Accession Number:

ADA222603

Title:

Dynamical Solvent Effects on Electron-Transfer Processes: Recent Progress and Perspectives

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Recent advances in theoretical and experimental aspects of dynamical solvent effects in activated electron-transfer processes are discussed, along with future research prospects. The last decade has seen a remarkable upsurge of interest in the dynamical role of the solvent in liquid-state chemical processes. Along with the intrinsic importance of such phenomena in chemistry and biology, these activities have been fostered by substantial recent developments of both a theoretical and experimental nature. The central concept of solvent friction, whereby the collective solvent motion necessary to surmount the activation barrier slows the rate below that expected from transition-state theory TST, 1a-c has spawned a myriad of theoretical treatments that attempt to describe the effective solvation dynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE