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Mechanistic insight into proton-coupled mixed valency

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Stabilisation of the mixed-valence state in [Mo2(TiPB)3(HDOP)]2+ (HTiPB = 2,4,6-triisopropylbenzoic acid, H2DOP = 3,6-dihydroxypyridazine) by electron transfer (ET) is related to the proton coordinate of the bridging ligands. Spectroelectrochemical studies suggest that ET is slower than 109 sāˆ’1. The mechanism has been probed using DFT calculations, which show that proton transfer induces a larger dipole in the molecule resulting in ET.

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The article was received on 24 Aug 2015, accepted on 19 Oct 2015 and first published on 19 Oct 2015

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07101A
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 100-103
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    Mechanistic insight into proton-coupled mixed valency

    L. A. Wilkinson, K. B. Vincent, A. J. H. M. Meijer and N. J. Patmore, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 100
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07101A

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