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The Electronic States of Rhenium Bipyridyl Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction as Revealed by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Computational Quantum Chemistry
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2013)
  • Kyle A Grice
Abstract

Where are the electrons that allow a highly reduced rhenium bipyridyl catalyst to attack CO2, but not H+? XAS and computational quantum chemistry indicate that the negative charge in [Re(bpy)(CO)3]− and [Re(bpy-tBu)(CO)3]− is not stored in a localized Re 5d state, but rather in the bipyridine ligand . The active states of this family of catalysts possess formally Re0 metal centers with singly reduced bipyridine ligands.

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2013
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Kyle A Grice. "The Electronic States of Rhenium Bipyridyl Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction as Revealed by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Computational Quantum Chemistry" Angewandte Chemie International Edition Vol. 52 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kyle_grice/9/