Thursday, October 29, 2015

Characterization of an Fe≡N–NH2 Intermediate Relevant to Catalytic N2 Reduction to NH3 #chempaperaday 240

The first of the series of papers I will post from Peters lab this week. I absolutely love their projects and synthetic work.

In this paper, they used several spectroscopic techniques to identify an important intermediate and it was determined that the complex is "a doubly protonated hydrazido(2−) complex featuring an Fe-to-N triple bond." The structure and bonding probably similar to an intermediate in O2 reduction by Fe.

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