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2016-04-29

Iron Pentapyridyl Complexes as Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysts: Strong Influence of a Chloride Ligand and pH in Altering the Mechanism
 

Iron Pentapyridyl Complexes as Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysts: Strong Influence of a Chloride Ligand and pH in Altering the Mechanism
Biswanath Das, Andreas Orthaber, Sascha Ott,* and Anders Thapper*
doi:10.1002/cssc.201600243


Iron man: Two iron complexes based on the polypyridyl ligand pyridine-2,6-diylbis[di(pyridin-2-yl)methanol] (Py5OH) are reported as water oxidation catalysts in RuIII-induced (at pH 8), CeIV-induced (at pH≈1.5), and photo-induced (at pH 8) reactions. A change in the mechanism for water oxidation between acidic pH and near-neutral conditions is found, and a chloride ligand in one of the iron complexes is shown to affect the activity strongly.

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