A (Ni-SIr)I model for [NiFe]hydrogenase

Takahiro Matsumoto, Tatsuya Ando, Yuki Mori, Takeshi Yatabe, Hidetaka Nakai, Seiji Ogo

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We report the synthesis and characterization of a μ-hydroxo NiRu complex as a model for the active site of (Ni-SIr)I of [NiFe]hydrogenase. This is the first example of the (Ni-SIr)I model with a bridging hydroxo ligand between dimetal centers and an available coordination site on Ni center cis to the bridging hydroxo ligand. We have determined the structure of the (Ni-SIr)I model complex by X-ray analysis and reported reversible switching between the catalytically inactive (Ni-SIr)I and a catalytically active (Ni-SIr)II models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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