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Multi-electron transfer photochemistry

Caught in the act

The accumulation of multiple redox equivalents is essential in photo-driven catalytic reactions such as solar water splitting. However, direct spectroscopic observation of a twice-oxidized species under diffuse illumination has proved elusive until now.

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Figure 1: Multi-step electron transfer in molecular systems.


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Beiler, A., Moore, G. Caught in the act. Nature Chem 10, 3–4 (2018).

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