Protonation of a subsite analogue of [FeFe]-hydrogenase: mechanism of a deceptively simple reaction revealed by time-resolved IR spectroscopy

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We provide the first detailed time-resolved mechanistic information on the protonation of a model of the subsite of [FeFe]-hydrogenase, [Fe2(µ-pdt)(CO)4(PMe3)2]; the deceptively simple stoichiometric reaction is shown to be limited by the rate of protonation of the basal–apical isomer followed by its rearrangement to the transoid basal form.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5719-5721
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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