Cleavage and Formation of Molecular Dinitrogen in a Single System Assisted by Molybdenum Complexes Bearing Ferrocenyldiphosphine

Takamasa Miyazaki, Hiromasa Tanaka, Yoshiaki Tanabe, Masahiro Yuki, Kazunari Nakajima, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Yoshiaki Nishibayashi

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Abstract

The Ni≡N bond of molecular dinitrogen bridging two molybdenum atoms in the pentamethylcyclopentadienyl molybdenum complexes that bear ferrocenyldiphosphine as an auxiliary ligand is homolytically cleaved under visible light irradiation at room temperature to afford two molar molybdenum nitride complexes. Conversely, the bridging molecular dinitrogen is reformed by the oxidation of the molybdenum nitride complex at room temperature. This result provides a successful example of the cleavage and formation of molecular dinitrogen induced by a pair of two different external stimuli using a single system assisted by molybdenum complexes bearing ferrocenyldiphosphine under ambient conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11488-11492
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume53
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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