Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Oxidation of water by a nonhaem diiron(IV) complex via proton-coupled electron transfer.

Authors
  • Wang, Dong
  • Que, Lawrence Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chemical Communications
Publisher
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date
Nov 25, 2013
Volume
49
Issue
91
Pages
10682–10684
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1039/c3cc46391e
PMID: 24108275
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A high-potential nonhaem (μ-oxo)diiron(IV) complex was found to oxidize water to a hydroxyl radical via PCET, instead of forming an O-O bond. The rate-determining step requires a second water molecule, proposed to act as a base to promote proton transfer. This work shows that additional factors besides a high redox potential are required to effect O-O bond formation.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times