The useful properties of H2O as a ligand of a hydrogenase mimic

Chunbai Zheng, Kyoungmok Kim, Takahiro Matsumoto, Seiji Ogo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper investigates the required properties of Ru-coordinated ligands of a Ni-Ru based hydrogenase mimic. A series of ligands, including MeCN, pyridine, H2O and OH- were coordinated to Ru, with H 2O being the only ligand to promote H2-activation. In addition, a tethered pyridyl moiety was synthesised and found to completely inhibit H2-activation. We conclude, therefore, that H2O is the ideal ligand for this mimic as a result of both its mild basicity and the availability of two lone pairs for simultaneous binding to Ru and H2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2218-2225
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 26 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The useful properties of H<sub>2</sub>O as a ligand of a hydrogenase mimic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this