Picosecond dynamics of solvent trapping following electron transfer in transition-metal complexes
Picosecond Raman spectroscopy has been used to investigate electron transfer between ligands in the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer states of D3 transition-metal complexes. In all of the complexes studied, dynamic solvent effects on the electron-transfer process are shown to be minimal. The interligand electron coupling is apparently not strong enough to overcome the vibrational reorganization energy. As a result, delocalization of electron density over all three ligands cannot occur. An interpretation of the mechanisms responsible for producing this result is presented based on quantum mechanical electron-transfer theory. © 1989 American Chemical Society.
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Journal of Physical Chemistry
Yabe, T., Anderson, D., Orman, L., Chang, Y., & Hopkins, J. (1989). Picosecond dynamics of solvent trapping following electron transfer in transition-metal complexes. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 93 (6), 2302-2306. https://doi.org/10.1021/j100343a021