A multistep kinetic model in which solvent motion is treated in the framework of Marcus theory and the rates of the elementary electron transfer step are evaluated at full quantum mechanical level is proposed and applied to the calculation of the rates of intramolecular electron transfer reactions in rigidly spaced D–Br–A (D = 1,1′-biphenyl radical anion, Br = androstane) compounds, for five acceptors (A) in three organic solvents with different polarity. The calculated rates agree well with experimental ones, and their temperature dependence is almost quantitatively reproduced.

Electron Transfer Rates in Polar and Non-Polar Environments: a Generalization of Marcus’ Theory to Include an Effective Treatment of Tunneling Effects

Leo, Anna;Peluso, Andrea
2022

Abstract

A multistep kinetic model in which solvent motion is treated in the framework of Marcus theory and the rates of the elementary electron transfer step are evaluated at full quantum mechanical level is proposed and applied to the calculation of the rates of intramolecular electron transfer reactions in rigidly spaced D–Br–A (D = 1,1′-biphenyl radical anion, Br = androstane) compounds, for five acceptors (A) in three organic solvents with different polarity. The calculated rates agree well with experimental ones, and their temperature dependence is almost quantitatively reproduced.
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