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A new structural motif for photoinitiated electron collection: Ru,Rh bimetallics providing insight into H2 production via photocatalysis of water reduction by Ru,Rh,Ru supramolecules

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Ru,Rh,Ru complexes are photocatalysts for the reduction of H2O to H2via a Rh(I) intermediate. The herein reported Ru,Rh bimetallics undergo PEC but do not catalyze the reduction of H2O, establishing intact supramolecules are photoactive in the Ru,Rh,Ru systems. The Ru,Rh(I) photoproduct dimerizes via Rh–Rh bond formation, deactivating the Rh(I) center sterically prohibited in the Ru,Rh,Ru trimetallic systems.

Graphical abstract: A new structural motif for photoinitiated electron collection: Ru,Rh bimetallics providing insight into H2 production via photocatalysis of water reduction by Ru,Rh,Ru supramolecules

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The article was received on 24 Nov 2010, accepted on 28 Jan 2011 and first published on 09 Mar 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05157H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 4451-4453
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    A new structural motif for photoinitiated electron collection: Ru,Rh bimetallics providing insight into H2 production via photocatalysis of water reduction by Ru,Rh,Ru supramolecules

    J. Wang, T. A. White, S. M. Arachchige and K. J. Brewer, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 4451
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05157H

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