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Catalytic hydrazine disproportionation mediated by a thiolate-bridged VFe complex

Gu, Nina X. and Ung, Gaël and Peters, Jonas C. (2019) Catalytic hydrazine disproportionation mediated by a thiolate-bridged VFe complex. Chemical Communications, 55 (37). pp. 5363-5366. ISSN 1359-7345. doi:10.1039/c9cc00345b.

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A heterobimetallic VFe complex is demonstrated to catalyse hydrazine disproportionation with yields of up to 1073 equivalents of NH_3 per catalyst, comparable to the highest turnover known for any molecular catalyst. Notably, the heterobimetallic complex is appreciably more active than monometallic analogues of the V and Fe sites, suggesting that bimetallic cooperativity may facilitate the observed catalysis.

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Gu, Nina X.0000-0002-4637-8418
Ung, Gaël0000-0002-6313-3658
Peters, Jonas C.0000-0002-6610-4414
Additional Information:© 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry. The article was received on 15 Jan 2019, accepted on 06 Apr 2019 and first published on 09 Apr 2019. This work was supported by the Department of Energy (DOE-0235032) and the NSF-GRFP (N. X. G.), and the authors acknowledge the Dow Next Generation Educator Fund. We thank Dr. Michael Takase and Lawrence Henling for assistance with X-ray crystallography and Nathanael Hirscher for assistance with Toepler pump experiments. There are no conflicts to declare.
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