Amidine dications: isolation and [fe]-hydrogenase-related hydrogenation

M.J. Corr, K.F. Gibson, A.R. Kennedy, J.A. Murphy

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This commmunication demonstrates the preparation, isolation, and full characterization of superelectrophilic salts based on amidine dications in organic solvent, as their triflate salts. These dications are highly activated toward regiospecific reaction with hydrogen gas under mild conditions in the presence of a metal catalyst (Pd/C), mimicking the behavior of the natural substrate, N-5,N-10-methenyltetrahydromethanopterin, in the iron-sulfur cluster-free [Fe]-hydrogenase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9174-9175
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2009


  • cluster-free hydrogenase
  • metal-free hudrogenase
  • methanobacterium-thermautotrophicum
  • active-site
  • N5
  • N10-geometry


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