Coupling H2 to electron transfer

A catalytic transformation of dihydrogen into two protons and two electrons has been discovered with a ruthenium/iron complex. The chemical reactions of complexes between transition metals and dihydrogen give insights into the function of biological hydrogenases.

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Collman, J. Coupling H2 to electron transfer. Nat Struct Mol Biol 3, 213–217 (1996) doi:10.1038/nsb0396-213

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