Oxygen carriers based on electrochemically reduced trinitroarenes

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Abstract

1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene, 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene and 1-methoxy-2,4,6- trinitrobenzene undergoes reversible dimerization, after electrochemical reduction of two units of corresponding anion radical. The π-dimer formed captures molecular oxygen (O2) leading to a σ o-oH-adduct, in an atmosphere of oxygen or even air. The σo-oH-adduct is able to reversibly bind and remove dioxygen after an external redox stimulus. © the Owner Societies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4456-4462
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume10
Issue number30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2008

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