Multi-Electron Transfer Process of a Vanadium Dinuclear Complex for Molecular Conversions

  • Eishun Tsuchida
  • Kimihisa Yamamoto
  • Kenichi Oyaizu


The chemistry of vanadium (IV) is dominated by the oxovanadium cation ([V=O]2+) which remains unchanged during many chemical reactions.1 The reactivity is usually enhanced by the deoxygenation of oxo complexes of vanadium (IV) to produce six- coordinate vanadium (IV) complexes.2 Since vanadium (V) is a strong oxidant and vanadium (III) and, sometimes, vanadium (IV) can be oxidized by O2, redox processes involving the V(IV)/V(III) and V(V)/V(IV) couples are interesting in relation to the autoxidation of organic molecules. In practice, oxovanadium (IV) derivatives have been used as catalysts in the epoxidation of olefins and in the oxidation of sulfides with peroxides.3


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eishun Tsuchida
    • 1
  • Kimihisa Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Kenichi Oyaizu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer ChemistryWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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