Using Naphthalene-2-Thiolate Ligands in the Design of Hydrogenase Models With Mild Proton Reduction Overpotentials
Diiron-carbonyl complexes coupled to naphthalene-2-thiolate ligands, [(Î¼-naphthalene-2-thiolato)2Fe2(CO)6 (1) and [(Î¼-naphthalene-2-thiolato)2Fe2(CO) 5PPh3 (2), have been usefully prepared and structurally characterized. As models for the active site of hydrogenase enzymes, these compounds have been examined as electrocatalysts for the reduction of proton to produce molecular hydrogen. In the presence of acetic acid, 1 and 2 catalyze the electrochemical production of molecular hydrogen with mild overpotentials of -0.54 and -0.51 V versus Fc/Fc+, respectively. The overpotential for compound 1 is 260 mV smaller than that of the analogous compound, [(Î¼-SPh)2Fe2(CO)6. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved."
Mebi, Charles A.; Karr, Derek S.; and Noll, Bruce C., "Using Naphthalene-2-Thiolate Ligands in the Design of Hydrogenase Models With Mild Proton Reduction Overpotentials" (2013). Faculty Publications - Physical Sciences. 7.