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‘Effective hot reaction zone’, caging energy and normalized appearance energy in ruthenium complexes

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In contrast to the single molecule cage of Ru/acac/3 a cage involving wall molecules of RuCp2 is formed in recoil reaction of radioruthenium atoms. Enhancement of the parent yield in RuCp2 is ascribed to the larger size of the cage /effective hot reaction zone/ compared to the case of Ru/acac/3. A normalized appearance energy technique has been applied to estimate energy /AE adj x / necessary for caging the recoil atom in RuCp2. AE adj x is about twice as large as caging energy CE. The relation of AE adj x to CE in RuCp2 is nearly the same as that of AEx to bonding energy BE in Ru/acac/3.

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Matsue, H., Kaneko, I., Sekine, T. et al. ‘Effective hot reaction zone’, caging energy and normalized appearance energy in ruthenium complexes. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters 145, 271–280 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02163416

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  • Physical Chemistry
  • Cage
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Ruthenium
  • Reaction Zone