Flexible to rigid: IR spectroscopic investigation of a rhenium-tricarbonyl-complex at a buried interface

Kerstin T Oppelt, Laurent Sevéry, Mirjam Utters, S David Tilley, Peter Hamm
This work explores the solid-liquid interface of a rhenium-tricarbonyl complex embedded in a layer of zirconium oxide deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD). Time-resolved and steady state infrared spectroscopy were applied to reveal the correlations between the thickness of the ALD layer and the spectroscopic response of the system. We observed a transition of the molecular environment from flexible to rigid, as well as limitations to ligand exchange and excited state quenching on the
more » ... ded complexes, when the ALD layer is roughly of the same height as the molecules.
doi:10.5167/uzh-207653 fatcat:ssccxesdubcuzd4vs26bxnndfu