Presented at the 8th European Symposium on Organic Reactivity (ESOR-8), Cavtat (Dubrovnik), Croatia, September 2001.
Catalysis in electron transfer reactions: facts and mechanistic insights†
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2002
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry
Special Issue: Organic Reactivity Special Issue
Volume 15, Issue 8, pages 448–460, August 2002
How to Cite
Fukuzumi, S. (2002), Catalysis in electron transfer reactions: facts and mechanistic insights. J. Phys. Org. Chem., 15: 448–460. doi: 10.1002/poc.496
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2002
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 JAN 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 28 DEC 2001
- Manuscript Received: 27 SEP 2001
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
- electron transfer;
- metal ions;
- superoxide dismutase;
Catalysis in electron transfer reactions between electron donors and acceptors is described and the important mechanistic insight is provided by showing a number of examples of both thermal and photochemical reactions that involve metal ion-catalyzed electron transfer processes as the rate-determining steps. The quantitative measure of Lewis acidity of metal ions was obtained from the gzz values of ESR spectra of superoxide–metal ion complexes which vary significantly depending on the type of metal ions. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.