Halogen photoelimination from dirhodium phosphazane complexes via chloride-bridged intermediates Academic Article uri icon


  • Halogen photoelimination is a critical step in HX-splitting photocatalysis. Herein, we report the photoreduction of a pair of valence-isomeric dirhodium phosphazane complexes, and suggest that a common intermediate is accessed in the photochemistry of both mixed-valent and valence-symmetric complexes. The results of these investigations suggest that halogen photoelimination proceeds by two sequential photochemical reactions: ligand dissociation followed by subsequent halogen elimination.

author list (cited authors)

  • Powers, D. C., Chambers, M. B., Teets, T. S., Elgrishi, N., Anderson, B. L., & Nocera, D. G.

citation count

  • 24

publication date

  • January 2013