A dinuclear Ni(μ-H)Ru complex derived from H2

Seiji Ogo, Ryota Kabe, Keiji Uehara, Bunsho Kure, Takashi Nishimura, Saija C. Menon, Ryosuke Harada, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Yoshiki Higuchi, Takashi Ohhara, Taro Tamada, Ryota Kuroki

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    Models of the active site in [NiFe]hydrogenase enzymes have proven challenging to prepare. We isolated a paramagnetic dinuclear nickel-ruthenium complex with a bridging hydrido ligand from the heterolytic cleavage of H 2 by a dinuclear NiRu aqua complex in water under ambient conditions (20°C and 1 atmosphere pressure). The structure of the hexacoordinate Ni(μ-H)Ru complex was unequivocally determined by neutron diffraction analysis, and it comes closest to an effective analog for the core structure of the proposed active form of the enzyme.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)585-587
    Number of pages3
    Issue number5824
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 2007

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