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Surprising acidity of hydrated lithium cations in organic solvents

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Abstract

Lithium cations are shown to have a significant role in catalyzing oxygen and proton reduction along with SN1 reactions in biphasic systems. We propose that this catalytic effect is due to the surprising acidity of the hydrated cations; interactions between the cation and its surrounding solvation shell will make the constituent water molecules more acidic.

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2014, accepted on 03 Apr 2014 and first published on 03 Apr 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01892C
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 5554-5557
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    Surprising acidity of hydrated lithium cations in organic solvents

    H. Deng, P. Peljo, T. J. Stockmann, L. Qiao, T. Vainikka, K. Kontturi, M. Opallo and H. H. Girault, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5554
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01892C

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