Catalytic reactions of chlorite with a polypyridylruthenium(ii) complex: Disproportionation, chlorine dioxide formation and alcohol oxidation

Zongmin Hu, Hongxia Du, Wai Lun Man, Chi Fai Leung, Haojun Liang, Tai Chu Lau*

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Abstract

Cis-[Ru(2,9-Me2phen)2(OH2)2]2+ reacts readily with chlorite at room temperature at pH 4.9 and 6.8. The ruthenium(ii) complex can catalyze the disproportionation of chlorite to chlorate and chloride, the oxidation of chlorite to chlorine dioxide, as well as the oxidation of alcohols by chlorite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1102-1104
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number8
Early online date7 Nov 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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