Light-induced water oxidation catalyzed by an oxido-bridged triruthenium complex with a Ru-O-Ru-O-Ru motif

Yuta Tsubonouchi, Shu Lin, Alexander R. Parent, Gary W Brudvig, Ken Sakai

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A μ-oxido-bridged triruthenium complex (RuT2+), formed by air-oxidation of a previously reported monoruthenium water oxidation catalyst (WOC), serves as an efficient photochemical WOC with the turnover frequency (TOF) and turnover number (TON) 0.90 s-1 and 610, respectively. The crystal structures of RuT2+ and its one-electron oxidized RuT3+ are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8018-8021
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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