Trap-Free Halogen Photoelimination from Mononuclear Ni(III) Complexes. Academic Article uri icon


  • Halogen photoelimination reactions constitute the oxidative half-reaction of closed HX-splitting energy storage cycles. Here, we report high-yielding, endothermic Cl2 photoelimination chemistry from mononuclear Ni(III) complexes. On the basis of time-resolved spectroscopy and steady-state photocrystallography experiments, a mechanism involving ligand-assisted halogen elimination is proposed. Employing ancillary ligands to promote elimination offers a strategy to circumvent the inherently short-lived excited states of 3d metal complexes for the activation of thermodynamically challenging bonds.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Hwang, S. J., Powers, D. C., Maher, A. G., Anderson, B. L., Hadt, R. G., Zheng, S., Chen, Y., & Nocera, D. G.

citation count

  • 88

complete list of authors

  • Hwang, Seung Jun||Powers, David C||Maher, Andrew G||Anderson, Bryce L||Hadt, Ryan G||Zheng, Shao-Liang||Chen, Yu-Sheng||Nocera, Daniel G

publication date

  • May 2015