Intermediates in Photochemistry of Fe(III) Complexes in Water

  • Victor Plyusnin
  • Ivan Pozdnyakov
  • Eugeny Glebov
  • Vjacheslav Grivin
  • Nikolai Bazhin
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2903-4_7

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)
Cite this paper as:
Plyusnin V., Pozdnyakov I., Glebov E., Grivin V., Bazhin N. (2009) Intermediates in Photochemistry of Fe(III) Complexes in Water. In: Bahadir A.M., Duca G. (eds) The Role of Ecological Chemistry in Pollution Research and Sustainable Development. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer, Dordrecht

Abstract

The photochemistry of Fe(OH)2+ complex and complexes formed by Fe(III) and pyruvic (Pyr), tartaric (Tart), sulfosalycilic (SSA) and oxalic (Ox) acids in aqueous solutions were studied by means of stationary and nanosecond laser flash photolysis. The application of different scavengers of transient radicals has shown that the hydroxyl radical is the primary photochemical species in photochemistry of the FeOH2+ complex. In the photochemistry of FePyr2+ and FeTart+ complexes a weak absorption was found in the red spectral region which was attributed to [FeII…R-COO]2+ radical complexes. Laser flash photolysis of FePyr2+ and FeTart+ complexes in the presence of methyl viologen (effective scavenger of different free radicals) gave evidence of MV•2+ radical cation formation with concentration as small as ~2% of Fe(III) complex disappeared. The reaction mechanism including inner-sphere electron transfer with the formation of [FeII…R-COO]2+ radical complex and its transformation to the reaction products is proposed. The main photochemical process for FeIII(C2O4)33— complex in aqueous solutions was found to be intramolecular electron transfer from the ligand to Fe(III) ion with the formation of a primary radical complex [(C2O4)2FeII(C2O4•)]3−. The yield of free radical species (i.e., CO2•− and C2O4•−) was found to be less then 6% of FeIII(C2O4)33— disappeared after a laser pulse.

Keywords

photochemical process Fe (III) complexes organic acid ligands laser flash photolysis 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Plyusnin
    • 1
  • Ivan Pozdnyakov
    • 1
  • Eugeny Glebov
    • 1
  • Vjacheslav Grivin
    • 1
  • Nikolai Bazhin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion SB RAS, Institutskaya 3NovosibirskRussia

Personalised recommendations