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Computational and experimental tools in solving some mechanistic problems in the chemistry of Fischer carbene complexes

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Abstract

Well-established bonding situations of organometallic complexes and extensive applications in synthesis have been achieved during the past 25 years. In contrast, very little attention has been devoted to the intimate understanding of their reaction mechanisms. In this feature article, we show how the combined use of experimental and computational tools can be used to explore some reaction mechanisms of Fischer-type carbene complexes. The results obtained clearly demonstrate the usefulness of these combined tools to unravel the intimacies of different thermal and photochemical transformations, not only to explain already known processes but to predict new reactivity involving these fascinating complexes.

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The article was received on 08 May 2008, accepted on 17 Jun 2008 and first published on 30 Jul 2008


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B807806H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2008,0, 4671-4682

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    Computational and experimental tools in solving some mechanistic problems in the chemistry of Fischer carbene complexes

    M. A. Sierra, I. Fernández and F. P. Cossío, Chem. Commun., 2008, 0, 4671
    DOI: 10.1039/B807806H

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