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Keywords:

  • iridium;
  • energy;
  • oxidation;
  • renewable resources;
  • water splitting
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The complex made simple: Simple and commercially available iridium precursors are tested for their ability to promote water oxidation. The activity values of these precursors towards cerium(IV)-driven oxygen generation from water are comparable with values reported for more complicated iridium-based systems. A turnover frequency of 1700 h−1 is achieved with IrCl3.