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Electron Transfer Past and Future

Marcus, R. A. (1999) Electron Transfer Past and Future. In: Electron Transfer-From Isolated Molecules to Biomolecules. Advances in Chemical Physics. Vol.1 . No.106. Wiley , New York, NY, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9780471252924.

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Electron transfers in the post-World War II era began in the small arcane field of isotopic self-exchange reactions, such as Fe^(3+) * + Fe^(2+) → Fe^(2+) * + Fe^(3+), in solution. There was an abundance of radioactive isotopes (denoted here by an asterisk), and chemists were using isotopic tracers after the war to determine the mechanisms of various chemical reactions. Their use in electron transfer was very fortunate, since it removed from consideration one of the dominant factors controlling chemical reaction rates, ΔG^0, the standard free energy of reaction or, as it is commonly called, the driving force of the reaction. This ΔG^0 vanishes for self-exchange reactions.

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Additional Information:© 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It is a pleasure for me to acknowledge the support of my electron transfer research during these many years by the National Science Foundation and by the Office of Naval Research.
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Subject Keywords:electron transfer; polymers; photoexcitation; reorganization energy; photosynthesis
Series Name:Advances in Chemical Physics
Issue or Number:106
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Official Citation:Marcus, R. A. (1999) Electron Transfer Past and Future, in Advances in Chemical Physics: Electron Transfer - from Isolated Molecules to Biomolecules. Part 1, Volume 106 (eds I. Prigogine and S. A. Rice), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470141656.ch1
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