Eric, Daniel and Brian’s paper, Linear Free Energy Relationships in the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction: Kinetic Analysis of a Cobaloxime Catalyst, was accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis. In this paper, the kinetics of hydrogen production catalyzed by a cobaloxime catalyst are reported for a series of para-substituted anilinium acids. The kinetics of elementary steps were determined from a combination of plateau current analysis, foot-of-the-wave analysis, as well as a new current-potential analysis for voltammograms displaying total catalysis behavior. The rate constants for the proton transfer steps follow linear free energy relationships with the acid pKa.


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