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Isolation and Crystal Structure of the Proposed Low-Valent Active Species in the H2 Activation Catalytic Cycle

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  • Daisuke Inoki,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan, Fax: +81-92-802-2823, http://web.cstm.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ogo/
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  • Takahiro Matsumoto,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan, Fax: +81-92-802-2823, http://web.cstm.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ogo/
    2. International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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  • Hidetaka Nakai,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan, Fax: +81-92-802-2823, http://web.cstm.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ogo/
    2. International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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  • Seiji Ogo

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan, Fax: +81-92-802-2823, http://web.cstm.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ogo/
    2. International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
    3. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi Center Building, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan
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Abstract

We provide confirmation of our proposed design principles for a H2 activation catalytic cycle by constructing a new catalyst. We have been able to obtain a crystal structure to confirm our proposition that a reduced, dinuclear species stores electrons from hydrogen molecules in a metal–metal bond.

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