Nitrosyl derivatives of diiron(I) dithiolates mimic the structure and Lewis acidity of the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site.

@article{Olsen2008NitrosylDO,
  title={Nitrosyl derivatives of diiron(I) dithiolates mimic the structure and Lewis acidity of the [FeFe]-hydrogenase active site.},
  author={Matthew T Olsen and Maurizio Bruschi and Luca de Gioia and Thomas B Rauchfuss and Scott R. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={130 36},
  pages={12021-30}
}
This study probes the impact of electronic asymmetry of diiron(I) dithiolato carbonyls. Treatment of Fe2(S2C(n)H(2n))(CO)(6-x)(PMe3)x compounds (n = 2, 3; x = 1, 2, 3) with NOBF4 gave the derivatives [Fe2(S2C(n)H(2n))(CO)(5-x)(PMe3)x(NO)]BF4, which are electronically unsymmetrical because of the presence of a single NO(+) ligand. Whereas the monophosphine… CONTINUE READING