Catalysis in electron transfer reactions: Facts and mechanistic insights

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Catalysis in electron transfer reactions between electron donors and acceptors was investigated. Mechanistic insight was provided through examples of both thermal and photochemical reactions that involve metal ion-catalyzed electron transfer processes as the rate-determining steps. Quantitative measure of Lewis acidity of metal-ions was obtained from ESR spectra of superoxide-metal ion complexes. It was shown that the Lewis acidity of metal ions controlled the electron transfer step and the subsequent chemical step in the overall redox reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-460
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Physical Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2002


  • Catalysis
  • Electron transfer
  • Fullerene
  • Metal ions
  • Oxygen
  • Superoxide dismutase


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