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CARLOS, Rose Maria; TFOUNI, Elia and NEUMANN, Miguel G.. The photochemical behaviour of pentaamineruthenium(ii) complexes with unsaturated π ligands. Quím. Nova [online]. 1997, vol.20, n.3, pp. 270-278. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40421997000300008.
A general overview on the photochemical behaviour of [Ru(NH3)5L]2+ complexes (where L is a p ligand) is presented. The proposed mechanisms and techniques employed for the study of these reactions are discussed. Emphasis is made on the mechanisms that allow the identification of the reactive excited state of the [Ru(NH3)5py]2+ complex.
Keywords : photochemistry; photochemical reaction mechanisms; sensitization.