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Nitrogen fixation with iron complexes


Nitrogen redn. to NH_3 is a requisite transformation for life. While it is widely appreciated that the Fe- rich cofactors of nitrogenase enzymes facilitate this transformation, how they do so remains poorly understood. It is known that Fe is the only transition metal essential to all nitrogenases, and recent biochem. and spectroscopic data have implicated Fe as the likely site of N_2 binding in FeMo-co. These observations motivate studies of functional Fe catalysts as models. In this talk, Fe complexes that catalyze the redn. of N_2 to NH_3 will be discussed. Our lab's most recent data for various Fe complexes, aimed at improving catalysis, providing mechanistic insight pertinent to the catalysis, and exposing new reactivity patterns, will be emphasized.

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