Three water-soluble cobalt porphyrins have been investigated as water oxidation catalysts via photo-initiation using RuII(bpy) 32+/Na2S2O8. The pH dependence of the turnover frequency revealed maximum activity at pH 11. Based on the second order dependence on catalyst concentration for the rate of water oxidation, we suggest a bimolecular radical coupling process as the rate determining step.
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