Synthesis of an electron pooling ligand based on triruthenium clusters and electrochemical reduction of CO2 by its zinc(II) complex

Brian K. Breedlove, Daisuke Takayama, Tasuku Ito

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Abstract

An electron pooling complexed ligand (PL) was prepared by linking μ3-oxo Ru3 clusters with 1,4,7-tris(4-pyridylmethyl)-1, 4,7-triazacyclononane (pic3tacn). The cyclic voltammogram of the pooling ligand appeared similar to the Ru3 cluster monomers. Each wave corresponded to three simultaneous 1e- processes. In the presence of Zn(II) ions, CO2 was reduced, indicating cooperation between the Ru3 cluster centers. IR spectroelectrochemistry (IRSEC) indicated that the products of reduction were carbonate and formate and CO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1624-1625
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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