Tuning the photochemical properties of the fulvalene-tetracarbonyl-diruthenium system
Journal article, 2016

In a Molecular Solar-Thermal Energy Storage (MOST) system, solar energy is converted to chemical energy using a compound that undergoes reversible endothermic photoisomerization. The high-energy photoisomer can later be converted back to the parent compound and the excess energy is released as heat. One of the most studied MOST systems is based on fulvalene-tetracarbonyl-diruthenium, and this paper demonstrates, for the first time, the possibility to tune the photochemical properties of this system by positive steric hindrance working on the fulvalene unit.

Author

Anders Lennartsson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Angelica Lundin

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Karl Börjesson

University of Gothenburg

Victor Gray

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Polymer Technology

Dalton Transactions

1477-9226 (ISSN) 1477-9234 (eISSN)

Vol. 45 21 8740-8744

Subject Categories

Polymer Chemistry

Infrastructure

Chalmers Infrastructure for Mass spectrometry

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory

Areas of Advance

Energy

Materials Science

DOI

10.1039/c6dt01343k

PubMed

27109432

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5/17/2018