Insights Into the Carbene-Initiated Aggregation of [Fe(cot)2]

Vincent Lavallo, Amer El-Batta, Guy Bertrand, Robert H. Grubbs

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Carbenes attack! Stable carbenes react with [Fe(cot)2] in very different ways. Whereas the classical N-heterocyclic carbenes induce the formation of tetra- and trimetallic iron clusters, abnormal NHCs and carbocyclic carbenes (BACs) form mono- and bimetallic iron complexes. Cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) react with [Fe(cot)2] in a completely different manner, namely through outersphere [4+1] cycloaddition.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 25 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): K-C1-019-12
Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the NIH (grants 5R01 GM 31332 and R01 GM 68825, and N.R.S.A. fellowship for V.L. This publication was based on work supported by Award No. K-C1-019-12 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The support of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) is also highly appreciated. We thank L. M. Henling and M. W. Day (California Institute of Technology) for X-ray crystallographic analysis. The Bruker KAPPA APEX II X-ray diffractometer was purchased via an NSF Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Multi-User award to the California Institute of Technology, CHE-0639094.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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