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Berylliant! Interaction of a well-defined adduct of MeBeH and an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) with PhSiH 3 results in complete rupture of the heterocycle, and activation of the NHC through effective BeH 2 insertion into a C-N bond of the heterocycle (see scheme; Ar=2,6- diisopropylphenyl, IPr=1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene).
Arrowsmith, M., Hill, M. S., Kociok-Kohn, G., MacDougall, D. J., & Mahon, M. F. (2012). Beryllium-induced C-N bond activation and ring opening of an N-heterocyclic carbene. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51(9), 2098-2100. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201107836