Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 33, Issue 1–2, pp 91–100 | Cite as

Photophysical and electrochemical behavior of thin solid films based on a three-dimensional ruthenium complex network

  • Katsuhiko Kanaizuka
  • Shinji Kato
  • Hiroshi Moriyama
  • Chyongjin Pac


RuL 3 2+ (L=2,2′-bipyridine-4,4′-diphosphonic acid) thin solid films were fabricated by three-dimensional linking between the phosphonic acid substituents of L and Zr(O)Cl2. The RuL3 chromophores in the films are electronically independent of each other in the ground state and give emission spectra essentially identical to that of RuL 3 2+ in solution, although the emission lifetime is much shorter. The films are electrochemically active, showing pseudo-reversible oxidation behavior in cyclic voltammetry. A preliminary attempt has been made to apply these films to photoelectrochemical cells.


Ruthenium (II) polypyridine complexes phosphonic acid multilayer films photocurrent electroch emiluminescent devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsuhiko Kanaizuka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shinji Kato
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Moriyama
    • 1
  • Chyongjin Pac
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryToho UniversityFunabashi, ChibaJapan
  2. 2.Kawamura Institute of Chemical ResearchSakura, ChibaJapan

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