The photooxidation of hexabromorhenate(IV) in ethanol
Taylor & Francis
Irradiation (λ > 285 nm) of [ReBr6]2 − in aerated or deoxygenated ethanol yields ReO4 −, in contrast to other coordinating solvents, in which the observed reaction is photosolvation. Spectral changes imply that photooxidation occurs by an initial photosolvation, followed by reduction of coordinated ethanol in a secondary photochemical reaction.
Christina N. Estill, Jessica L. Cohen, and Patrick E. Hoggard, “The photooxidation of hexabromorhenate(IV) in ethanol”, Synth. React. Inorg., Met.-Org., Nano-Met.Chem. 38, 688-689 (2008).