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Title: Electron Transfer in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide: Ultraexothermic Charge Recombination at the End of the ldquoInverted Regionrdquo
Authors: Serpa, Carlos 
Gomes, Paulo J. S. 
Arnaut, Luis G. 
Formosinho, Sebastião J. 
Pina, João 
Melo, J. Seixas de 
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Chemistry - A European Journal. 12:19 (2006) 5014-5023
Abstract: Charge-recombination rates in contact radical-ion pairs, formed between aromatic hydrocarbons and nitriles in supercritical CO2 and heptane, decrease with the exothermicity of the reactions until they reach -70 kcal mol-1, but from there on an increase is observed. The first decrease in rate is typical of the ldquoinverted regionrdquo of electron-transfer reactions. The change to an increase in the rate for ultra-exothermic electron transfer indicates a new free-energy relationship. We show that the resulting ldquodouble-inverted regionrdquo is not due to a change in mechanism. It is an intrinsic property of electron-transfer reactions, and it is due to the increase of the reorganisation energy with the reaction exothermicity.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200500727
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FCTUC Química - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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