Surprising acidity of hydrated lithium cations in organic solvents
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- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne
- Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Lithium cations are shown to have a significant role in catalyzing oxygen and proton reduction along with SN1 reactions in biphasic systems. We propose that this catalytic effect is due to the surprising acidity of the hydrated cations; interactions between the cation and its surrounding solvation shell will make the constituent water molecules more acidic.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 30 May 2014|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|