Beryllium-induced C-N bond activation and ring opening of an N-heterocyclic carbene

Merle Arrowsmith, Michael S Hill, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn, Dugald J MacDougall, Mary F Mahon

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2098-2100
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Volume51
Issue number9
Early online date20 Jan 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2012

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