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Issue 15, 2016
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Nonaqueous electrocatalytic water oxidation by a surface-bound Ru(bda)(L)2 complex

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Abstract

The rate of electrocatalytic water oxidation by the heterogeneous water oxidation catalyst [Ru(bda)(4-O(CH2)3P(O3H2)2-pyr)2], 1, (pyr = pyridine; bda = 2,2′-bipyridine-6,6′-dicarboxylate) on metal oxide surfaces is greatly enhanced relative to water as the solvent. In these experiments with propylene carbonate (PC) as the nonaqueous solvent, water is the limiting reagent. Mechanistic studies point to atom proton transfer (APT) as the rate limiting step in water oxidation catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Nonaqueous electrocatalytic water oxidation by a surface-bound Ru(bda)(L)2 complex

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The article was received on 28 Jan 2016, accepted on 08 Mar 2016 and first published on 09 Mar 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00408C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 6324-6328
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    Nonaqueous electrocatalytic water oxidation by a surface-bound Ru(bda)(L)2 complex

    M. V. Sheridan, B. D. Sherman, K. Wee, S. L. Marquard, A. S. Gold and T. J. Meyer, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 6324
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00408C

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