Iron catalyzed dehydrocoupling of amine- and phosphine-boranes

Nathan T. Coles, Ruth L. Webster

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Catalytic dehydrocoupling methodologies, whereby dihydrogen is released from a substrate (or intermolecularly from two substrates) is a mild and efficient method to construct main group element-main group element bonds, the products of which can be used in advanced materials, and also for the development of hydrogen storage materials. With growing interest in the potential of compounds such as ammonia-borane to act as hydrogen storage materials which contain a high weight% of H2, along with the current heightened interest in base metal catalyzed processes, this review covers recent developments in amine and phosphine dehydrocoupling catalyzed by iron complexes. The complexes employed, products formed and mechanistic proposals will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1081
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number12
Early online date27 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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