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Issue 12, 2012
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Methane: a new frontier in organometallic chemistry

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Abstract

The base hydrocarbon of natural gas, methane, is one of the most unreactive hydrocarbons in terms of C–H bond dissociation enthalpy, ionization potential, and pKa. A perspective on the C–H activation of this potent greenhouse gas, by homogeneous and well-defined organometallic complexes is presented, with an emphasis on several recent advances in this field.

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2012, accepted on 06 Jul 2012 and first published on 06 Jul 2012


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20530K
Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 3356-3365

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    Methane: a new frontier in organometallic chemistry

    V. N. Cavaliere and D. J. Mindiola, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 3356
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20530K

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