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Low-coordinate first-row transition metal complexes in catalysis and small molecule activation

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Abstract

Enforcing unusually low coordination numbers on transition metals with sterically demanding ligands has long been an area of interest for chemists. Historically, the synthesis of these challenging molecules has helped to elucidate fundamental principles of bonding and reactivity. More recently, there has been a move towards exploiting these highly reactive complexes to achieve a range of transformations using cheap, earth-abundant metals. In this Perspective, we will highlight selected examples of transition metal complexes with low coordination numbers that have been used in catalysis and the activation of small molecules featuring strong bonds (N2, CO2, and CO).

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2019, accepted on 09 Jul 2019 and first published on 29 Jul 2019


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT02402F
Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 12365-12381
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    Low-coordinate first-row transition metal complexes in catalysis and small molecule activation

    L. J. Taylor and D. L. Kays, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 12365
    DOI: 10.1039/C9DT02402F

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