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Issue 30, 2009
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Mechanisms of C–H bond activation: rich synergy between computation and experiment

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Abstract

Recent computational studies of C–H bond activation at late transition metal systems are discussed and processes where lone pair assistance via heteroatom co-ligands or carboxylates are highlighted as a particularly promising means of cleaving C–H bonds. The term ‘ambiphilic metal ligand activation’ (AMLA) is introduced to describe such reactions.

Graphical abstract: Mechanisms of C–H bond activation: rich synergy between computation and experiment

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The article was received on 11 Mar 2009, accepted on 19 May 2009 and first published on 10 Jun 2009


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B904967C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2009, 5820-5831
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    Mechanisms of C–H bond activation: rich synergy between computation and experiment

    Y. Boutadla, D. L. Davies, S. A. Macgregor and A. I. Poblador-Bahamonde, Dalton Trans., 2009, 5820
    DOI: 10.1039/B904967C

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