A Robust Pentacoordinated Iron(II) Proton Reduction Catalyst Stabilized by a Tripodal Phosphine. Academic Article uri icon


  • A pentacoordinated triphosphine benzenedithiolatoiron(II) complex containing a vacant site for binding has been prepared and characterized. The complex is found to be a robust proton reduction catalyst with an overpotential of 0.56 V and a turnover frequency of 2900 s-1 with respect to 0.28 M acetic acid as the proton source. A mechanism describing the electroproton reduction process has been proposed.

published proceedings

  • Inorg Chem

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Yap, C. P., Hou, K., Bengali, A. A., & Fan, W. Y.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Yap, Chew Pheng||Hou, Kaipeng||Bengali, Ashfaq A||Fan, Wai Yip

publication date

  • September 2017