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Cleavage of dinitrogen to yield a (t-BuPOCOP)molybdenum(IV) nitride

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(t-BuPOCOP)MoI2 (1; t-BuPOCOP = C6H3-1,3-[OP(t-Bu)2]2) has been synthesized from MoI3(THF)3. Upon reduction of 1 with Na/Hg under dinitrogen molecular nitrogen is cleaved to form [(t-BuPOCOP)Mo(I)(N)]. The origin of the N atom was confirmed using 15N2. Protonation of [(t-BuPOCOP)Mo(I)(N)] results in the formation of a neutral species in which it is proposed that the proton has added across the Mo–P bond.

Graphical abstract: Cleavage of dinitrogen to yield a (t-BuPOCOP)molybdenum(iv) nitride

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The article was received on 06 Dec 2011, accepted on 08 Dec 2011 and first published on 12 Dec 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17634C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1851-1853
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    Cleavage of dinitrogen to yield a (t-BuPOCOP)molybdenum(IV) nitride

    T. J. Hebden, R. R. Schrock, M. K. Takase and P. Müller, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1851
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17634C

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