J. Phys. IV France 125 (2005) 15-17
Probing second-sphere hydrogen-bonding interactions in metal complexes with time-resolved photoacousticC.D. Borsarelli
Instituto de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero, Av. Belgrano (S) 1912, 4200 Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Depending on the Lewis acid-base properties of the ligand moiety and the surrounding molecules, some coordination metal complexes can interact with the solvent molecules through second-sphere donor-acceptor (SSDA) interactions. In aqueous media, hydrogen bonding governs the solute-solvent interactions. In this report, the enthalpy content, H , and the structural volume change, V , associated with the formation and decay of the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer triplet state (3MLCT) of ruthenium (II) bipyridine cyano complexes were determined using time-resolved photoacoustics (TRP), in water, water pools of reverse micelles, and in the presence of polyammonium macrocycle ane-[N8H8]8+, for the formation of supercomplexes. The results are explained as function of the structure and properties of the hydrogen-bonding interactions between the metal complexes and the surrounding molecules.
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