Adiabaticity criteria for outer-sphere bimolecular electron-transfer reactions


Journal Article

A model is presented for outer-sphere bimolecular electron-transfer reactions which is correct in the adiabatic, nonadiabatic, and intermediate dynamical regimes for an overdamped solvent coordinate. From this model we deduce the conditions for the transfer to be "adiabatic" or "nonadiabatic". Evidence for the two regimes exists in the experimental literature, so this work will provide guidance for mapping out the transition between these regimes. The time-scale separations needed to adequately describe the process as an average over (distant dependent) unimolecular rates are described. © 1988 American Chemical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Onuchic, JN; Beratan, DN

Published Date

  • January 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 4817 - 4820

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3654

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/j100328a001

Citation Source

  • Scopus