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Reductive generation of stable, five-membered N,N′-diamidocarbenes

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The synthesis of the first stable, five-membered N,N′-diamidocarbenes (DACs), including a differentially N-substituted derivative, was achieved via the reduction of a geminal dichloride precursor using potassium. Key differences between the reactivity of the five-membered DACs and their six-membered congeners were observed, including an ability to insert into electron-rich C–H bonds.

Graphical abstract: Reductive generation of stable, five-membered N,N′-diamidocarbenes

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The article was received on 31 Jan 2014, accepted on 07 Mar 2014 and first published on 27 Mar 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00846D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 4551-4553
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    Reductive generation of stable, five-membered N,N′-diamidocarbenes

    J. P. Moerdyk and C. W. Bielawski, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4551
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00846D

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