Inorganic clusters with a [Fe2MoOS3] core - A functional model for acetylene reduction by nitrogenases

Koji Yoshimoto, Takeshi Yatabe, Takahiro Matsumoto, Viet Ha Tran, Andrew Robertson, Hidetaka Nakai, Koichiro Asazawa, Hirohisa Tanaka, Seiji Ogo

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Abstract

We report the first example of a wholly inorganic mimic of a part of the FeMoco active centre of nitrogenases. We detail the synthesis, characterisation and reactivity of two related, transient hydride-containing inorganic clusters, a dihydride complex and a vinyl monohydride complex, which bear the [Fe2MoOS3] portion of FeMoco. The dihydride complex is capable of reducing acetylene to ethylene via the vinyl monohydride complex. In the reaction cycle, a transient low-valent complex was generated by the reductive elimination of H2 or ethylene from dihydride or vinyl monohydride complexes, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14620-14627
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume45
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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