Fullerene Polypyridine Ligands: Synthesis, Ruthenium Complexes, and Electrochemical and Photophysical Properties (pages 4241–4248)
Zhiguo Zhou, Ginka H. Sarova, Sheng Zhang, Zhongping Ou, Fatma T. Tat, Karl M. Kadish, Luis Echegoyen, Dirk M. Guldi, David I. Schuster and Stephen R. Wilson
Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.200600021
Coupled together: A series of fullerene–polypyridine ligands (shown here) were designed to have direct electronic couplings between the fullerene core and the pyridyl nitrogen atoms. Their coordination complexes with ruthenium(II) formed linear rodlike donor–acceptor systems with interesting electrochemical and photophysical properties.