Mechanism of water oxidation by [Ru(bda)(L)2]: The return of the "blue dimer"

Javier J. Concepcion, Diane K. Zhong, David J. Szalda, James T. Muckerman, Etsuko Fujita

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We describe here a combined solution-surface-DFT calculations study for complexes of the type [Ru(bda)(L)2] including X-ray structure of intermediates and their reactivity, as well as pH-dependent electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry. These studies shed light on the mechanism of water oxidation by [Ru(bda)(L)2], revealing key features unavailable from solution studies with sacrificial oxidants. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4105-4108
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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