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Synthesis of Sulfur- and Nitrogen-Bridged Diiron Complexes and Catalytic Behavior toward Hydrazines

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posted on 23.04.2012, 00:00 authored by Masahiro Yuki, Yoshihiro Miyake, Yoshiaki Nishibayashi
Novel thiolate-bridged diiron complexes bearing diazenido and diazene ligands in a side-on manner have been prepared and characterized by X-ray analysis. These sulfur-bridged diiron complexes work as effective catalysts toward the reduction of hydrazines into amines and ammonia via a sequential process of protonation and reduction on the sulfur-bridged diiron skeleton, as is likely observed at the active site of nitrogenase.

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