Spectroscopic and Photophysical Studies of Charge-Transfer in a Cd-8 Thiolate Cluster Complex Containing a Coordinated N-Methyl-4,4 '-bipyridinium Ligand Academic Article uri icon


  • The hybrid cluster complex Cd8S(SPh)15(MeQ) CH3CN (1) (MeQ+ = N-methyl-4,4- bipyridinium) was synthesized and characterized structurally by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The MeQ+ ion is coordinated to one of the cadmium atoms of the cluster by the nitrogen atom of its pyridine group. The reflectance absorption and emission spectra of complex 1 and it's parent complex [NEt4]2[Cd8S(SPh)16] (2) have been recorded and compared. DFT calculations reveal low energy cluster to ligand charge-transfer processes involving the MeQ+ ligand. Copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Fu, M., Adams, R. D., Cristancho, D., Leon-Plata, P., & Seminario, J. M.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Fu, Ming-Lai||Adams, Richard D||Cristancho, Dahiyana||Leon-Plata, Paola||Seminario, Jorge M

publication date

  • February 2011