Oxidation of ascorbic acid by a (salen)ruthenium(VI) nitrido complex in aqueous solution

Qian Wang, Wai Lun Man, William W.Y. Lam, Tai Chu Lau*

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The oxidation of ascorbic acid (H2A) by [RuVI(N)(L)(MeOH)]+ in aqueous acidic solutions has the following stoichiometry: 2[RuVI(N)] + 3H2A → 2[RuIII(NH2–HA)]+ + A. Mechanisms involving HAT/N-rebound at low pH (≤2) and nucleophilic attack at the nitride at high pH (≥5) are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15799-15802
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number99
Early online date5 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2014

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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