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Catalyst–solvent interactions in a dinuclear Ru-based water oxidation catalyst

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Photocatalytic water oxidation represents a key process in conversion of solar energy into fuels and can be facilitated by the use of molecular transition metal-based catalysts. A novel straightforward approach for covalent linking of the catalytic units to other moieties is demonstrated by preparation of a dinuclear complex containing two [Ru(pdc)(pic)3]-derived units (pdc = 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylate, pic = 4-picoline). The activity of this complex towards chemical and photochemical oxidation of water was evaluated and a detailed insight is given into the interactions between the catalyst and acetonitrile, a common co-solvent employed to increase solubility of water oxidation catalysts. The solvent-induced transformations were studied by electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques and the relevant quantitative parameters were extracted.

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The article was received on 29 Sep 2016, accepted on 10 Nov 2016 and first published on 10 Nov 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03789E
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 19024-19033
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    Catalyst–solvent interactions in a dinuclear Ru-based water oxidation catalyst

    A. Shatskiy, R. Lomoth, A. F. Abdel-Magied, W. Rabten, T. M. Laine, H. Chen, J. Sun, P. G. Andersson, M. D. Kärkäs, E. V. Johnston and B. Åkermark, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 19024
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03789E

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