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Title: Oxygen uptake in complexes related to [NiFeS]- and [NiFeSe]-hydrogenase active sites
A biomimetic study for S/Se oxygenation in Ni(μ-EPh)(μ-SN 2 )Fe, (E = S or Se; SN 2 = Me-diazacycloheptane-CH 2 CH 2 S); Fe = (η 5 -C 5 H 5 )Fe II (CO) complexes related to the oxygen-damaged active sites of [NiFeS]/[NiFeSe]-H 2 ases is described. Mono- and di-oxygenates (major and minor species, respectively) of the chalcogens result from exposure of the heterobimetallics to O 2 ; one was isolated and structurally characterized to have Ni–O–Se Ph –Fe–S connectivity within a 5-membered ring. A compositionally analogous mono-oxy species was implicated by ν (CO) IR spectroscopy to be the corresponding Ni–O–S Ph –Fe–S complex; treatment with O-abstraction agents such as P( o -tolyl) 3 or PMe 3 remediated the O damage. Computational studies (DFT) found that the lowest energy isomers of mono-oxygen derivatives of Ni(μ-EPh)(μ-SN 2 )Fe complexes were those with O attachment to Ni rather than Fe, a result consonant with experimental findings, but at odds with oxygenates found in oxygen-damaged [NiFeS]/[NiFeSe]-H 2 ase structures. A computer-generated model based on substituting − SMe for the N-CH 2 CH 2 S − sulfur donor of the N 2 S suggested that constraint within the chelate hindered O-atom uptake at that more » sulfur site. « less
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