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See detailComputational, Structural, and Mechanistic Analysis of the Electrochemically Driven Pirouetting Motion of a Copper Rotaxane
Periyasamy, Ganga ULg; Sour, A.; Collin, Jacques ULg et al

in Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2009), 113(18), 6219-6229

A mechanism for the electrochemically driven reorganization of a model copper [2]pseudorotaxane is proposed on the basis of density functional theory computations and validated by comparing to ... [more ▼]

A mechanism for the electrochemically driven reorganization of a model copper [2]pseudorotaxane is proposed on the basis of density functional theory computations and validated by comparing to experimental results. We investigate in detail the ligand reorganization around the Cu ion from a 4 to 5 coordination number that follows the conversion of the oxidation state from +1 to +2. It is found that for both the oxidation and the reduction processes the rearrangement proceeds in a concerted fashion via a single transition state. Energy paths involving stable decoordinated-coordinated intermediates are computed to be higher in energy. The cyclic voltammogram simulated using the computed transition theory state rate constants in solvent medium is in good agreement with the experimental voltammogram. Further, we report on the computed concentration change of stable (Cu-4(+), Cu-5(2+)) and metastable species (Cu-4(2+), Cu-5(+)) during single cyclic voltammetry (CV) cycle as a function of the applied voltage or time (the subscripts 4 and 5 refer to the coordination number of the copper center). [less ▲]

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See detailElectrochemically Driven Sequential Machines: An Implementation of Copper Rotaxanes
Periyasamy, Ganga ULg; Collin, Jacques ULg; Sauvage, Jacques ULg et al

in Chemistry : A European Journal (2009), 15(6), 1310-1313

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