Photophysics and photochemistry of tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) within the layered inorganic solid zirconium phosphate sulfophenylphosphonate Academic Article uri icon


  • The photophysics and photochemistry of tris(2,2′-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) (Ru(bpy)32+) adsorbed into the layered solid zirconium phosphate sulfophenylphosphonate are described. The decay kinetics of the metal complex are shown to depart from first-order behavior. Albery's model of dispersed kinetics, which assumes a continuous distribution of rate constants, is used to explain the decay kinetics. The oxidative quencher methylviologen (MV2+) is shown to react with Ru(bpy)32+ in ZrPS via a combined dynamic and quasi static (sphere of action) quenching mechanism. © 1990 American Chemical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Colon, J. L., Yang, C. Y., Clearfield, A., & Martin, C. R.

citation count

  • 81

publication date

  • January 1990