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Oxygen-Oxygen Bond Cleavage and Formation in Co(II) Mediated Stoichiometric O2 Reduction via the Potential Intermediacy of a Co(IV) Oxyl Radical

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submitted on 06.10.2018 and posted on 09.10.2018 by Lucie Nurdin, Denis M. Spasyuk, Laura Fairburn, Warren Piers, Laurent Maron
Diprotonation of a remarkably stable, toluene soluble cobalt peroxo complex supported by a neutral, dianionic pentadentate ligand leads to facile O-O bond cleavage and production of a highly reactive Co(IV) oxyl cation intermediate that dimerizes and releases O2. These processes are relevant to both O2 reduction and O2 evolution and the mechanism was probed in detail both experimentally and computationally.

Funding

NSERC Canada

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

wpiers@ucalgary.ca

Institution

University of Calgary

Country

Canada

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0003-2278-1269

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

There is no conflict of interest

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