Issue 4, 2016

NHC-based pincer ligands: carbenes with a bite


In this frontier article we overview the emergence and scope of NHC-based CCC and CNC pincer systems, i.e. complexes containing mer-tridentate ligands bearing two NHC donor groups, comment on their effectiveness in applications, and highlight areas for future development and exploitation.

Graphical abstract: NHC-based pincer ligands: carbenes with a bite

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10 Nov 2015
08 Dec 2015
First published
17 Dec 2015
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Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 1299-1305

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NHC-based pincer ligands: carbenes with a bite

R. E. Andrew, L. González-Sebastián and A. B. Chaplin, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1299 DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04429D

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