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Unexpected oxidative C–C cleavage in the metallation of 2-substituted imidazolium salts to give N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

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Abstract

Imidazolium salts blocked at C2 with methyl or benzyl groups unexpectedly react with silver oxide to give N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of silver via an oxidative carbon–carbon bond cleavage.

Graphical abstract: Unexpected oxidative C–C cleavage in the metallation of 2-substituted imidazolium salts to give N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2004, accepted on 28 Jul 2004 and first published on 25 Aug 2004


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B409672J
Chem. Commun., 2004, 2176-2177

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    Unexpected oxidative C–C cleavage in the metallation of 2-substituted imidazolium salts to give N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

    A. R. Chianese, B. M. Zeglis and R. H. Crabtree, Chem. Commun., 2004, 2176
    DOI: 10.1039/B409672J

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