Dioxygen Evolution from Aqueous Acid Solutions of Ruthenium Complexes with Nitrogen-Containing Ligands
Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
, E-ISSN: 1588-2837
Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, USSR
Some peculiarities of reduction of one-electron oxidants, Ru(bpy)33+ and Ru(bpy)2(py)23+, in the absence of catalysts (when oxidation of the oxidant's ligands occurs) and in their presence (when also oxidation of water to dioxygen occurs) are discussed. Both oxidation reactions are thought to have a common intermediate.