Dr. Yosuke Kanai, Dr. Varadharajan Srinivasan, Dr. Steven K. Meier, Prof. Dr. K. Peter C. Vollhardt and Prof. Jeffrey C. Grossman Mechanism of Thermal Reversal of the (Fulvalene)tetracarbonyldiruthenium Photoisomerization: Toward Molecular Solar–Thermal Energy Storage Angewandte Chemie International Edition 49
A closer look at the title reaction pinpoints a surprising mechanism—a relatively rapid preequilibrium between cyclopentadienyl complex 2 and fulvalene diradical complex 1 precedes the rate-determining anti–syn rotation and formation of the RuRu bond. The computed energy values agree well with all experimental data, including saturation kinetics for the trapping of the intermediate by CCl4. TS=transition state.
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