Detection of Transient Intermediates Generated from Subsite Analogues of [FeFe] Hydrogenases

Neil T. Hunt*, Joseph A. Wright, Christopher Pickett

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This article reviews the application of transient techniques in the elucidation of electron, proton, and photon chemistry related to the catalytic subsite of [FeFe] hydrogenase from the perspective of research in this area carried out at the UEA and Strathclyde laboratories. The detection of mixed-valence states, bridging CO intermediates, paramagnetic hydrides, and coordinatively unsaturated species has both informed understanding of biological catalysis and stimulated the search for stable analogues of key structural motifs likely involved in turnover states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-410
Number of pages12
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2015

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