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A square-planar nickel dithiolate complex as an efficient molecular catalyst for the electro- and photoreduction of protons

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Abstract

A square-planar nickel(II) dithiolate complex is an active molecular catalyst for both photoreduction of protons from water with a turnover number (>1500) and electroreduction of protons from weakly acidic solutions with remarkable turnover frequencies (5575 s−1 at −1.92 V and 1441 s−1 at −1.61 V vs. SCE). DFT calculations provide in-depth insight into the catalytic cycle of the electrochemical reaction, suggesting that the sulfur atoms play crucial roles in proton exchange and hydrogen formation.

Graphical abstract: A square-planar nickel dithiolate complex as an efficient molecular catalyst for the electro- and photoreduction of protons

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2017, accepted on 25 May 2017 and first published on 25 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01942D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 7007-7010
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    A square-planar nickel dithiolate complex as an efficient molecular catalyst for the electro- and photoreduction of protons

    G. Luo, Y. Wang, J. Wang, J. Wu and R. Wu, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 7007
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01942D

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