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Multidentate silyl ligands in transition metal chemistry

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Silyl ligands are of great interest in transition metal coordination chemistry since they exhibit a strong trans-influence and create electron rich metals centres, which are in turn eligible to activate reagents. This review presents and discusses the use of multidentate Si-based ligand systems in transition metal coordination chemistry. These include tri- and tetradentate pincer and scorpionate-type ligands, which have been developed in recent years in order to tailor both steric and electronic properties for achieving a defined control over the reactivity of a transition metal complex. A discussion of synthetic and structural aspects of several subgroups of ligand architectures is presented. Some compounds allow for a detailed insight into the activation process of silanes or are capable of activating small molecules.

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The article was received on 10 Mar 2017, accepted on 12 Jun 2017 and first published on 20 Jun 2017

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02085F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 7976-7997
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    Multidentate silyl ligands in transition metal chemistry

    M. Simon and F. Breher, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 7976
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02085F

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