Monitoring the Microscopic Molecular Mechanisms of Proton Transfer in Acid-base Reactions in Aqueous Solutions Academic Article uri icon


  • This article provides a review of the authors’ collaborative work on acid-base reactions under conditions allowing direct observation of mechanistic details of the proton transfer within reactive complexes of OH groups and the bases RCOO− (R=organic residues) in diffusion-assisted neutralization reactions by using time-resolved UV/Vis emission and IR absorption spectroscopy. We discuss the considerable insight gained by these experiments and outline the current status of the field.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015