[Ru(bpy)(trpy)L]PF6 complexes, where trpy is 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine bpy is 2,2′-bipyridine, and L is a phenylcyanamido derivative, have been prepared and characterized. Spectroelectrochemistry permitted an analysis of the Ru(III)-cyanamido chrompore of these complexes. These results were compared to those of the analogous pentaammineruthenium(III) complexes.

Inorganic Chemistry
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Mosher, P.J., Yap, G.P.A., & Crutchley, R. (2001). Influence of the inner coordination sphere on the Ru(III)-cyanamido ligand-to-metal charge transfer chromophore. Inorganic Chemistry, 40(3), 550–553. doi:10.1021/ic0008159