Solubilizing the most easily ionized molecules and generating powerful reducing agents

Gina M. Chiarella, F. Albert Cotton, Jason C. Durivage, Dennis L Lichtenberger, Carlos A. Murillo

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Abstract

Two very soluble compounds having W2(bicyclic guanidinate) 4 paddlewheel structures show record low ionization energies (onsets at 3.4 to 3.5 eV) and very negative oxidation potentials in THF (-1.84 to -1.90 V vs Ag/AgCl). DFT computations show the correlation from the gas-phase ionization energies to the solution redox potentials and chemical behavior. These compounds are thermally stable and easy to synthesize in high yields and good purity. They are very reactive and potentially useful stoichiometric reducing agents in nonpolar, nonprotonated solvents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17889-17896
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2013

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  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Solubilizing the most easily ionized molecules and generating powerful reducing agents. / Chiarella, Gina M.; Cotton, F. Albert; Durivage, Jason C.; Lichtenberger, Dennis L; Murillo, Carlos A.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 135, No. 47, 27.11.2013, p. 17889-17896.

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Chiarella, Gina M. ; Cotton, F. Albert ; Durivage, Jason C. ; Lichtenberger, Dennis L ; Murillo, Carlos A. / Solubilizing the most easily ionized molecules and generating powerful reducing agents. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2013 ; Vol. 135, No. 47. pp. 17889-17896.
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