High enantioselectivity in the electron transfer reaction between a Ru(II) complex of menbpy anion radical, [Ru(menbpy)3]+ [menbpy = 4,4′-di{(1R,2S,5R)-(-)-menthoxycarbonyl}-2,2′-bipyridine] and [Co(acac)3]: A pulse radiolysis study

Taisuke Hamada, Shigeyoshi Sakaki, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Etsuko Fujita, James F. Wishart

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One-electron reduction of [Ru(menbpy)3]2+ [menbpy = 4,4′-di{(1R,2S,5R)-(-)-menthoxycarbonyl}-2,2′-bipyridine] by pulse radiolysis produces a Ru(II) complex of a menbpy-centered anion radical, which reduces Δ-[Co(acac)3] more rapidly than Λ-[Co(acac)3] with an enantioselectivity of 2.7 in 85% EtOH/H2O.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1259-1260
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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