Catalytic oxygenation by Ruthenium Polyoxometalates

Catalysis ru pom

The catalytic oxydation of DMSO has been established with ruthenium polyoxometalates (POMs). The catalytic cycle has been revealed through a combination of experiments and theory, with the key intermediate established by relativistic DFT calculations as a POM-dimer with a Ru(IV)-μ-peroxo-Ru(IV) bridge.

catalytic cycle oxidation by Ru POM

Catalytic cycle for DMSO oxidation by Ru-POMs, with in the middle the HOMO of the Ru(IV)-μ-peroxo-Ru(IV) bridge, the key intermediate.

The paper was highlighted on the back cover of Chemistry a European Journal.

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