Copper(II) catalyses the reduction of perchlorate by both formaldehyde and by dihydrogen in aqueous solutions

Dror Shamir, Dan Meyerstein, Israel Zilbermann, Ariela Burg, Yael Albo, Alexander I. Shames, Radion Vainer, Eitan J.C. Borojovich, Guy Yardeni, Haya Kornweitz, Eric Maimon
  • Journal of Coordination Chemistry, July 2018, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2018.1506114

The reduction of perchlorate is a difficult process, a new way to perform it is outlined.

What is it about?

It is shown that copper cations in aqueous solutions catalyze the reduction of perchlorate by weak reductants.

Why is it important?

The results point out an unexpected mechanism for the catalytic reduction of perchlorate.

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