Halogen photoelimination from dirhodium phosphazane complexes via chloride-bridged intermediates
Halogen photoelimination is a critical step in HX-splitting photocatalysis. Herein, we report the photoreduction of a pair of valence-isomeric dirhodium phosphazane complexes, and suggest that a common intermediate is accessed in the photochemistry of both mixed-valent and valence-symmetric complexes. The results of these investigations suggest that halogen photoelimination proceeds by two sequential photochemical reactions: ligand dissociation followed by subsequent halogen elimination. © 2013 Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Powers, D., Chambers, M., Teets, T., Elgrishi, N., Anderson, B., & Nocera, D. (2013). Halogen photoelimination from dirhodium phosphazane complexes via chloride-bridged intermediates. Chemical Science, 4 (7), 2880-2885. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3sc50462j