Computational definition of a mixed valent Fe(II)Fe(I) model of the [FeFe]hydrogenase active site resting state.

Density-functional calculations have been used to examine the electronic structure and bonding in the recently reported complex [(PMe(3))(CO)(2)Fe(mu-pdt)(mu-CO)Fe(CO)(IMes)](+) (1(+), IMes=1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene). This mixed valent Fe(II)Fe(I) complex features a rotated geometry that places a carbonyl ligand in a semi-bridging… CONTINUE READING