N-heterocyclic carbene-functionalized ruthenium phosphinidenes: what a difference a twist makes

H. Aktas, J.C. Slootweg, M. Schakel, A.W. Ehlers, M. Lutz, A.L Spek, K. Lammertsma

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Catalyst tuning by changing ligands is a well-established protocol in transition-metal chemistry. N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and tertiary phosphines (R<inf>3</inf>P) are the ubiquitous ligand actors. Here we demonstrate that the relative σ-donor/π-acceptor ability of the NHC ligand itself can be influenced by a simple substituent-controlled conformational change, thereby directly impacting the reactivity of the transition-metal complex. Copyright © 2009 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6666-7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume131
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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