Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of stable [(NHC)H][ZnXY2] (NHC=N-Heterocyclic carbene, X, Y=Cl, Br) species

Orlando Santoro, Fady Nahra, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M.Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan, Catherine S. J. Cazin

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The synthesis and characterization of imidazol(in)ium-based zinc(II) halide salts are reported. These compounds present interesting structural features and exhibit high stability. Their catalytic activity was explored in the methylation of amines with CO2 and PhSiH3.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
StatePublished - Jun 4 2016
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2015-CCF-1974-03
Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge the Royal Society (University Research Fellowship to C.S.J.C) and the EPSRC (EP/J500549/1, EP/K00445X/1) for funding. S.P.N. acknowledges support from KSU.This publication is based upon some work supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. OSR-2015-CCF-1974-03.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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