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.

author list (cited authors)

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

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM