Mechanistic insight into proton-coupled mixed valency

Luke A. Wilkinson, Kevin B. Vincent, Anthony J. H. M. Meijer, Nathan J. Patmore

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Stabilisation of the mixed-valence state in [Mo2(TiPB)3(HDOP)]2 + (HTiPB = 2,4,6-triisopropylbenzoic acid, H2DOP = 3,6-dihydroxypyridazine) by electron transfer (ET) is related to the proton coordinate of the bridging ligands. Spectroelectrochemical studies suggest that ET is slower than 109 s-1. The mechanism has been probed using DFT calculations, which show that proton transfer induces a larger dipole in the molecule resulting in ET. © 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Early online date19 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2016


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