Rate of homogeneous electron-transfer in self-exchange reactions of methylviologen

René Fuhlendorff, Torben Lund, Henning Lund*, Jens Arne Pedersen*

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The rate of the self-exchange reactions between 1,1′-dimethyl-4,4′-bipyridinium diperchlorate (methylviologen, MV2+) and its one-electron reduction product (MV+•) and between MV+• and the two-electron reduction product (MV) is measured from the broadening of the lines in the ESR-spectrum of MV+• in DMF. The bond and solvent reorganization energies λ(O) of these reactions are calculated.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number44
Pages (from-to)5335-5338
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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