Inorganic Chromophores

Proposed excited-state decay pathway for [CoIIW12O40]6- illustrating the transient valence trap suggested by the long-lived excited state τ2. WV* indicates a fully delocalized heteropoly blue state. Stick diagrams of the core tetrahedron illustrate distortion of the heteroatom environment; polyhedral representations of the complete POM indicate the position of the photoexcited electron (blue shading).


Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 4297

                         Transient absorption spectrum of                                                Inorg. Chem.201655, 4308.

                 [CoIINiII(H2O)W11O39]8- upon excitation by

                       an ultrafast pump pulse at 400 nm.