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Issue 39, 2013
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Multi-electron reduction facilitated by a trianionic pyridine(diimine) ligand

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Abstract

Reduction of Cp*2UI(THF) with KC8 in the presence of a pyridine(diimine) ligand (MesPDIMe) results in the formation of Cp*U(PDI)(THF), which features a triply reduced PDI ligand. This species performs four electron cleavage of azobenzene to generate the uranium bis(imido), Cp*(PDI)U(NPh)2.

Graphical abstract: Multi-electron reduction facilitated by a trianionic pyridine(diimine) ligand

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The article was received on 02 Oct 2012, accepted on 14 Nov 2012 and first published on 11 Dec 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37193F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4169-4171
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    Multi-electron reduction facilitated by a trianionic pyridine(diimine) ligand

    D. P. Cladis, J. J. Kiernicki, P. E. Fanwick and S. C. Bart, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4169
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37193F

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