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From the Mole to the Molecule’: Ruthenium Catalyzed Nitroarene Reduction Studied with ‘Bench’, High-Throughput and Single Molecule Fluorescence Techniques

A.I. Carrillo, K.G. Stamplecoskie, M.L. Marin, J.C. Scaiano, “‘From the Mole to the Molecule’: Ruthenium Catalyzed Nitroarene Reduction Studied with ‘Bench’, High-Throughput and Single Molecule Fluorescence Techniques”, Catal. Sci. Tech., 4 (7), 1989-1996 (2014).
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00018H

From the Mole to the Molecule’- Ruthenium Catalyzed Nitroarene Reduction Studied with ‘Bench’, High-Throughput and Single Molecule Fluorescence Techniques
Single molecule fluorescence microscopy techniques are used to complement conventional catalysis and high-throughput experiments in order to gain a complete picture of a model reaction. In these experiments a model nitroarene is reduced to an amine where, upon reduction, a red shift in absorption/emission, as well as an increase in emission, is observed. The reaction is studied under bulk reaction conditions by NMR spectroscopy and the fluorescence activation makes it possible to also study this reaction at the single molecule level. Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy is a valuable technique in supporting the proposed reaction mechanism and understanding the nature and duration of molecular ‘visits’ to catalytic sites, where both the starting material, nitroarene, and the amine product have an affinity for the catalyst.

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