7. Complexes of First Row d-Block Metals: Manganese

  1. Antoni Llobet
  1. Philipp Kurz

Published Online: 18 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118698648.ch7

Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysis: A Key Topic for New Sustainable Energy Conversion Schemes

Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysis: A Key Topic for New Sustainable Energy Conversion Schemes

How to Cite

Kurz, P. (2014) Complexes of First Row d-Block Metals: Manganese, in Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysis: A Key Topic for New Sustainable Energy Conversion Schemes (ed A. Llobet), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118698648.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Tarragona, Spain

Author Information

  1. Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2014
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118413371

Online ISBN: 9781118698648

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Keywords:

  • d-Block Metals;
  • dinuclear Mmnganese (Mn2) complexes;
  • manganese;
  • metal oxidation states;
  • oxygen-evolving complex (OEC);
  • photosystem II (PSII) enzyme.

Summary

The element manganese is a textbook example of the fact that d-block metals, unlike the metals of the s-, p-, and f-blocks, can show a large variation in possible metal oxidation states depending on reaction partners and conditions. For manganese, compounds of all oxidation states between Mn0 and MnVII are known. This chapter presents a brief overview of the syntheses, structures, and redox chemistries of dinuclear manganese (Mn2) complexes for water oxidation catalysis. Research in this field can build on two strong foundations: the well-studied basics concerning the aqueous redox chemistry of manganese and a very detailed knowledge of natural water oxidation catalysis by the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) within the photosystem II (PSII) enzyme. The chapter compares the events following single-electron oxidations in an aqueous environment for Mn2 complexes, the OEC, and diruthenium (Ru2) catalysts.