Voltammetric and spectroscopic characterization of early intermediates in the Co(ii)-polypyridyl-catalyzed reduction of water

Wangkheimayum Marjit Singh, Mohammad Mirmohades, Reuben T. Jane, Travis A. White, Leif Hammarström, Anders Thapper, Reiner Lomoth, Sascha Ott

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Early intermediates of catalytic water reduction by a Co(ii)-polypyridyl species have been characterized. Electrochemical detection of the Co(iii)-hydride and time-resolved spectroscopic detection of the Co(i)-ligand intermediates provide an understanding of their reactivity in electrolytic or light-driven reduction of protons to hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8638-8640
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2013


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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