Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Ligands in a Classical Organometallic Complex Model for Fe-Only Hydrogenase. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Fe(I) organometallic complex [(-SCH(2)CH(2)CH(2)S)Fe(2)(CO)(6)] provides a structural model for the cyano-carbonyl diiron site of Fe-only hydrogenase as characterized by X-ray crystallography (the picture shows the structure (black) of the model overlaid with that of the Fe-Fe dimetallic site in the hydrogenase isolated from Desulfovibrio desulfuricans). Cyanide substitution of CO occurs readily and provides spectroscopic references for the active site.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Lyon, E. J., Georgakaki, I. P., Reibenspies, J. H., & Darensbourg, M. Y.

citation count

  • 363

complete list of authors

  • Lyon, EJ||Georgakaki, IP||Reibenspies, JH||Darensbourg, MY

publication date

  • November 1999