Putting chromium on the map for N2 reduction: Production of hydrazine and ammonia. A study of: Cis -M(N2)2 (M = Cr, Mo, W) bis(diphosphine) complexes

Jonathan D. Egbert, Molly O'Hagan, Eric Wiedner, R Morris Bullock, Nicholas A. Piro, W. Scott Kassel, Michael T. Mock

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The first complete structurally and spectroscopically characterized series of isostructural Group 6 N2 complexes is reported. Protonolysis experiments on cis-[M(N2)2(PEtNRPEt)2] (M = Cr, Mo, W; R = 2,6-difluorobenzyl) reveal that only Cr affords N2H5 + and NH4 + from the reduction of the N2 ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9343-9346
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number60
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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