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Abstract Luminescence of mixed ligand complexes of ruthenium(II) of the types cis-Ru(bpy)2X2(I), cis-[Ru(bpy)2(PPh3)X](BF4)(II), and cis-Ru(bpy)(PP)X2(III) (X = CN, NO2, PPh3 is triphenyl phosphine; PP is 1,2-bis(diphenylphospino)ethane (dppe) and cis-,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethylene (dppene)) is studied in alcohol matrices (EtOH/MeOH, 4:1) frozen at 77 K. A sequence of complexes I–III exhibits an additive (in the number of phosphorous atoms) blue shift of the absorption and luminescence bands and an increase in the quantum yield of luminescence and in the excited-state lifetime. The rate constant of nonradiative deactivation of the excited state decreases more than by an order of magnitude in the sequence I–III of cyano complexes and only by three times in a sequence of nitro complexes. This is assumed to be caused by a specific (in the hydrogen bond type) interaction of nitro groups of complexes with a proton solvent.
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