Friday, September 18, 2015

Diiron Azadithiolates as Models for the [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Active Site... #chempaperaday 228

More on diiron complexes in this post. This is a nice and beautifully written summary of Prof. Rauchfuss' work on the topic.

"To the eyes of an organometallic chemist, the active site of the [FeFe]-H2ases combines the familiar and unfamiliar."

A few things to note :

- Diiron, nickel-iron and iron based hydrogenases have no evolutionary relationship.

- low spin iron centers in general stabilizes hydrides better than high spin ones

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