Coggins MK1, Méndez MA, Concepcion JJ, Periana RA, Meyer TJ.
J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Nov 12;136(45):15845-8. doi: 10.1021/ja507979c. Epub 2014 Oct 29.The complex [Ru(Mebimpy)(4,4'-((HO)2OPCH2)2bpy)(OH2)](2+) surface bound to tin-doped indium oxide mesoporous nanoparticle film electrodes (nanoITO-Ru(II)(OH2)(2+)) is an electrocatalyst for the selective oxidation of methylrhenium trioxide (MTO) to methanol in acidic aqueous solution. Oxidative activation of the catalyst to nanoITO-Ru(IV)(OH)(3+) induces oxidation of MTO. The reaction is first order in MTO with rate saturation observed at [MTO] > 12 mM with a limiting rate constant of k = 25 s(-1). Read More