Comparison of primary oxidants for water-oxidation catalysisAlexander R. Parent, Robert H. Crabtree, Gary W. Brudvig
- Chemical Society Reviews, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry
- DOI: 10.1039/c2cs35225g
What is it about?
The chemical oxidants capable of driving water oxidation are reviewed, and Pourbaix diagrams are provided for ease of reference.
Why is it important?
As more researchers enter the field of artificial photosynthesis, there is a need for a brief tutorial into the possible chemical oxidants that can be used to study water oxidation complexes. This review is designed to enable researchers in the field, new and old, to rapidly determine the ideal oxidant to use to generate meaningful experimental results.