Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production from Water by Noble-Metal-Free Molecular Catalyst Systems Containing Rose Bengal and the Cobaloximes of BFx-Bridged Oxime Ligands
2010 (English)In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, ISSN 1932-7447, E-ISSN 1932-7455, Vol. 114, no 37, 15868-15874 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Hydrogen evolution was observed from the noble-metal-free catalyst systems, comprising Rose Bengal, BFx-bridged cobaloximes, and triethylamine, in an aqueous solution under irradiation of visible light. Two types of BFx-bridged cobaloximes namely, the annulated cobaloximes [Co(dmgBF(2))(2)(H2O)(2)] (1, dmgBF(2) = (difluoroboryl)dimethylglyoximate anion) and [Co(dpgBF(2))(2)(H2O)(2)] (2, dpgBF(2) =(difluoroboryl)diphenylglyoximate anion), and the clathrochelated cobaloximes [Co(dmg(BF)(2/3))(3)](BF4) (3) and [Co(dpg(BF)(2/3))(3)](BF4) (4)-were used as catalysts. Among the four cobalt complexes, complex 1 displayed the highest hydrogen-evolving efficiency, with turnovers up to 327. Complexes 2 and 4 that bear the diphenylglyoximate ligands exhibited much lower efficiencies as compared with their analogues 1 and 3 that have the dimethylglyoximate ligands. The hydrogen-evolving efficiency of the annulated cobalt(II) complex 1 that contains two labile axial ligands is more than three times as high as that of the encapsulated cobalt(III) complex 3 that has a single macrobicyclic ligand. The different pathways for formation of the cobalt(I) species from these two types of cobaloximes are discussed on the basis of the results obtained from fluorescence and laser flash photolysis spectroscopic studies.
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2010. Vol. 114, no 37, 15868-15874 p.
ELECTRON-TRANSFER REACTIONS, XANTHENE DYES, ACTIVE-SITE, COMPLEXES, COBALT, REDUCTION, EVOLUTION, PHOTOREDUCTION, GENERATION, IRIDIUM
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26694DOI: 10.1021/jp106512aISI: 000281754000042ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956834881OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26694DiVA: diva2:373097
QC 201011302010-11-302010-11-262010-11-30Bibliographically approved