An Alternative Reaction Pathway for Iridium Catalyzed Water Oxidation Driven by CAN
Menendez Rodriguez, Gabriel
KAUST DepartmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
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AbstractThe generation of solar fuels by means of a photosynthetic apparatus strongly relies on the development of an efficient water oxidation catalyst (WOC). Cerium ammonium nitrate (CAN) is the most commonly used sacrificial oxidant to explore the potentiality of WOCs. It is usually assumed that CAN has the unique role to oxidatively energize WOCs, making them capable to offer a low energy reaction pathway to transform H2O to O2. Herein we show that CAN might have a much more relevant and direct role in WO, mainly related to the capture and liberation of O–O containing molecular moieties.
CitationAn Alternative Reaction Pathway for Iridium Catalyzed Water Oxidation Driven by CAN 2016 ACS Catalysis
SponsorsThis work was financially supported by SABIC, Regione Umbria (POR FSE Projects), and COST Action CM1205 (CARISMA). We thank Prof. Antoni Llobet for helpful discussions and Dr. Stefano Giovagnoli for his help in performing DLS measurements.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)