C-C and C-H Bond Activation Reactions in N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Ruthenium

Rodolphe F R Jazzar, Stuart A Macgregor, Mary F Mahon, Stephen P Richards, Michael K Whittlesey

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Abstract

Thermolysis of Ru(PPh3)3(CO)H2 with the N-heterocyclic carbene bis(1,3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) (IMes) results in C-C activation of an Ar-CH3 bond in one of the mesityl rings of the carbene ligand. Upon addn. of IMes to Ru(PPh3)3(CO)H2 at room temp. in the presence of an alkene, C-H bond activation is obsd. instead. The thermodn. of these C-C and C-H cleavage reactions have been probed using d. functional theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4944-4945
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume124
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • DFT theor. calcn. of carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bond activation reactions in heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium)
  • imidazolylidene ruthenium carbene complex prepn crystal mol structure
  • Density functional theory (DFT theor. calcn. of carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bond activation reactions in heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium)
  • carbon hydrogen bond activation imidazolylidene ruthenium phosphine carbonyl complex
  • Bond (carbon-carbon
  • PRP (Properties)
  • PREP (Preparation) (DFT theor. calcn. of carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bond activation reactions in heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium)
  • Crystal structure
  • DFT carbon hydrogen bond activation imidazolylidene ruthenium hydride complex
  • Carbene complexes Role
  • activation
  • Bond (carbon-hydrogen
  • Molecular structure (of imidazolylidene ruthenium hydride complexes)
  • SPN (Synthetic preparation)

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