The regeneration of the co-enzyme 1,4-NADH, the reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), has continued to be high in the field of biocatalysis, where enzymatic reduction reactions are important for the synthesis of chiral organic compounds. The rhodium complexes are known for their conversion of NAD+ to NADH by the chemical and the electrochemical method. Addition to the regeneration of co-enzyme, recently it has been reported that rhodium complexes can act as an electrocatalyst for the CO2 reduction in an aqueous organic medium. To improve the catalytic properties of reported catalyst including the turn over number, the new rhodium complex was synthesized. Herein, we report the synthesis, electrochemical properties and catalytic effect of rhodium complex.
Acknowledgement: This research was supported by the Converging Research Center program through the National research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (No. 2010K001153).