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Keywords:

  • functionalized bipyridine ligands;
  • luminescence;
  • macroligand;
  • metal-containing polymers;
  • poly(ethylene glycol);
  • ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes

Abstract

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A schematic of the described polymeric ruthenium(II) complex and its absorption and emission properties.

Summary: An amino-functionalized bipyridine ligand was prepared in order to serve as a bridging unit to an activated low-molecular-weight monomethyl ether of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG). Coordination of a ruthenium(II) phenantroline precursor onto the formed PEG-containing bipyridine ligand yielded a metal-containing polymer which shows interesting properties for solar cell applications.