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

Laurance R. Doyle, Peter J. Hill, Gregory Wildgoose, Andrew E. Ashley

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7550-7554
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number18
Early online date5 Apr 2016
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2016

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