Speculative synthetic chemistry and the nitrogenase problem.

  title={Speculative synthetic chemistry and the nitrogenase problem.},
  author={Sang Chul Lee and Richard H. Holm},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={100 7},
There exist a limited but growing number of biological metal centers whose properties lie conspicuously outside the realm of known inorganic chemistry. The synthetic analogue approach, broadly directed, offers a powerful exploratory tool that can define intrinsic chemical possibilities for these sites while simultaneously expanding the frontiers of fundamental inorganic chemistry. This speculative application of analogue study is exemplified here in the evolution of synthetic efforts inspired… CONTINUE READING
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