0.5H2O determined. The complex adopts a typical pseudo-octahedral 'piano-stool' geometry, with Ru(II) π-bonded to the p-cymene ring and σ-bonded to a chloride and two oxygen atoms of the chelated fluoroquinolone ligand. The complex is highly cytotoxic in the low μM range and is as potent as the clinical drug cisplatin against the human cancer cell lines A2780, A549, HCT116, and PC3. It is also highly cytotoxic against cisplatin- and oxaliplatin-resistant cell lines suggesting a different mechanism of action. The complex also retained low μM cytotoxicity against the human colon cancer cell line HCT116p53 in which the tumour suppressor p53 had been knocked out, suggesting that the potent anti-proliferative properties associated with this complex are independent of the status of p53 (in contrast to cisplatin). The complex also retained moderate anti-bacterial activity in two Escherichia coli, a laboratory strain and a clinical isolate resistant to first, second and third generation β-lactam antibiotics. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. New 4'-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine ruthenium(II) complexes: Synthesis, characterization, interaction with DNA/BSA and cytotoxicity studies.

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    Milutinović, Milan M; Rilak, Ana; Bratsos, Ioannis; Klisurić, Olivera; Vraneš, Milan; Gligorijević, Nevenka; Radulović, Siniša; Bugarčić, Živadin D

    2017-04-01

    In this study, we have developed a series of new monofunctional Ru(II) complexes of the general formula mer-[Ru(Cl-Ph-tpy)(N-N)Cl]Cl in which Cl-Ph-tpy is 4'-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine, N-N is a bidentate chelating ligand (1,2-diaminoethane (en, 1), 1,2-diaminocyclohexane (dach, 2) or 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy, 3)). All complexes were fully characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopic techniques (IR, UV-Vis, 1D and 2D NMR). Their chemical behavior in aqueous solution was studied by UV-Vis and NMR spectroscopy showing that all compounds are relatively labile leading to the formation of the corresponding aqua species 1aq-3aq. Their DNA binding ability was evaluated by UV-Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence quenching measurements and viscosity measurements. Competitive studies with ethidium bromide (EB) showed that the complexes can displace DNA-bound EB, suggesting strong competition with EB (Ksv=1.1-2.7×10(4)M(-1)). These experiments show that the ruthenium complexes interact with DNA via intercalation. The complexes bind to serum protein albumin displaying relatively high binding constants (Ksv=10(4)-10(5)M(-1)). Compound 3 displayed from high to moderate cytotoxicity against two cancer cell lines HeLa and A549 (with IC50ca. 12.7μM and 53.8μM, respectively), while complexes 1 and 2 showed only moderate cytotoxicity (with IC50ca. 84.8μM and 96.3μM, respectively) against HeLa cells. The cell cycle analysis (by flow cytometry) of HeLa and A549 cells treated with complex 3 shows minor changes on the cell cycle phase distribution. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  7. Structure and spectroscopic properties of ruthenium(II) bipyridyl N-benzoyl-N'-(1,10-phenanthrolin-5-Yl)-thiourea

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    Tan, Siew San; Kassim, Mohammad B.

    2015-09-25

    Ruthenium bipyridyl incorporating phenanthroline with thiourea molecules, [Ru(bpy){sub 2}(Phen-BT)](PF{sub 6}){sub 2}], has been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. The infrared spectra of the complex shows the characteristics stretching frequencies for N-H at 3646 and 3585 cm{sup −1}, ν(C-N){sub phen} 1426 cm{sup −1}, ν(C=O) 1675 cm{sup −1}, ν(C=S) 1246 cm{sup −1}, ν(C-H){sub aromatic} 3353-3086 cm{sup −1}, ν(C-N){sub aliphatic} 1169-1026 cm{sup −1}, ν(C-H){sub bend} 764 cm{sup −1} and ν(PF{sub 6}{sup −}){sub free} 842 cm{sup −1}. The complex reveals two π→π* absorption bands at 237 (ε=26,302) and 286 nm (ε=36,848), which were assigned to the phenanthroline and bipyridyl moieties, respectively. A slightly broad and low energy band in the UV-vis spectrum at 450 nm (ε=7,209) of the complex was assigned to a MLCT transition. Besides, the complex also exhibits an emission band at 615 nm that arises from an excitation with a 440 nm light energy. The cyclic voltammetry of the complex shows an oxidation potential at +1.305 V vs. SCE that corresponds to the formal oxidation of Ru(II) to Ru(III)

  8. Ru(II)/diphenylphosphine/pyridine-6-thiolate complexes induce S-180 cell apoptosis through intrinsic mitochondrial pathway involving inhibition of Bcl-2 and p53/Bax activation.

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    Pires, Wanessa Carvalho; Lima, Benedicto Augusto Vieira; de Castro Pereira, Flávia; Lima, Aliny Pereira; Mello-Andrade, Francyelli; Silva, Hugo Delleon; da Silva, Monize Martins; Colina-Vegas, Legna; Ellena, Javier; Batista, Alzir A; de Paul Silveira-Lacerda, Elisângela

    2017-08-09

    The aim of this work was the synthesis, characterization, and cytotoxicity evaluation of three new Ru(II) complexes with a general formula [Ru(Spy)(bipy)(P-P)]PF6 [Spy = pyridine-6-thiolate; bipy = 2,2'-bipyridine; P-P = 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphine)ethane (1); 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphine) propane (2); and 1,1'-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene] (4). Complex (3) with the 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphine)butane ligand, already known from the literature, was also synthesized, to be better studied here. The cytotoxicities of the complexes toward two kinds of cancerous cells (K562 and S-180 cells) were evaluated and compared to normal cells (L-929 and PBMC) by MTT assay. The complex [Ru(Spy)(bipy)(dppb)]PF6 (3) was selected to study both the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying its promising anticancer action in S-180 cells. The results obtained from this study indicated that complex (3) induces cell cycle arrest in the G0/G1 phase in S-180 cells associated with a decrease in the number of cells in S phase. After 24 and 48 h of exposure to complex (3), the cell viability decreased when compared to the negative control. Complex (3) does not appear to be involved in the DNA damage, but induced changes in the mitochondrial membrane potential in S-180 cells. Furthermore, there was also an increase in the gene expression of Bax, Caspase 9, and Tp53. According to our results, complex (3) induces cell apoptosis through p53/Bax-dependent intrinsic pathway and suppresses the expression of active antiapoptotic Bcl-2 protein.

  9. Discovery of new antagonists aimed at discriminating UII and URP-mediated biological activities: insight into UII and URP receptor activation.

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    Chatenet, D; Létourneau, M; Nguyen, Q T; Doan, N D; Dupuis, J; Fournier, A

    2013-02-01

    Recent evidence suggested that urotensin II (UII) and its paralog peptide UII-related peptide (URP) might exert common but also divergent physiological actions. Unfortunately, none of the existing antagonists were designed to discriminate specific UII- or URP-associated actions, and our understanding, on how these two endogenous peptides can trigger different, but also common responses, is limited. Ex vivo rat and monkey aortic ring contraction as well as dissociation kinetics studies using transfected CHO cells expressing the human urotensin (UT) receptors were used in this study. Ex vivo rat and monkey aortic ring contraction studies revealed the propensity of [Pep(4)]URP to decrease the maximal response of human UII (hUII) without any significant change in potency, whereas no effect was noticeable on the URP-induced vasoconstriction. Dissociation experiments demonstrated the ability of [Pep(4)]URP to increase the dissociation rate of hUII, but not URP. Surprisingly, URP, an equipotent UII paralog, was also able to accelerate the dissociation rate of membrane-bound (125)I-hUII, whereas hUII had no noticeable effect on URP dissociation kinetics. Further experiments suggested that an interaction between the glutamic residue at position 1 of hUII and the UT receptor seems to be critical to induce conformational changes associated with agonistic activation. Finally, we demonstrated that the N-terminal domain of the rat UII isoform was able to act as a specific antagonist of the URP-associated actions. Such compounds, that is [Pep(4)]URP and rUII(1-7), should prove to be useful as new pharmacological tools to decipher the specific role of UII and URP in vitro but also in vivo. © 2012 The Authors. British Journal of Pharmacology © 2012 The British Pharmacological Society.

  10. Highly sensitive and selective difunctional ruthenium(II) complex-based chemosensor for dihydrogen phosphate anion and ferrous cation.

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    Zheng, Ze-Bao; Duan, Zhi-Ming; Ma, Ying-Ying; Wang, Ke-Zhi

    2013-03-04

    The anion-interaction properties of a Ru(II) complex of [Ru(bpy)2(Htppip)](ClO4)2·H2O·DMF (RuL) {bpy =2,2'-bipyridine and Htppip =2-(4-(2,6-di(pyridin-2-yl)pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline} were thoroughly investigated in CH3CN and CH3CN/H2O (50:1, v/v) solutions by UV-visible absorption, emission, and (1)H NMR spectra. These analyses revealed that RuL acts as an efficient "turn on" emission sensor for H2PO4(-), and a "turn off" sensor for F(-) and OAc(-); in addition, RuL exhibited slightly disturbed emission spectra in the presence of the other anions studied (Cl(-), Br(-), I(-), NO3(-), and ClO4(-)). The cation-sensing properties of RuL were also studied in both neat CH3CN and aqueous 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazineethanesulfonic acid buffer (pH = 7.2)/CH3CN (71/1, v/v) solutions. RuL was found to exhibit a colorimetric sensing ability that was highly selective for Fe(2+), as evidenced by an obvious color change from pale yellow to light red-purple to the naked eye over the other cations studied (Na(+), Mg(2+), Ba(2+), Mn(2+), Fe(3+), Co(2+), Ni(2+), Cu(2+), Zn(2+), Cd(2+), Hg(2+), and Ag(+)). To obtain insights into the possible binding modes and the sensing mechanisms, (1)H NMR spectral analysis, luminescence lifetime measurements, and density functional theoretical calculations were also performed.

  11. Ruthenium(II) bipyridine complexes bearing new keto-enol azoimine ligands: synthesis, structure, electrochemistry and DFT calculations.

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    Al-Noaimi, Mousa; Awwadi, Firas F; Mansi, Ahmad; Abdel-Rahman, Obadah S; Hammoudeh, Ayman; Warad, Ismail

    2015-01-25

    The novel azoimine ligand, Ph-NH-N=C(COCH3)-NHPh(C≡CH) (H2L), was synthesized and its molecular structure was determined by X-ray crystallography. Catalytic hydration of the terminal acetylene of H2L in the presence of RuCl3·3H2O in ethanol at reflux temperature yielded a ketone (L1=Ph-N=N-C(COCH3)=N-Ph(COCH3) and an enol (L2=Ph-N=N-C(COCH3)=N-PhC(OH)=CH2) by Markovnikov addition of water. Two mixed-ligand ruthenium complexes having general formula, trans-[Ru(bpy)(Y)Cl2] (1-2) (where Y=L1 (1) and Y=L2 (2), bpy is 2.2'-bipyrdine) were achieved by the stepwise addition of equimolar amounts of (H2L) and bpy ligands to RuCl3·3H2O in absolute ethanol. Theses complexes were characterized by elemental analyses and spectroscopic (IR, UV-Vis, and NMR (1D (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, (DEPT-135), (DEPT-90), 2D (1)H-(1)H and (13)C-(1)H correlation (HMQC) spectroscopy)). The two complexes exhibit a quasi-reversible one electron Ru(II)/Ru(III) oxidation couple at 604 mV vs. ferrocene/ferrocenium (Cp2Fe(0/+)) couple along with one electron ligand reduction at -1010 mV. The crystal structure of complex 1 showed that the bidentate ligand L1 coordinates to Ru(II) by the azo- and imine-nitrogen donor atoms. The complex adopts a distorted trans octahedral coordination geometry of chloride ligands. The electronic spectra of 1 and 1+ in dichloromethane have been modeled by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT). Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Optical Resolution, Determination of Absolute Configuration, and Photoracemization of cis-RuL2(CN)2 (L = 2,2'-Bipyridine and Its Analogues).

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    Aihara, Yusuke; Sato, Kyohei; Shinozaki, Kazuteru

    2016-09-06

    We synthesized neutral Ru(II) complexes cis-Ru(bpy)2(CN)2 (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), cis-Ru(dmb)2(CN)2 (dmb = 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine), cis-Ru(dbb)2(CN)2 (dbb = 4,4'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-bipyridine), and cis-Ru(phen)2(CN)2 (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) and optically resolved them into respective enantiomers using high-performance liquid chromatography with a chiral column. The absolute configuration of enantiomer of cis-Ru(dbb)2(CN)2 was determined by an X-ray crystallography. Upon photoirradiation, the entire enantiomers of the complexes underwent the racemization with considerably slow rates (k = 1 × 10(-6) to 1 × 10(-5) s(-1)) and small quantum yields (ϕ = 1 × 10(-6) to 1 × 10(-5)). The photoracemization was concluded to proceed via a five-coordinate pyramidal intermediate with the base plane composed of Ru, bidentate polypyridine, and two cyanides and the axial ligand of monodentate polypyridine. We derived the equations for photoracemization rate and quantum yield by a kinetics analysis of the photoracemization reaction that depended on polypyridine ligand, solvent, temperature, wavelength and intensity of irradiation light, and emission lifetime. From the temperature-dependent photoracemization reaction, the energy gap between (3)MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) and (3)d-d* states was estimated as ΔE = 4000-5000 cm(-1), and the energy of invisible (3)d-d* state was estimated to be ca. 20 500 cm(-1), which was in good agreement with that of [Ru(bpy)3](2+).

  13. Photo-Induced Assembly of a Luminescent Tetraruthenium Square.

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    Laramée-Milette, Baptiste; Nastasi, Francesco; Puntoriero, Fausto; Campagna, Sebastiano; Hanan, Garry S

    2017-09-18

    Self-assembly is a powerful synthetic tool that has led to the development of one-, two- and three-dimensional architectures. From MOFs to molecular flasks, self-assembled materials have proven to be of great interest to the scientific community. Here we describe a strategy for the construction and de-construction of a supramolecular structure through unprecedented photo-induced assembly and dis-assembly. The combination of two approaches, a [n×1]-directional bonding strategy and a ligand photo-dissociation strategy, allows the photo-induced assembly of a polypyridyl Ru(II) precursor into a discrete molecular square. Diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy confirmed the synthesis of a higher volume species, while the identity of the species was established by high-resolution mass spectrometry and single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The self-assembled square is not obtained by classical thermal techniques in similar conditions, but is obtained only by light-irradiation. The tetraruthenium square has an excited-state lifetime (135 ns), 40 times that of its mononuclear precursor and its luminescence quantum yield (1.0 %) is three orders of magnitude higher. These remarkable luminescence properties are closely related to the relatively rigid square structure of the tetraruthenium assembly, as suggested by slow radiationless decay and transient absorption spectroscopy. The results described herein are a rare example of photo-induced assembly and dis-assembly processes, and can open the way to a new avenue in supramolecular chemistry, leading to the preparation of structurally organized supermolecules by photochemical techniques. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. Ruthenium-Ruthenium-Bonded [Bis{corrolato-ruthenium(III)}](n) (n=0, +1, -1) Complexes: Model Compounds for the Photosynthetic Special Pair.

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    Sinha, Woormileela; Sommer, Michael G; Hettmanczyk, Lara; Patra, Bratati; Filippou, Vasileios; Sarkar, Biprajit; Kar, Sanjib

    2017-02-16

    We present herein the synthesis of three new bis(corrolato-ruthenium(III)) complexes containing unsupported Ru-Ru bonds and their characterization in different redox states. The (1) H NMR spectra of the bis(corrolato-ruthenium(III)) complexes displayed "normal" chemical shifts and the compounds proved to be EPR-silent. Crystallographic characterization of the dimers indicated Ru-Ru distances of 2.175 Å, consistent with a triple bond between the two ruthenium centers. All of the synthesized complexes undergo two successive reversible oxidations and a single reversible reduction. A combination of UV/Vis/NIR/EPR spectroelectrochemical studies and DFT calculations established the redox state distributions in these ruthenium-ruthenium-bonded dimers. Whereas reduction of the dimers is metal-based and leads to metal-metal-bonded mixed-valent Ru(II) -Ru(III) species, one-electron oxidation largely retains the Ru(III) -Ru(III) situation with the generation of metal-bound corrolato radicals. The present study thus concerns the first UV/Vis/NIR/EPR spectroelectrochemical characterization and DFT calculations of ruthenium-ruthenium-bonded rotationally ordered corrole dimers. The mean plane separation between the two corrole units in these dimers is around 3.543 Å, which is in close agreement to that in the "special pair" in chlorophyll. Oxidation of these ruthenium-ruthenium-bonded dimers gives rise to two new electronic absorption bands in the NIR region (similar to those of the special pair), which have apparently not been mentioned/observed in earlier reports on ruthenium-ruthenium-bonded corrole dimers. These bands mainly originate from inter-corrole transitions.

  15. Metal-drug synergy: new ruthenium(II) complexes of ketoconazole are highly active against Leishmania major and Trypanosoma cruzi and nontoxic to human or murine normal cells.

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    Iniguez, Eva; Sánchez, Antonio; Vasquez, Miguel A; Martínez, Alberto; Olivas, Joanna; Sattler, Aaron; Sánchez-Delgado, Roberto A; Maldonado, Rosa A

    2013-10-01

    In our ongoing search for new metal-based chemotherapeutic agents against leishmaniasis and Chagas disease, six new ruthenium-ketoconazole (KTZ) complexes have been synthesized and characterized, including two octahedral coordination complexes-cis,fac-[Ru(II)Cl2(DMSO)3(KTZ)] (1) and cis-[Ru(II)Cl2(bipy)(DMSO)(KTZ)] (2) (where DMSO is dimethyl sulfoxide and bipy is 2,2'-bipyridine)-and four organometallic compounds-[Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene)Cl2(KTZ)] (3), [Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene)(en)(KTZ)][BF4]2 (4), [Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene)(bipy)(KTZ)][BF4]2 (5), and [Ru(II)(η(6)-p-cymene)(acac)(KTZ)][BF4] (6) (where en is ethylenediamine and acac is acetylacetonate); the crystal structure of 3 is described. The central hypothesis of our work is that combining a bioactive compound such as KTZ and a metal in a single molecule results in a synergy that can translate into improved activity and/or selectivity against parasites. In agreement with this hypothesis, complexation of KTZ with Ru(II) in compounds 3-5 produces a marked enhancement of the activity toward promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania major, when compared with uncomplexed KTZ, or with similar ruthenium compounds not containing KTZ. Importantly, the selective toxicity of compounds 3-5 toward the leishmania parasites, in relation to human fibroblasts and osteoblasts or murine macrophages, is also superior to the selective toxicities of the individual constituents of the drug. When tested against Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes, some of the organometallic complexes displayed activity and selectivity comparable to those of free KTZ. A dual-target mechanism is suggested to account for the antiparasitic properties of these complexes.

  16. pH luminescence switching, dihydrogen phosphate sensing, and cellular uptake of a heterobimetallic ruthenium(II)-rhenium(I) complex.

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    Zheng, Ze-Bao; Wu, Yong-Quan; Wang, Ke-Zhi; Li, Fuyou

    2014-02-28

    A new heterobimetallic ruthenium(II)-rhenium(I) complex of [Ru(bpy)2(HL)Re(CO)3Cl](ClO4)2·6H2O (RuHLRe) {bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine and HL = 2-(4-(2,6-di(pyridin-2-yl)pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline} was synthesised and characterised by elemental analysis, proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. The ground- and excited-state acid-base properties of RuHLRe were studied using UV-Vis absorption spectrophotometric and spectrofluorimetric titrations in a 100 : 1 (v/v) Britton-Robinson buffer-CH3CN solution combined with luminescence lifetime measurements. The complex exhibited two-step separate protonation-deprotonation processes in both the ground and excited states. The complex acted as pH-induced "off-on-off" luminescence switches (I(on)/I(off) = 31.0 and 14.6), with one of the switching actions being driven by pH variations over the physiological pH range (5.3-8.0). Importantly, cellular imaging and cytotoxicity experiments demonstrated that RuHLRe rapidly and selectively illuminated the membrane of HeLa cells over fixed cells and exhibited reduced cytotoxicity at the imaging concentration compared to the Re(I)-free parent Ru(II) complex. In addition, RuHLRe acted as an efficient "turn on" emission sensor for H2PO4(-) and "turn off" emission sensor for F(-) and OAc(-).

  17. Characterization of the fluid and solid components of cyanogel systems during the gelation process

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    Fortmeyer, Ivy Camille

    The work in this thesis concerns the sol-gel transformation in cyanogel systems comprised of d8 square planar chlorometalates (M=Pd(II), Pt(II)) and d6 octahedral hexacyanometalates (M=Fe(II), Co(III), Ru(II)). The body of this thesis is split into two chapters. The first chapter examines the physical changes in the solvent phase of the sol-gel network, and the second focuses on the polymer backbone of the gel. Studies on the water component of cyanogel systems during the gelation process were carried out with a variety of in situ spectroscopic techniques. The use of high resolution-magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (HR-MAS NMR) to identify and characterize different water environments was explored, but was ultimately found to disrupt gelation. Standard solution-phase 1H NMR proved sufficient for calculation and qualitative modeling of spin-spin and spin-lattice relaxations, providing distinct spectral markers of the gelation point and subsequent aging process. Vibrational spectroscopy was used to explore the hydrogen bonding environment of the water during gelation. The kinetics of polymerization of the cyanogel backbone was explored using both in situ and ex situ techniques. Data collected by 13C NMR and 195Pt NMR primarily demonstrated first order kinetics, implying a dissociative substitution mechanism at the chlorometalate center. Rate constants for gelation in the presence of various added monopotassium and nitrate salts were calculated. Added chloride was found to significantly slow gelation and was further explored using NMR and vibrational spectroscopy. A mechanism was proposed for the polymerization taking into account the dissociative substitution and the bridging geometries implied by 13C NMR.

  18. Influence of solvent on the spectroscopic properties of cyano complexes of ruthenium(II)

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    Timpson, C.J.; Meyer, J.M.; Bignozzi, C.A.; Sullivan, P.B.; Kober, E.M.

    1996-02-22

    Specific solute-solvent interactions are known to play an important role in optical and thermal electron transfer involving transition-metal complexes. These interactions can influence both spectroscopic energies and redox potentials in a significant way. Their existence has been documented in the literature, and qualitative models have been proposed, but they have yet to be examined quantitatively. Literature examples include mixed cyano-pyridyl complexes of Fe(II) and Ru(II) where specific interactions occur with the cyanide ligands. We extend that work here and report the effect of solvent on absorption, emission, and Ru{sup III/II} reduction potentials in the series cis-[Ru(bpy){sub 2}(py)(CN)]{sup +}, cis-Ru(bpy){sub 2}(CN){sub 2}, [Ru(tpy)(CN){sub 3}]{sup -}, [Ru(bpy)(CN){sub 4}]{sup 2-}, and [Ru(MQ{sup +})(CN){sub 5}]{sup 2-}, where there is a sequential increase in the number of cyanide ligands. The goals were to obtain systematic data on specific solvent effects in these complexes, to analyze the effects, and to develop models to explain them. UV-visible spectra, emission spectra, and Ru{sup III/II} reduction potentials have been measured. The shifts in the metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) absorption (E{sub abs}) or emission (E{sub em}) band energies with solvent increase linearly with the number of cyano ligands and correlate well with the Gutmann `acceptor number` of the solvent. 32 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

  19. Ruthenium(II) bis(terpyridine) electron transfer complexes with alkynyl-ferrocenyl bridges: synthesis, structures, and electrochemical and spectroscopic studies.

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    Wu, Kai-Qiang; Guo, Jian; Yan, Jian-Feng; Xie, Li-Li; Xu, Feng-Bo; Bai, Sha; Nockemann, Peter; Yuan, Yao-Feng

    2012-08-28

    Two novel alkynyl-bridged symmetric bis-tridentate ligands 1,2-bis(1'-[4'-(2,2':6',2''-terpyridinyl)]ferrocenyl)ethyne (3a; tpy-Fc-C[triple bond]C-Fc-tpy; Fc = ferrocenyl; tpy = terpyridyl) and 1,4-bis(1'-[4'-(2,2':6',2''-terpyridinyl)]ferrocenyl)-1,3-butadiyne (3b; tpy-Fc-C[triple bond]C-C[triple bond]C-Fc-tpy) and their Ru(2+) complexes 6a and 6b have been synthesized and characterized by cyclic voltammetry, UV-vis and luminescence spectroscopy, and in the case of 3b by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Cyclic voltammograms of both compounds, 3a and 3b, display two severely overlapping ferrocene-based oxidative peaks with only one reductive peak. The redox behavior of 6a and 6b is dominated by the Ru(2+)/Ru(3+) redox couple (E(1/2) from 1.33 to 1.34 V), the Fe(2+)/Fe(3+) redox couples (E(1/2) from 0.46 to 0.80 V), and the tpy/tpy(-)/tpy(2-) redox couples (E(1/2) from -1.19 to -1.48 V). The UV-vis spectra of 6a and 6b show absorption bands assigned to the (1)[(d(π)(Fe))(6)] → (1)[(d(π)(Fe))(5)(π*(tpy)(Ru))(1)] MMLCT transition at ~555 nm. Complexes and are luminescent in H(2)O-CH(3)CN (4 : 1, v/v) solution at room temperature, and 6b exhibits the strongest luminescence intensity (λ(max)(em): 710 nm, Φ(em): 2.28 × 10(-4), τ: 358 ns) relative to analogous ferrocene-based bis(terpyridine) Ru(II) complexes reported so far.

  20. Visible photoelectrochemical water splitting into H2 and O2 in a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell

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    Alibabaei, Leila; Sherman, Benjamin D.; Norris, Michael R.; ...

    2015-04-27

    A hybrid strategy for solar water splitting is exploited here based on a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell (DSPEC) with a mesoporous SnO2/TiO2 core/shell nanostructured electrode derivatized with a surface-bound Ru(II) polypyridyl-based chromophore–catalyst assembly. The assembly, [(4,4’-(PO3H2)2bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4’-bimpy)Ru(tpy)(OH2)]4+ ([RuaII-RubII-OH2]4+, combines both a light absorber and a water oxidation catalyst in a single molecule. It was attached to the TiO2 shell by phosphonate-surface oxide binding. The oxide-bound assembly was further stabilized on the surface by atomic layer deposition (ALD) of either Al2O3 or TiO2 overlayers. Illumination of the resulting fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO)|SnO2/TiO2|-[RuaII-RubII-OH2]4+(Al2O3 or TiO2) photoanodes in photoelectrochemical cells with a Pt cathode andmore » a small applied bias resulted in visible-light water splitting as shown by direct measurements of both evolved H2 and O2. The performance of the resulting DSPECs varies with shell thickness and the nature and extent of the oxide overlayer. Use of the SnO2/TiO2 core/shell compared with nanoITO/TiO2 with the same assembly results in photocurrent enhancements of ~5. In conclusion, systematic variations in shell thickness and ALD overlayer lead to photocurrent densities as high as 1.97 mA/cm2 with 445-nm, ~90-mW/cm2 illumination in a phosphate buffer at pH 7.« less

  1. μ-2,3,5,6-Tetra­kis(pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine-bis­[(2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine)­ruthenium(II)] tetra­kis­(hexa­fluoridophosphate) acetonitrile tetra­solvate

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    Jude, Hershel; Scott, Brian L.; Rocha, Reginaldo C.

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound [Ru2(C15H11N3)2(C24H16N6)](PF6)4·4CH3CN, two of the counter-ions and one of the solvent mol­ecules are disordered with occupancies for the major components between 0.57 (2) and 0.64 (1). The structure of the dinuclear tetracation exhibits significant distortion from planarity in the bridging 2,3,5,6-tetra­kis­(pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine (tppz) ligand, which has a saddle-like geometry with an average dihedral angle of 42.96 (18)° between adjacent pyridine rings. The metal–ligand coordination environment is nearly equivalent for the two RuII atoms, which have a distorted octa­hedral geometry due to the restricted bite angle [157.57 (13)–159.28 (12)°] of their two mer-arranged tridendate ligands [2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine (tpy) and tppz] orthogonal to each other. At the peripheral tpy ligands, the average Ru—N bond distance is 2.072 (4) Å for the outer N atoms trans to each other (Nouter) and 1.984 (1) Å for the central N atoms (Ncentral). At the bridging tppz ligand, the average metal–ligand distances are significantly shorter [2.058 (4) Å for Ru—Nouter and 1.965 (1) Å for Ru—Ncentral] as a result of both the geometric constraints and the stronger π-acceptor ability of the pyrazine-centered bridge. The dihedral angle between the two tpy planes is 27.11 (6)°. The intra­molecular linear distance between the two Ru atoms is 6.6102 (7) Å. PMID:23424426

  2. (4′-Ethynyl-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine)(2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine)­ruthenium(II) bis­(hexa­fluoridophosphate) acetonitrile disolvate

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    Chen, Weizhong; Rein, Francisca N.; Scott, Brian L.; Rocha, Reginaldo C.

    2013-01-01

    The title heteroleptic bis­-terpyridine complex, [Ru(C15H11N3)(C17H11N3)](PF6)2·2CH3CN, crystallized from an acetonitrile solution as a salt containing two hexa­fluoridophosphate counter-ions and two acetonitrile solvent mol­ecules. The RuII atom has a distorted octa­hedral geometry due to the restricted bite angle [157.7 (3)°] of the two mer-arranged N,N′,N′′-tridendate ligands, viz. 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine (tpy) and 4′-ethynyl-2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine (tpy′), which are essentially perpendicular to each other, with a dihedral angle of 87.75 (12)° between their terpyridyl planes. The rod-like acetyl­ene group lies in the same plane as its adjacent terpyridyl moiety, with a maximum deviation of only 0.071 (11) Å from coplanarity with the pyridine rings. The mean Ru—N bond length involving the outer N atoms trans to each other is 2.069 (6) Å at tpy and 2.070 (6) Å at tpy′. The Ru—N bond length involving the central N atom is 1.964 (6) Å at tpy and 1.967 (6) Å at tpy′. Two of the three counter anions were refined as half-occupied. PMID:23424425

  3. Evaluation of a new biocompatible poly(N-(morpholino ethyl methacrylate)-based copolymer for the delivery of ruthenium oligonucleotides, targeting HPV16 E6 oncogene.

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    Reschner, Anca; Shim, Yong Ho; Dubois, Philippe; Delvenne, Philippe; Evrard, Brigitte; Marcélis, Lionel; Moucheron, Cécile; Kirsch-De Mesmaeker, Andrée; Defrancq, Eric; Raes, Martine; Piette, Jacques; Collard, Laurence; Piel, Géraldine

    2013-08-01

    This study investigates the use of a new biocompatible block copolymer poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate-N-(morpholino)ethyl methacrylate (PDMAEMA-b-PMEMA) for the delivery of a particular antisense oligonucleotide targeting E6 gene from human papilloma virus. This antisense oligonucleotide was derivatized with a polyazaaromatic Ru(II) complex which, under visible illumination, is able to produce an irreversible crosslink with the complementary targeted sequence. The purpose of this study is to determine whether by the use of a suitable transfection agent, it is possible to increase the efficiency of the antisense oligonucleotide targeting E6 gene, named Ru-P-4. In a recent study, we showed that Oligofectamine transfected Ru-P-4 antisense oligonucleotide failed to inhibit efficiently the growth of cervical cancer cell line SiHa, contrarily to the Ru-P-6 antisense oligonucleotide, another sequence also targeting the E6 gene. The ability of PDMAEMA-b-PMEMA to form polyplexes with optimal physicochemical characteristics was investigated first. Then the ability of the PDMAEMA-b-PMEMA/Ru-P-4 antisense oligonucleotide polyplexes to transfect two keratinocyte cell lines (SiHa and HaCat) and the capacity of polyplexes to inhibit HPV16+ cervical cancer cell growth was evaluated. PDMAEMA-b-PMEMA base polyplexes at the optimal molar ratio of polymer nitrogen atoms to DNA phosphates (N/P), were able to deliver Ru-P-4 antisense oligonucleotide and to induce a higher growth inhibition in human cervical cancer SiHa cells, compared to other formulations based on Oligofectamine.

  4. Single-electron reduction of the oxidized state is coupled to proton uptake via the K pathway in Paracoccus denitrificans cytochrome c oxidase

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    Ruitenberg, Maarten; Kannt, Aimo; Bamberg, Ernst; Ludwig, Bernd; Michel, Hartmut; Fendler, Klaus

    2000-01-01

    The reductive part of the catalytic cycle of cytochrome c oxidase from Paracoccus denitrificans was examined by using time-resolved potential measurements on black lipid membranes. Proteoliposomes were adsorbed to the black lipid membranes and RuII(2,2′-bipyridyl)32+ was used as photoreductant to measure flash-induced membrane potential generation. Single-electron reduction of the oxidized wild-type cytochrome c oxidase reveals two phases of membrane potential generation (τ1 ≈ 20 μs and τ2 ≈ 175 μs) at pH 7.4. The fast phase is not sensitive to cyanide and is assigned to electron transfer from CuA to heme a. The slower phase is inhibited completely by cyanide and shows a kinetic deuterium isotope effect by a factor of 2–3. Although two enzyme variants mutated in the so-called D pathway of proton transfer (D124N and E278Q) show the same time constants and relative amplitudes as the wild-type enzyme, in the K pathway variant K354M, τ2 is increased to 900 μs. This result suggests uptake of a proton through the K pathway during the transition from the oxidized to the one-electron reduced state. After the second laser flash under anaerobic conditions, a third electrogenic phase with a time constant of ≈1 ms appears. The amplitude of this phase grows with increasing flash number. We explain this growth by injection of a second electron into the single-electron reduced enzyme. On multiple flashes, both D pathway mutants behave differently compared with the wild type and two additional slow phases of τ3 ≈ 2 ms and τ4 ≈ 15 ms are observed. These results suggest that the D pathway is involved in proton transfer coupled to the uptake of the second electron. PMID:10781069

  5. Photoexcited states of biruthenium(II) compounds bridged by 2,2 prime -bis(2-pyridyl)bibenzimidazole or 1,2-bis(2-(2-pyridyl)benzimidazolyl)ethane

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    Ohno, Takeshi; Nozaki, Koichi ); Haga, Masaaki )

    1992-02-19

    Charge-transfer (CT) excited states of RuL{sub 2}(L{prime}-L{prime}){sup 2+} and RuL{sub 2}(L{prime}-L{prime}){sup 4+} have been studied by means of emission and transient absorption (TA) spectroscopy at 77-300 K. The bridging ligand (L{prime}-L{prime}) is either 2,2{prime}-bis(2-pyridyl)benzimidazole (bpbimH{sub 2}) or 1,2-bis(2-(2-pyridyl)benzimidazolyl)ethane (dpbime) and L is 2,2{prime}-bipyridine (bpy), 4,4{prime}-dimethyl-2,2{prime}-bipyridine (dmbpy), or 1,10-phenanthroline (phen). Transient absorption (TA) spectra of the ruthenium(II) compounds subjected to laser excitation, whose molar extinction coefficients were determined, are deconvoluted to {pi}-{pi}* bands of L and L{prime}-L{prime} coordinating to Ru(III), L (or L{prime}-L{prime})-to-Ru(III) CT bands, and a {pi}-{pi}* band of (L{prime}-L{prime}){sup {center dot}-} (or L{sup {center dot}-}) by comparison with the absorption spectra of the oxidized compounds (RuL{sub 2}(L{prime}-L{prime}){sup 3+}). The degree of electron population on the ligand decreases in the order bpbimH{sub 2} > bpy {approximately} phen > dpbime > dmbpy in the excited CT states, while there is no discernible difference in the reduction potential between bpbimH{sub 2} (or dpbime) and bpy coordinating to Ru(II). The excitation efficiency of the metal sites in (Ru(bpy){sub 2}){sub 2}(dpbime){sup 4+} is lower than 50% when the laser power was large enough to excite more than 80% of the mononuclear compounds. The low excitation efficiency of the former is ascribed to rapid intramolecular annihilation of the excited states.

  6. cis-Bis(2,2'-bipyridine-κ(2)N,N')bis-(pyridin-4-amine-κN(1))ruthenium(II) bis-(hexa-fluoridophosphate) acetonitrile monosolvate.

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    Camilo, Mariana R; Martins, Felipe T; Malta, Valéria R S; Ellena, Javier; Carlos, Rose M

    2013-02-01

    In the title complex, [Ru(C(10)H(8)N(2))(2)(C(5)H(6)N(2))(2)](PF(6))(2)·CH(3)CN, the Ru(II) atom is bonded to two α-diimine ligands, viz. 2,2'-bipyridine, in a cis configuration and to two 4-amino-pyridine (4Apy) ligands in the expected distorted octa-hedral configuration. The compound is isostructural with [Ru(C(10)H(8)N(2))(2)(C(5)H(6)N(2))(2)](ClO(4))(2)·CH(3)CN [Duan et al. (1999 ▶). J. Coord. Chem.46, 301-312] and both structures are stabilized by classical hydrogen bonds between 4Apy ligands as donors and counter-ions and acetonitrile solvent mol-ecules as acceptors. Indeed, N-H⋯F inter-actions give rise to an inter-molecularly locked assembly of two centrosymmetric complex mol-ecules and two PF(6) (-) counter-ions, which can be considered as the building units of both crystal architectures. The building blocks are connected to one another through hydrogen bonds between 4Apy and the connecting pieces made up of two centrosymmetric motifs with PF(6) (-) ions and acetonitrile mol-ecules, giving rise to ribbons running parallel to [011]. 2(1)-Screw-axis-related complex mol-ecules and PF(6) (-) counter-ions alternate in helical chains formed along the a axis by means of these contacts.

  7. Visible photoelectrochemical water splitting into H2 and O2 in a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell

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    Alibabaei, Leila; Sherman, Benjamin D.; Norris, Michael R.; Brennaman, M. Kyle; Meyer, Thomas J.

    2015-01-01

    A hybrid strategy for solar water splitting is exploited here based on a dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cell (DSPEC) with a mesoporous SnO2/TiO2 core/shell nanostructured electrode derivatized with a surface-bound Ru(II) polypyridyl-based chromophore–catalyst assembly. The assembly, [(4,4’-(PO3H2)2bpy)2Ru(4-Mebpy-4’-bimpy)Ru(tpy)(OH2)]4+ ([RuaII-RubII-OH2]4+, combines both a light absorber and a water oxidation catalyst in a single molecule. It was attached to the TiO2 shell by phosphonate-surface oxide binding. The oxide-bound assembly was further stabilized on the surface by atomic layer deposition (ALD) of either Al2O3 or TiO2 overlayers. Illumination of the resulting fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO)|SnO2/TiO2|-[RuaII-RubII-OH2]4+(Al2O3 or TiO2) photoanodes in photoelectrochemical cells with a Pt cathode and a small applied bias resulted in visible-light water splitting as shown by direct measurements of both evolved H2 and O2. The performance of the resulting DSPECs varies with shell thickness and the nature and extent of the oxide overlayer. Use of the SnO2/TiO2 core/shell compared with nanoITO/TiO2 with the same assembly results in photocurrent enhancements of ∼5. Systematic variations in shell thickness and ALD overlayer lead to photocurrent densities as high as 1.97 mA/cm2 with 445-nm, ∼90-mW/cm2 illumination in a phosphate buffer at pH 7. PMID:25918426

  8. Ru-Os dyads based on a mixed bipyridine-terpyridine bridging ligand: modulation of the rate of energy transfer and pH-induced luminescence switching in the infrared domain.

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    Bar, Manoranjan; Maity, Dinesh; Deb, Sourav; Das, Shyamal; Baitalik, Sujoy

    2017-10-03

    A series of heterobimetallic complexes of compositions [(bpy/phen)2Ru(dipy-Hbzim-tpy)Os (tpy-PhCH3/H2pbbzim)](4+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, tpy-PhCH3 = 4'-(4-methylphenyl)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine and H2pbbzim = 2,6-bis(benzimidazole-2-yl)pyridine)), derived from a heteroditopic bpy-tpy bridging ligand, were synthesized and thoroughly characterized in this work. The heterometallic complexes exhibit two successive one-electron reversible metal-centered oxidations corresponding to Os(II)/Os(III) at lower potential and Ru(II)/Ru(III) at higher potential. All the four dyads exhibit very intense, ligand centered absorption bands in the UV region and moderately intense MLCT bands in the visible region. The dyads also show intense infrared emission with the emission maximum spanning between 734 nm and 775 nm with reasonably long room temperature lifetimes varying between 30 ns and 104 ns. Both steady state and time resolved luminescence spectroscopic investigations indicate that efficient and fast intramolecular energy transfer from the (3)MLCT state of the Ru(ii) center to the Os-center takes place in all the four dyads. In addition, the rate of energy transfer was found to depend on the terminal ligand on the Os-site. Due to the presence of a number of imidazole NH protons in the dyads, significant modulation of both the ground and excited state properties of the complexes was made possible by varying the pH of the solution. By varying the terminal ligand, pH-induced "on-off", "off-off-on" and "on-off-on" emission switching of the complexes was nicely demonstrated in the infrared region.

  9. Chemical amplification methods for the sequential determination of trace amounts of ruthenium by titrimetric and spectrophotometric procedures.

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    El-Shahawi, M S; Barakat, S A

    1995-11-01

    Two simple, inexpensive and rapid iodometric and spectrophotometric procedures were developed for trace amount determination of ruthenium. The proposed methods were based on the oxidation of ruthenium(II or III) with sodium periodate at pH 2.4-3.6, masking the excess periodate with sodium molybdate. The released iodate was then allowed to react with KI at pH 3, with subsequent determination of the released iodine spectrophotometry as triiodide at 350 nm or iodometry with 0.005 M sodium thiosulphate. This procedure offers an 18- and 15-fold amplification per Ru(II) or Ru(III) ion, respectively. Alternatively, the produced iodine was extracted with CHCl(3), shaken with an aqueous solution of sodium sulphite and the produced iodide ion was then allowed to react with bromine (or sodium periodate). The released iodate was subsequently determined by iodometry or spectrophotometry after addition of KI. The bromine and sodium periodate oxidation procedures offered 90- and 360-fold amplification per ruthenium(III) ion, and 108- and 432-fold amplification per ruthenium(II) ion. Ruthenium(IV) content was determined by these procedures after prior reduction to Ru(III) with sulphurous acid. The binary mixtures Ru(II)-Ru(III); Ru(III)-Ru(IV) and Ru(II)-Ru(IV) in aqueous solution at concentration 0.05 mug ml(-1) were successfully analyzed by the developed procedures. The utility of the proposed methods for the analysis of ruthenium in its complexes was demonstrated. Natural seawater and seawater spiked with ruthenium were analyzed satisfactorily.

  10. Novel ruthenium(ii) complexes containing the N-phosphorylated iminophosphorane-phosphine ligand Ph(2)PCH(2)P{[double bond, length as m-dash]NP([double bond, length as m-dash]O)(OEt)(2)}Ph(2): a new coordination mode of its methanide anion.

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    Cadierno, Victorio; Díez, Josefina; García-Alvarez, Joaquín; Gimeno, José; Rubio-García, Javier

    2008-11-14

    The reactivity of complex [Ru(eta(6)-p-cymene)(kappa(3)P,N,O-Ph(2)PCH(2)P{[double bond, length as m-dash]NP([double bond, length as m-dash]O)(OEt)(2)}Ph(2))][SbF(6)](2) towards a variety of mono- and bidentate neutral ligands has been studied, allowing the high-yield synthesis of the novel half-sandwich Ru(ii) derivatives [Ru(eta(6)-p-cymene)(L)(kappa(2)P,O-Ph(2)PCH(2)P{[double bond, length as m-dash]NP([double bond, length as m-dash]O)(OEt)(2)}Ph(2))][SbF(6)](2) (L = N[triple bond, length as m-dash]CMe , N[triple bond, length as m-dash]CEt , PMe(3), PMe(2)Ph , PMePh(2), PPh(3), P(OMe)(3), P(OEt)(3), P(OPh)(3), py , kappa(1)P-dppm , kappa(1)P-dppe ), as well as the octahedral species [Ru(Ninsertion markN)(2)(kappa(2)P,O-Ph(2)PCH(2)P{[double bond, length as m-dash]NP([double bond, length as m-dash]O)(OEt)(2)}Ph(2))][SbF(6)](2) (Ninsertion markN = bipy , phen ). Deprotonation of complexes ,, upon treatment with an excess of NaOH in CH(2)Cl(2), generates the monocationic derivatives [Ru(Ninsertion markN)(2)(kappa(2)P,N-Ph(2)PC(H)[double bond, length as m-dash]P{NP([double bond, length as m-dash]O)(OEt)(2)}Ph(2))][Cl] (Ninsertion markN = bipy , phen ) in which the methanide anion adopts an unprecedented kappa(2)P,N bidentate coordination mode. The structures of compounds , and have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods.

  11. Atom transfer radical polymerization preparation and photophysical properties of polypyridylruthenium derivatized polystyrenes.

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    Fang, Zhen; Ito, Akitaka; Keinan, Shahar; Chen, Zuofeng; Watson, Zoe; Rochette, Jason; Kanai, Yosuke; Taylor, Darlene; Schanze, Kirk S; Meyer, Thomas J

    2013-08-05

    A ruthenium containing polymer featuring a short carbonyl-amino-methylene linker has been prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). The polymer was derived from ATRP of the N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) derivative of p-vinylbenzoic acid, followed by an amide coupling reaction of the NHS-polystyrene with Ru(II) complexes derivatized with aminomethyl groups (i.e., [Ru(bpy)2(CH3-bpy-CH2NH2)](2+) where bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine, and CH3-bpy-CH2NH2 is 4-methyl-4'-aminomethyl-2,2'-bipyridine). The Ru-functionalized polymer structure was confirmed by using nuclear magnetic resonance and infrared spectroscopy, and the results suggest that a high loading ratio of polypyridylruthenium chromophores on the polystyrene backbone was achieved. The photophysical properties of the polymer were characterized in solution and in rigid ethylene glycol glasses. In solution, emission quantum yield and lifetime studies reveal that the polymer's metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) excited states are quenched relative to a model Ru complex chromophore. In rigid media, the MLCT-ground state band gap and lifetime are both increased relative to solution with time-resolved emission measurements revealing fast energy transfer hopping within the polymer. Molecular dynamics studies of the polymer synthesized here as well as similar model systems with various spatial arrangements of the pendant Ru complex chromophores suggest that the carbonyl-amino-methylene linker probed in our target polymer provides shorter Ru-Ru nearest-neighbor distances leading to an increased Ru*-Ru energy hopping rate, compared to those with longer linkers in counterpart polymers.

  12. Observation of Photovoltaic Action from Photoacid-Modified Nafion Due to Light-Driven Ion Transport.

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    White, William; Sanborn, Christopher D; Reiter, Ronald S; Fabian, David M; Ardo, Shane

    2017-08-30

    Replacing passive ion-exchange membranes, like Nafion, with membranes that use light to drive ion transport would allow membranes in photoelectrochemical technologies to serve in an active role. Toward this, we modified perfluorosulfonic acid ionomer membranes with organic pyrenol-based photoacid dyes to sensitize the membranes to visible light and initiate proton transport. Covalent modification of the membranes was achieved by reacting Nafion sulfonyl fluoride poly(perfluorosulfonyl fluoride) membranes with the photoacid 8-hydroxypyrene-1,3,6-tris(2-aminoethylsulfonamide). The modified membranes were strongly colored and maintained a high selectivity for cations over anions. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and ion-exchange measurements together provided strong evidence of covalent bond formation between the photoacids and the polymer membranes. Visible-light illumination of the photoacid-modified membranes resulted in a maximum power-producing ionic photoresponse of ∼100 μA/cm(2) and ∼1 mV under 40 Suns equivalent excitation with 405 nm light. In comparison, membranes that did not contain photoacids and instead contained ionically associated Ru(II)-polypyridyl coordination compound dyes, which are not photoacids, exhibited little-to-no photoeffects (∼1 μA/cm(2)). These disparate photocurrents, yet similar yields for nonradiative excited-state decay from the photoacids and the Ru(II) dyes, suggest temperature gradients were not likely the cause of the observed photovoltaic action from photoacid-modified membranes. Moreover, spectral response measurements supported that light absorption by the covalently bound photoacids was required in order to observe photoeffects. These results represent the first demonstration of photovoltaic action from an ion-exchange membrane and offer promise for supplementing the power demands of electrochemical processes with renewable sunlight-driven ion transport.

  13. The unprecedented bridging coordination mode of 1,1-cyclobutane dicarboxylate (mu-cbdc-O,O') stabilized by intramolecular hydrogen bonds in ruthenium(II) complexes.

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    Bratsos, Ioannis; Zangrando, Ennio; Serli, Barbara; Katsaros, Nikos; Alessio, Enzo

    2005-12-21

    The 1,1-cyclobutane dicarboxylate ligand (cbdc), that normally binds to metal centres as a chelate (eta(2)-cbdc-O,O'), prefers to bind in an unprecedented bridging fashion (micro-cbdc-O,O') on cationic Ru(ii) centres bearing ancillary ligands (e.g. H(2)O, NH(3)) capable of making intramolecular H-bonds with the non-coordinated oxygen atoms of the carboxylate groups. Thus, the thermodynamic product of the reaction between cis,fac-[RuCl(2)(dmso-S)(3)(dmso-O)]() and cbdc in a number of different reaction conditions is the dinuclear species with two bridging cbdc units fac-[Ru(micro-cbdc-O,O')(dmso-S)(3)(H(2)O)](2) (2). Similarly, reaction of cis,fac-[RuCl(2)(dmso-S)(3)(NH(3))] (3) with cbdc yielded the corresponding dinuclear species fac-[Ru(micro-cbdc-O,O')(dmso-S)(3)(NH(3))](2) (4), in which ammonia occupies the position of the water molecule in 2. Both dinuclear species 2 and 4 were characterized by X-ray crystallography and have an anti geometry with respect to the H(2)O or NH(3) ligands. The results from the X-ray studies are consistent with the NMR spectroscopic data, indicating that the dinuclear structures observed in the solid state are maintained in solution. The mononuclear anionic complex with a chelating cbdc unit, K{fac-[RuCl(eta(2)-cbdc-O,O')(dmso-S)(3)]}(5), was isolated under appropriate conditions form the reaction of 1 with K(2)(cbdc) and was demonstrated to be an intermediate in the formation of 2.

  14. Effects of electrical and optical properties of thickness condition of ZnO nanorod array layer for efficient electrochemical luminescence cell device

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    Choi, Hye Su; Chansri, Pakpoom; Sung, Youl Moon

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, we report on electrochemical luminescence (ECL) cells with a ZnO nanorod (ZNR) layer. The investigated ECL cells were composed of F-doped SnO2 (FTO) glass/Ru(II)/ZNRs/FTO glass, which used a ZNR layer as an electrode and the Ru(II) complex [Ru(bpy)32+] as a light-emitting material. The ECL cells were fabricated by changing the thickness of ZNRs from 5 to 12.5 µm. The luminescence property of the ECL cells was strongly affected by the variation in the thickness of the ZNR layer. The threshold voltage for the light emission from the ECL cells was 2 V for 10 µm thick ZNRs, which was lower than that of the thickness of the ECL cells without a ZNR layer. Also, the intensity of luminance from the ECL cells with ZNRs was much higher than that from the ECL cells without ZNRs at the same operating voltage. The efficiency of the ECL cells without ZNRs measured at 3 V was 0.0049 lm/W, while those of the ECL cells with ZNRs were 0.0121, 0.0157, 0.0354, and 0.024 lm/W for the ZNRs layer thicknesses 5, 7.5, 10, and 12.5 µm, respectively. However, the peak light intensity at the wavelength was 623 nm which had not affected the all ZNRs thicknesses. The best lifetime of the ECL cells with these thicknesses was 40 min for ZNRs 10 µm. The use of the ZNR layer in the ECL cells significantly improves the luminescence performance.

  15. Varying the electronic structure of surface-bound ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes.

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    Ashford, Dennis L; Brennaman, M Kyle; Brown, Robert J; Keinan, Shahar; Concepcion, Javier J; Papanikolas, John M; Templeton, Joseph L; Meyer, Thomas J

    2015-01-20

    In the design of light-harvesting chromophores for use in dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells (DSPECs), surface binding to metal oxides in aqueous solutions is often inhibited by synthetic difficulties. We report here a systematic synthesis approach for preparing a family of Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes of the type [Ru(4,4'-R2-bpy)2(4,4'-(PO3H2)2-bpy)](2+) (4,4'(PO3H2)2-bpy = [2,2'-bipyridine]-4,4'-diylbis(phosphonic acid); 4,4'-R2-bpy = 4,4'-R2-2,2'-bipyridine; and R = OCH3, CH3, H, or Br). In this series, the nature of the 4,4'-R2-bpy ligand is modified through the incorporation of electron-donating (R = OCH3 or CH3) or electron-withdrawing (R = Br) functionalities to tune redox potentials and excited-state energies. Electrochemical measurements show that the ground-state potentials, E(o')(Ru(3+/2+)), vary from 1.08 to 1.45 V (vs NHE) when the complexes are immobilized on TiO2 electrodes in aqueous HClO4 (0.1 M) as a result of increased Ru dπ-π* back-bonding caused by the lowering of the π* orbitals on the 4,4'-R2-bpy ligand. The same ligand variations cause a negligible shift in the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer absorption energies. Emission energies decrease from λmax = 644 to 708 nm across the series. Excited-state redox potentials are derived from single-mode Franck-Condon analyses of room-temperature emission spectra and are discussed in the context of DSPEC applications.

  16. Discovery of new antagonists aimed at discriminating UII and URP-mediated biological activities: insight into UII and URP receptor activation

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    Chatenet, D; Létourneau, M; Nguyen, QT; Doan, ND; Dupuis, J; Fournier, A

    2013-01-01

    Background and Purpose Recent evidence suggested that urotensin II (UII) and its paralog peptide UII-related peptide (URP) might exert common but also divergent physiological actions. Unfortunately, none of the existing antagonists were designed to discriminate specific UII- or URP-associated actions, and our understanding, on how these two endogenous peptides can trigger different, but also common responses, is limited. Experimental Approach Ex vivo rat and monkey aortic ring contraction as well as dissociation kinetics studies using transfected CHO cells expressing the human urotensin (UT) receptors were used in this study. Key Results Ex vivo rat and monkey aortic ring contraction studies revealed the propensity of [Pep4]URP to decrease the maximal response of human UII (hUII) without any significant change in potency, whereas no effect was noticeable on the URP-induced vasoconstriction. Dissociation experiments demonstrated the ability of [Pep4]URP to increase the dissociation rate of hUII, but not URP. Surprisingly, URP, an equipotent UII paralog, was also able to accelerate the dissociation rate of membrane-bound 125I-hUII, whereas hUII had no noticeable effect on URP dissociation kinetics. Further experiments suggested that an interaction between the glutamic residue at position 1 of hUII and the UT receptor seems to be critical to induce conformational changes associated with agonistic activation. Finally, we demonstrated that the N-terminal domain of the rat UII isoform was able to act as a specific antagonist of the URP-associated actions. Conclusion Such compounds, that is [Pep4]URP and rUII(1–7), should prove to be useful as new pharmacological tools to decipher the specific role of UII and URP in vitro but also in vivo. PMID:22994258

  17. Update on the urotensinergic system: new trends in receptor localization, activation, and drug design

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    Chatenet, David; Nguyen, Thi-Tuyet M.; Létourneau, Myriam; Fournier, Alain

    2012-01-01

    The urotensinergic system plays central roles in the physiological regulation of major mammalian organ systems, including the cardiovascular system. As a matter of fact, this system has been linked to numerous pathophysiological states including atherosclerosis, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes as well as psychological, and neurological disorders. The delineation of the (patho)physiological roles of the urotensinergic system has been hampered by the absence of potent and selective antagonists for the urotensin II-receptor (UT). Thus, a more precise definition of the molecular functioning of the urotensinergic system, in normal conditions as well as in a pathological state is still critically needed. The recent discovery of nuclear UT within cardiomyocytes has highlighted the cellular complexity of this system and suggested that UT-associated biological responses are not only initiated at the cell surface but may result from the integration of extracellular and intracellular signaling pathways. Thus, such nuclear-localized receptors, regulating distinct signaling pathways, may represent new therapeutic targets. With the recent observation that urotensin II (UII) and urotensin II-related peptide (URP) exert different biological effects and the postulate that they could also have distinct pathophysiological roles in hypertension, it appears crucial to reassess the recognition process involving UII and URP with UT, and to push forward the development of new analogs of the UT system aimed at discriminating UII- and URP-mediated biological activities. The recent development of such compounds, i.e. urocontrin A and rUII(1–7), is certainly useful to decipher the specific roles of UII and URP in vitro and in vivo. Altogether, these studies, which provide important information regarding the pharmacology of the urotensinergic system and the conformational requirements for binding and activation, will ultimately lead to the development of potent and selective drugs

  18. Combining very large quadratic and cubic nonlinear optical responses in extended, tris-chelate metallochromophores with six pi-conjugated pyridinium substituents.

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    Coe, Benjamin J; Fielden, John; Foxon, Simon P; Brunschwig, Bruce S; Asselberghs, Inge; Clays, Koen; Samoc, Anna; Samoc, Marek

    2010-03-17

    We describe a series of nine new complex salts in which electron-rich Ru(II) or Fe(II) centers are connected via pi-conjugated bridges to six electron-accepting N-methyl-/N-arylpyridinium groups. This work builds upon our previous preliminary studies (Coe , B. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13399-13410; J. Phys. Chem. A 2007, 111, 472-478), with the aims of achieving greatly enhanced NLO properties and also combining large quadratic and cubic effects in potentially redox-switchable molecules. Characterization has involved various techniques, including electronic absorption spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. The complexes display intense, visible d --> pi* metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) bands, and their pi --> pi* intraligand charge-transfer (ILCT) absorptions in the near-UV region show molar extinction coefficients as high as ca. 3.5 x 10(5) M(-1) cm(-1). Molecular quadratic nonlinear optical (NLO) responses beta have been determined by using hyper-Rayleigh scattering at 800 and 1064 nm and also via Stark (electroabsorption) spectroscopic studies. The directly and indirectly derived beta values are very large, with the Stark-based static first hyperpolarizabilities beta(0) reaching as high as ca. 10(-27) esu, and generally increase on extending the pi-conjugation and enhancing the electron-accepting strength of the ligands. Cubic NLO properties have also been measured by using the Z-scan technique, revealing relatively high two-photon absorption cross sections of up to 2500 GM at 750 nm.

  19. Sensitization of nanocrystalline TiO2 anchored with pendant catechol functionality using a new tetracyanato ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complex.

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    Kar, Prasenjit; Verma, Sandeep; Sen, Anik; Das, Amitava; Ganguly, Bishwajit; Ghosh, Hirendra Nath

    2010-05-03

    We have synthesized a new photoactive ruthenium(II) complex having a pendant catechol functionality (K(2)[Ru(CN)(4)(L)] (1) (L is 4-[2-(4'-methyl-2,2'-bipyridinyl-4-yl)vinyl]benzene-1,2-diol) for studying the dynamics of the interfacial electron transfer between nanoparticulate TiO(2) and the photoexcited states of this Ru(II) complex using femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. Steady-state absorption and emission studies revealed that the complex 1 showed a strong solvatochromic behavior in solvents or solvent mixtures of varying polarity. Our steady-state absorption studies further revealed that 1 is bound to TiO(2) surfaces through the catechol functionality, though 1 has two different types of functionalities (catecholate and cyanato) for binding to TiO(2) surfaces. The longer wavelength absorption band tail for 1, bound to TiO(2) through the proposed catecholate functionality, could also be explained on the basis of the DFT calculations. Dynamics of the interfacial electron transfer between 1 and TiO(2) nanoparticles was investigated by studying kinetics at various wavelengths in the visible and near-infrared region. Electron injection to the conduction band of the nanoparticulate TiO(2) was confirmed by detection of the conduction band electron in TiO(2) ([e(-)](TiO(2))(CB)) and cation radical of the adsorbed dye (1(*+)) in real time as monitored by transient absorption spectroscopy. A single exponential and pulse-width limited (<100 fs) electron injection was observed. Back electron transfer dynamics was determined by monitoring the decay kinetics of 1(*+) and [e(-)](TiO(2))(CB). This is the first report on ultrafast ET dynamics on TiO(2) nanoparticle surface using a solvatochromic sensitizer molecule.

  20. Poly(lactic acid) nanoparticles of the lead anticancer ruthenium compound KP1019 and its surfactant-mediated activation.

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    Fischer, Britta; Heffeter, Petra; Kryeziu, Kushtrim; Gille, Lars; Meier, Samuel M; Berger, Walter; Kowol, Christian R; Keppler, Bernhard K

    2014-01-21

    Nanoparticle formulations offer besides the advantage of passive drug targeting also the opportunity to increase the stability of drugs. KP1019 is a lead ruthenium(III) compound which has been successfully tested in a clinical phase I trial. However, it is characterized by low stability in aqueous solution especially at physiological pH. To overcome this limitation, poly(lactic acid) (PLA) nanoparticles of KP1019 with two different surfactants (Pluronic F68 and Tween 80) were prepared by a single oil-in-water (o/w) emulsion. Cytotoxicity measurements comparing different aged Tween 80 nanoparticles revealed that the color change from brown to green was associated with an up to 20 fold increased activity compared to "free" KP1019. Further investigations suggested that this is based on the formation of enhanced intracellular reactive oxygen species levels. Additional studies revealed that the origin of the green color is a reaction between KP1019 and Tween 80. Kinetic studies of this reaction mixture using UV-Vis, ESI-MS and ESR spectroscopy indicated on the one hand a coordination of Tween 80 to KP1019, and on the other hand, the color change was found to correlate with a reduction of the Ru(III) center by the surfactant. Together, the results provide a first experimental approach to stabilize a biologically active Ru(II) species of KP1019 in aqueous solution, which probably can be also used to selectively generate this activated species in the tumor tissue via delivery of KP1019 using Tween 80 nanoparticles.