Wilkinson's iridium acetate trimer as a water-oxidation catalyst

Alexander R. Parent, James D. Blakemore, Gary W. Brudvig, Robert H. Crabtree

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The catalytic water-oxidation activity of Wilkinson's iridium acetate trimer (1) has been characterized electrochemically and by using chemical oxidants. We show that 1 can function as an operationally homogeneous water-oxidation catalyst when driven with sodium periodate as a primary oxidant, but rapidly decomposes using Ce(iv) as a primary oxidant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11745-11747
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - Nov 14 2011

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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