Why nickel(II) binds CO best in trigonal bipyramidal and square pyramidal geometries and possible consequences for CO dehydrogenase

Stuart Alan Macgregor, Zheng Lu, Odile Eisenstein, Robert H Crabtree

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Abstract

Ni(II) does not normally bind CO. We show how a judicious choice of ligand set and coordination geometry can make this possible as in NiCl2(PMe3)2-(CO). The two factors that favor CO binding are the TBP geometry and the presence of donor ligands. The relevance to CODH, a Ni-containing enzyme, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3616-3618
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume33
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 1994

Keywords

  • CARBON-MONOXIDE DEHYDROGENASE
  • D6 ML5 COMPLEXES
  • CLOSTRIDIUM-THERMOACETICUM
  • REACTIVITY
  • SITE

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