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pKas of the conjugate acids of N-heterocyclic carbenes in water

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Abstract

pKa values of 19.8–28.2 are reported for the conjugate acids of a large series of NHCs in water. The effects of ring size, N-substituent and C(4)–C(5) saturation on pKa are discussed.

Graphical abstract: pKas of the conjugate acids of N-heterocyclic carbenes in water

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The article was received on 19 Aug 2010, accepted on 11 Nov 2010 and first published on 29 Nov 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03367G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 1559-1561
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    pKas of the conjugate acids of N-heterocyclic carbenes in water

    E. M. Higgins, J. A. Sherwood, A. G. Lindsay, J. Armstrong, R. S. Massey, R. W. Alder and A. C. O'Donoghue, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1559
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03367G

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