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Nitron: a stable N-heterocyclic carbene that has been commercially available for more than a century

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Abstract

The analytical reagent Nitron is a mesoionic compound whose structure consists of a cationic triazolium unit with an anionic PhN substituent. We provide clear evidence for the existence of a singlet diaminocarbene tautomer whose structure is composed of a 1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene unit bearing an NHPh substituent.

Graphical abstract: Nitron: a stable N-heterocyclic carbene that has been commercially available for more than a century

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The article was received on 17 Oct 2011, accepted on 26 Oct 2011 and first published on 28 Oct 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC16460K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 227-229
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    Nitron: a stable N-heterocyclic carbene that has been commercially available for more than a century

    C. Färber, M. Leibold, C. Bruhn, M. Maurer and U. Siemeling, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 227
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC16460K

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