Highly active and tunable catalysts for O2 evolution from water based on mononuclear ruthenium(II) monoaquo complexes.

@article{Yagi2011HighlyAA,
  title={Highly active and tunable catalysts for O2 evolution from water based on mononuclear ruthenium(II) monoaquo complexes.},
  author={Masayuki Yagi and Syouhei Tajima and Manabu Komi and Hirosato Yamazaki},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 15},
  pages={3802-4}
}
The catalytic activity of [Ru(tpy)(bpy)OH(2)](2+) (tpy = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine and bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) increased by a 4'-substituted ethoxy group on the tpy ligand by more than one order of magnitude to give 1.1 × 10(-1) s(-1) of catalyst turnover frequency, which is comparable with the hitherto-reported champion data.