A series of half-sandwich type ruthenium(ii) complexes, [(η6-mesitylene)Ru(NHC-L)Cl]PF6 (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene, L = azole and imine ligand), containing the dithienylethene moiety has been synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR, X-ray crystallography and electronic absorption spectroscopy. These complexes show photochromic properties upon UV photo-irradiation to generate the closed forms of the dithienylethene moiety.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||New Journal of Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Chemistry