Energy and electron transfer

Coordination Chemistry for Light-harvesting

Inorganic coordination compounds have the potential to be used as multichromophore energy-harvesters and act as conduits for electron transfer.   We investigate  fundamental questions on the mechanism of energy delocalization/localization to advance a basic understanding of photoinduced electron transfer and its use as an initiation step into photoinduced catalysis.  We focus on ruthenium based monomers, Ru-M’ dimers and Ru-M-M” trimers  with selective ligands that allow the modulation of the excited state dynamics.

Chemical Sciences, 2017, 8, 7434-7442  DOI: 10.1039/c7sc02670f.

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 2882 DOI: 10.1039/c6cp06562g

Dalton Transactions 42, 16723-16732, 2013  DOI: 10.1039/c3dt51164b.

Dalton Transactions 41, 5343-5350, 2012  DOI: 10.1039/C2DT11869F