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Teaching old compounds new tricks: efficient N2 fixation by simple Fe(N2)(diphosphine)2 complexes

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The Fe(0) species Fe(N2)(dmpe)2 exists in equilibrium with the previously unreported dimer, [Fe(dmpe2)2(μ-N2)]. For the first time these complexes, alongside Fe(N2)(depe)2, are shown unambiguously to produce N2H4 and/or NH3 upon addition of triflic acid; for Fe(N2)(depe)2 this represents one of the highest electron conversion efficiencies for Fe complexes to date.

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The article was received on 04 Mar 2016, accepted on 05 Apr 2016 and first published on 05 Apr 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00884D
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 7550-7554
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    Teaching old compounds new tricks: efficient N2 fixation by simple Fe(N2)(diphosphine)2 complexes

    L. R. Doyle, P. J. Hill, G. G. Wildgoose and A. E. Ashley, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 7550
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00884D

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