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Dinitrogen binding at vanadium in a tris(alkoxide) ligand environment

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Abstract

We report the first tris(alkoxide)V(III) complex to bind dinitrogen. Removal of THF from V(OR)3THF furnishes the highly reactive V(OR)3 fragment, which binds dinitrogen to form [V(OR)3]2(μ-N2) in the solid state. Dinitrogen is readily released upon dissolution of the complex. Structural and DFT studies are consistent with significant activation of N2 when bound by the vanadium tris(alkoxide) platform.

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The article was received on 19 Jun 2011, accepted on 27 Jul 2011 and first published on 17 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13645C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 10242-10244
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    Dinitrogen binding at vanadium in a tris(alkoxide) ligand environment

    S. Groysman, D. Villagrán, D. E. Freedman and D. G. Nocera, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10242
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13645C

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