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Issue 11, 2019
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Dioxygen activation with stable N-heterocyclic carbenes

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Dioxygen activation with both cyclic (amino)(alkyl)carbenes and di(amino)carbenes at ambient temperature is described. Theoretical studies suggest that electron rearrangement from the doubly filled σ orbital of carbene carbon to its vacant p orbital through the π* antibonding orbital of 3O2 can be considered for Ccarbene–O bond formation.

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The article was received on 08 Nov 2018, accepted on 10 Jan 2019 and first published on 10 Jan 2019

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08911F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 1584-1587

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    Dioxygen activation with stable N-heterocyclic carbenes

    J. Tang, X. J. Gao, H. Tang and X. Zeng, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 1584
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08911F

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