Molecular cobalt electrocatalyst for proton reduction at low overpotential

Hyun S. Ahn, Timothy C. Davenport, T. Don Tilley

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Linear trimetallic CoIII/CoII/CoIII cobalt complexes with bridging acyl–alkoxy ligands are electrocatalysts for the reduction of tosic acid in acetonitrile. The –OCMe2CH2COMe complex appears to operate homogeneously, and at a modest onset overpotential of 175 mV. A turnover frequency of ca. 80 s-1 was observed at an overpotential of 300 mV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3834-3837
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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