Electron transfer in environmental systems: A frontier for theoretical chemistry

Kevin M. Rosso, Michel Dupuis

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Abstract

The advances in understanding the kinetic behavior of certain environmental electron transfer (ET) systems are presented. Emphasis is placed on the homogeneous ET chemistry of transition metals, particularly the Fe II/III system, in various relevant forms. In the context of modern ET theory, we examine the utility of computational chemistry methods for the calculation of ET quantities such as the reorganization energy and electronic coupling matrix element. We discuss successful application of the methods to topics of homogeneous oxidation of dissolved metal ions by molecular oxygen in aqueous solution, as well as the prediction of electron mobility in solid phase iron oxide crystals. The examples illustrate the significant potential for many more advances in understanding environmental ET systems through the combination of ET theory and computational chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-136
Number of pages13
JournalTheoretical Chemistry Accounts
Volume116
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006

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electron transfer
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Electrons
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Molecular oxygen
Electron mobility
electron mobility
iron oxides
Transition metals
Metal ions
solid phases
metal ions
transition metals
aqueous solutions
Oxidation
Crystals
oxidation
Kinetics
kinetics

Keywords

  • Electron transfer
  • Electronic coupling matrix element
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Polaron
  • Reorganization energy

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Electron transfer in environmental systems : A frontier for theoretical chemistry. / Rosso, Kevin M.; Dupuis, Michel.

In: Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, Vol. 116, No. 1-3, 08.2006, p. 124-136.

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