Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 70, 2019
Previous Article Next Article

Promoting proton coupled electron transfer in redox catalysts through molecular design

Author affiliations

Abstract

Most bond-forming and -breaking redox reactions require the concomitant transfer of protons. Unassisted proton movement can result in kinetic and thermodynamic barriers that inhibit the rate of these reactions, leading to slow and/or inefficient catalysis. These barriers can be circumvented by effective proton management through molecular design. Different strategies for managing proton movement are discussed with examples from biological and synthetic systems. As proton management is particularly important in redox reactions for chemical fuel generation and utilization, the focus will be on catalysts for H–H and O–O bond formation and cleavage. However, we expect the approaches discussed herein will be general to most multi-electron, multi-proton reactions.

Graphical abstract: Promoting proton coupled electron transfer in redox catalysts through molecular design

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 05 Jul 2019, accepted on 09 Aug 2019 and first published on 19 Aug 2019


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05139B
Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 10342-10358

  •   Request permissions

    Promoting proton coupled electron transfer in redox catalysts through molecular design

    Z. Thammavongsy, I. P. Mercer and J. Y. Yang, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 10342
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05139B

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements