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A phosphoramidite-based [FeFe]H2ase functional mimic displaying fast electrocatalytic proton reduction

Derossi, S., Becker, R., Li, P., Hartl, F. and Reek, J. N. H. (2014) A phosphoramidite-based [FeFe]H2ase functional mimic displaying fast electrocatalytic proton reduction. Dalton Transactions, 43 (22). pp. 8363-8367. ISSN 1364-5447

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A phosphoramidite modified [FeFe]H2ase mimic is studied as a model for photodriven production of H2. On cathodic activation, the pyridyl–phosphoramidite complex exhibits a strongly enhanced rate of proton reduction over the previously reported pyridylphosphine model at the same overpotential. Analysis of the cyclic voltammograms shows an apparent H2 evolution rate strongly influenced by the presence of both side-bound pyridyl and phosphorous-bound dimethylamino moieties at the phosphoramidite ligands. This difference is ascribed to the basic amines acting as proton relays.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:37093
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry


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