(NEt4)2[WIVO(S2C2(CN)2)2] (1), isolated by reaction of Na2 WO4, Na2S2C2(CN)2 (Na2mnt) in acidified (pH5.5) aqueous medium in the presence of excess of sodium dithionite and NEt4Br, reduces CO2/HCO3− (pH 7.5) to yield HCOO− and (NEt4)2[WVIO2(S2C2(CN)2)2] (2) mimicking tungsten-formate dehydrogenase (W-FDH) activity. (1) reacts with Na2MoO4 in acidic medium to produce [MoIvO(S2C2(CN)2)2]2− implicating the displacement of tungsten by molybdenum from the cofactor complex in W-FDH.
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