Nuclearity effects in supported, single-site Fe(ii) hydrogenation pre-catalysts

Ryan R. Langeslay*, Hyuntae Sohn, Bo Hu, Jacob S. Mohar, Magali Ferrandon, Cong Liu, Hacksung Kim, A. Jeremy Kropf, Ce Yang, Jens Niklas, Oleg G. Poluektov, E. Ercan Alp, Patricia Ignacio-De Leon, Alfred P. Sattelberger, Adam S. Hock, Massimiliano Delferro

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Dimeric and monomeric supported single-site Fe(ii) pre-catalysts on SiO2 have been prepared via organometallic grafting and characterized with advanced spectroscopic techniques. Manipulation of the surface hydroxyl concentration on the support influences monomer/dimer formation. While both pre-catalysts are highly active in liquid-phase hydrogenation, the dimeric pre-catalyst is ∼3× faster than the monomer. Preliminary XAS experiments on the H2-activated samples suggest the active species are isolated Fe(ii) sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10842-10846
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number32
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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Langeslay, R. R., Sohn, H., Hu, B., Mohar, J. S., Ferrandon, M., Liu, C., Kim, H., Jeremy Kropf, A., Yang, C., Niklas, J., Poluektov, O. G., Ercan Alp, E., Ignacio-De Leon, P., Sattelberger, A. P., Hock, A. S., & Delferro, M. (2018). Nuclearity effects in supported, single-site Fe(ii) hydrogenation pre-catalysts. Dalton Transactions, 47(32), 10842-10846.