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Solvent dynamics and vibrational effects in electron transfer reactions

Marcus, R. A. and Sumi, H. (1986) Solvent dynamics and vibrational effects in electron transfer reactions. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 204 (1-2). pp. 59-67. ISSN 0022-0728. doi:10.1016/0022-0728(86)80507-1.

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Intramolecular vibrational effects can modify considerably the effect of solvent dynamics on the rates of electron transfer reactions, even for a fixed free energy barrier. Results of a previous paper by the authors are applied in an approximate way to provide a simplified formula for the reaction rate. The formula includes these effects and reduces to a well-known one of Kramers under a appropriate conditions and when, in addition, vibrational effects are absent.

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Additional Information:© 1986 Eisevier Sequoia S.A. Received 2nd January 1986. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the support of this research by the National Science Foundation.
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Official Citation:R.A. Marcus, H. Sumi, Solvent dynamics and vibrational effects in electron transfer reactions, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry, Volume 204, Issues 1–2, 10 June 1986, Pages 59-67, ISSN 0022-0728, (
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