Oxygen evolution from BF3/MnO4-

Shek Man Yiu, Wai Lun Man, Xin Wang, William W.Y. Lam, Siu Mui Ng, Hoi Ki Kwong, Kai Chung Lau*, Tai Chu Lau*

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MnO4- is activated by BF3 to undergo intramolecular coupling of two oxo ligands to generate O2. DFT calculations suggest that there should be a spin intercrossing between the singlet and triplet potential energy surfaces on going from the active intermediate [MnO2(OBF3)2]- to the O⋯O coupling transition state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4159-4161
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Early online date28 Feb 2011
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2011

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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