Katherine, Brian and Eric’s paper, titled ‘Identification of an Electrode-Adsorbed Intermediate in the Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution Mechanism of a Cobalt Dithiolene Complex,’ was accepted to Inorganic Chemistry. This paper provides unique insight into the H2 evolution mechanism of a cobalt bisdithiolate catalysts in CH3CN. Previous computational studies established that protonation of the unreduced cobalt complex is unlikely. This study shows that protonation of the unreduced species is possible under certain experimental conditions and results in an electrode-adsorbed intermediate that regenerates the homogeneous cobalt complex upon reduction.
Congratulations Katherine, Brian and Eric!