The new iron carbonyl cyanide trans-[Fe(CN)2(CO) 3]2-, 2-, forms in high yield via photosubstitution of Fe(CO)5 with 2 equiv of Et4NCN. Protonation of 2- generated [HFe(CN)2(CO) 3]-, [2H]-, the first H-Fe-CN-CO species. Further protonation gives dihydrogen. This simple system provides insights into hydrogen evolution by the hydrogenase enzymes, which also feature H-Fe-CN-CO centers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Aug 25 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry