Ligand effect on the kinetics of hydroperoxochromium(III)-oxochromium(V) transformation and the lifetime of chromium(V).


A macrocyclic superoxochromium complex L(2)(H(2)O)CrOO(2+)(L(2)=meso-Me(6)-[14]aneN(4)) is generated from L(2)Cr(H(2)O)(2)(2+) and O(2) with k(on)=(2.80 +/- 0.07)x 10(7) M(-1) s(-1). One-electron reduction of L(2)(H(2)O)CrOO(2+) produces a transient hydroperoxo complex that readily undergoes intramolecular conversion to L(2)Cr(v), k(1)= 1.00 +/- 0.01 s(-1… (More)