Regioselective C-H activation of lanthanide-bound N-heterocyclic carbenes

P L Arnold, S T Liddle, Polly Arnold

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Abstract

The reaction of Ln(L)N"(2) ( Ln = Nd, Ce; L = t-BuN-CH2CH2[C{NCHCHNt-Bu}], N" = N(SiMe3)(2)) with trimethylsilyl iodide regiospecifically functionalises the carbene backbone at the C4-carbene ring position to afford the silylated complex Ln(L')N'I; Ln(L') N'(2) is isolated after attempted reduction (L' = t-BuNCH2CH2[C{NC(SiMe3)CHNt-Bu}]) which allows a comparison of the structurally characterised complexes Nd(L)N"(2), [Nd(L')N"I](2), and Nd(L')N"(2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5638-5640
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES
  • IMIDAZOLIUM SALTS
  • REDUCTION SYSTEM
  • COMPLEXES
  • REACTIVITY
  • LIGANDS
  • LN
  • DINITROGEN
  • CHEMISTRY
  • CATALYSIS

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