The pressure dependence of rates of homolytic fission of metal-ligand bonds in aqueous solution

Koji Ishihara, Thomas Wilson Swaddle

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The volume of activation for the exclusively homolytic decomposition of protonated 4-pyridylmethylchromium(III) ion in aqueous HC1O4 at 63.4°C is +19 cm3 mol-1, with negligible dependence on pressure up to 350 MPa at least. The origins of the strongly positive volumes of activation that characterize homolysis of complex cations in aqueous solution are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2168-2170
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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