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Complexes de Ruthénium Bis-Terdentates pour la réalisation d'assemblages photoactivables

Abstract : This thesis deals with the synthesis and characterization of several bis-terdentate complexes, and their potential use for the construction of photoactive molecular triads, or the fabrication of photoactive devices. The first chapter focuses on the photophysical properties of two new bis-terdentate RuII com-plexes. The first one is a homoleptic complex containing two N-heterocyclic carbene-based ligands (CNC) allowing close-to-perfect octahedral coordination geometry. The second one is a heteroleptic complex bearing a CNC ligand and an ancillary terpyridine ligand. This second complex displays room temperature luminescence whereas both homoleptic terpyridine-based and CNC-based RuII complexes are only luminescent at 77 K. The second chapter describes the electrochemical properties of a [M(tpy)2]2+-type (M = RuII or FeII) complex bearing thiol groups on both of the terpyridines are described. These complexes display electropolymerization properties through oxidation of thiols into disulfides. This phenomenon happens only on gold, suggesting that the polymer chains organize on the surface of the electrodes. Moreover, self-assembled monolayers of the RuII complexes were formed on gold, and their ability to exchange charges with the electrode upon irradiation was studied. Finally, self-organisation and electropolymerization properties were used to form [RuII]-[FeII] diads on a gold surface, and their photoresponse was recorded. The last chapter describes the attempts to construct a molecular photosensitive device by electropolymerizing the RuII complexes depicted in the second chapter in nanogaps between gold electrodes.
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Sébastien Liatard. Complexes de Ruthénium Bis-Terdentates pour la réalisation d'assemblages photoactivables. Sciences agricoles. Université de Grenoble, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012GRENV014⟩. ⟨tel-00721780⟩

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