Rapid, reversible heterolytic cleavage of bound H2

Elliott B. Hulley, Kevin D. Welch, Aaron M. Appel, Daniel L. Dubois, R. Morris Bullock

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Heterolytic cleavage of dihydrogen into a proton and a hydride ion is a fundamentally important step in many reactions, including the oxidation of hydrogen by hydrogenase enzymes and ionic hydrogenation of organic compounds. We report the facile, reversible heterolytic cleavage of H2 in a manganese complex bearing a pendant amine, leading to the formation of a manganese hydride and a protonated amine that undergo H+/H - exchange at an estimated rate of >107 s-1 at 25°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11736-11739
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - Aug 14 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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