It has been previously demonstrated that stable singlet electrophilic carbenes can behave as metal surrogates in the activation of strong E-H bonds (E = H, B, N, Si, P), but it was believed that these activations only proceed through an irreversible activation barrier. Herein we show that, as is the case with transition metals, the steric environment can be used to promote reductive elimination at carbon centers.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Early online date||10 Jun 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Jun 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry
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