The reaction of HV(CO)4dppe with MoO3: a well-defined model of hydrogen spillover†
Hydrogen spillover is mechanistically poorly understood, due to the H˙ donor complexity. We show that HV(CO)4dppe (1) transfers H˙ to MoO3 in separate H+ and e− transfer steps. This is analogous to hydrogen spillover from Pt to MoO3 and suggests that 1 is a good model for H˙ adsorbed on Pt.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Emerging Investigator Series