We explore the aqueous bimolecular neutralization reaction between a photoacid ROH and carboxylate bases -OOCR' and show that proton transfer in loose complexes (ROH••H2O ••-OOCR') occurs through intermediate water molecules in a sequential von Grotthuss type fashion, with the second step having similar reaction rates as those of the encounter complexes formed after mutual diffusion.
|Title of host publication||Ultrafast Phenomena XV|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 15th International Conference|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2007|
|Name||Springer Series in Chemical Physics|