Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Voltammetry at an irradiated platinum channel electrode is used to monitor photosubstitution reactions of the Group VIA hexacarbonyls, M(CO)6 (M = Cr,Mo,W), in acetonitrile solution, in which up to three CO ligands are replaced by solvent molecules. It is shown that this methodological approach can be used to suggest reaction mechanisms and to quantify rates of photoreactions, so giving estimates of quantum yields.
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