Three-state model for two-electron transfer reactions

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Much of electron transfer based catalysis relies upon multielectron rather than single-electron transfer processes. If the multielectron events proceed through stable one-electron intermediates, conventional theory describes the events However, when an unstable one-electron intermediate plays a role, when a stable intermediate lives for a brief period of time, or when concerted multielectron events occur, the electronic coupling and free energy dependence of the rate is distinct from that arising in one-electron theories. We describe several new features that can arise in multielectron processes, predict their experimental signature, and show how these ideas can be applied to specific experimental systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zusman, LD; Beratan, DN

Published Date

  • May 29, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 4136 - 4141

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-5639

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/jp970123e

Citation Source

  • Scopus