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Iron complexes of a tris(phosphino)borane ligand as nitrogenase models

@inproceedings{Moret2011IronCO,
  title={Iron complexes of a tris(phosphino)borane ligand as nitrogenase models},
  author={Marc‐Etienne Moret and Jonas C. Peters},
  year={2011}
}
Biol. dinitrogen fixation - i.e. The redn. of N_2 to two equiv. of ammonia by addn. of protons and electrons - is thought to proceed through initial coordination of N_2 to one or more iron centers of the nitrogenase MoFe cofactor. To shed light on the mechanism of this transformation, a no. of model compds. have previously been prepd. that mimic the trigonal environment of the iron center in the MoFe cofactor by enforcing either pseudotetrahedral (PT) or trigonal-bipyramidal (TBP) geometry…