Water oxidation catalysed by a mononuclear Co(II) polypyridine complex; possible reaction intermediates and the role of the chloride ligand.

@article{Das2015WaterOC,
  title={Water oxidation catalysed by a mononuclear Co(II) polypyridine complex; possible reaction intermediates and the role of the chloride ligand.},
  author={Biswanath Das and Andreas Orthaber and Sascha Ott and Anders Thapper},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 66},
  pages={13074-7}
}
A mononuclear cobalt(II) complex as a homogeneous molecular catalyst for photochemically, electrochemically and chemically induced oxygen evolution reactions is presented. Experimental evidence points towards the presence of a chloride ligand at the cobalt centre throughout the catalytic cycle, and the temporary detachment of a pyridine ligand to open a coordination site for substrate binding.