Dinitrogen reduction by a chromium(0) complex supported by a 16-membered phosphorus macrocycle

Michael T. Mock, Shentan Chen, Molly O'Hagan, Roger Rousseau, William G. Dougherty, W. Scott Kassel, R Morris Bullock

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We report a rare example of a Cr-N2 complex supported by a 16-membered phosphorus macrocycle containing pendant amine bases. Reactivity with acid afforded hydrazinium and ammonium, representing the first example of N2 reduction by a Cr-N2 complex. Computational analysis examined the thermodynamically favored protonation steps of N2 reduction with Cr leading to the formation of hydrazine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11493-11496
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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