Reactivity of (NHC)2FeX2 complexes toward arylborane lewis acids and arylboronates

Jay J. Dunsford, Ian A. Cade, Kathlyn L. Fillman, Michael L. Neidig, Michael J. Ingleson*

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(NHC)2FeCl2 complexes undergo methoxide transfer in preference to aryl transfer from [(Aryl)B(OR)3]-, while addition of ArylBY2 (Y = Cl, OR) to (NHC)Fe-methoxide compounds leads only to formation of (NHC)BY2Aryl. The addition of PhBCl2 to (NHC)2FeX2 compounds is introduced as a method for probing NHC dissociation from iron. Two expanded ring NHCs also undergo dissociation from iron in the respective (NHC)2FeCl2 complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-377
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2014


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