Spectroscopic Study of Electron Transfer in a Trifunctional Lysine with Anthraquinone as the Electron Acceptor
The transient properties of the redox-active amino acid dyads [Anq-Lys(Ru II b 2 m) 2+ -OCH 3 ](PF 6 ) 2 and [Boc-Lys(Ru II b 2 m) 2+ -NH-prPTZ](PF 6 ) 2 and the trifunctionalized amino acid [Anq-Lys(Ru II b 2 m) 2+ -NH-prPTZ](PF 6 ) 2 , where Anq is 9,10-anthraquinone-2-carbonyl, Lys is l-lysine, b is 2,2′-bipyridine, m is 4′-methyl-2,2′-bipyridine-4-carbonyl, and prPTZ is 3-(10H-phenothiazine-10)propyl, were examined in CH 3 CN after nanosecond laser excitation. This series of redox-active assemblies was prepared by attaching derivatives of the ruthenium tris(bipyridyl) chromophore, the electron donor phenothiazine, and/or the electron acceptor anthraquinone to l-lysine with amide bonds. Emission from the chromophore was efficiently quenched (>95%) by the attached donors or acceptors in all three cases. Irradiation of [Anq-Lys(Ru II b 2 m) 2+ -NH-prPTZ] with 420-nm, 4-ns laser pulses resulted in net electron transfer from prPTZ to Anq, mediated by the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) excited state of the ruthenium chromophore, as observed by nanosecond transient absorption and time-resolved resonance Raman spectroscopies. The resulting redox-separated state, [(Anq •− )-Lys(Ru II b 2 m) 2+ -NH-(prPTZ •+ )], at 1.54 eV, was formed with a quantum efficiency of 26% at its maximum appearance and persisted for 174 ns in CH 3 CN at 25 °C. © 1994, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
Mecklenburg, SL; McCafferty, DG; Schoonover, JR; Peek, BM; Erickson, BW; Meyer, TJ
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