Aluminium-Catalysed Isocyanate Trimerization, Enhanced by Exploiting a Dynamic Coordination Sphere

Mohammed Bahili, Emily Stokes, Robert Amesbury, Darren Ould, Bashar Christo, Rhian Horne, Benson Kariuki, Jack Stewart, Rebekah Taylor, Andrew Williams, Matthew Jones, Kenneth Harris, Benjamin Ward

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Abstract

Main-group metals are inherently labile, hindering their use in catalysis. We exploit this lability in the synthesis of isocyanurates. For the first time we report a highly active catalyst that trimerises alkyl, allyl and aryl isocyanates, and di-isocyanates, with low catalyst loadings under mild conditions, using a hemi-labile aluminium-pyridyl-bis(iminophenolate) complex.
LanguageEnglish
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
StatusAccepted/In press - 14 May 2019

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Bahili, M., Stokes, E., Amesbury, R., Ould, D., Christo, B., Horne, R., ... Ward, B. (Accepted/In press). Aluminium-Catalysed Isocyanate Trimerization, Enhanced by Exploiting a Dynamic Coordination Sphere. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England).

Aluminium-Catalysed Isocyanate Trimerization, Enhanced by Exploiting a Dynamic Coordination Sphere. / Bahili, Mohammed; Stokes, Emily; Amesbury, Robert; Ould, Darren; Christo, Bashar; Horne, Rhian; Kariuki, Benson; Stewart, Jack; Taylor, Rebekah; Williams, Andrew; Jones, Matthew; Harris, Kenneth; Ward, Benjamin.

In: Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 14.05.2019.

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Bahili, M, Stokes, E, Amesbury, R, Ould, D, Christo, B, Horne, R, Kariuki, B, Stewart, J, Taylor, R, Williams, A, Jones, M, Harris, K & Ward, B 2019, 'Aluminium-Catalysed Isocyanate Trimerization, Enhanced by Exploiting a Dynamic Coordination Sphere', Chemical communications (Cambridge, England).
Bahili, Mohammed ; Stokes, Emily ; Amesbury, Robert ; Ould, Darren ; Christo, Bashar ; Horne, Rhian ; Kariuki, Benson ; Stewart, Jack ; Taylor, Rebekah ; Williams, Andrew ; Jones, Matthew ; Harris, Kenneth ; Ward, Benjamin. / Aluminium-Catalysed Isocyanate Trimerization, Enhanced by Exploiting a Dynamic Coordination Sphere. In: Chemical communications (Cambridge, England). 2019.
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