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Novel ruthenium cyanide complex for optical sensing
Author(s): Catherine J. Murphy; Wendy D. Drane
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Paper Abstract

The spectroscopic properties of transition metal complexes make them good candidates for optical sensors. We have developed a coordination complex of ruthenium (II) that changes its visible spectra as a function of local environment. The coordinating ligands to the ruthenium (II) center are cyanide and dipyridophenazine; the cyanides impart solvatochromic behavior, while the coordinated dipyridophenazine functions as a `luminescent light switch' for nonaqeous local environments. The complex was synthesized according to a photochemical protocol, purified by high pressure liquid chromatography, and characterized spectroscopically and by mass spectrometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2388, Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology II, (8 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208486
Show Author Affiliations
Catherine J. Murphy, Univ. of South Carolina/Columbia (United States)
Wendy D. Drane, Univ. of South Carolina/Columbia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2388:
Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology II
Joseph R. Lakowicz, Editor(s)

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