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Mechanism of H_2 Evolution from a Photogenerated Hydridocobaloxime

Dempsey, Jillian L. and Winkler, Jay R. and Gray, Harry B. (2010) Mechanism of H_2 Evolution from a Photogenerated Hydridocobaloxime. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132 (47). pp. 16774-1677. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja109351h.

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Proton transfer from the triplet excited state of brominated naphthol to a difluoroboryl bridged Co^I-diglyoxime complex, forming Co^(III)H, was monitored via transient absorption. The second-order rate constant for Co^(III)H formation is in the range (3.5−4.7) × 10^9 M^(−1) s^(−1), with proton transfer coupled to excited-state deactivation of the photoacid. Co^(III)H is subsequently reduced by excess Co^I-diglyoxime in solution to produce Co^(II)H (k_(red) = 9.2 × 10^6 M^(−1) s^(−1)), which is then protonated to yield Co^(II)-diglyoxime and H_2.

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Additional Information:© 2010 American Chemical Society. Received October 17, 2010. Publication Date (Web): November 10, 2010. We thank Bruce Brunschwig, Alec Durrell, Maraia Ener, Jonas Peters, and Jeff Warren for helpful discussions and experimental advice. Charles McCrory and Jacob Good are acknowledged for generous assistance with GC measurements. This work was supported by an NSF Center for Chemical Innovation (Powering the Planet, CHE-0947829), the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, and CCSER (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation). J.L.D. was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
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Official Citation:Mechanism of H2 Evolution from a Photogenerated Hydridocobaloxime Jillian L. Dempsey, Jay R. Winkler, Harry B. Gray Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010 132 (47), 16774-16776
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