Investigating the Structure and Reactivity of Azolyl-Based Copper(I)-NHC Complexes: The Role of the Anionic Ligand

Michael Trose, Fady Nahra, Albert Poater, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M.Z. Slawin, Luigi Cavallo, Catherine S.J. Cazin*

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Abstract

A family of copper(I)-NHC azolyl complexes was synthesized and deployed in the hydrosilylation of dicyclo-hexylketone to probe the role of the anionic ligand on catalytic performance. The azolyl ligand is shown to have a crucial role in catalytic activity without the need for additives, and this at very low catalyst loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8176-8183
Number of pages8
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume7
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • N-heterocyclic carbenes
  • anionic ligand
  • autocatalytic
  • copper(I)
  • dimer
  • hydrosilylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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