Reactions of Diatomic and Triatomic Metal Clusters of Iron and Copper with Dihydrogen in Inert Matrices

  • R. H. Hauge
  • Z. H. Kafafi
  • J. L. Magrave


Diatomic copper was found to react successively with up to three dihydrogen molecules to form Cu2H2, Cu2H4 and Cu2H6, respectively, on an inert matrix surface at 12–15K. Diatomic iron was found to be totally unreactive. Triatomic copper was observed to react spontaneously with molecular hydrogen. Dihydrogen complexes were observed for Cu2H4, Cu2H6 and Cu3H2 species. A reaction of molecular hydrogen with Fex where x is 3 or 4 was also observed.


Molecular Hydrogen Copper Cluster System Hydrogen Tantalum Foil FTIR Absorption Spectrum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Hauge
    • 1
  • Z. H. Kafafi
    • 1
  • J. L. Magrave
    • 1
  1. 1.Rice Quantum Institute & Department of ChemistryRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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