In this paper the preparation and characterization of Langmuir-Schafer (LS) films of a novel amphiphilic dipolar complex, [Ru(II)(NH(3))(5)(N-dodecyl-4,4'-bpy)](PF(6))(3) (1), are reported. Preparation of these films, otherwise precluded utilizing standard Langmuir procedures, is achieved by using a subphase at relatively high ionic strength, by addition of NH(4)PF(6). The morphology and the spectroscopic features of the floating films are investigated by Brewster angle microscopy and UV-vis reflection spectroscopy at the water-air interface, respectively, whereas LS films are characterized by absorption spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. The overall results indicate the existence of aggregates of 1 and formation of homogeneous, densely packed layers. The presented approach could represent a general method to achieve Langmuir-Blodgett films of amphiphilic metal complexes having an "almost naked" multicharged headgroup.
|Titolo:||Langmuir-schafer films of an amphiphilic ruthenium complex bearing an "almost naked" multicharged headgroup|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|