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Open Access Chemistry with Photons, Protons, and Electrons

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This is an account of the research activities of our group during the first two years of its existence. First results from our work on proton-coupled electron transfer and long-range charge tunneling reactions are presented. This includes a hydrogen-bonded cation–anion pair in which a proton-coupled electron transfer process can be phototriggered and followed by simple optical spectroscopic means, as well as a series of rigid rod-like donor-bridge-acceptor molecules which we use to investigate physical phenomena associated with the tunneling of electrons or holes. A unifying feature of this research is the use of light (photons) to induce proton and/or electron transfer.
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Keywords: ELECTRON TRANSFER; MOLECULAR WIRES; PHOTOREDOX CHEMISTRY; PROTON-COUPLED ELECTRON TRANSFER; TUNNELING

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2009

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  • International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and its Divisions

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