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Stable N-functionalised ‘pincer’ bis carbene ligands and their ruthenium complexes; synthesis and catalytic studies

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Abstract

Deprotonation of 2,6-bis(arylimidazolium)pyridine dibromide with KN(SiMe3)2 gave thermally stable 2,6-bis(arylimidazol-2-ylidene)pyridine, which was further used to prepare ruthenium ‘pincer’ complexes; the latter show catalytic activity in transfer hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds.

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The article was received on 20 Mar 2002, accepted on 13 May 2002 and first published on 23 May 2002


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B202814J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2002,0, 1376-1377
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    Stable N-functionalised ‘pincer’ bis carbene ligands and their ruthenium complexes; synthesis and catalytic studies

    A. A. Danopoulos, S. Winston and W. B. Motherwell, Chem. Commun., 2002, 0, 1376
    DOI: 10.1039/B202814J

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