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Electrochemistry of a labile average-valence dicopper system

Coyle, Joanne; Downard, Alison J.; Nelson, Jane; McKee, Vickie; Harding, Charles J. and Herbst-Irmer, Regine (2004). Electrochemistry of a labile average-valence dicopper system. Dalton Transactions(15) pp. 2357–2363.

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Electrochemical studies on an average-valent dicopper cryptate demonstrate the existence of a solvent-assisted disproportionation in acetonitrile, which is absent in water. The existence of this process was confirmed via absorption spectroscopy, which allowed the evaluation of thermodynamic parameters. The disproportionation equilibrium is enthalpically controlled, and the results suggest an upper limit for the bond energy of the one-electron Cu–Cu bond of 200 kJ mol–1.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1477-9226
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Academic Unit/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Item ID: 5289
Depositing User: Charlie Harding
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
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