The reaction of dihydrogen with a side-on bound dinitrogen complex of zirconium was investigated, Instead of a displacement of the dinitrogen moiety, which is the common mode of reactivity, a complex containing both a bridging hydride and a bridging hydrazido unit with a nitrogen-hydrogen bond was observed. This reaction was extended to primary silanes to produce a species that contained a nitrogen-silicon bond. In addition, an intermediate in the dihydrogen addition has been structurally characterized as having a bridging dihydrogen unit.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Mar 1997|
- MOLECULAR NITROGEN
- HAFNIUM POLYHYDRIDES
- HYDRIDE DERIVATIVES