Bent metal carbene geometries in amido N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

S A Mungur, S T Liddle, C Wilson, M J Sarsfield, P L Arnold, Polly Arnold

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Abstract

Lithium(I) and uranium(VI) amido-tethered Bu-t-substituted N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes exhibit very distorted metal - carbene bonds; the corresponding magnesium(II) and mesityl-substituted NHC uranium(VI) complexes are undistorted; the distortion does not affect the ligand binding strength, suggesting a dominance of electrostatic character in closed-shell electropositive metal - carbene bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2738-2739
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • PHENYLLITHIUM
  • CATALYSIS
  • MAGNESIUM

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