Recent developments in the activation and reactivity of coordinated dinitrogen are reviewed. Examples of weakly activated dinitrogen metal complexes, strongly reduced nitrogen-nitrogen bonds and N-2 cleavage reactions are discussed. Protonation reactions to form ammonia or hydrazido derivatives are covered along with processes in which nitrogen-boron, nitrogen-silicon or nitrogen-carbon bonds can form. Although this review builds on previous publications, a general introduction to this field is included.
1.2 Coordination Chemistry of Dinitrogen
2 Dinitrogen Activation
3 Dinitrogen Cleavage
4 Reactivity of Coordinated Dinitrogen
4.1 Formation of N-H Bonds From Coordinated Dinitrogen
4.2 Formation of N-Element Bonds From Coordinated Dinitrogen
5 Final Thoughts.