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Photochemical Generation of Nineteen-Electron Organometallic Complexes and their Use as Reducing Agents in Micellar Systems

  • D. R. Tyler
  • V. MacKenzie
  • A. S. Goldman
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Abstract

We have discovered a new class of organometallic complexes that are very powerful reducing agents. In some cases these reducing agents have oxidation potentials up to ≈ 2 volts (vs NHE). In addition to being quite powerful, the reducing agents are very versatile and they are easy to generate. Their versatility is demonstrated by their ability to reduce a wide variety of complexes, including organics, inorganics, classical coordination complexes, and organometallic species. Furthermore the reduction reactions can be carried out in aqueous or non-aqueous solvents. Perhaps the most remarkable feature of these reducing agents is their ease of generation; these species form simply by irradiating (generally λ > 500 nm) a metalmetal bonded carbonyl dimer in the presence of an appropriate ligand.

Keywords

Methyl Viologen Micellar System Disproportionation Reaction Organometallic Complex Radical Chain Mechanism 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Tyler
    • 1
  • V. MacKenzie
    • 1
  • A. S. Goldman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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