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Constructing reactive Fe and Co complexes from isolated picolyl-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes

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Abstract

We report the isolation of free picolyl-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), which serve as versatile precursors to access low coordinate iron and cobalt complexes. The reactivities of these new iron and cobalt complexes towards catalytic hydrosilylation of ketones have also been explored. For example, low loadings (0.05–1 mol%) of a four-coordinate iron complex bearing two deprotonated picolyl-NHC ligands can effect the fast catalytic reduction of ketones using the inexpensive industrial byproduct polymethylhydrosiloxane (PMHS) as the reductant at ambient temperature.

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The article was received on 27 Jun 2018, accepted on 02 Jul 2018 and first published on 04 Jul 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02621A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 9889-9896
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    Constructing reactive Fe and Co complexes from isolated picolyl-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes

    Q. Liang, N. J. Liu and D. Song, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 9889
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02621A

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