The effect of an electrical bias on the mechanism of decomposition of transients with metal-carbon σ bonds

Irena Rusonik, Haim Cohen, Alex Lugowskoy, Alexander Krasnopolski, Michael Zinigrad, Dan Meyerstein

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Abstract

When CCl3CO2- reacts thermally with porous iron electrodes, the radical CCl2CO2- is formed. This radical reacts with the surface of the electrode to form a transient with a Fe-C σ bond, Fe0&(S)-CCl 2COO-. The mechanism of decomposition of this transient depends on the electrical bias applied to the electrode: at a low bias of E > -0.9 V vs. SCE, HCCl2COO- is the major final product, whereas at a higher bias of E < -1.2 V vs. SCE, HC(O)CO2 - is the major product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3252-3255
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Dehalogenation
  • Electrochemistry
  • Iron
  • Metal-carbon bonds
  • Radicals

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