Funding was provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (GM065313 to P.L.H. and HL13531 to B.M.H.). We thank Dr. Boris Dzikovski of ACERT at Cornell University for preliminary EPR data, and Ryan Cowley and Sarina Bellows for helpful discussions.
Characterization of the FeH Bond in a Three-Coordinate Terminal Hydride Complex of Iron(I)†
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 15, pages 3658–3662, April 10, 2012
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Chiang, K. P., Scarborough, C. C., Horitani, M., Lees, N. S., Ding, K., Dugan, T. R., Brennessel, W. W., Bill, E., Hoffman, B. M. and Holland, P. L. (2012), Characterization of the FeH Bond in a Three-Coordinate Terminal Hydride Complex of Iron(I). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 3658–3662. doi: 10.1002/anie.201109204
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 28 DEC 2011
- U.S. National Institutes of Health. Grant Numbers: GM065313, HL13531
Three's company: Iron(I) hydride complexes are presented (see picture; N blue, O red) that are the first monomeric open-shell hydride complexes to be crystallographically verified as being three-coordinate at the metal. Backbonding into diketiminate π* orbitals stabilizes the low oxidation state. The FeH bonding has been analyzed using electron-nuclear double resonance (ENDOR).