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Electrochemical evidence for catalytic water oxidation mediated by a high-valent cobalt complex

TitleElectrochemical evidence for catalytic water oxidation mediated by a high-valent cobalt complex
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWasylenko, DJ, Ganesamoorthy, C, Borau-Garcia, J, Berlinguette, CP
JournalCHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Volume47
Pagination4249-4251
ISSN1359-7345
Abstract

The pH-dependent electrochemical behavior for a Co(II) complex, {[}Co(Py5)(OH2)](ClO4)(2) (1; Py5=2,6-(bis(bis-2-pyridyl)methoxymethane) pyridine), indicates consecutive (proton-coupled) oxidation steps furnish a Co-IV species that catalyzes the oxidation of water in basic media.

DOI10.1039/c0cc05522k