Iridium-EDTA as an efficient and readily available catalyst for water oxidation

Adriana Savini, Gianfranco Bellachioma, Sandra Bolaño, Luca Rocchigiani, Cristiano Zuccaccia, Daniele Zuccaccia, Alceo Macchioni

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Abstract

It′s so easy: The readily available and highly water‐soluble [IrCl(Hedta)]Na complex is an efficient and robust catalyst for water oxidation to molecular oxygen. The reaction is driven by the reduction of Ce4+ to Ce3+. Its performances (TOF=6.8 min−1 and TON>12 000) are derived by UV/Vis spectroscopic, volumetric and electrochemical measurements, and compare favorably with those of the best catalysts reported so far.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1415-1419
JournalChemSusChem
Volume5
Issue number8
Early online date11 Jul 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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