Transient Structures and Kinetics of the Ferrioxalate Redox Reaction Studied by Time-Resolved EXAFS, Optical Spectroscopy, and DFT † Academic Article uri icon


  • The photoredox reaction transients of ferrioxalate in water have been studied by means of time-resolved EXAFS and ultrafast optical transient spectroscopy. The transient spectra and kinetics have been measured from the femtosecond to millisecond range, and the Fe-O bond lengths of the ferrioxalate redox reaction transients have been determined with 2 ps time resolution and 0.04 A accuracy. These data in conjunction with quantum-chemistry DFT and UHF calculations were used to formulate a mechanism for the Fe(III) to Fe(II) redox reaction where dissociation precedes electron transfer. In addition, radical scavenging experiments support the mechanism proposed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, J., Zhang, H., Tomov, I. V., Wolfsberg, M., Ding, X., & Rentzepis, P. M.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007 11:11 AM