The Fundamental Noninnocent Role of Water for the Hydrogenation of Nitrous Oxide by PNP Pincer Ru-based Catalysts

Jesús A. Luque-Urrutia, Albert Poater i Teixidor

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Abstract

The hydrogenation of nitrous oxide by PNP pincer ruthenium complexes supposes a promising way to functionalize a hazardous gas and reduce the greenhouse effect, generating dinitrogen and water. Here, by DFT calculations we describe not only the whole mechanism for such a green transformation but we unravel the fundamental role of water, without which the reaction could not go forward. Water assists mandatorily in the H transfer to generate the hydroxyl group together with the release of dinitrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14383-14387
Number of pages5
JournalINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Volume56
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017

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