Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 585–592 | Cite as

Complexation of Donor-Acceptor Substituted Aza-Crowns with Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metal Cations. Charge Transfer and Recoordination in Excited State

  • Valery V. Volchkov
  • Fedor E. Gostev
  • Ivan V. Shelaev
  • Viktor A. Nadtochenko
  • Svetlana N. Dmitrieva
  • Sergey P. Gromov
  • Mikhail V. Alfimov
  • Mikhail Ya. Melnikov
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

Complexation between two aza-15-crown-5 ethers bearing electron donor and acceptor fragments and alkali and alkaline earth perchlorates has been studied using absorption, steady-state fluorescence and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. The spectral-luminescent parameters, the stability and dissociation constants of the complexes were calculated. The intramolecular charge transfer reaction takes place both in the excited state of the crowns and their complexes 1:1; the latter is subjected to photorecoordination resulting in a weakening or a complete disruption of coordination bond between nitrogen atom and metal cation, disposed within a cavity of the crown. The compounds investigated can be viewed as novel optical molecular sensors for alkali and alkaline-earth metal cations. The photoejection of a metal cation into the bulk was not observed.

Keywords

Aza-crown ether Complexation Dissociation Perchlorates Transient absorption Recoordination 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Financial support from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valery V. Volchkov
    • 1
  • Fedor E. Gostev
    • 2
  • Ivan V. Shelaev
    • 2
  • Viktor A. Nadtochenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • Svetlana N. Dmitrieva
    • 3
  • Sergey P. Gromov
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mikhail V. Alfimov
    • 3
  • Mikhail Ya. Melnikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentM. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Photochemistry CenterRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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