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Abstract

This paper deals with the synthesis and spectroscopic investigation of homometallic dinuclear ruthenium(II) complex containing chlorophenanthroline and bipyridine ligands. This bimetallic ruthenium polypyridine complex may be useful for biological electron transfer studies. Heteroleptic ruthenium monomer complex Ru(bpy)2(Cl-phen) (where bpy = 2,2’-bipyridine and Cl-phen = 5-chloro- 1,10-phenanthroline) was prepared in a two step procedure previously developed in our laboratory. This monomer complex was used to prepare the ruthenium dimer complex, (bpy)2Ru(phen-phen)Ru(bpy)2, by utilizing the Ni-catalyzed coupling reaction. Both the complexes were purified by column chromatography. The identity and the integrity of the complexes were confirmed by elemental analysis as well as mass spectroscopy. The calculated and the experimental values for the elemental analysis were in good agreement. The calculated and experimental molar masses of the dimer complex were also identical. UV/Vis absorption, emission spectroscopic method, and cyclic voltammetric method were used to investigate the properties of the dimer complex.

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