First Artificial Energy Conversion from Proton Gradient to Electricity
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The proton gradient is catalytically converted to electricity by ruthenium aqua complex [Ru(trpy)(3,5-di-tert-butylquinone)(H<SUB>2</SUB>O)]<SUP>2+</SUP> (trpy = 2,2′:6,2″-terpyridine). The first successful energy conversion from proton gradient to electricity is based on the redox reactions of this ruthenium complex coupled with acid-base reaction.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 1998(10), 1069-1070, 1998-10-05
The Chemical Society of Japan