Copper(II) Catalysis of Water Oxidation

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  • Dr. Zuofeng Chen,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (USA)
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  • Prof. Thomas J. Meyer

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (USA)
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  • Funding by the UNC Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) for Solar Fuels, an EFRC funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DE-SC0001011, supporting Z.-F.C. for the electrochemical experiments), and the Army Research Office (W911NF-09-1-0426, supporting Z.-F.C. for product analysis), is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Prof. R. W. Murray for helpful discussions.

Abstract

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Mit einfachsten Mitteln: Einfache CuII-Salze sind hoch reaktive Elektrokatalysatoren für die Oxidation von Wasser in neutralen bis schwach basischen wässrigen Pufferlösungen (CO2/HCO3/CO32− oder HPO42−/PO43−). Die Koordination der Pufferanionen verhindert unter diesen Bedingungen die Fällung von Cu(OH)2, CuCO3 oder Cu3(PO4)2 und scheint höhere Oxidationsstufen des Kupfers zu stabilisieren.

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