A mercurial route to a cobalt dihydrogen complex

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Mercury for protection? Mercury protects the highly reactive 14-electron {Co(POCOP)} fragment in a Co-Hg-Co complex, but reaction with H2 gives a rare dihydrogen complex of cobalt, and a second H2 molecule is added at higher pressures and low temperature (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4050-4052
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2011


  • NMR spectroscopy
  • cobalt
  • dihydrogen
  • hydride ligands
  • mercury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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