Electron transfer accompanied by bond rupture

Dmitry Matyushov, Y. A. Maletin

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A theoretical model for inner-sphere electron transfer via a bridging metal ion is presented. The probability of electron transfer and the rate constant of the process were calculated in a semiclassical approximation by taking into account the simultaneous motion of the system along two reaction coordinates: environmental polarization change and rupturing metal-ligand bond elongation. The results of the calculations are (briefly) compared with experimental kinetic data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-334
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 1988
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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