Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Catalysis captured in a pincer movement
The catalyst’s reactivity is not centered on the metal ion (silver sphere), but on one of the side arms of the pincer ligand (blue sphere).
Hydrogen-powered cars and recycling CO2 are just two of the myriad of applications that could spring from catalysts based on a new ligand platform.
When Kuo-Wei Huang and his group made a seemingly simple chemical modification to a pincer catalyst system, they did not observe the anticipated modest alteration to the catalyst’s reactivity. Instead, they discovered totally distinct catalytic behaviors.
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