The electroreduction of O2 in acidic aqueous solutions at an electrode modified with a decavanadium cluster [(V=O)10(μ2-O)9(μ3-O) 3(C5H7O2)6] (1) revealed that it produces H2O with four electrons per O2 molecule near 0.5 V versus SCE. The usefulness of the complex as a reduction catalyst of O2 with a high selectivity was demonstrated.
- Four-electron reduction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry