Title

The photolysis of octachlorodirhenate(III) in chloroform

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2-2008

Publisher

Elsevier

Abstract

Under 254 nm irradiation in chloroform, [Re2Cl8]2− is converted cleanly to [Re2Cl9]−. The reaction is initiated primarily through light absorbed by the chloroform. The experimental rate expression is View the MathML source, where I0 is the incident light intensity and fS is the fraction of light absorbed by the solvent. The rate law is consistent with mechanisms involving either [Re2Cl8]− or [Re2Cl9]2− as an intermediate.