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  1. Dioxygen adducts of rhodium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Keske, Eric C; Zenkina, Olena V; Asadi, Ali; Sun, Hongsui; Praetorius, Jeremy M; Allen, Daryl P; Covelli, Danielle; Patrick, Brian O; Wang, Ruiyao; Kennepohl, Pierre; James, Brian R; Crudden, Cathleen M

    2013-05-28

    Rhodium complexes functionalized by N-heterocyclic carbene ligands react with dioxygen to form adducts. Depending on the specifics of the ancillary ligands, oxygen binds to Rh either as a peroxide to form a fully oxidized Rh(III) complex, or as singlet dioxygen in a Rh(I) square planar complex. We have shown through analysis of a series of compounds, some previously published and some novel, that the presence of additional ligands that would support the formation of an octahedral geometry, as typically found with Rh(III) complexes, is critical for formation of the peroxide. In addition, we have demonstrated through DFT studies, that the potential energy surface with regard to the O-O bond length is relatively shallow, which provides a rationale for the distribution of bond lengths observed for apparently similar complexes analyzed by crystallography. PMID:23440044

  2. Homobimetallic Ruthenium-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes For Olefin Metathesis

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    Sauvage, Xavier; Demonceau, Albert; Delaude, Lionel

    In this chapter, the synthesis and catalytic activity towards olefin metathesis of homobimetallic ruthenium (Ru)-alkylidene, -cyclodiene or -arene complexes bearing phosphine or N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the last category of bimetallic compounds. Three representatives of this new type of molecular scaffold were investigated. Thus, [(p-cymene)Ru(m-Cl)3RuCl (h2-C2H4)(L)] complexes with L = PCy3 (15a), IMes (16a), or IMesCl2 (16b) were prepared. They served as catalyst precursors for cross-metathesis (CM) of various styrene derivatives. These experiments revealed the outstanding aptitude of complex 16a (and to a lesser extent of 16b) to catalyze olefin metathesis reactions. Contrary to monometallic Ru-arene complexes of the [RuCl2(p-cymene)(L)] type, the new homobimetallic species did not require the addition of a diazo compound nor visible light illumination to initiate the ring-opening metathesis of norbornene or cyclooctene. When diethyl 2,2-diallylmalonate and N,N-diallyltosylamide were exposed to 16a,b, a mixture of cycloisomerization and ring-closing metathesis (RCM) products was obtained in a nonselective way. Addition of phenylacetylene enhanced the metathetical activity while completely repressing the cycloisomerization process.

  3. The Potential of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Components for Electronically Active Materials

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    Schuster, Oliver; Mercs, Laszlo; Albrecht, Martin

    2010-01-01

    The application of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as active sites in materials other than catalysis has been remarkably scarce. Inspired by the — often misleading — ‘carbene’ label, which implies a substantial degree of M=C ? bonding, we have been interested in evaluating the potential of N-heterocylclic carbene complexes as building blocks for constructing electronically active materials. Electron mobility via the metal-carbon bond has been investigated in monometallic imidazol-2-ylidene c...

  4. Synthesis and antimicrobial studies of silver N-heterocyclic carbene complexes bearing a methyl benzoate substituent

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    Knapp, Amanda R.; Panzner, Matthew J.; Medvetz, Doug A.; Brian D. Wright; Tessier, Claire A.; Youngs, Wiley J.

    2010-01-01

    Due to the properties of silver as an antimicrobial, our research group has synthesized many different silver carbene complexes. Two new silver N-heterocyclic carbene complexes derived from 4,5-dichloroimidazole and theobromine bearing methyl benzoate substituents were synthesized by in situ carbene formation using silver acetate as the base in the reaction. The new compounds were fully characterized by several methods including NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. Preliminary antimicr...

  5. N-Heterocyclic carbenes as supporting ligands in transition metal complexes of N2.

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    Ohki, Yasuhiro; Seino, Hidetake

    2016-01-01

    Recent developments have substantially expanded the scope of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) as ancillary ligands in coordination chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. This review provides a short overview of the emerging field of NHC-supported transition metal complexes of N2 and the possibilities to catalytically activate N2 in these complexes. PMID:26646731

  6. T-Shaped Platinum(II) Complexes Stabilised by Bulky N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands

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    Rivada-Wheelaghan, Orestes; Donnadieu, Bruno; Maya, Celia; Conejero Iglesias, Salvador

    2010-01-01

    Pt to a T! Treating bulky N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with [PtMe3I]4 results in rapid elimination of ethene and formation of [PtMeI(NHC)2] complexes. These complexes are suitable materials for the synthesis of T-shaped platinum(II) complexes stabilised by agostic interactions. X-ray structure determination of one of these complexes shows a rather long ? agostic interaction.

  7. Gold(I Complexes of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands Containing Benzimidazole: Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity

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    ?lknur Özdemir

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Gold(I N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC complexes were obtained in good yields from the corresponding silver complexes by treatment with [AuCl(PPh3] following the commonly used silver carbene transfer route. The silver complexes were synthesized from the benzimidazolium halide salts by the in situ reactions with Ag2O in dichloromethane as a solvent at room temperature. All gold complexes have been characterized by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and IR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Au-NHC complexes were evaluated for their in vitro antimicrobial activity against a variety of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungal species.

  8. Alkyne-Azide Cycloaddition Catalyzed by Silver Chloride and “Abnormal” Silver N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Ortega-Arizmendi, Aldo I.; Aldeco-Pérez, Eugenia; Cuevas-Yañez, Erick

    2013-01-01

    A library of 1,2,3-triazoles was synthesized from diverse alkynes and azides using catalytic amounts of silver chloride instead of copper compounds. In addition, a novel “abnormal” silver N-heterocyclic carbene complex was tested as catalyst in this process. The results suggest that the reaction requires only 0.5% of silver complex, affording 1,2,3-triazoles in good yields. PMID:24307866

  9. Alkyne-Azide Cycloaddition Catalyzed by Silver Chloride and “Abnormal” Silver N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Aldo I. Ortega-Arizmendi; Eugenia Aldeco-Pérez; Erick Cuevas-Yañez

    2013-01-01

    A library of 1,2,3-triazoles was synthesized from diverse alkynes and azides using catalytic amounts of silver chloride instead of copper compounds. In addition, a novel “abnormal” silver N-heterocyclic carbene complex was tested as catalyst in this process. The results suggest that the reaction requires only 0.5% of silver complex, affording 1,2,3-triazoles in good yields.

  10. Antimicrobial Studies of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Silver Complexes Containing Benzimidazol-2-ylidene Ligand

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    Yetkin Gök; Yakup Sar?; Senem Akkoç; ?lknur Özdemir; Selami Günal

    2014-01-01

    Seven novel 4-vinylbenzyl substituted N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) silver complexes were synthesized from different benzimidazolium salts and silver (I) oxide in dichloromethane at room temperature. These new 4-vinylbenzyl substituted NHC silver complexes were characterized by spectroscopic (NMR, IR) and elemental analysis techniques. Using the agar dilution procedure, the antimicrobial activities of these synthesized new compounds were investigated against Gram (+)/(?) bacterial and fungal s...

  11. Bis-ligated Ti and Zr complexes of chelating N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    El-Batta, Amer

    2011-07-01

    In this communication we report the synthesis of novel titanium and zirconium complexes ligated by bidentate "salicylaldimine-like" N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC). Double addition of the NHC chelate to either TiCl4(thf)2 or ZrCl4 forms bis-ligated organometallic fragments with a distorted octahedral geometry. These complexes are rare examples of group IV transition-metal NHC adducts. Preliminary catalytic tests demonstrate that in the presence of methylaluminoxane (MAO) these complexes are useful initiators for the polymerization of ethylene and the copolymerization of ethylene with norbornene and 1-octene. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. Backbone tuning in indenylidene–ruthenium complexes bearing an unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene

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    César A. Urbina-Blanco

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The steric and electronic influence of backbone substitution in IMes-based (IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenylimidazol-2-ylidene N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC was probed by synthesizing the [RhCl(CO2(NHC] series of complexes to quantify experimentally the Tolman electronic parameter (electronic and the percent buried volume (%Vbur, steric parameters. The corresponding ruthenium–indenylidene complexes were also synthesized and tested in benchmark metathesis transformations to establish possible correlations between reactivity and NHC electronic and steric parameters.

  13. N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes in Olefin Metathesis

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    Luan, Xinjun; Dorta, Reto; Leitgeb, Anita; Slugovc, Christian; Tiede, Sascha; Blechert, Siegfried

    Olefin metathesis is now a synthetic tool found ubiquitously in various fields involving synthesis. Of its many variations, three are prominently used: (1) catalytic ring closing metathesis (RCM) is an extremely powerful method for the construction of carbon-carbon double bonds in organic chemistry; (2) ring opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP) where polymers are formed by use of the energy released from cyclic strain; and (3) cross metathesis (CM) where non-cyclic partners are coupled through C-C double bond formation. These important transformations and variations on these themes mediated by second generation ruthenium complexes bearing a NHC ligand will be presented in the following sections.

  14. Cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium complex: Structure and application as latent catalyst in olefin metathesis

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    Rouen, Mathieu

    2014-09-11

    An unexpected cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) benzylidene ether based ruthenium complex (2 a) was prepared through the double incorporation of an unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligand that bore an N-substituted cyclododecyl side chain. The isolation and full characterization (including X-ray diffraction studies) of key synthetic intermediates along with theoretical calculations allowed us to understand the mechanism of the overall cationization process. Finally, the newly developed complex 2 a displayed interesting latent behavior during ring-closing metathesis, which could be "switched on" under acidic conditions.

  15. Cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium complex: structure and application as latent catalyst in olefin metathesis.

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    Rouen, Mathieu; Queval, Pierre; Falivene, Laura; Allard, Jessica; Toupet, Loïc; Crévisy, Christophe; Caijo, Frédéric; Baslé, Olivier; Cavallo, Luigi; Mauduit, Marc

    2014-10-13

    An unexpected cationic bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) benzylidene ether based ruthenium complex (2 a) was prepared through the double incorporation of an unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2 -NHC) ligand that bore an N-substituted cyclododecyl side chain. The isolation and full characterization (including X-ray diffraction studies) of key synthetic intermediates along with theoretical calculations allowed us to understand the mechanism of the overall cationization process. Finally, the newly developed complex 2 a displayed interesting latent behavior during ring-closing metathesis, which could be "switched on" under acidic conditions. PMID:25212827

  16. Ruthenium indenylidene complexes bearing N-alkyl/N-mesityl-substituted N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

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    Yu, Baoyi; Hamad, Fatma B; Sels, Bert; Van Hecke, Kristof; Verpoort, Francis

    2015-07-14

    We report on the synthesis and characterization of second generation ruthenium indenylidene catalysts bearing unsymmetrical N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands denoted as RuCl2(3-phenyl-1-indenylidene)(1-mesityl-3-R-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene)(PCy3), in which R is methyl 8a, octyl 8b or cyclohexyl 8c. The characterization of 8a-c was performed by NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, IR, HRMS and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. In addition, the catalytic activity of the obtained initiators was evaluated in various representative metathesis reactions. The results reveal that the complexes 8a-c, bearing an N-alkyl side on the NHC, show a faster catalytic initiation than the reference complex 2. Complex 8a, which performs the best among the investigated indenylidene complexes, exhibits slower initiation but better overall efficiency than its benzylidene analogue 1c, especially in a low catalyst loading. PMID:26052999

  17. The Crystallographic and Quantum Mechanical Analysis of some Pd(II) N-heterocyclic carbene Complexes

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    Because of their extraordinary properties, N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) have found access to a great variety of catalytic processes which include C-C coupling reactions, formation of furans, cyclopropanation, olefin metathesis, hydroformylation, polymerization and hydrosilylation reactions. In this study, molecular and crystal structures of Pd(II) NHC complexes have been determined by single crystal x-ray diffraction technique. In addition, molecular geometries of all complexes under study were optimized at the B3LYP level of density functional theory (DFT) and the effective core potentials of Hay and Wadt with LanL2DZ basis set were used. In order to investigate binding orbitals of metal and charge transfer mechanism occurred in NHC ring, natural bond orbital (NBO) analyses were performed at the B3LYP/LanL2DZ level on the basis of the optimized ground state for complexes

  18. Dehydrogenative Synthesis of Imines from Alcohols and Amines Catalyzed by a Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Maggi, Agnese; Madsen, Robert

    2012-01-01

    A new method for the direct synthesis of imines from alcohols and amines is described where hydrogen gas is liberated. The reaction is catalyzed by the ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complex [RuCl2(IiPr)(p-cymene)] in the presence of the ligand DABCO and molecular sieves. The imination can be a...

  19. Biological Screening of Newly Synthesized BIAN N-Heterocyclic Gold Carbene Complexes in Zebrafish Embryos.

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    Farooq, Muhammad; Taha, Nael Abu; Butorac, Rachel R; Evans, Daniel Anthony; Elzatahry, Ahmed A; Elsayed, Elsayed Ahmed; Wadaan, Mohammad A M; Al-Deyab, Salem S; Cowley, Alan H

    2015-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) metal complexes possess diverse biological activities but have yet to be extensively explored as potential chemotherapeutic agents. We have previously reported the synthesis of a new class of NHC metal complexes N-heterocyclic with acetate [IPr(BIAN)AuOAc] and chloride [IPr(BIAN)AuCl] ligands. In the experiments reported herein, the zebrafish embryos were exposed to serial dilutions of each of these complexes for 10-12 h. One hundred percent mortality was observed at concentrations ?50 µM. At sub-lethal concentrations (10-30 µM), both compounds influenced zebrafish embryonic development. However, quite diverse categories of abnormalities were found in exposed embryos with each compound. Severe brain deformation and notochord degeneration were evident in the case of [IPr(BIAN)AuOAc]. The zebrafish embryos treated with [IPr(BIAN)AuCl] exhibited stunted growth and consequently had smaller body sizes. A depletion of 30%-40% glutathione was detected in the treated embryos, which could account for one of the possible mechanism of neurotoxicity. The fact that these compounds are capable of both affecting the growth and also compromising antioxidant systems by elevating intracellular ROS production implies that they could play an important role as a new breed of therapeutic molecules. PMID:26501273

  20. Dimerisation, rhodium complex formation and rearrangements of N-heterocyclic carbenes of indazoles

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    Zong Guan

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Deprotonation of indazolium salts at low temperatures gives N-heterocyclic carbenes of indazoles (indazol-3-ylidenes which can be trapped as rhodium complexes (X-ray analysis. In the absence of Rh, the indazol-3-ylidenes spontaneously dimerize under ring cleavage of one of the N,N-bonds and ring closure to an indazole–indole spiro compound which possesses an exocyclic imine group. The E/Z isomers of the imines can be separated by column chromatography when methanol is used as eluent. We present results of a single crystal X-ray analysis of one of the E-isomers, which equilibrate in solution as well as in the solid state. Heating of the indazole–indole spiro compounds results in the formation of quinazolines by a ring-cleavage/ring-closure sequence (X-ray analysis. Results of DFT calculations are presented.

  1. Nanofiber composites containing N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with antimicrobial activity

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    Elzatahry AA

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Ahmed A Elzatahry1,4, Abdullah M Al-Enizi1, Elsayed Ahmed Elsayed2,5, Rachel R Butorac3, Salem S Al-Deyab1, Mohammad AM Wadaan2, Alan H Cowley31Petrochemical Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, 2Chair of Advanced Proteomics & Cytomics Research, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA; 4Institute of Advanced Technology and New Materials, City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, New Borg Alrab, Alexandria, Egypt; 5Natural & Microbial Products Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, EgyptAbstract: This report concerns nanofiber composites that incorporate N-heterocyclic carbenes and the use of such composites for testing antimicrobial and antifungal activities. The nanofiber composites were produced by electrospinning mixtures of the gold chloride or gold acetate complexes of a bis(iminoacenaphthene (BIAN-supported NHC with aqueous solutions of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA. The products were characterized by scanning-electron microscopy, which revealed that nanofibers in the range of 250–300 nm had been produced. The biological activities of the nanofiber composites were tested against two Gram-positive bacteria, six Gram-negative bacteria, and two fungal strains. No activity was evident against the fungal strains. However, the gold chloride complex was found to be active against all the Gram-positive pathogens and one of the Gram-negative pathogens. It was also found that the activity of the produced nanofibers was localized and that no release of the bioactive compound from the nanofibers was evident. The demonstrated antimicrobial activities of these novel nanofiber composites render them potentially useful as wound dressings.Keywords: nanofiber, electrospinning, N-Heterocyclic carbene, biopolymer, antimicrobial

  2. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Phosphinidene Complexes of the Coinage Metals.

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    Doddi, Adinarayana; Bockfeld, Dirk; Nasr, Alexandre; Bannenberg, Thomas; Jones, Peter G; Tamm, Matthias

    2015-11-01

    Coinage metal complexes of the N-heterocyclic carbene-phosphinidene adduct IPr?PPh (IPr=1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene) were prepared by its reaction with CuCl, AgCl, and [(Me2 S)AuCl], which afforded the monometallic complexes [(IPr?PPh)MCl] (M=Cu, Ag, Au). The reaction with two equivalents of the metal halides gave bimetallic [(IPr?PPh)(MCl)2 ] (M=Cu, Au); the corresponding disilver complex could not be isolated. [(IPr?PPh)(CuOTf)2 ] was prepared by reaction with copper(I) trifluoromethanesulfonate. Treatment of [(IPr?PPh)(MCl)2 ] (M=Cu, Au) with Na(BAr(F) ) or AgSbF6 afforded the tetranuclear complexes [(IPr?PPh)2 M4 Cl2 ]X2 (X=BAr(F) or SbF6 ), which contain unusual eight-membered M4 Cl2 P2 rings with short cuprophilic or aurophilic contacts along the chlorine-bridged M???M axes. Complete chloride abstraction from [(IPr?PPh)(AuCl)2 ] was achieved with two equivalents of AgSbF6 in the presence of tetrahydrothiophene (THT) to form [(IPr?PPh){Au(THT)}2 ][SbF6 ]2 . The cationic tetra- and dinuclear complexes were used as catalysts for enyne cyclization and carbene transfer reactions. PMID:26365325

  3. An overview of N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Hopkinson, Matthew N.; Richter, Christian; Schedler, Michael; Glorius, Frank

    2014-06-01

    The successful isolation and characterization of an N-heterocyclic carbene in 1991 opened up a new class of organic compounds for investigation. From these beginnings as academic curiosities, N-heterocyclic carbenes today rank among the most powerful tools in organic chemistry, with numerous applications in commercially important processes. Here we provide a concise overview of N-heterocyclic carbenes in modern chemistry, summarizing their general properties and uses and highlighting how these features are being exploited in a selection of pioneering recent studies.

  4. Luminescence Studies of the Intracellular Distribution of a Dinuclear Gold(I) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    Barnard, Peter J.; Wedlock, Louise E.; Baker, Murray V.; Berners-Price, Susan J.; Joyce, David A.; Skelton, Brian W.; Steer, James H. (UWA)

    2008-10-03

    A bidentate cyclophane N-heterocyclic carbene ligand has been used to synthesize a new dinuclear Au{sup I} complex of the formula [Au{sub 2}L{sub 2}]{sup 2+}. The short Au {hor_ellipsis} Au distance imposed by the rigid cyclophane ligand leads to a red-shifted luminescence profile that enables the complex to be used as a luminescent probe for distribution studies in single living cancer cells.

  5. Cationic tungsten-oxo-alkylidene-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: highly active olefin metathesis catalysts.

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    Schowner, Roman; Frey, Wolfgang; Buchmeiser, Michael R

    2015-05-20

    The synthesis, structure, and olefin metathesis activity of the first neutral and cationic W-oxo-alkylidene-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalysts are reported. Neutral W-oxo-alkylidene-NHC catalysts can be prepared in up to 90% isolated yield. Depending on the ligands used, they possess either an octahedral (Oh) or trigonal bipyramidal ligand sphere. They can be activated with excess AlCl3 to form cationic olefin metathesis-active W-complexes; however, these readily convert into neutral chloro-complexes. Well-defined, stable cationic species can be prepared by stoichiometric substitution of one chloro ligand in the parent, neutral W-oxo-alkylidene-NHC complexes with Ag(MeCN)2B(Ar(F))4 or NaB(Ar(F))4; B(Ar(F))4 = B(3,5-(CF3)2-C6H3)4. They are highly active olefin metathesis catalysts, allowing for turnover numbers up to 10,000 in various olefin metathesis reactions including alkenes bearing nitrile, sec-amine, and thioether groups. PMID:25938340

  6. Silver complexes of 1,2,4-triazole derived N-heterocyclic carbenes: Synthesis, structure and reactivity studies

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    Chandrakanta Dash; Mobin M Shaikh; Prasenjit Ghosh

    2011-03-01

    Two silver(I) complexes {[1-R-4-(-t4-butylacetamido)-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene]2Ag}+ Cl− [R = Et (1b), -Pr (2b)] of /-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes derived from 1,2,4-triazoles are reported. The silver complexes, 1b and 2b, have been synthesized from the reaction of the /-functionalized triazolium chloride salts namely, 1-R-4-(N-t-butylacetamido)-1,2,4-triazolium chloride [R = Et (1a), -Pr (2a)] by treatment with Ag2O in 53-56% yield. The 1,2,4-triazolium chloride salts 1a and 2a were prepared by the alkylation reaction of 1-R-1,2,4-triazole (R = Et, -Pr) with --butyl-2-chloro acetamide in 47-63% yield. The molecular structures of the silver(I) complexes, 1b and 2b, have been determined by X-ray diffraction studies. The density functional theory studies on the silver 1b and 2b complexes suggest that the 1,2,4-triazole derived N-heterocyclic carbenes to be strong −donating ligands similar to the now much recognized imidazolebased N-heterocyclic carbenes. The reactivity studies with (SMe2)AuCl and (SMe2)CuBr indicated the silver complexes, 1b and 2b, to be good transmetallating agents.

  7. Antimicrobial Properties of Some Bis(Iminoacenaphthene (BIAN)-Supported N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Silver and Gold

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    Butorac, Rachel R; Alan H. Cowley; Al-Deyab, Salem S.

    2011-01-01

    The AgCl, AgOAc, AuCl, and AuOAc complexes of the new bis(imino)acenaphthene(BIAN)-supported N-heterocyclic carbene ligand and the precursor imidazolium salt have been investigated with respect to their antimicrobial activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli and Psudomonas aeruginosa. The most active antimicrobial is the precursor imidazolium salt, which has a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value of

  8. Palladium complexes of a new type of N-heterocyclic carbene ligand derived from a tricyclic triazolooxazine framework

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    Manoj Kumar Gangwar; Alok Ch Kalita; Prasenjit Ghosh

    2014-09-01

    A new type of tricyclic triazolooxazine derived N-heterocyclic carbene precursors were developed by the alkylation reaction of a tricyclic triazolooxazine framework. In particular, the reaction of 5a,6,7,8,9,9ahexahydro-4-benzo[][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-][1,4]oxazine with methyl iodide and ethyl iodide yielded the tricyclic triazolooxazine derived N-heterocyclic carbene precursors, (1−2)a, in 67−84% yield. The tricyclic triazolooxazinium iodide salts, (1−2)a, underwent metallation in a straight forward manner upon treatment with PdCl2 in the presence of K2CO3 in pyridine to give the trans-{3-(R)-5a,6,7,8,9,9a-hexahydro-4-benzo[][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-][1,4]oxazin-4-ylidene} PdI2(pyridine) [R = Me (1b), Et (2b)] complexes in 23−25% yield. The new tricyclic triazolooxazine derived N-heterocyclic carbene moiety, as stabilized upon binding to palladium in the (1−2)b complexes, was structurally characterized by the X-ray single crystal diffraction studies.

  9. Lipophilicity-dependent ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as potential anticancer agents.

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    Lv, Gaochao; Guo, Liubin; Qiu, Ling; Yang, Hui; Wang, Tengfei; Liu, Hong; Lin, Jianguo

    2015-04-28

    Five Ru(II)-N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) (1-5) were synthesized by reacting the appropriately substituted imidazolium chlorides with Ag2O, forming the NHC-silver chloride in situ followed by transmetalation with dimeric p-cymene ruthenium(II) dichloride. All the complexes were characterized by NMR and ESI-MS, and complex 1 was also characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The IC50 values of these five complexes were determined by the MTT-based assay on four human cancer cell lines, SKOV-3 (ovarian), PC-3 (prostate), MDA-MB-231 (breast) and EC109 (esophagus). The cytotoxicities of these complexes changed from a moderate effect to a fine one, corresponding to the increasing lipophilicity order of the complex of 2 < 1 < 3 < 4 < 5 (0.91, 0.88, 1.36, 1.85 and 2.62 for 1–5 respectively). Complex 5 showed the most cytotoxicity with the IC50 values 10.3 ± 0.3 ?M for SKOV-3, 2.9 ± 0.1 ?M for PC-3, 8.2 ± 0.6 ?M for MDA-MB-231, 6.4 ± 0.2 ?M for EC109 cell lines. Due to the superior cytotoxicity of complex 5 against the PC-3 cell lines, further biological evaluations were carried out to elucidate its action mechanism. The morphologic changes and cell cycle analysis showed that complex 5 can inhibit PC-3 cell lines by inducing cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase. The DNA binding experiments further demonstrate that complex 5 has a better binding ability for DNA (Kb = 2.2 × 10(6) M(-1)) than complexes 1-4 (3.8 × 10(5), 7.0 × 10(5), 5.7 × 10(5), and 1.9 × 10(5) respectively). PMID:25797411

  10. Electrochemiluminescent ruthenium(II) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: a combined experimental and theoretical study.

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    Barbante, Gregory J; Francis, Paul S; Hogan, Conor F; Kheradmand, Peyman R; Wilson, David J D; Barnard, Peter J

    2013-07-01

    A series of four Ru(II) complexes of the form [Ru(bpy)2(C(^)N)](2+) (where C(^)N is a bidentate pyridine-functionalized imidazolylidene- or benzimidazolylidene-based N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand and bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine) have been synthesized using a Ag(I) transmetalation protocol from the Ru(II) precursor compound, Ru(bpy)2Cl2. The synthesized azolium salts and Ru(II) complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy. The molecular structures for two benzimidazolium salts and three Ru(II) complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The complexes display photoluminescence within the range 611-629 nm, with the emission wavelength of the benzimidazolylidene containing structures, slightly blue-shifted relative to the imidazolylidene containing complexes. All complexes exhibited a reversible, one-electron oxidation, which is assigned to the Ru(2+/3+) redox couple. When compared to [Ru(bpy)3](2+), complexes of imidazolylidene containing ligands were oxidized at more negative potentials, while those of the benzimidazolylidene containing ligands were oxidized at more positive potentials. All four complexes exhibited moderately intense electrochemiluminescence (ECL) with the obtained ECL spectra closely resembling the photoluminescence spectra. The ability to predictably fine-tune the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) level of the Ru(II) complexes via the flexible synthetic strategy offered by NHCs is valuable for the design of ECL-based multiplexed detection strategies. PMID:23772555

  11. Rhenium complexes of bidentate, bis-bidentate and tridentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

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    Chan, Chung Ying; Barnard, Peter J

    2015-11-28

    A series of eight Rhenium(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes of the general form [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)] (where C^C is a bis(NHC) bidentate ligand), [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)]2 (where C^C is a bis-bidentate tetra-NHC ligand) and [Re(CO)3(C^N^C)](+)[X](-) (where C^N^C is a bis(NHC)-amine ligand and the counter ion X is either the ReO4(-) or PF6(-)) have been synthesised using a Ag2O transmetallation protocol. The novel precursor imidazolium salts and Re(I) complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy and the molecular structures for two imidazolium salt and six Re(I) complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. These NHC ligand systems are of interest for possible applications in the development of Tc-99m or Re-186/188 radiopharmaceuticals and as such the stability of two complexes of the form [ReCl(CO)3(C^C)] and [Re(CO)3(C^N^C)][ReO4] were evaluated in ligand challenge experiments using the metal binding amino acids L-histidine or L-cysteine. These studies showed that the former was unstable, with the chloride ligand being replaced by either cysteine or histidine, while no evidence for transchelation was observed for the latter suggesting that bis(NHC)-amine ligands of this type may be suitable for biological applications. PMID:26477971

  12. Synthesis and characterization of an iron complex bearing a cyclic tetra-N-heterocyclic carbene ligand: An artifical heme analogue?

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    Anneser, Markus R.

    2015-04-20

    An iron(II) complex with a cyclic tetradentate ligand containing four N-heterocyclic carbenes was synthesized and characterized by means of NMR and IR spectroscopies, as well as by single-crystal X-ray structure analysis. The iron center exhibits an octahedral coordination geometry with two acetonitrile ligands in axial positions, showing structural analogies with porphyrine-ligated iron complexes. The acetonitrile ligands can readily be substituted by other ligands, for instance, dimethyl sulfoxide, carbon monoxide, and nitric oxide. Cyclic voltammetry was used to examine the electronic properties of the synthesized compounds. © 2015 American Chemical Society.

  13. Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of novel silver(I) complexes with coumarin substituted N-heterocyclic carbene ligands.

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    Karata?, Mert Olgun; Olgundeniz, Begüm; Günal, Selami; Özdemir, ?lknur; Al?c?, Bülent; Çetinkaya, Engin

    2016-02-15

    Eight new coumarin substituted silver(I) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes were synthesized by the interaction of the corresponding imidazolium or benzimidazolium chlorides and Ag2O in dichloromethane at room temperature. Structures of these complexes were established on the basis of elemental analysis, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, IR and mass spectroscopic techniques. The antimicrobial activities of carbene precursors and silver NHC complexes were tested against standard strains: Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the fungi Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis. Results showed that all the compounds inhibited the growth of the all bacteria and fungi strains and some complexes performed good activities against different microorganisms. Among all the compounds, the most lipophilic complex bis[1-(4-methylene-6,8-dimethyl-2H-chromen-2-one)-3-(naphthalene-2-ylmethyl)benzimidazol-2-ylidene]silver(I) dichloro argentate (5e) was found out as the most active one. PMID:26740157

  14. Ruthenium and osmium complexes of dihydroperimidine-based N-heterocyclic carbene pincer ligands.

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    McQueen, Caitlin M A; Hill, Anthony F; Ma, Chenxi; Ward, Jas S

    2015-12-21

    The reactions of N,N'-bis(phosphinomethyl)dihydroperimidine pro-ligands H2C(NCH2PR2)2C10H6 (R = Cy 1a, R = Ph 1b) with [RuCl2(PPh3)3] give markedly different products. Chelate-assisted double C-H activation in the former affords the perimidinylidene-based N-heterocyclic carbene (per-NHC) pincer complex [RuCl2(OC4H8){?(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PCy2)2C10H6}] (2), while the latter reaction provides the asymmetric PNP-coordinated complex [RuCl2(PPh3){?(3)-P,N,P'-CH2(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}] (3), in which no C-H activation has occurred. Subsequent reactions of the per-NHC complex 2 with carbon monoxide and mesityl isocyanide readily displaced the labile THF ligand to afford the complexes [RuCl2(CA){?(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PCy2)2C10H6}] (A = O 4, A = NC6H2Me35). Double C-H activation of 1a and 1b was significantly more facile on reaction with [OsCl2(PPh3)3], providing the per-NHC complexes [OsHCl(PPh3){?(3)-P,C,P'-C(NCH2PR2)2C10H6}] (R = Cy 7a, R = Ph 7b, respectively), each as two isomers. The reactions of 1b with [Ru2(?-Cl)2Cl2(?-C6H3Me3)2] or [AuCl(THT)] (THT = tetrahydrothiophene) provide the bimetallic complexes [Ru2{?-H2C(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}Cl4(?-C6H3Me3)2] (8) and [Au2{?-H2C(NCH2PPh2)2C10H6}Cl2] (9) without C-H activation occurring. PMID:26492361

  15. Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of furan- and thiophene-functionalized bis(n-heterocyclic carbene) complexes of iron(II)

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    Rieb, Julia

    2014-09-15

    The synthesis of iron(II) complexes bearing new heteroatom-functionalized methylene-bridged bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) ligands is reported. All complexes are characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (SC-XRD), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. Tetrakis(acetonitrile)-cis-[bis(o-imidazol-2-ylidenefuran)methane]iron(II) hexafluorophosphate (2a) and tetrakis(acetonitrile)-cis-[bis(o-imidazol-2-ylidenethiophene)methane]iron(II) hexafluorophosphate (2b) were obtained by aminolysis of [Fe{N(SiMe3)2}2(THF)] with furan- and thiophene-functionalized bis(imidazolium) salts 1a and 1b in acetonitrile. The SC-XRD structures of 2a and 2b show coordination of the bis(carbene) ligand in a bidentate fashion instead of a possible tetradentate coordination. The four other coordination sites of these distorted octahedral complexes are occupied by acetonitrile ligands. Crystallization of 2a in an acetone solution by the slow diffusion of Et2O led to the formation of cisdiacetonitriledi[ bis(o-imidazol-2-ylidenefuran)methane]iron(II) hexafluorophosphate (3a) with two bis(carbene) ligands coordinated in a bidentate manner and two cis-positioned acetonitrile molecules. Compounds 2a and 2b are the first reported iron(II) carbene complexes with four coordination sites occupied by solvent molecules, and it was demonstrated that those solvent ligands can undergo ligand-exchange reactions.

  16. Polymer-supported N-heterocyclic carbene-palladium complex for heterogeneous Suzuki cross-coupling reaction.

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    Kim, Jong-Ho; Kim, Jung-Woo; Shokouhimehr, Mohammadreza; Lee, Yoon-Sik

    2005-08-19

    Poly(1-methylimidazoliummethyl styrene)-surface grafted-poly(styrene) resin was prepared for the first time as a polymer-supported N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) precursor for palladium complex by suspension polymerization. To prepare this polymer-supported NHC precursor, 1-methyl-3-(4-vinylbenzyl)imidazolium hexafluorophosphate, [MVBIM][PF6-], was synthesized as a monomer and copolymerized with styrene and DVB in water. This polymer-supported NHC precursor with imidazolium as a ligand, which exists solely on the surface of the resin, was well characterized by FE-SEM, CLSM, and IR spectroscopy. The precursor containing imidazolium readily formed a stable complex with Pd(OAc)2, and this polymer-supported N-heterocyclic carbene-palladium complex exhibited excellent catalytic activity for Suzuki cross-coupling reaction in an aqueous medium. The catalyst was recovered quantitatively from the reaction mixture by simple filtration and was able to be reused for a number of recycles with consistent activity in all of the coupling reactions. PMID:16095291

  17. Ruthenium complexes of chelating amido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: Synthesis, structure and DFT studies

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    Sachin Kumar; Anantha Narayanan; Mitta Nageswar Rao; Mobin M Shaikh; Prasenjit Ghosh

    2011-11-01

    Synthesis, structure and density functional theory (DFT) studies of a series of new ruthenium complexes, [1-(R)-3--(benzylacetamido)imidazol-2-ylidene]RuCl(-cymene) [R = Me (1c), -Pr (2c), CH2Ph (3c); -cymene = 4--propyltoluene] supported over /-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are reported. In particular, the ruthenium (1-3)c complexes were synthesized from the respective silver complexes, [1-(R)-3--(benzylacetamido)imidazol-2-ylidene]2Ag+Cl− [R = Me (1b), -Pr (2b), CH2Ph (3b)] by the treatment with [Ru(-cymene)Cl2]2 in 65-76% yields. The molecular structures of (1-3)c revealed the chelation of the N-heterocylic carbene ligand through the carbene center and an amido sidearm of the ligand in all of the three complexes. The density functional theory studies on the ruthenium (1-3)c complexes indicated strong binding of the NHC ligand to the metal center as was observed from the deeply buried NHC-Ru -bonding molecular orbitals.

  18. Cationic rhenium complexes ligated with N-heterocyclic carbenes - an overview.

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    Hille, Claudia; Kühn, Fritz E

    2015-12-14

    This review provides an overview of the currently known cationic rhenium NHC complexes. Synthesis, structures and properties are described. The title compounds are potential candidates for both catalytic and medical applications. Besides the variety of ancillary ligands, which are in some cases easily substituted, functionalization can be carried out in the side chain or at the backbone of the carbene ligand as well as - in the case of biscarbene ligands - at the bridging moiety. Cationic Re NHC complexes are promising precursors for radiopharmaceuticals and diagnostics - not only because of the possibility to radiolabel the metal (steps in this direction have been made and described already) - but rather the opportunity to link the complexes to biomolecules via the different possibilities provided by the ligands. The development of OLEDs based on luminescent Re(i) carbene complexes renders another potential application. PMID:26587970

  19. Cyclopentadienyl molybdenum(II/VI) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: Synthesis, structure, and reactivity under oxidative conditions

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    Li, Shenyu

    2010-04-26

    A series of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes CpMo(CO) 2(NHC)X (NHC = IMe = 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene, X = Br, 1; NHC = 1,3-dipropylimidazol-2-ylidene, X = Br, 2; NHC = IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6- trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene, X = Br, 3; NHC = IBz = 1,3-dibenzylimidazol- 2-ylidene, X = Br, 4a, and X = Cl, 4b; NHC = 1-methyl-3-propylimidazol-2- ylidene, X = Br, 5) and [CpMo(CO)2(IMes)(CH3CN)][BF 4] (6) have been synthesized and fully characterized. The stability of metal-NHC ligand bonds in these compounds under oxidative conditions has been investigated. The thermally stable Mo(VI) dioxo NHC complex [CpMoO 2(IMes)][BF4] (9) has been isolated by the oxidation of the ionic complex 6 by TBHP (tert-butyl hydrogen peroxide). Complex 6 can be applied as a very active (TOFs up to 3400 h-1) and selective olefin epoxidation catalyst. While under oxidative conditions (in the presence of TBHP), compounds 1-5 decompose into imidazolium bromide and imidazolium polyoxomolybdate. The formation of polyoxomolybdate as oxidation products had not been observed in a similar epoxidation catalyzed by Mo(II) and Mo(VI) complexes. DFT studies suggest that the presence of Br- destabilizes the CpMo(VI) oxo NHC carbene species, consistent with the experimental observations. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

  20. Stereoelectronic effects in C-H bond oxidation reactions of Ni(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

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    Poulten, Rebecca C; López, Isidoro; Llobet, Antoni; Mahon, Mary F; Whittlesey, Michael K

    2014-07-21

    Activation of O2 by the three-coordinate Ni(I) ring-expanded N-heterocyclic carbene complexes Ni(RE-NHC)(PPh3)Br (RE-NHC = 6-Mes, 1; 7-Mes, 2) produced the structurally characterized dimeric Ni(II) complexes Ni(6-Mes)(Br)(?-OH)(?-O-6-Mes')NiBr (3) and Ni(7-Mes)(Br)(?-OH)(?-O-7-Mes')NiBr (4) containing oxidized ortho-mesityl groups from one of the carbene ligands. NMR and mass spectrometry provided evidence for further oxidation in solution to afford bis-?-aryloxy compounds; the 6-Mes derivative was isolated, and its structure was verified. Low-temperature UV-visible spectroscopy showed that the reaction between 1 and O2 was too fast even at ca. -80 °C to yield any observable intermediates and also supported the formation of more than one oxidation product. Addition of O2 to Ni(I) precursors containing a less electron-donating diamidocarbene (6-MesDAC, 7) or less bulky 6- or 7-membered ring diaminocarbene ligands (6- or 7-o-Tol; 8 and 9) proceeded quite differently, affording phosphine and carbene oxidation products (Ni(O?PPh3)2Br2 and (6-MesDAC)?O) and the mononuclear Ni(II) dibromide complexes (Ni(6-o-Tol)(PPh3)Br2 (10) and (Ni(7-o-Tol)(PPh3)Br2 (11)) respectively. Electrochemical measurements on the five Ni(I) precursors show significantly higher redox potentials for 1 and 2, the complexes that undergo oxygen atom transfer from O2. PMID:24972307

  1. Multicomponent synthesis of unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene precursors and their related transition-metal complexes

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    Queval, Pierre

    2013-12-04

    A low-cost, modular, and easily scalable multicomponent procedure affording access in good yields and excellent selectivity (up to 93 %) to a wide range of (a)chiral unsymmetrical 1-aryl-3-cycloalkyl-imidazolium salts is disclosed. Electronic and steric properties of the corresponding unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligands were evaluated and evidenced strong electron donor ability, high steric discrimination, and modular steric demand. A low-cost, modular, and easily scalable multicomponent procedure, affording access to a wide range of (a)chiral unsymmetrical 1-aryl-3-cycloalkyl- imidazolium salts in good yields and excellent selectivities, is disclosed. Electronic and steric properties of the corresponding unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligands were evaluated and evidenced strong electron-donor ability, high steric discrimination, and modular steric demand. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. Tungsten(VI) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes: Synthetic, Structural, and Computational Study

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    2011-01-01

    The reaction of WOCl4 with 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (Idipp) leads to an orange solid whose spectroscopic data are consistent with the 1:1 adduct [WOCl4(Idipp)]. Computational studies at the DFT level further support this formulation. Exposure of this compound to the atmosphere results in rapid hydrolysis to various imidazolium salts. If air diffuses very slowly into solutions of [WOCl4(Idipp)], it also undergoes slow hydrolysis to form [WO2Cl2(Idipp)]. This has been crystallographically characterized and is the first five-coordinate, 1:1 adduct of WO2Cl2. This complex has also been subject to DFT calculations, and its metal–ligand bonding has been explored. The carbene–metal interaction is primarily ?-donor in nature. The mechanism of the hydrolysis has also been probed by computational methods, revealing a plausible, low-energy reaction pathway. PMID:24882916

  3. Synthesis and Characterization of Ag(I) and Pd(II) Complexes with a Pyridine Substituted N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand

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    We have used our new tridentate pyridine substituted N-heterocyclic carbene to generate an interesting trinuclear [((MepyCH2)2-Im)3Ag3]3+ complex, displaying very short Ag-Ag separations. A Pd(II)-NHC complex was prepared from [((MepyCH2)2-Im)3Ag3]3+ via a facile transmetallation, leading to a dimeric [(MepyCH2)2-ImPdCl]22+ complex. Future plans are underway for the survey of the potential applications of these new NHC complexes as luminesent materials or homogeneous catalysts. Since Arduengo's discovery of the first isolable free carbene in 1991, N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) have been extensively utilized as ligands for transition metals. NHC are generally more stable than two extreme types of carbenes, the Fischer and the Schrock carbenes. They are good ? donors like most tertiary phosphins, PR3, but the ?-bonding with the metal is rather weak. The thriving studies of NHC-coordinated metal complexes produced a wide range of applications from homogeneous catalysts to materials science

  4. Iridium(I) complexes with anionic N-heterocyclic carbene ligands as catalysts for the hydrogenation of alkenes in nonpolar media.

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    Kolychev, Eugene L; Kronig, Sabrina; Brandhorst, Kai; Freytag, Matthias; Jones, Peter G; Tamm, Matthias

    2013-08-21

    A series of lithium complexes of anionic N-heterocyclic carbenes that contain a weakly coordinating borate moiety (WCA-NHC) was prepared in one step from free N-heterocyclic carbenes by deprotonation with n-butyl lithium followed by borane addition. The reaction of the resulting lithium-carbene adducts with [M(COD)Cl]2 (M = Rh, Ir; COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) afforded zwitterionic rhodium(I) and iridium(I) complexes of the type [(WCA-NHC)M(COD)], in which the metal atoms exhibit an intramolecular interaction with the N-aryl groups of the carbene ligands. For M = Rh, the neutral complex [(WCA-NHC)Rh(CO)2] and the ate complex (NEt4)[(WCA-NHC)Rh(CO)2Cl] were prepared, with the latter allowing an assessment of the donor ability of the ligand by IR spectroscopy. The zwitterionic iridium-COD complexes were tested as catalysts for the homogeneous hydrogenation of alkenes, which can be performed in the presence of nonpolar solvents or in the neat alkene substrate. Thereby, the most active complex showed excellent stability and activity in hydrogenation of alkenes at low catalyst loadings (down to 10 ppm). PMID:23883399

  5. Carbon monoxide induced reductive elimination of disulfide in an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)/thiolate dinitrosyl iron complex (DNIC).

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    Pulukkody, Randara; Kyran, Samuel J; Bethel, Ryan D; Hsieh, Chung-Hung; Hall, Michael B; Darensbourg, Donald J; Darensbourg, Marcetta Y

    2013-06-01

    Dinitrosyliron complexes (DNICs) are organometallic-like compounds of biological significance in that they appear in vivo as products of NO degradation of iron-sulfur clusters; synthetic analogues have potential as NO storage and releasing agents. Their reactivity is expected to depend on ancillary ligands and the redox level of the distinctive Fe(NO)2 unit: paramagnetic {Fe(NO)2}(9), diamagnetic dimerized forms of {Fe(NO)2}(9) and diamagnetic {Fe(NO)2}(10) DNICs (Enemark-Feltham notation). The typical biological ligands cysteine and glutathione themselves are subject to thiolate-disulfide redox processes, which when coupled to DNICs may lead to intricate redox processes involving iron, NO, and RS(-)/RS•. Making use of an N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized DNIC, (NHC)(RS)Fe(NO)2, we have explored the DNIC-promoted RS(-)/RS• oxidation in the presence of added CO wherein oxidized {Fe(NO)2}(9) is reduced to {Fe(NO)2}(10) through carbon monoxide (CO)/RS• ligand substitution. Kinetic studies indicate a bimolecular process, rate = k [Fe(NO)2](1)[CO](1), and activation parameters derived from kobs dependence on temperature similarly indicate an associative mechanism. This mechanism is further defined by density functional theory computations. Computational results indicate a unique role for the delocalized frontier molecular orbitals of the Fe(NO)2 unit, permitting ligand exchange of RS• and CO through an initial side-on approach of CO to the electron-rich N-Fe-N site, ultimately resulting in a 5-coordinate, 19-electron intermediate with elongated Fe-SR bond and with the NO ligands accommodating the excess charge. PMID:23668326

  6. N-Heterocyclic carbene stabilized Ag-P nanoclusters.

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    Khalili Najafabadi, Bahareh; Corrigan, John F

    2015-01-14

    The N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) 1,3-di-isopropylbenzimidazole-2-ylidene ((i)Pr2-bimy) is found to be an excellent ligand for the stabilization of silver-phosphorus polynuclear complexes. The straightforward preparation and characterization of the clusters [Ag12(PSiMe3)6((i)Pr2-bimy)6] (1) and [Ag26P2(PSiMe3)10((i)Pr2-bimy)8] (2) are described, representing the first examples of such structurally characterized, higher nuclearity complexes obtained using this class of ligands. PMID:25415342

  7. Bulky N-Phosphino-Functionalized N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands: Synthesis, Ruthenium Coordination Chemistry, and Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes for Olefin Metathesis.

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    Brown, Christopher C; Rominger, Frank; Limbach, Michael; Hofmann, Peter

    2015-11-01

    Ruthenium chemistry and applications in catalytic olefin metathesis based on N-phosphino-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (NHCPs) are presented. Alkyl NHCP Ru coordination chemistry is described, and access to several potential synthetic precursors for ruthenium alkylidene complexes is outlined, incorporating both trimethylsilyl and phenyl alkylidenes. The Ru alkylidene complexes are evaluated as potential olefin metathesis catalysts and were shown to behave in a latent fashion. They displayed catalytic activity at elevated temperatures for both ring closing metathesis and ring opening metathesis polymerization. PMID:26479425

  8. A RhIII-N-heterocyclic carbene complex from metal-metal singly bonded [RhII−RhII] precursor

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    Arup Sinha; Abir Sarbajna; Shrabani dinda; Jitendra K Bera

    2011-11-01

    Metal-metal singly bonded [Rh2(CO)4(acac)2][OTf]2 (1) has been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and analytical techniques. A density functional theory (DFT) optimized structure has been computed for the unbridged centro-symmetric structure. Reaction of 1 with PIN.HBr results in the [Rh(PIN)2(H2O)Br][OTf]2 (2) in high yield. The reaction involves metal-oxidation from RhII to RhIII accompanied by the metal-metal bond cleavage. The X-ray structure of 2 has been determined which reveals the incorporation of two N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands to each rhodium. This work demonstrates the general utility of the metal-metal bonded compounds for the easy synthesis of metal-NHC compounds.

  9. Ruthenium-based complexes containing a benzimidazolium tag covalently connected to N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: environmentally friendly catalysts for olefin metathesis transformations.

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    Klu?iar, Marek; Grela, Karol; Mauduit, Marc

    2013-05-28

    Two ruthenium-based pre-catalysts containing an ionic tag covalently connected to a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand are reported. These novel complexes, bearing a polar benzimidazolium group, are air-stable and can be easily prepared from commercially available reagents. The quaternary benzimidazolium tag allows the efficient separation of ruthenium waste from the metathesis product after reaction. Application in several olefin metathesis transformations leads to desired products of high purity, which exhibit ruthenium contamination levels as low as 1 ppm after simple filtration through a pad of silica gel. PMID:23360984

  10. Synthesis, electronic structure, and magnetism of [Ni(6-Mes)2]+: a two-coordinate nickel(I) complex stabilized by bulky N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Poulten, Rebecca C; Page, Michael J; Algarra, Andrés G; Le Roy, Jennifer J; López, Isidoro; Carter, Emma; Llobet, Antoni; Macgregor, Stuart A; Mahon, Mary F; Murphy, Damien M; Murugesu, Muralee; Whittlesey, Michael K

    2013-09-18

    The two-coordinate cationic Ni(I) bis-N-heterocyclic carbene complex [Ni(6-Mes)2]Br (1) [6-Mes =1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidin-2-ylidene] has been structurally characterized and displays a highly linear geometry with a C-Ni-C angle of 179.27(13)°. Density functional theory calculations revealed that the five occupied metal-based orbitals are split in an approximate 2:1:2 pattern. Significant magnetic anisotropy results from this orbital degeneracy, leading to single-ion magnet (SIM) behavior. PMID:23971827

  11. Chemistry of Iron N -heterocyclic carbene complexes: Syntheses, structures, reactivities, and catalytic applications

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    Riener, Korbinian

    2014-05-28

    Iron is the most abundant transition metal in Earth\\'s crust. It is relatively inexpensive, not very toxic, and environmentally benign. Undoubtedly, due to the involvement in a multitude of biological processes, which heavily rely on the rich functionalities of iron-containing enzymes, iron is one of the most important elements in nature. Additionally, three-coordinate iron complexes have been reported during the past several years. In this review, the mentioned iron NHC complexes are categorized by their main structure and reactivity attributes. Thus, monocarbene and bis-monocarbene complexes are presented first. This class is subdivided into carbonyl, nitrosyl, and halide compounds followed by a brief section on other, more unconventional iron NHC motifs. Subsequently, donor-substituted complexes bearing bi-, tri-, tetra-, or even pentadentate ligands and further pincer as well as scorpionato motifs are described.

  12. Conformations of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands in Ruthenium Complexes Relevant to Olefin Metathesis

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    Stewart, Ian C.; Benitez, Diego; O'Leary, Daniel J.; Tkatchouk, Ekaterina; Day, Michael W; Goddard, William A., III; Grubbs, Robert H

    2009-01-01

    The structure of ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalyst 3 and model ?-complex 5 in solution and in the solid state are reported. The N-tolyl ligands, due to their lower symmetry than the traditional N-mesityl substituents, complicate this analysis, but ultimately provide explanation for the enhanced reactivity of 3 relative to standard catalyst 2. The tilt of the N-tolyl ring provides additional space near the ruthenium center, which is consistent with the enhanced reactivity of 3 towards...

  13. Binuclear luminescent silver(I) - N-heterocyclic carbene complex derived from 1-picolyl-3-pyrimidylbenzimidazoliumhexaflurophosphate

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    Adhikary, Sirsendu Das; Seth, Saikat Kumar; Senapati, Manas Ranjan; Dinda, Joydev

    2013-06-01

    Starting from the novel proligand 1-picolyl-3-pyrimidylbenzimidazoliumhexaflurophosphate (1), the binuclear silver (I) complex (2) has been synthesized and both the compounds (1-2) have been characterized by different spectroscopic techniques. Finally, the solid state structure of 2 has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The role of non-covalent ?-? stacking interactions in stabilizing the self-assembly process appears to be of great importance in the title complex. Additional weak forces like C-H⋯? and anion⋯? interactions are also found to be operating in 2. A rare combination of these interactions in 2, of the type C-H⋯?/?⋯?/?⋯H-C and anion⋯?/?⋯?/?⋯anion, is observed, and this unusual supramolecular network is fully described here. Moreover, the proligand 1 is non-luminescent at room temperature in acetonitrile whereas complex 2 is luminescent. Closed shell d10-d10 interactions of Ag(I) is expected to be the sources of luminescence.

  14. Conformations of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands in Ruthenium Complexes Relevant to Olefin Metathesis

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    Stewart, Ian C.; Benitez, Diego; O'Leary, Daniel J.; Tkatchouk, Ekaterina; Day, Michael W.; Goddard, William A.; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2009-01-01

    The structure of ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalyst 3 and model ?-complex 5 in solution and in the solid state are reported. The N-tolyl ligands, due to their lower symmetry than the traditional N-mesityl substituents, complicate this analysis, but ultimately provide explanation for the enhanced reactivity of 3 relative to standard catalyst 2. The tilt of the N-tolyl ring provides additional space near the ruthenium center, which is consistent with the enhanced reactivity of 3 towards sterically demanding substrates. Due to this tilt, the more sterically accessible face bears the two methyl substituents of the N-aryl rings. These experimental studies are supported by computational studies of these complexes by DFT. The experimental data provides a means to validate the accuracy of the B3LYP and M06 functionals. B3LYP provides geometries that match X-ray crystal structural data more closely, though it leads to slightly less (?0.5 kcal mol?1) accuracy than M06 most likely because it underestimates attractive non-covalent interactions. PMID:19146414

  15. Synthesis and characterization of a cationic phthalimido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene complex of palladium(II) and its catalytic activity

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    Goh, Li Min Serena

    2014-01-29

    A cationic phthalimido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) palladium(II) complex has been synthesized from [3-methyl-1-(2′- phthalimidoethyl)imidazolium] hexafluorophosphate ([NHCMe,PhtH] PF6) by transmetalation and isolated in 67 % yield. The title complex has been applied as catalyst in the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction under benign aqueous conditions. The catalyst is active without any observable initiation period. High average turnover frequencies (TOFs) of up to 55000 h-1 have been reached with catalyst concentrations as low as 0.01 mol-%. A cationic phthalimido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) palladium(II) complex has been prepared in high yield. The complex was activated instantly, without an initiation period, in the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction under benign aqueous aerobic conditions. Turnover frequencies (TOFs) up to 55000 h-1, were achieved with 0.01 mol-% of the complex. Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Synthesis of the first radiolabeled 188Re N-heterocyclic carbene complex and initial studies on its potential use in radiopharmaceutical applications.

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    Wagner, Thomas; Zeglis, Brian M; Groveman, Sam; Hille, Claudia; Pöthig, Alexander; Francesconi, Lynn C; Herrmann, Wolfgang A; Kühn, Fritz E; Reiner, Thomas

    2014-06-15

    A novel approach towards the synthesis of radiolabeled organometallic rhenium complexes is presented. We successfully synthesized and analyzed the first (188)Re-labeled N-heterocyclic biscarbene complex, trans-dioxobis(1,1'-methylene-bis(3,3'-diisopropylimidazolium-2-ylidene))(188)rhenium(V) hexafluorophosphate ((188)Re-4) via transmetalation using an air-stable and moisture-stable silver(I) biscarbene complex. In order to assess the viability of this complex as a potential lead structure for in vivo applications, the stability of the (188)Re-NHC complex was tested in physiologically relevant media. Ultimately, our studies illustrate that the complex we synthesized dissociates rapidly and is therefore unsuitable for use in radiopharmaceuticals. However, it is clear that the transmetalation approach we have developed is a rapid, robust, and mild method for the synthesis of new (188)Re-labeled carbene complexes. PMID:24889257

  17. Synthesis of Well-Defined Copper "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes and Their Use as Catalysts for a "Click Reaction": A Multistep Experiment that Emphasizes the Role of Catalysis in Green Chemistry

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    Ison, Elon A.; Ison, Ana

    2012-01-01

    A multistep experiment for an advanced synthesis lab course that incorporates topics in organic-inorganic synthesis and catalysis and highlights green chemistry principles was developed. Students synthesized two "N"-heterocyclic carbene ligands, used them to prepare two well-defined copper(I) complexes and subsequently utilized the complexes as…

  18. Synthesis of Well-Defined Copper "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes and Their Use as Catalysts for a "Click Reaction": A Multistep Experiment that Emphasizes the Role of Catalysis in Green Chemistry

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    Ison, Elon A.; Ison, Ana

    2012-01-01

    A multistep experiment for an advanced synthesis lab course that incorporates topics in organic-inorganic synthesis and catalysis and highlights green chemistry principles was developed. Students synthesized two "N"-heterocyclic carbene ligands, used them to prepare two well-defined copper(I) complexes and subsequently utilized the complexes as…

  19. Synthesis of N-heterocyclic carbene-PdCl2-(iso)quinoline complexes and their application in arylamination at low catalyst loadings.

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    Liu, Feng; Zhu, Yi-Ran; Song, Lu-Gan; Lu, Jian-Mei

    2016-02-16

    A new type of N-heterocyclic carbene-PdCl2-(iso)quinoline complexes were successfully achieved in acceptable to good yields from easily available starting materials under mild conditions, and their structures were unambiguously confirmed using X-ray single crystal diffraction. Furthermore, their catalytic activity toward Buchwald-Hartwig arylamination of aryl chlorides with primary and secondary amines was fully tested. Under the optimal reaction conditions, the expected arylated amines can be obtained in high to excellent yields at low catalyst loadings (0.005-0.05 mol%). It may be worth noting here that comparison of these complexes with other well-defined and easily available NHC-Pd(ii) complexes bearing different N-containing ancillary ligands was also carried out, showing their superior catalytic activity over all others. PMID:26880100

  20. Synthesis and Characterization of Divalent Manganese, Iron, and Cobalt Complexes in Tripodal Phenolate/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand Environments

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    Ka?ß, Martina; Hohenberger, Johannes; Adelhardt, Mario; Zolnhofer, Eva M.; Mossin, Susanne; Heinemann, Frank W.; Sutter, Jo?rg; Meyer, Karsten

    2014-01-01

    well as by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Variable-temperature SQUID magnetization measurements in the range from 2 to 300 K confirmed high-spin ground states for all divalent complexes and revealed a trend of increasing zero-field splitting |D| from Mn(II), to Fe(II), to Co(II) complexes....... Zero-field 57Fe Mo?ssbauer spectroscopy of the Fe(II) complexes 3, 4, 8, and 11 shows isomer shifts ? that increase gradually as carbenes are substituted for phenolates in the series of ligands. From the single-crystal structure determinations of the complexes, the different steric demand of the...

  1. N-heterocyclic carbene copper(I) catalysed N-methylation of amines using CO2

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    2015-09-30

    The N-methylation of amines using CO2 and PhSiH3 as source of CH3 was efficiently performed using a N-heterocyclic carbene copper(I) complex. The methodology was found compatible with aromatic and aliphatic primary and secondary amines. Synthetic and computational studies have been carried out to support the proposed reaction mechanism for this transformation.

  2. Influence of bulky yet flexible N-heterocyclic carbene ligands in gold catalysis

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    Alba Collado

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Three new Au(I complexes of the formula [Au(NHC(NTf2] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene bearing bulky and flexible ligands have been synthesised. The ligands studied are IPent, IHept and INon which belong to the ‘ITent’ (‘Tent’ for ‘tentacular’ family of NHC derivatives. The effect of these ligands in gold-promoted transformations has been investigated.

  3. Influence of bulky yet flexible N-heterocyclic carbene ligands in gold catalysis

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    Collado, Alba; Patrick, Scott R; Gasperini, Danila; Meiries, Sebastien

    2015-01-01

    Summary Three new Au(I) complexes of the formula [Au(NHC)(NTf2)] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) bearing bulky and flexible ligands have been synthesised. The ligands studied are IPent, IHept and INon which belong to the ‘ITent’ (‘Tent’ for ‘tentacular’) family of NHC derivatives. The effect of these ligands in gold-promoted transformations has been investigated. PMID:26664600

  4. Synthesis and Characterization of Divalent Manganese, Iron, and Cobalt Complexes in Tripodal Phenolate/N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand Environments

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    Ka?ß, Martina; Hohenberger, Johannes

    2014-01-01

    Two novel tripodal ligands, (BIMPNMes,Ad,Me)? and (MIMPNMes,Ad,Me)2–, combining two types of donor atoms, namely, NHC and phenolate donors, were synthesized to complete the series of N-anchored ligands, ranging from chelating species with tris(carbene) to tris(phenolate) chelating arms. The complete ligand series offers a convenient way of tuning the electronic and steric environment around the metal center, thus, allowing for control of the complex’s reactivity. This series of divalent complexes of Mn, Fe, and Co was synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR, IR, and UV/vis spectroscopy as well as by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Variable-temperature SQUID magnetization measurements in the range from 2 to 300 K confirmed high-spin ground states for all divalent complexes and revealed a trend of increasing zero-field splitting |D| from Mn(II), to Fe(II), to Co(II) complexes. Zero-field 57Fe Mo?ssbauer spectroscopy of the Fe(II) complexes 3, 4, 8, and 11 shows isomer shifts ? that increase gradually as carbenes are substituted for phenolates in the series of ligands. From the single-crystal structure determinations of the complexes, the different steric demand of the ligands is evident. Particularly, the molecular structure of 1?in which a pyridine molecule is situated next to the Mn–Cl bond?and those of azide complexes 2, 4, and 6 demonstrate the flexibility of these mixed-ligand derivatives, which, in contrast to the corresponding symmetrical TIMENR ligands, allow for side access of, e.g., organic substrates, to the reactive metal center.

  5. Synthesis and characterization of divalent manganese, iron, and cobalt complexes in tripodal phenolate/N-heterocyclic carbene ligand environments.

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    Käß, Martina; Hohenberger, Johannes; Adelhardt, Mario; Zolnhofer, Eva M; Mossin, Susanne; Heinemann, Frank W; Sutter, Jörg; Meyer, Karsten

    2014-03-01

    Two novel tripodal ligands, (BIMPN(Mes,Ad,Me))(-) and (MIMPN(Mes,Ad,Me))(2-), combining two types of donor atoms, namely, NHC and phenolate donors, were synthesized to complete the series of N-anchored ligands, ranging from chelating species with tris(carbene) to tris(phenolate) chelating arms. The complete ligand series offers a convenient way of tuning the electronic and steric environment around the metal center, thus, allowing for control of the complex's reactivity. This series of divalent complexes of Mn, Fe, and Co was synthesized and characterized by (1)H NMR, IR, and UV/vis spectroscopy as well as by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Variable-temperature SQUID magnetization measurements in the range from 2 to 300 K confirmed high-spin ground states for all divalent complexes and revealed a trend of increasing zero-field splitting |D| from Mn(II), to Fe(II), to Co(II) complexes. Zero-field (57)Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy of the Fe(II) complexes 3, 4, 8, and 11 shows isomer shifts ? that increase gradually as carbenes are substituted for phenolates in the series of ligands. From the single-crystal structure determinations of the complexes, the different steric demand of the ligands is evident. Particularly, the molecular structure of 1-in which a pyridine molecule is situated next to the Mn-Cl bond-and those of azide complexes 2, 4, and 6 demonstrate the flexibility of these mixed-ligand derivatives, which, in contrast to the corresponding symmetrical TIMEN(R) ligands, allow for side access of, e.g., organic substrates, to the reactive metal center. PMID:24299260

  6. Unexpected rearrangements in the synthesis of an unsymmetrical tridentate dianionic N-heterocyclic carbene

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    Despagnet-Ayoub, Emmanuelle

    2013-01-01

    Starting from the same ethylenediamine species, three valuable carbene precursors were synthesized under differing conditions: a tridentate dianionic N-heterocyclic carbene bearing an aniline, a phenol and a central dihydroimidazolium salt, its benzimidazolium isomer by intramolecular rearrangement and a dicationic benzimidazolium-benzoxazolium salt by changing the Brønsted acid from HCl to HBF4. A DFT study was performed to understand the rearrangement pathway. The structure of a bis[(NCO)carbene] zirconium complex was determined. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  7. Ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts featuring unsymmetrical N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Paradiso, Veronica; Bertolasi, Valerio; Costabile, Chiara; Grisi, Fabia

    2015-12-22

    New ruthenium Grubbs' and Hoveyda-Grubbs' second generation catalysts bearing N-alkyl/N-isopropylphenyl N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with syn or anti backbone configuration were obtained and compared in model olefin metathesis reactions. Different catalytic efficiencies were observed depending on the size of the N-alkyl group (methyl or cyclohexyl) and on the backbone configuration. The presence of an N-cyclohexyl substituent determined the most significant reactivity differences between catalysts with syn or anti phenyl groups on the backbone. In particular, anti catalysts proved highly efficient, especially in the ring-closing metathesis (RCM) of encumbered diolefins, while syn catalysts showed low efficiency in the RCM of less hindered diolefins. This peculiar behavior, rationalized through DFT studies, was found to be related to the high propensity of these catalysts to give nonproductive metathesis events. Enantiopure anti catalysts were also tested in asymmetric metathesis reactions, where moderate enantioselectivities were observed. The steric and electronic properties of unsymmetrical NHCs with the N-cyclohexyl group were then evaluated using the corresponding rhodium complexes. While steric factors proved unimportant for both syn and anti NHCs, a major electron-donating character was found for the unsymmetrical NHC with anti phenyl substituents on the backbone. PMID:26608162

  8. Structure, bonding and energetics of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) stabilized low oxidation state group 2 (Be, Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) metal complexes: A theoretical study

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    Ashim Baishya; V Rao Mundlapati; Sharanappa Nembenna; Himansu S Biswal

    2014-11-01

    A series of N-heterocyclic carbene stabilized low oxidation state group 2 metal halide and hydrides with metal-metal bonds ([L(X) M-M(X) L]; L = NHC ((CHNH)2C:), M = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba, and X = Cl or H) has been studied by computational methods. The main objective of this study is to predict whether it is possible to stabilize neutral ligated low oxidation state alkaline-earth metal complexes with metal-metal bonds. The homolytic metal-metal Bond Dissociation Energy (BDE) calculation, Natural Bond Orbital (NBO) and Energy Decomposition Analyses (EDA) on density functional theory (DFT) optimized [L(X)M-M(X)L] complexes revealed that they are as stable as their -diketiminate, guanidinate and -diimine counterparts. The optimized structures of the complexes are in trans-linear geometries. The bond order analyses such as Wiberg Bond Indices (WBI) and Fuzzi Bond Order (FBO) confirm the existence of single bond between two metal atoms, and it is covalent in nature.

  9. Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis: Selective Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide by a Nickel N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Isoquinoline Complex

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    Thoi, VanSara; Kornienko, Nick; Margarit, C; Yang, Peidong; Chang, Christopher

    2013-06-07

    The solar-driven reduction of carbon dioxide to value-added chemical fuels is a longstanding challenge in the fields of catalysis, energy science, and green chemistry. In order to develop effective CO2 fixation, several key considerations must be balanced, including (1) catalyst selectivity for promoting CO2 reduction over competing hydrogen generation from proton reduction, (2) visible-light harvesting that matches the solar spectrum, and (3) the use of cheap and earth-abundant catalytic components. In this report, we present the synthesis and characterization of a new family of earth-abundant nickel complexes supported by N-heterocyclic carbene amine ligands that exhibit high selectivity and activity for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to CO. Systematic changes in the carbene and amine donors of the ligand have been surveyed, and [Ni(Prbimiq1)]2+ (1c, where Prbimiq1 = bis(3-(imidazolyl)isoquinolinyl)propane) emerges as a catalyst for electrochemical reduction of CO2 with the lowest cathodic onset potential (Ecat = 1.2 V vs SCE). Using this earth-abundant catalyst with Ir(ppy)3 (where ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) and an electron donor, we have developed a visible-light photoredox system for the catalytic conversion of CO2 to CO that proceeds with high selectivity and activity and achieves turnover numbers and turnover frequencies reaching 98,000 and 3.9 s1, respectively. Further studies reveal that the overall efficiency of this solar-to-fuel cycle may be limited by the formation of the active Ni catalyst and/or the chemical reduction of CO2 to CO at the reduced nickel center and provide a starting point for improved photoredox systems for sustainable carbon-neutral energy conversion.

  10. Visible-light photoredox catalysis: selective reduction of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide by a nickel N-heterocyclic carbene-isoquinoline complex.

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    Thoi, V Sara; Kornienko, Nikolay; Margarit, Charles G; Yang, Peidong; Chang, Christopher J

    2013-09-25

    The solar-driven reduction of carbon dioxide to value-added chemical fuels is a longstanding challenge in the fields of catalysis, energy science, and green chemistry. In order to develop effective CO2 fixation, several key considerations must be balanced, including (1) catalyst selectivity for promoting CO2 reduction over competing hydrogen generation from proton reduction, (2) visible-light harvesting that matches the solar spectrum, and (3) the use of cheap and earth-abundant catalytic components. In this report, we present the synthesis and characterization of a new family of earth-abundant nickel complexes supported by N-heterocyclic carbene-amine ligands that exhibit high selectivity and activity for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to CO. Systematic changes in the carbene and amine donors of the ligand have been surveyed, and [Ni((Pr)bimiq1)](2+) (1c, where (Pr)bimiq1 = bis(3-(imidazolyl)isoquinolinyl)propane) emerges as a catalyst for electrochemical reduction of CO2 with the lowest cathodic onset potential (E(cat) = -1.2 V vs SCE). Using this earth-abundant catalyst with Ir(ppy)3 (where ppy = 2-phenylpyridine) and an electron donor, we have developed a visible-light photoredox system for the catalytic conversion of CO2 to CO that proceeds with high selectivity and activity and achieves turnover numbers and turnover frequencies reaching 98,000 and 3.9 s(-1), respectively. Further studies reveal that the overall efficiency of this solar-to-fuel cycle may be limited by the formation of the active Ni catalyst and/or the chemical reduction of CO2 to CO at the reduced nickel center and provide a starting point for improved photoredox systems for sustainable carbon-neutral energy conversion. PMID:24033186

  11. Mixed N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Bis(oxazolinyl)borato Rhodium and Iridium Complexes in Photochemical and Thermal Oxidative Addition Reactions

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    Xu, Songchen [Ames Laboratory; Manna, Kuntal [Ames Laboratory; Ellern, Arkady [Ames Laboratory; Sadow, Aaron D [Ames Laboratory

    2014-12-08

    In order to facilitate oxidative addition chemistry of fac-coordinated rhodium(I) and iridium(I) compounds, carbene–bis(oxazolinyl)phenylborate proligands have been synthesized and reacted with organometallic precursors. Two proligands, PhB(OxMe2)2(ImtBuH) (H[1]; OxMe2 = 4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazoline; ImtBuH = 1-tert-butylimidazole) and PhB(OxMe2)2(ImMesH) (H[2]; ImMesH = 1-mesitylimidazole), are deprotonated with potassium benzyl to generate K[1] and K[2], and these potassium compounds serve as reagents for the synthesis of a series of rhodium and iridium complexes. Cyclooctadiene and dicarbonyl compounds {PhB(OxMe2)2ImtBu}Rh(?4-C8H12) (3), {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Rh(?4-C8H12) (4), {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Rh(CO)2 (5), {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Ir(?4-C8H12) (6), and {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Ir(CO)2 (7) are synthesized along with ToMM(?4-C8H12) (M = Rh (8); M = Ir (9); ToM = tris(4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazolinyl)phenylborate). The spectroscopic and structural properties and reactivity of this series of compounds show electronic and steric effects of substituents on the imidazole (tert-butyl vs mesityl), effects of replacing an oxazoline in ToM with a carbene donor, and the influence of the donor ligand (CO vs C8H12). The reactions of K[2] and [M(?-Cl)(?2-C8H14)2]2 (M = Rh, Ir) provide {?4-PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes?CH2}Rh(?-H)(?-Cl)Rh(?2-C8H14)2 (10) and {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}IrH(?3-C8H13) (11). In the former compound, a spontaneous oxidative addition of a mesityl ortho-methyl to give a mixed-valent dirhodium species is observed, while the iridium compound forms a monometallic allyl hydride. Photochemical reactions of dicarbonyl compounds 5 and 7 result in C–H bond oxidative addition providing the compounds {?4-PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes?CH2}RhH(CO) (12) and {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}IrH(Ph)CO (13). In 12, oxidative addition results in cyclometalation of the mesityl ortho-methyl similar to 10, whereas the iridium compound reacts with the benzene solvent to give a rare crystallographically characterized cis-[Ir](H)(Ph) complex. Alternatively, the rhodium carbonyl 5 or iridium isocyanide {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}Ir(CO)CNtBu (15) reacts with PhSiH3 in the dark to form the silyl compound {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}RhH(SiH2Ph)CO (14) or {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}IrH(SiH2Ph)CNtBu (17). These examples demonstrate the enhanced thermal reactivity of {PhB(OxMe2)2ImMes}-supported iridium and rhodium carbonyl compounds in comparison to tris(oxazolinyl)borate, tris(pyrazolyl)borate, and cyclopentadienyl-supported compounds.

  12. The Depolymerization of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) Using N-Heterocyclic Carbenes from Ionic Liquids

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    Kamber, Nahrain E.; Tsujii, Yasuhito; Keets, Kate; Waymouth, Robert M.; Pratt, Russell C.; Nyce, Gregory W.; Hedrick, James L.

    2010-01-01

    The depolymerization of the plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) is described in this laboratory procedure. The transesterification reaction used to depolymerize PET employs a highly efficient N-heterocyclic carbene catalyst derived from a commercially available imidazolium ionic liquid. N-heterocyclic carbenes are potent nucleophilic…

  13. The Depolymerization of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) (PET) Using N-Heterocyclic Carbenes from Ionic Liquids

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    Kamber, Nahrain E.; Tsujii, Yasuhito; Keets, Kate; Waymouth, Robert M.; Pratt, Russell C.; Nyce, Gregory W.; Hedrick, James L.

    2010-01-01

    The depolymerization of the plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) is described in this laboratory procedure. The transesterification reaction used to depolymerize PET employs a highly efficient N-heterocyclic carbene catalyst derived from a commercially available imidazolium ionic liquid. N-heterocyclic carbenes are potent nucleophilic…

  14. Luminescent Iridium(III) Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene-based C^C^C-Pincer Ligands and Aromatic Diimines

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    Chung, Lai-Hon; Lo, Hoi-Shing; Ng, Sze-Wing; Ma, Dik-Lung; Leung, Chung-Hang; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2015-01-01

    Iridium(III) hydrido complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based pincer ligand 1,3-bis(1-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C1^C^C1) or 1,3-bis(3-butylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C2^C^C2) and aromatic diimine (2,2?-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,4?-dimethyl-2,2?-bipyridine (Me2bpy), or dipyrido-[3,2-f:2?,3?-h]-quinoxaline (dpq)) in the form of [Ir(C^C^C)(N^N)(H)]+ have been prepared. Crystal structures for these complexes show that the Ir–CNHC distances are 2.043(5)–2.056(5) Å. The hydride chemical shifts for complexes bearing C1^C^C1 (?20.6 to ?20.3?ppm) are more upfield than those with C2^C^C2 (?19.5 and ?19.2?ppm), revealing that C1^C^C1 is a better electron donor than C2^C^C2. Spectroscopic comparisons and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations suggest that the lowest-energy electronic transition associated with these complexes (??=?340–530?nm (????103?dm3 mol?1 cm?1)) originate from a d?(IrIII)????*(N^N) metal-to-ligand charge transfer transition, where the d?(IrIII) level contain significant contribution from the C^C^C ligands. All these complexes are emissive in the yellow-spectral region (553–604?nm in CH3CN and CH2Cl2) upon photo-excitation with quantum yields of 10?3–10?1. PMID:26487542

  15. Luminescent Iridium(III) Complexes Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene-based C^C^C-Pincer Ligands and Aromatic Diimines

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    Chung, Lai-Hon; Lo, Hoi-Shing; Ng, Sze-Wing; Ma, Dik-Lung; Leung, Chung-Hang; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2015-10-01

    Iridium(III) hydrido complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based pincer ligand 1,3-bis(1-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C1^C^C1) or 1,3-bis(3-butylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene)phenyl anion (C2^C^C2) and aromatic diimine (2,2?-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,4?-dimethyl-2,2?-bipyridine (Me2bpy), or dipyrido-[3,2-f:2?,3?-h]-quinoxaline (dpq)) in the form of [Ir(C^C^C)(N^N)(H)]+ have been prepared. Crystal structures for these complexes show that the Ir–CNHC distances are 2.043(5)–2.056(5) Å. The hydride chemical shifts for complexes bearing C1^C^C1 (?20.6 to ?20.3?ppm) are more upfield than those with C2^C^C2 (?19.5 and ?19.2?ppm), revealing that C1^C^C1 is a better electron donor than C2^C^C2. Spectroscopic comparisons and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations suggest that the lowest-energy electronic transition associated with these complexes (??=?340–530?nm (????103?dm3 mol?1 cm?1)) originate from a d?(IrIII)????*(N^N) metal-to-ligand charge transfer transition, where the d?(IrIII) level contain significant contribution from the C^C^C ligands. All these complexes are emissive in the yellow-spectral region (553–604?nm in CH3CN and CH2Cl2) upon photo-excitation with quantum yields of 10?3–10?1.

  16. Olefin Metathesis With Ruthenium-Arene Catalysts Bearing N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands

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    Delaude, Lionel; Demonceau, Albert

    In this chapter, we summarize the main results of our investigations on the ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclooctene catalyzed by various ruthenium (Ru)-arene complexes bearing imidazolin-2-ylidene, imidazolidin- 2-ylidene, or triazolin-5-ylidene ligands. Three major findings emerged from this study. First, we underscored the intervention of a photochemical activation step due to visible light illumination. Second, we established that the presence of an endocyclic double bond in the carbene ligand central heterocycle was not crucial to achieve high catalytic efficiencies. Third, we demonstrated that ortho-metallation of the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand by the Ru center led to inactive catalysts.

  17. Luminescent platinum(II) complexes with functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene or diphosphine selectively probe mismatched and abasic DNA

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    Fung, Sin Ki; Zou, Taotao; Cao, Bei; Chen, Tianfeng; To, Wai-Pong; Yang, Chen; Lok, Chun-Nam; Che, Chi-Ming

    2016-01-01

    The selective targeting of mismatched DNA overexpressed in cancer cells is an appealing strategy in designing cancer diagnosis and therapy protocols. Few luminescent probes that specifically detect intracellular mismatched DNA have been reported. Here we used Pt(II) complexes with luminescence sensitive to subtle changes in the local environment and report several Pt(II) complexes that selectively bind to and identify DNA mismatches. We evaluated the complexes' DNA-binding characteristics by ultraviolet/visible absorption titration, isothermal titration calorimetry, nuclear magnetic resonance and quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics calculations. These Pt(II) complexes show up to 15-fold higher emission intensities upon binding to mismatched DNA over matched DNA and can be utilized for both detecting DNA abasic sites and identifying cancer cells and human tissue samples with different levels of mismatch repair. Our work highlights the potential of luminescent Pt(II) complexes to differentiate between normal cells and cancer cells which generally possess more aberrant DNA structures. PMID:26883164

  18. Dehydrogenative Coupling of Primary Alcohols To Form Esters Catalyzed by a Ruthenium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex

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    SØlvhØj, Amanda Birgitte; Madsen, Robert

    2011-01-01

    The ruthenium complex [RuCl2(IiPr)(p-cymene)] catalyzes the direct condensation of primary alcohols into esters and lactones with the release of hydrogen gas. The reaction is most effective with linear aliphatic alcohols and 1,4-diols and is believed to proceed with a ruthenium dihydride as the catalytically active species.

  19. Neutral and Cationic Molybdenum Imido Alkylidene N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes: Reactivity in Selected Olefin Metathesis Reactions and Immobilization on Silica.

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    Sen, Suman; Schowner, Roman; Imbrich, Dominik A; Frey, Wolfgang; Hunger, Michael; Buchmeiser, Michael R

    2015-09-21

    The synthesis and single-crystal X-ray structures of the novel molybdenum imido alkylidene N-heterocyclic carbene complexes [Mo(N-2,6-Me2C6H3)(IMesH2)(CHCMe2Ph)(OTf)2] (3), [Mo(N-2,6-Me2C6H3)(IMes)(CHCMe2Ph)(OTf)2] (4), [Mo(N-2,6-Me2C6H3)(IMesH2)(CHCMe2Ph)(OTf){OCH(CF3)2}] (5), [Mo(N-2,6-Me2C6H3)(CH3CN)(IMesH2)(CHCMe2Ph)(OTf)](+)BArF(-) (6), [Mo(N-2,6-Cl2C6H3)(IMesH2)(CHCMe3)(OTf)2] (7) and [Mo(N-2,6-Cl2C6H3)(IMes)(CHCMe3)(OTf)2] (8) are reported (IMesH2=1,3-dimesitylimidazolidin-2-ylidene, IMes=1,3-dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene, BArF(-)=tetrakis-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] borate, OTf=CF3SO3(-)). Also, silica-immobilized versions I1 and I2 were prepared. Catalysts 3-8, I1 and I2 were used in homo-, cross-, and ring-closing metathesis (RCM) reactions and in the cyclopolymerization of ?,?-diynes. In the RCM of ?,?-dienes, in the homometathesis of 1-alkenes, and in the ethenolysis of cyclooctene, turnover numbers (TONs) up to 100,000, 210,000 and 30,000, respectively, were achieved. With I1 and I2, virtually Mo-free products were obtained (<3?ppm Mo). With 1,6-hepta- and 1,7-octadiynes, catalysts 3, 4, and 5 allowed for the regioselective cyclopolymerization of 4,4-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)-1,6-heptadiyne, 4,4-bis(hydroxymethyl)-1,6-heptadiyne, 4,4-bis[(3,5-diethoxybenzoyloxy)methyl]-1,6-heptadiyne, 4,4,5,5-tetrakis(ethoxycarbonyl)-1,7-octadiyne, and 1,6-heptadiyne-4-carboxylic acid, underlining the high functional-group tolerance of these novel Group?6 metal alkylidenes. PMID:26249141

  20. Oxidation and ?-Alkylation of Alcohols Catalysed by Iridium(I) Complexes with Functionalised N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands.

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    Jiménez, M Victoria; Fernández-Tornos, Javier; Modrego, F Javier; Pérez-Torrente, Jesús J; Oro, Luis A

    2015-12-01

    The borrowing hydrogen methodology allows for the use of alcohols as alkylating agents for C?C bond forming processes offering significant environmental benefits over traditional approaches. Iridium(I)-cyclooctadiene complexes having a NHC ligand with a O- or N-functionalised wingtip efficiently catalysed the oxidation and ?-alkylation of secondary alcohols with primary alcohols in the presence of a base. The cationic complex [Ir(NCCH3 )(cod)(MeIm(2- methoxybenzyl))][BF4 ] (cod=1,5-cyclooctadiene, MeIm=1-methylimidazolyl) having a rigid O-functionalised wingtip, shows the best catalyst performance in the dehydrogenation of benzyl alcohol in acetone, with an initial turnover frequency (TOF0 ) of 1283?h(-1) , and also in the ?-alkylation of 2-propanol with butan-1-ol, which gives a conversion of 94?% in 10?h with a selectivity of 99?% for heptan-2-ol. We have investigated the full reaction mechanism including the dehydrogenation, the cross-aldol condensation and the hydrogenation step by DFT calculations. Interestingly, these studies revealed the participation of the iridium catalyst in the key step leading to the formation of the new C?C bond that involves the reaction of an O-bound enolate generated in the basic medium with the electrophilic aldehyde. PMID:26493780

  1. Latent ruthenium–indenylidene catalysts bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene and a bidentate picolinate ligand

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    Thibault E. Schmid

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available A silver-free methodology was developed for the synthesis of unprecedented N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium indenylidene complexes bearing a bidentate picolinate ligand. The highly stable (SIPr(picolinateRuCl(indenylidene complex 4a (SIPr = 1,3-bis(2-6-diisopropylphenylimidazolidin-2-ylidene demonstrated excellent latent behaviour in ring closing metathesis (RCM reaction and could be activated in the presence of a Brønsted acid. The versatility of the catalyst 4a was subsequently demonstrated in RCM, cross-metathesis (CM and enyne metathesis reactions.

  2. Synthesis of the first radiolabeled 188Re N-heterocyclic carbene complex and initial studies on its potential use in radiopharmaceutical applications

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    Wagner, Thomas; Zeglis, Brian M; Groveman, Sam; Hille, Claudia; Pöthig, Alexander; Francesconi, Lynn C.; Herrmann, Wolfgang A.; Fritz E. Kühn; Reiner, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    A novel approach towards the synthesis of radiolabeled organometallic rhenium complexes is presented. We successfully synthesized and analyzed the first 188Re-labeled N-heterocyclic biscarbene complex, trans-dioxobis(1,1?-methylene-bis(3,3?-diisopropylimidazolium-2-ylidene))188rhenium(V) hexafluorophosphate (188Re-4) via transmetalation using an air-stable and moisture-stable silver(I) biscarbene complex. In order to assess the viability of this complex as a potential lead structure for in vi...

  3. Organometallic rhenium(III) chalcogenide clusters: coordination of N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Durham, Jessica L; Wilson, Wade B; Huh, Daniel N; McDonald, Robert; Szczepura, Lisa F

    2015-07-01

    The preparation of rhenium based octahedral clusters containing N-heterocyclic carbenes is described. These represent the first examples of [M6(?3-Q)8](n+) or [M6(?3-X)8](n+) clusters to contain a carbene ligand of any type (NHC, Fischer or Schrock). Surprisingly, the NHC ligands attenuate their luminescent properties. PMID:26041404

  4. N, N′-Olefin functionalized Bis-Imidazolium Pd(II) chloride N-Heterocyclic carbene complex builds a supramolecular framework and shows catalytic efficacy for `C–C' coupling reactions

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    Gourisankar Roymahapatra; Tapastaru Samanta; Saikat Kumar Seth; Ambikesh Mahapatra; Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay; Joydev Dinda

    2015-06-01

    The ligand 3,3′-(-phenylenedimethylene)bis{1-(2-methylallyl)} imidazolium bromide (1) and its Palladium(II) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex (3) has been synthesized and characterized by several spectroscopic techniques and the solid-state structure of 3 has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The Pd(II) complex possesses ring head to tail – stacking interactions (3.767 A°) through imidazole rings. Complex 3 catalyzes Suzuki-Miyaura `C–C' coupling reaction. DFT calculations have been used to understand the HOMO/LUMO energy and hence the stability and reactivity of Pd(II) complex in syn and anti-configuration.

  5. Hydrogen-bonding pincer complexes with two protic N-heterocyclic carbenes from direct metalation of a 1,8-bis(imidazol-1-yl)carbazole by platinum, palladium, and nickel.

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    Marelius, David C; Darrow, Evan H; Moore, Curtis E; Golen, James A; Rheingold, Arnold L; Grotjahn, Douglas B

    2015-07-27

    Pincer protic N-heterocyclic carbene (PNHC) complexes were synthesized by direct metalation, the formation of a metal carbon bond from an unfunctionalized C?H bond in a single synthetic step. Significantly, direct metalation succeeded even for a first-row metal, nickel. The chloride complexes were isolated and then converted to the acetate, triflate, or in the platinum case, a hydride analogue. Crystal structures and (1) H, (13) C, and (15) N?NMR data, as well as IR spectra, document the effects of intramolecular hydrogen bonding and the planar but flexible pincer framework. Anti-Markovnikov addition of O?H bonds to alkynes, including catalyzed alkyne hydration, were demonstrated on the Pt triflate analog. PMID:26134355

  6. Evaluation of an olefin metathesis pre-catalyst with a bulky and electron-rich N-heterocyclic carbene

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    Manzini, Simone

    2015-03-01

    The commercially-available metathesis pre-catalyst M23 has been evaluated alongside new complex [RuCl2((3-phenyl)indenylidene)(PPh3)(SIPrOMe)] (1), which bears a para-methoxy-substituted N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. Several model metathesis reactions could be conducted using only parts-per-million levels of ruthenium catalyst. The effects of the different NHC ligands on reactivity have been explored.

  7. Synthesis of Enantioenriched ?,?-Disubstituted Cyclopentenes Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

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    Phillips, Eric M.; Wadamoto, Manabu; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2009-01-01

    The desymmetrization of 1,3-diketones using N-heterocyclic carbenes results in the formation of highly enantioenriched cyclopentenes in good yield. The reaction proceeds through a catalytic intramolecular aldol reaction and subsequent ?-lactone formation. The expulsion of carbon dioxide at mild reaction temperatures affords the cyclopentene products.

  8. Bis-N-heterocyclic Carbene Aminopincer Ligands Enable High Activity in Ru-Catalyzed Ester Hydrogenation.

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    Filonenko, Georgy A; Aguila, Mae Joanne B; Schulpen, Erik N; van Putten, Robbert; Wiecko, Jelena; Müller, Christian; Lefort, Laurent; Hensen, Emiel J M; Pidko, Evgeny A

    2015-06-24

    Bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) aminopincer ligands were successfully applied for the first time in the catalytic hydrogenation of esters. We have isolated and characterized a well-defined catalyst precursor as a dimeric [Ru2(L)2Cl3]PF6 complex and studied its reactivity and catalytic performance. Remarkable initial activities up to 283,000 h(-1) were achieved in the hydrogenation of ethyl hexanoate at only 12.5 ppm Ru loading. A wide range of aliphatic and aromatic esters can be converted with this catalyst to corresponding alcohols in near quantitative yields. The described synthetic protocol makes use of air-stable reagents available in multigram quantities, rendering the bis-NHC ligands an attractive alternative to the conventional phosphine-based systems. PMID:26052835

  9. A simple route to phosphamethine cyanines from S,N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Binder, Justin F; Corrente, Andrea M; Macdonald, Charles L B

    2016-02-01

    Although salts of thiazolium cations are known, many readily prepared iodide salts have eluded spectroscopic and structural characterization; herein, data for a variety of such salts are reported. It has been demonstrated that thiazolium cations can be deprotonated to generate S,N-heterocyclic carbenes and their "electron rich olefin" dimers, but use of the former has been largely overshadowed by that of the more common N-heterocyclic carbenes. We report herein that the deprotonation of thiazolium iodides and their subsequent reaction with a conveniently prepared triphosphenium precursor grants phosphamethine cyanine cations with solid-state geometry and electronic structure unlike those of NHC-stabilized cations. Protection of the phosphorus atom in such ions with elemental sulfur provides an air- and moisture-stable dithiophosphinium salt. PMID:26536127

  10. An N-Heterocyclic Carbene/Lewis Acid Strategy for the Stereoselective Synthesis of Spirooxindole Lactones

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    Dugal-Tessier, Julien; O’Bryan, Elizabeth A.; Schroeder, Thomas B. H.; Cohen, Daniel T.

    2012-01-01

    A cooperative catalysis approach for the enantioselective formal [3+2] addition of ?,?-unsaturated aldehydes to isatins has been developed. The N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed homoenolate annulations of ?-aryl enals require the addition of lithium chloride for high levels of enantioselectivity. This NHC-catalyzed annulation provides efficient access to the 3-hydroxy indole skeleton and has been applied to the first eantioselective total synthesis of maremycin B. PMID:22489096

  11. Mechanistic Investigation of the Ruthenium–N-Heterocyclic-Carbene-Catalyzed Amidation of Alcohols and Amines

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    Makarov, Ilya; Fristrup, Peter; Madsen, Robert

    2012-01-01

    The mechanism of the ruthenium–N-heterocyclic-carbene-catalyzed formation of amides from alcohols and amines was investigated by experimental techniques (Hammett studies, kinetic isotope effects) and by a computational study by using dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT/ M06). The Hammett study indicated that a small positive charge builds-up at the benzylic position in the transition state of the turnover-limiting step. The kinetic isotope effect was determined to be 2.29ACHTUNGT...

  12. Catalytic Dynamic Kinetic Resolutions with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Asymmetric Synthesis of Highly Substituted ?-Lactones

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    Cohen, Daniel T.; Eichman, Chad C.; Phillips, Eric M.; Zarefsky, Emily R.; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2012-01-01

    An N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed dynamic kinetic resolution of racemic ?-substituted ?-keto esters has been developed. This method relies on the epimerization of an NHC-enol intermediate before subsequent aldol/acylation events. Highly substituted ?-lactones are produced in good yield (50–88%) with good to excellent diastereoselectivity (5:1 to 20:1 dr) and excellent enantioselectivity (up to 99% ee).

  13. Theoretical Insights on the Interaction of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes with Tetravalent Silicon Reagents.

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    Pathak, Dipanjali; Deuri, Sanjib; Phukan, Prodeep

    2016-01-14

    Lewis acid-base type interaction between N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and tetravalent silicon reagent (SiR) has been investigated computationally. This NHC-Si interaction is of fundamental importance to the understanding of variety of NHC catalyzed organic transformations involving silicon compounds such as cyanosilylation, trifluoromethylsilylation, etc. Geometries of 24 NHCs, 10 silicon reagents, and their 61 Lewis acid-base complexes have been optimized using the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) and M05-2X/6-31+G(d,p) level of theory. The strength of NHC-Si interaction has been assessed in terms of binding energy of the complexes, charge transfer (CT) and the length of Si-CNHC bond. Energy decomposition analysis (EDA) and natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis at M052X/6-31+G(d,p) level of theory has been carried out to get a deeper understanding of the nature of bonding and charge delocalization. Proton affinity of the NHCs and fluoride affinity of the SiRs have been calculated and correlated with the binding energy of the resulting complexes. PMID:26654756

  14. Expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbene adducts of group 15 element trichlorides: synthesis and reduction studies.

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    Sidiropoulos, Anastas; Osborne, Brooke; Simonov, Alexandr N; Dange, Deepak; Bond, Alan M; Stasch, Andreas; Jones, Cameron

    2014-10-21

    Reactions of the expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbene, 6-Dip (:C{N(Dip)CH2}2CH2, Dip = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl), with group 15 element trichlorides have yielded the monomeric complexes, [(6-Dip)ECl3] (E = P, As or Sb), two examples of which (E = P and Sb) have been crystallographically characterised. Reduction of [(6-Dip)PCl3] with KC8 yielded the unusual tetraphosphorus dicationic complex, [(6-Dip)2(?-P4)]Cl2, the X-ray crystal structure of which shows it to be an ion-separate salt. The compound can also be prepared from the direct reaction of excess 6-Dip with PCl3. Treatment of the cyclic amidinium salt, [6-MesH]Br (6-MesH = [HC{N(Mes)CH2}2CH2](+), Mes = mesityl) with KC8, leads to reductive coupling of the heterocycle and formation of the hindered bis(hexahydropyrimidine), (6-MesH)2. An X-ray crystallographic analysis of (6-MesH)2 shows the compound to have a long central C-C bond, while an electrochemical analysis reveals it to undergo an irreversible two-electron oxidation in dichloromethane solutions. PMID:25166429

  15. Ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) complexes bearing bipyridine and the N-heterocyclic carbene-based C^N^C pincer ligand: an experimental and density functional theory study.

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    Chung, Lai-Hon; Cho, Ka-Sin; England, Jason; Chan, Siu-Chung; Wieghardt, Karl; Wong, Chun-Yuen

    2013-09-01

    Ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) complexes [M(C^N^C)(N^N)L](n+) (L = Cl(-), n = 1; L = CH3CN, t-BuNC, n = 2) containing a neutral tridentate N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based pincer ligand, either 2,6-bis(1-butylimidazol-2-ylidene)pyridine (C(1)^N^C(1)) or 2,6-bis(3-butylbenzimidazol-2-ylidene)pyridine (C(2)^N^C(2)), and a neutral 2,2'-bipyridine-type aromatic diimine have been prepared. Investigations into the effects of varying M (Ru and Os), C^N^C, N^N, and L on the structural, electrochemical, absorption, and emission characteristics associated with [M(C^N^C)(N^N)L](n+) are presented. Interestingly, spectroscopic findings and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations in this work support a d?(Ru(II)/Os(II)) ? ?*(N^N) metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) assignment for the lowest-energy transition in [M(C^N^C)(N^N)L](n+) and not a d?(Ru(II)/Os(II)) ? ?*(C^N^C) MLCT assignment. This is in stark contrast to [Ru(tpy)(bpy)Cl](+) and [Os(tpy)(bpy)Cl](+) (tpy = 2,2':6',2?-terpyridine, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) for which the lowest-energy transitions are assigned as d?(Ru/Os) ? ?*(tpy) MLCT transitions. [Ru(II)(C^N^C)(N^N)L](n+) is emissive with emission maxima of around 600-700 nm observed upon photoexcitation of their d?(Ru(II)) ? ?*(N^N) MLCT bands. The electronic structures for [Ru(C^N^C)(N^N)Cl](0) have also been probed by spectroelectrochemistry, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, and DFT calculations, which reveal that the lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals (LUMOs) for [Ru(C^N^C)(N^N)Cl](+) are N^N-based. PMID:23952294

  16. An Isolable, Photoswitchable N-Heterocyclic Carbene: On-Demand Reversible Ammonia Activation.

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    Teator, Aaron J; Tian, Yuan; Chen, Mu; Lee, Jeehiun K; Bielawski, Christopher W

    2015-09-21

    The first isolable, photoswitchable N-heterocyclic carbene was synthesized and found to undergo reversible electrocyclic isomerization upon successive exposure to UV and visible radiation. The UV-induced ring closure afforded substantial changes to the electronic structure of the dithienylethene-based NHC, as evidenced by changes in the corresponding UV/Vis absorption and (13) C?NMR spectra. Likewise, molecular orbital calculations revealed diminished electron density at the carbene nucleus upon photocyclization, consistent with the enhanced electrophilicity displayed by the ring-closed form. The photoswitchable NHC was successfully switched between its ring-opened and ring-closed states with high fidelity over multiple cycles. Furthermore, the ring-closed isomer was found to undergo facile N?H bond activation, allowing for the controlled capture and release of ammonia upon cycling between its isomeric states. PMID:26274507

  17. N-Heterocyclic carbene/Brønsted acid cooperative catalysis as a powerful tool in organic synthesis

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    Rob De Vreese

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The interplay between metals and N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs has provided a window of opportunities for the development of novel catalytic strategies within the past few years. The recent successful combination of Brønsted acids with NHCs has added a new dimension to the field of cooperative catalysis, enabling the stereoselective synthesis of functionalized pyrrolidin-2-ones as valuable scaffolds in heterocyclic chemistry. This Commentary will briefly highlight the concept of N-heterocyclic carbene/Brønsted acid cooperative catalysis as a new and powerful methodology in organic chemistry.

  18. [CNN]-pincer nickel(II) complexes of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC): synthesis and catalysis of the Kumada reaction of unactivated C-Cl bonds.

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    Sun, Yunqiang; Li, Xiaoyan; Sun, Hongjian

    2014-07-01

    Three novel [CNN]-pincer nickel(ii) complexes with NHC-amine arms were synthesized in three steps. Complex was proven to be an efficient catalyst for the Kumada coupling of aryl chlorides or aryl dichlorides under mild conditions. PMID:24828414

  19. Adjusting the DNA Interaction and Anticancer Activity of Pt(II) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes by Steric Shielding of the Trans Leaving Group.

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    Muenzner, J.K.; Rehm, T.; Biersack, B.; Casini, A.; de Graaf, I.; Worawutputtapong, P.; Noor, A.; Kempe, R.; Brabec, Viktor; Kašpárková, Jana; Schobert, R.

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    Ro?. 58, ?. 15 (2015), s. 6283-6292. ISSN 0022-2623 R&D Projects: GA ?R(CZ) GA14-21053S Institutional support: RVO:68081707 Keywords : PLATINUM COMPLEXES * CANCER -CELLS * CISPLATIN Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 5.447, year: 2014

  20. Crystal structure of bis-(1,3-di-meth-oxy-imidazolin-2-yl-idene)silver(I) hexa-fluorido-phosphate, N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex.

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    Rietzler, Barbara; Laus, Gerhard; Kahlenberg, Volker; Schottenberger, Herwig

    2015-12-01

    The title salt, [Ag(C5H8N2O2)2]PF6, was obtained by deprotonation and metalation of 1,3-di-meth-oxy-imidazolium hexa-fluorido-phosphate using silver(I) oxide in methanol. The C-Ag-C angle in the cation is 178.1?(2)°, and the N-C-N angles are 101.1?(4) and 100.5?(4)°. The meth-oxy groups adopt an anti conformation. In the crystal, anions (A) are sandwiched between cations (C) in a layered arrangement {C…A…C} n stacked along [001]. Within a C…A…C layer, the hexafluoridophosphate anions accept several C-H?F hydrogen bonds from the cationic complex. PMID:26870450

  1. Crystal structure of bis­(1,3-di­meth­oxy­imidazolin-2-yl­idene)silver(I) hexa­fluorido­phosphate, N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complex

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    Rietzler, Barbara; Laus, Gerhard; Kahlenberg, Volker; Schottenberger, Herwig

    2015-01-01

    The title salt, [Ag(C5H8N2O2)2]PF6, was obtained by deprotonation and metalation of 1,3-di­meth­oxy­imidazolium hexa­fluorido­phosphate using silver(I) oxide in methanol. The C—Ag—C angle in the cation is 178.1?(2)°, and the N—C—N angles are 101.1?(4) and 100.5?(4)°. The meth­oxy groups adopt an anti conformation. In the crystal, anions (A) are sandwiched between cations (C) in a layered arrangement {C…A…C}n stacked along [001]. Within a C…A…C layer, the hexafluoridophosphate anions accept several C—H?F hydrogen bonds from the cationic complex. PMID:26870450

  2. Enantioselective Synthesis of Chromanones Bearing Quaternary Substituted Stereocenters Catalyzed by (1R)-Camphor-Derived N-Heterocyclic Carbenes.

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    Rafi?ski, Zbigniew; Kozakiewicz, Anna

    2015-08-01

    A catalytic asymmetric intramolecular crossed-benzoin reaction for the synthesis of chromanones by novel camphor-derived N-heterocyclic carbenes is described. The corresponding chromanones bearing quaternary stereogenic centers were isolated in high yields with high to excellent enantioselectivity. PMID:26161638

  3. Optimized Syntheses of Cyclopentadienyl Nickel Chloride Compounds Containing "N"-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Short Laboratory Periods

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    Cooke, Jason; Lightbody, Owen C.

    2011-01-01

    Experiments are described for the preparation of imidazolium chloride precursors to "N"-heterocyclic carbenes and their cyclopentadienyl nickel chloride derivatives. The syntheses have been optimized for second- and third-year undergraduate laboratories that have a maximum programmed length of three hours per week. The experiments are flexible and…

  4. N-Heterocyclic-Carbene-Catalysed Diastereoselective Vinylogous Mukaiyama/Michael Reaction of 2-(Trimethylsilyloxy)furan and Enones

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    Wang, Ying

    2015-10-15

    N-heterocyclic carbenes have been utilised as highly efficient nucleophilic organocatalysts to mediate vinylogous Mukaiyama/Michael reactions of 2-(trimethylsilyloxy)furan with enones to afford γ-substituted butenolides in 44-99% yield with 3:1-32:1 diastereoselectivity. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Tuning and Quantifying Steric and Electronic Effects of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

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    Falivene, Laura

    2014-07-12

    This chapter states that the main handles for tuning steric and electronic effects are the substituents on N atoms, the nature of the C4-C5 bridge (either saturated or unsaturated), and the substituents on the C4 and C5 atoms. The initial intuition that steric properties of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) could be modulated and could impact catalytic behavior stimulated the development of steric descriptors to quantify the steric requirement of different NHCs and, possibly, to compare them with tertiary phosphines. NHCs can be classified as typically strong σ-basic/π-acid ligands, although they have been also shown to exhibit reasonable π-basic properties. This electronic modularity allows NHC ligands to adapt flexibly to different chemical environments represented by a transition metal and the other ligands. © 2014 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. All rights reserved.

  6. Unveiling the peculiar hydrogen bonding behavior of solvated N-heterocyclic carbenes.

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    Hollóczki, Oldamur

    2016-01-01

    To investigate the hydrogen bonding and its dynamics of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) in solution, a molecular mechanical force field was fitted for the homologous series of 1,3-dialkylimidazol-2-ylidenes. During the exploration of the potential energy surface of the water/1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene system, it was observed for the first time that the carbene is prone to interaction with hydrogen bond donor molecules also from the rather unusual "on top" orientation, where the direction of the interplay is perpendicular to the plane of the NHC's ring. The fitting of the force field parameters for imidazol-2-ylidenes was found to be the best in the case of a two-site model, which reproduces not only the strength, but also the direction dependency of hydrogen bonding. With the aid of this tool, curious, hitherto unknown types of hydrogen bonding could be unveiled for NHCs. In the case of non-hydrogen bonding solvents, carbenes tend to form short lived, but structurally influental hydrogen bonds between each other via ring hydrogen atoms and the divalent carbon atoms. The chemically highly important hydrogen bond dynamics of NHCs was found to be facilitated by three center hydrogen bonding, where two alcohol molecules bind to a carbene, which is allowed only by the aforementioned relatively strong interaction between the NHC and the hydrogen bond donor in the "on top" orientation. The latter finding has significant effects on processes that involve this kind of replacement, such as the selective transesterification reactions, and the mechanism of proton exchange on azolium rings. PMID:26592182

  7. "Hummingbird" behaviour of N-heterocyclic carbenes stabilises out-of-plane bonding of AuCl and CuCl units.

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    Teci, Matthieu; Brenner, Eric; Matt, Dominique; Gourlaouen, Christophe; Toupet, Loic

    2015-07-27

    An N-heterocyclic carbene substituted by two expanded 9-ethyl-9-fluorenyl groups was shown to bind an AuCl unit in an unusual manner, namely with the Au?X rod sitting out of the plane defined by the heterocyclic carbene unit. As shown by X-ray studies and DFT calculations, the observed large pitch angle (21°) arises from an easy displacement of the gold(I) atom away from the carbene lone-pair axis, combined with the stabilisation provided by weak CH???Au interactions involving aliphatic and aromatic H atoms of the NHC wingtips. Weak, intermolecular Cl???H bonds are likely to cooperate with the H???Au interactions to stabilise the out-of-plane conformation. A general belief until now was that tilt angles in NHC complexes arise mainly from steric effects within the first coordination sphere. PMID:26130507

  8. Efficient electronic communication of two ruthenium centers through a rigid ditopic N-heterocyclic carbene linker

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    Michael Nussbaum; Oliver Schuster; Martin Albrecht

    2014-01-01

    A ditopic benzobis(carbene) ligand precursor was prepared that contained a chelating pyridyl moiety to ensure co-planarity of the carbene ligand and the coordination plane of a bound octahedral metal center. Bimetallic ruthenium complexes comprising this ditopic ligand [L?Ru-C,N-bbi-C,N-RuL?] were obtained by a transmetalation methodology (C,N-bbi-C,N=benzobis(N-pyridyl-N?-methyl-imidazolylidene). The two metal centers are electronically decoupled when the ruthenium is in a pseudotetrahedral ...

  9. Spherical core-shell magnetic particles constructed by main-chain palladium N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Zhao, Huaixia; Li, Liuyi; Wang, Jinyun; Wang, Ruihu

    2015-02-01

    The encapsulation of the functional species on magnetic core is a facile approach for the synthesis of core-shell magnetic materials, and surface encapsulating matrices play crucial roles in regulating their properties and applications. In this study, two core-shell palladium N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) particles (Fe3O4@PNP1 and Fe3O4@PNP2) were prepared by a one-pot reaction of semi-rigid tripodal imidazolium salts and palladium acetate in the presence of magnetite nanoparticles. The magnetite nanoparticles are encapsulated inside the main-chain palladium, which act as cores. The conjugated effects of triphenyltriazine and triphenylbenzene in the imidazolium salts have important influence on their physical properties and catalytic performances. Fe3O4@PNP2 shows better recyclability than Fe3O4@PNP1. Unexpectedly, Pd(ii) is well maintained after six consecutive catalytic runs in Fe3O4@PNP2, and Pd(0) and Pd(ii) coexist in Fe3O4@PNP1 under the same conditions; moreover, the morphologies of these spherical core-shell particles show no significant variation after six consecutive catalytic runs.The encapsulation of the functional species on magnetic core is a facile approach for the synthesis of core-shell magnetic materials, and surface encapsulating matrices play crucial roles in regulating their properties and applications. In this study, two core-shell palladium N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) particles (Fe3O4@PNP1 and Fe3O4@PNP2) were prepared by a one-pot reaction of semi-rigid tripodal imidazolium salts and palladium acetate in the presence of magnetite nanoparticles. The magnetite nanoparticles are encapsulated inside the main-chain palladium, which act as cores. The conjugated effects of triphenyltriazine and triphenylbenzene in the imidazolium salts have important influence on their physical properties and catalytic performances. Fe3O4@PNP2 shows better recyclability than Fe3O4@PNP1. Unexpectedly, Pd(ii) is well maintained after six consecutive catalytic runs in Fe3O4@PNP2, and Pd(0) and Pd(ii) coexist in Fe3O4@PNP1 under the same conditions; moreover, the morphologies of these spherical core-shell particles show no significant variation after six consecutive catalytic runs. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: The additional SEM images, IR spectra, TG-MS curves, Solid state 13C NMR spectra, XPS spectra and XRD spectra of palladium NHC particles. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr07330d

  10. Enantioselective sulfonation of enones with sulfonyl imines by cooperative N-heterocyclic-carbene/thiourea/tertiary-amine multicatalysis.

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    Jin, Zhichao; Xu, Jianfeng; Yang, Song; Song, Bao-An; Chi, Yonggui Robin

    2013-11-18

    Many hands make light work: In an organocatalytic asymmetric sulfonation of enones, the activation of a sulfonyl imine by an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyst led to the release of a sulfinic anion, which underwent nucleophilic addition to the enone. The enantioselectivity of the process was controlled by a chiral thiourea/amine co-catalyst through anion recognition and hydrogen-bonding interactions. Tol=p-tolyl. PMID:24115649

  11. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalysed Diastereoselective Vinylogous Michael Addition Reaction of gamma-Substituted deconjugated Butenolides

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    Guo, Hao

    2015-11-16

    An efficient N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalysed vinylogous Michael addition of deconjugated butenolides was developed. In the presence of 5 mol% of the NHC catalyst, both γ-alkyl and aryl-substituted deconjugated butenolides undergo vinylogous Michael addition with various α, β-unsaturated ketones, esters, or nitriles to afford γ,γ-disubstituted butenolides containing adjacent quaternary and tertiary carbon centers in good to excellent yields with excellent diastereoselectivities. In this process, the free carbene is assumed to act as a strong Brønsted base to promote the conjugate addition.

  12. A monotopic aluminum telluride with an Al=Te double bond stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes

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    Franz, Daniel; Szilvási, Tibor; Irran, Elisabeth; Inoue, Shigeyoshi

    2015-01-01

    Aluminum chalcogenides are mostly encountered in the form of bulk aluminum oxides that are structurally diverse but typically consist of networks with high lattice energy in which the chalcogen atoms bridge the metal centres. This makes their molecular congeners difficult to synthesize because of a pronounced tendency for oligomerization. Here we describe the isolation of the monotopic aluminum chalcogenide (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 (LDip=1,3-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-imidazolin-2-imine, LEt=1,3-diethyl-4,5-dimethyl-imidazolin-2-ylidene). Unique features of (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 are the terminal position of the tellurium atom, the shortest aluminum–tellurium distance hitherto reported for a molecular complex and the highest bond order reported for an interaction between these elements, to the best of our knowledge. At elevated temperature (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 equilibrates with dimeric {(LDipN)AlTe(LEt)}2 in which the chalcogen atoms assume their common role as bridges between the metal centres. These findings demonstrate that (LDipN)AlTe(LEt)2 comprises the elusive Al=Te double bond in the form of an N-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized species. PMID:26612781

  13. A Stable Planar-Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene with a 1,1'-Ferrocenediyl Backbone.

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    Petrov, Alex R; Derheim, Anatoli; Oetzel, Jan; Leibold, Michael; Bruhn, Clemens; Scheerer, Stefan; Oßwald, Steffen; Winter, Rainer F; Siemeling, Ulrich

    2015-07-01

    This paper focuses on the stable, ferrocene-based N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) rac-[Fe{(?(5)-t-BuC5H3)NpN}2C:] (A'-Np, Np = neopentyl), which is planar-chiral due to the two tert-butyl substituents in 3,3'-positions. A'-Np was synthesized in nine steps starting from 1,1'-di-tert-butylferrocene (1), the first step being its 3,3'-dilithiation to afford rac-[Fe(?(5)-t-BuC5H3Li)2] (rac-fc'Li2, 2). The structures of rac-fc'(SiMe3)2 (3), rac-fc'Br2 (4), rac-fc'(N3)2 (5), and the immediate carbene precursor [A'-NpH]BF4 were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD). The chemical properties of A'-Np were found to be very similar to those of its tert-butyl-free congener A-Np, both being ambiphilic NHCs with rather high calculated HOMO energies (ca. -4.0 eV) and low singlet-triplet gaps (ca. 35 kcal/mol). A Tolman electronic parameter value of 2050 cm(-1) was derived from IR data of cis-[RhCl(A'-Np)(CO)2], indicating the high donicity of A'-Np as a ligand. Consistent with its ambiphilic nature, A'-Np was found to react readily with carbon monoxide, affording the betainic enolate (A'-Np)2CO as four stereoisomers, viz. (RpRp-A'-Np)?C(O(-))(RpRp-A'-Np(+)), (SpSp-A'-Np)?C(O(-))(SpSp-A'-Np(+)), (RpRp-A'-Np)?C(O(-))(SpSp-A'-Np(+)), and (SpSp-A'-Np)?C(O(-))(RpRp-A'-Np(+)). The former two isomers were structurally characterized as a racemic compound by single-crystal XRD. A'-Np was found to react swiftly with dichloromethane, affording the addition product A'-NpH-CHCl2 in a reaction that is unprecedented for diaminocarbenes. A-NpH-CHCl2 was obtained analogously. Both compounds were structurally characterized by single-crystal XRD. An electrochemical investigation of A'-Np by cyclic and square wave voltammetry revealed a reversible oxidation of the carbene at a half-wave potential of -0.310 vs ferrocene/ferrocenium (THF/NBu4PF6). The electrochemical data previously published for A-Np were identified to be incorrect, since unnoticed hydrolysis of the NHC had taken place, affording A-Np(H2O). The hydrolysis products of A-Np and A'-Np were found to be reversibly oxidized at half-wave potentials of -0.418 and -0.437 V, respectively. PMID:26098133

  14. Dynamic Behavior of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Boranes: Boron-Carbene Bonds in B,B-Disubstituted N,N-Dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene Boranes Have Substantial Rotation Barriers.

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    Damodaran, Krishnan; Li, Xiben; Pan, Xiangcheng; Curran, Dennis P

    2015-05-01

    Dynamic NMR spectroscopy has been used to measure rotation barriers in five B,B-disubstituted 1,3-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene boranes. The barriers are attributed to the sp(2)-sp(3) bond between C(1) of the N-heterocyclic carbene ring and the boron atom. Bonds to boron atoms bearing a thexyl (1,1,2-trimethylpropyl) group show especially high barriers, ranging from 75-86 kJ mol(-1). 2-Isopropyl-1,3,5-trimethylbenzene is used as a comparable to help understand the nature and magnitude of the barriers. PMID:25843519

  15. An N-Heterocyclic Carbene as a Bidentate Hemilabile Ligand: A Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction and Density Functional Theory Study

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    The N-heterocyclic carbene ligand IMes was shown by synchrotron crystallography and DFT computations to adopt a hemilabile bidentate coordination mode in CpM(CO)2(IMes)+B(C6F5)4- (M = Mo, W), with a C=C bond of one mesityl weakly coordinated to the metal.

  16. Density Functional Study on [3+2]-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reaction of the N-heterocyclic Carbene Boryl Azide with Olefins

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    Zhang, Xinghui; Wang, Ketai; Niu, Teng; Li, Shanshan [Lanzhou Univ. of Arts and Science, Lanzhou (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The cycloaddition reactions of the N-heterocyclic carbene boryl azide with methyl acrylate, butenone, and hexafluoropropene have been investigated theoretically. Solvent effects on these reactions have been explored by calculation that included a polarizable continuum model (PCM) for the solvent (C6H6). The title reaction could produce 4- and 5-substituted 1,2,3-triazolines, respectively. The reaction systems have the higher chemical reactivity with the low barriers and could be favored. Yet the smaller differences have been found to occur in energetics, and the cycloaddition reactions occur for s-trans conformations over s-cis conformations. The calculations indicated that the cycloaddition reaction of the alkenes have certain regioselectivity.

  17. Grubbs–Hoveyda type catalysts bearing a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene for biphasic olefin metathesis reactions in ionic liquids

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    Koy, Maximilian; Altmann, Hagen J; Autenrieth, Benjamin; Frey, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01

    Summary The novel dicationic metathesis catalyst [(RuCl2(H2ITapMe2)(=CH–2-(2-PrO)-C6H4))2+ (OTf?)2] (Ru-2, H2ITapMe2 = 1,3-bis(2’,6’-dimethyl-4’-trimethylammoniumphenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene, OTf? = CF3SO3 ?) based on a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand was prepared. The reactivity was tested in ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) under biphasic conditions using a nonpolar organic solvent (toluene) and the ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate [BDMIM+][BF4 ?]. The structure of Ru-2 was confirmed by single crystal X-ray analysis. PMID:26664582

  18. Grubbs-Hoveyda type catalysts bearing a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene for biphasic olefin metathesis reactions in ionic liquids.

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    Koy, Maximilian; Altmann, Hagen J; Autenrieth, Benjamin; Frey, Wolfgang; Buchmeiser, Michael R

    2015-01-01

    The novel dicationic metathesis catalyst [(RuCl2(H2ITapMe2)(=CH-2-(2-PrO)-C6H4))(2+) (OTf(-))2] (Ru-2, H2ITapMe2 = 1,3-bis(2',6'-dimethyl-4'-trimethylammoniumphenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene, OTf(-) = CF3SO3 (-)) based on a dicationic N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand was prepared. The reactivity was tested in ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) under biphasic conditions using a nonpolar organic solvent (toluene) and the ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate [BDMIM(+)][BF4 (-)]. The structure of Ru-2 was confirmed by single crystal X-ray analysis. PMID:26664582

  19. How does the addition of steric hindrance to a typical N-heterocyclic carbene ligand affect catalytic activity in olefin metathesis?

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    Poater Teixidor, Albert; Falivene, Laura; Urbina-Blanco, Cesar A.; Manzini, Simone; Steven P. Nolan; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-01-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to predict and rationalize the effect of the modification of the structure of the prototype 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. The modification consists in the substitution of the methyl groups of ortho isopropyl substituent with phenyl groups, and here we plan to describe how such significant changes affect the metal environment and therefore the related catalytic behaviour. Bearing in ...

  20. An Electronic Rationale for Observed Initiation Rates in Ruthenium-Mediated Olefin Metathesis: Charge Donation in Phosphine And N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands

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    Getty, K.; Delgado-Jaime, M.U.; Kennepohl, P.

    2009-06-01

    Ru K-edge XAS data indicate that second generation ruthenium-based olefin metathesis precatalysts (L = N-heterocyclic carbene) possess a more electron-deficient metal center than in the corresponding first generation species (L = tricyclohexylphosphine). This surprising effect is also observed from DFT calculations and provides a simple rationale for the slow phosphine dissociation kinetics previously noted for second-generation metathesis precatalysts.

  1. Steric and electronic parameters of a bulky yet flexible N-heterocyclic carbene: 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(1-ethylpropyl)phenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (IPent)

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    Collado, Alba

    2013-06-10

    The free N-heterocyclic carbene IPent (1; IPent = 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(1- ethylpropyl)phenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) was prepared from the corresponding imidazolium chloride salt (2). The steric and electronic parameters of 1 were determined by synthesis of the gold(I) chloride complex [Au(IPent)Cl] (3) and the nickel-carbonyl complex [Ni(IPent)(CO)3] (4), respectively. 3 and 4 were fully characterized by NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and X-ray diffraction studies on single crystals. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  2. A carbene-carbene complex equilibrium.

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    Moss, Robert A; Wang, Lei; Odorisio, Christina M; Krogh-Jespersen, Karsten

    2010-08-11

    Phenylchlorocarbene, generated by laser flash photolysis of phenylchlorodiazirine, formed highly stable pi-type complexes with 1,3,5-trimethoxybenzene in pentane. The carbene and carbene complexes were in equilibrium. We measured the equilibrium constant (K = 1264 M(-1) at 294 K) and, from its temperature dependence, extracted the associated thermodynamic parameters: DeltaH(o) = -7.1 kcal/mol, DeltaS(o) = -10.2 eu, and DeltaG(o) = -4.1 kcal/mol. The carbene complexes were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy and computational analysis. PMID:20681697

  3. Nitrenium ions and trivalent boron ligands as analogues of N-heterocyclic carbenes in olefin metathesis: a computational study.

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    Pazio, A; Wo?niak, K; Grela, K; Trzaskowski, B

    2015-11-18

    We used the density functional theory to evaluate the suitability of nitrenium ions and trivalent boron ligands as analogues of N-heterocyclic carbenes in ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts. We demonstrate that these analogues induce only minor structural changes in Hoveyda-Grubbs-like precatalysts, but have major impact on precatalyst initiation. Nitrenium ion-modified precatalysts are characterized by a weak Ru-N bond resulting in a relatively strong Ru-O bond and large free energy barriers for initiation, making them good candidates for efficient latent Ru-based catalysts. On the other hand the trivalent boron ligand, bearing a formal -1 charge, binds strongly to the ruthenium ion, weakening the Ru-O bond and facilitating its dissociation, to promote fast reaction initiation. We show that the calculated bond dissociation energy of the Ru-C/N/B bond may serve as an accurate indicator of the Ru-O bond strength and the rate of metathesis initiation. PMID:26525899

  4. From the N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Conjugate Addition of Alcohols to the Controlled Polymerization of (Meth)acrylates.

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    Ottou, Winnie Nzahou; Bourichon, Damien; Vignolle, Joan; Wirotius, Anne-Laure; Robert, Fredéric; Landais, Yannick; Sotiropoulos, Jean-Marc; Miqueu, Karinne; Taton, Daniel

    2015-06-22

    Among various N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) tested, only 1,3-bis(tert-butyl)imidazol-2-ylidene (NHC(tBu) ) proved to selectively promote the catalytic conjugate addition of alcohols onto (meth)acrylate substrates. This rather rare example of NHC-catalyzed 1,4-addition of alcohols was investigated as a simple means to trigger the polymerization of both methyl methacrylate and methyl acrylate (MMA and MA, respectively). Well-defined ?-alkoxy poly(methyl (meth)acrylate) (PM(M)A) chains, the molar masses of which could be controlled by the initial [(meth)acrylate]0/[ROH]0 molar ratio, were ultimately obtained in N,N-dimethylformamide at 25?°C. A hydroxyl-terminated poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-OH) macro-initiator was also employed to directly access PEO-b-PMMA amphiphilic block copolymers. Investigations into the reaction mechanism by DFT calculations revealed the occurrence of two competitive concerted pathways, involving either the activation of the alcohol or that of the monomer by NHC(tBu) . PMID:26013759

  5. Dearomatization Reactions of N-Heterocycles Mediated by Group 3 Complexes

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    Miller, Kevin L [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Williams, Bryan N [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Benitez, Diego [California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States); Carver, Colin T [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Ogilby, Kevin R [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Tkatchouk, Ekaterina [California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States); Goddard, William A [California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States); Diaconescu, Paula L [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    2010-01-13

    Group 3 (Sc, Y, Lu, La) benzyl complexes supported by a ferrocene diamide ligand are reactive toward aromatic N-heterocycles by mediating their coupling and, in a few cases, the cleavage of their C-N bonds. When these complexes reacted with 2,2'-bipyridine or isoquinoline, they facilitated the alkyl migration of the benzyl ligand onto the pyridine ring, a process accompanied by the dearomatization of the N-heterocycle. The products of the alkyl-transfer reactions act as hydrogen donors in the presence of aromatic N-heterocycles, ketones, and azobenzene. Experimental and computational studies suggest that the hydrogen transfer takes place through a concerted mechanism. An interesting disproportionation reaction of the dearomatized, alkyl-substituted isoquinoline complexes is also reported.

  6. π-face donation from the aromatic N-substituent of N-heterocyclic carbene ligands to metal and its role in catalysis

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    Credendino, Raffaele

    2012-05-16

    In this work, we calculate the redox potential in a series of Ir and Ru complexes bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand presenting different Y groups in the para position of the aromatic N-substituent. The calculated redox potentials excellently correlate with the experimental ΔE 1/2 potentials, offering a handle to rationalize the experimental findings. Analysis of the HOMO of the complexes before oxidation suggests that electron-donating Y groups destabilize the metal centered HOMO. Energy decomposition of the metal-NHC interaction indicates that electron-donating Y groups reinforce this interaction in the oxidized complexes. Analysis of the electron density in the reduced and oxidized states of representative complexes indicates a clear donation from the C ipso of the N-substituents to an empty d orbital on the metal. In case of the Ru complexes, this mechanism involves the Ru-alkylidene moiety. All of these results suggest that electron-donating Y groups render the aromatic N-substituent able to donate more density to electron-deficient metals through the C ipso atom. This conclusion suggests that electron-donating Y groups could stabilize higher oxidation states during catalysis. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the effect of differently donating Y groups in model reactions of Ru-catalyzed olefin metathesis and Pd-catalyzed C-C cross-coupling. Consistent with the experimental results, calculations indicate an easier reaction pathway if the N-substituent of the NHC ligand presents an electron-donating Y group. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  7. Palladium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Precatalyst Site Isolated in the Core of a Star Polymer

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    Bukhryakov, Konstantin V.

    2015-10-02

    An approach for supporting a Pd-NHC complex on a soluble star polymer with nanoscale dimensions is described. The resulting star polymer catalyst exhibits excellent activity in cross-coupling reactions, is stable in air and moisture, and is easily recoverable and recyclable. These properties are distinct and unattainable with the small-molecule version of the same catalyst. © 2015 American Chemical Society.

  8. Copper and Silver Carbene Complexes without Heteroatom-Stabilization: Structure, Spectroscopy, and Relativistic Effects.

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    Hussong, Matthias W; Hoffmeister, Wilhelm T; Rominger, Frank; Straub, Bernd F

    2015-08-24

    Salts of a copper and a silver carbene complex were prepared from dimesityl diazomethane, made possible by the steric shielding of the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ancillary ligand IPr**. The mint-green complex [IPr**Ag=CMes2 ](+) [NTf2 ](-) is the first isolated silver carbene complex without heteroatom donor substituents. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction provides evidence for a predominant carbenoid character, and supports the postulation of such reactive species as intermediates in silver-catalyzed C-H activation reactions. The greenish yellow copper carbene complex [IPr**Cu=CMes2 ](+) [NTf2 ](-) has spectroscopic properties in between the isostructural silver complex and the already reported emerald green gold carbene complex. A comparison in the Group?11 series indicates that relativistic effects are responsible for the strong ??bond and the significant ??back-bonding in the gold carbene moiety. PMID:26189567

  9. Water-soluble IrIII N-heterocyclic carbene based catalysts for the reduction of CO2 to formate by transfer hydrogenation and the deuteration of aryl amines in water.

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    Azua, Arturo; Sanz, Sergio; Peris, Eduardo

    2011-03-28

    Two new water-soluble [IrI(2)(AcO)(bis-NHC)] complexes (NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) incorporating a sulfonate functionality have been synthesized. The two complexes have been tested in the reduction of CO(2) with H(2) and iPrOH, and their activity has been compared with similar species without the sulfonate moiety. In both reactions, the complex with the two abnormally bound NHCs shows the best catalytic efficiencies, due to the higher ?-electron-donor character of the ligand. Remarkably, the activities obtained for the reduction of CO(2) under the transfer hydrogenation conditions are the best reported to date in terms of TON value (max. TON=2700). The two new complexes have also shown very good activity in the selective deuteration of arylamines, a process that is known to proceed through a chelate assisted N-directed process. PMID:21365699

  10. How does the addition of steric hindrance to a typical N-heterocyclic carbene ligand affect catalytic activity in olefin metathesis?

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    Poater, Albert

    2013-01-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to predict and rationalize the effect of the modification of the structure of the prototype 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. The modification consists in the substitution of the methyl groups of ortho isopropyl substituent with phenyl groups, and here we plan to describe how such significant changes affect the metal environment and therefore the related catalytic behaviour. Bearing in mind that there is a significant structural difference between both ligands in different olefin metathesis reactions, here by means of DFT we characterize where the NHC ligand plays a more active role and where it is a simple spectator, or at least its modification does not significantly change its catalytic role/performance. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  11. How does the addition of steric hindrance to a typical N-heterocyclic carbene ligand affect catalytic activity in olefin metathesis?

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    Poater, Albert; Falivene, Laura; Urbina-Blanco, César A; Manzini, Simone; Nolan, Steven P; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-05-28

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to predict and rationalize the effect of the modification of the structure of the prototype 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. The modification consists in the substitution of the methyl groups of ortho isopropyl substituent with phenyl groups, and here we plan to describe how such significant changes affect the metal environment and therefore the related catalytic behaviour. Bearing in mind that there is a significant structural difference between both ligands in different olefin metathesis reactions, here by means of DFT we characterize where the NHC ligand plays a more active role and where it is a simple spectator, or at least its modification does not significantly change its catalytic role/performance. PMID:23455458

  12. Palladium-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis of indolines through regiodivergent C(sp3)-H activation: scope and DFT study.

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    Katayev, Dmitry; Larionov, Evgeny; Nakanishi, Masafumi; Besnard, Céline; Kündig, E Peter

    2014-11-10

    Two bulky, chiral, monodentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligands were applied to palladium-catalyzed asymmetric C-H arylation to incorporate C(sp(3))-H bond activation. Racemic mixtures of the carbamate starting materials underwent regiodivergent reactions to afford different trans-2,3-substituted indolines. Although this CAr-Calkyl coupling requires high temperatures (140-160?°C), chiral induction is high. This regiodivergent reaction, when carried out with enantiopure starting materials, can lead to single structurally different enantiopure products, depending on the catalyst chirality. The C-H activation at a tertiary center was realized only in the case of a cyclopropyl group. No C-H activation takes place alpha to a tertiary center. A detailed DFT study is included and analyses of methyl versus methylene versus methine C-H activation is used to rationalize experimentally observed regio- and enantioselectivities. PMID:25262613

  13. Catalisadores contendo carbenos n-heterocíclicos como ligantes: propriedades, sínteses, aplicações e comparação com outros ligantes Catalysts containing n-heterocyclic carbenes as ligands: properties, syntheses, applications and comparison with other catalysts

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    Julio Cezar Pastre

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs have become of considerable importance in modern organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. There are several advantages in the use NHCs over their phosphorus analogues, which explains the enormous development of NHC ligands in the field of organometallic catalysis in the past few years. In this article, we present an overview of the importance of the catalysts containing NHC ligands, their synthesis, some pertinent synthetic applications, and a brief comparison with other catalysts.

  14. Proton-Transfer Polymerization by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Monomer and Catalyst Scopes and Mechanism for Converting Dimethacrylates into Unsaturated Polyesters

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    Hong, Miao

    2016-01-18

    This contribution presents a full account of experimental and theoretical/computational investigations into the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed proton-transfer polymerization (HTP) that converts common dimethacrylates (DMAs) containing no protic groups into unsaturated polyesters. This new HTP proceeds through the step-growth propagation cycles via enamine intermediates, consisting of the proposed conjugate addition–proton transfer–NHC release fundamental steps. This study examines the monomer and catalyst scopes as well as the fundamental steps involved in the overall HTP mechanism. DMAs having six different types of linkages connecting the two methacrylates have been polymerized into the corresponding unsaturated polyesters. The most intriguing unsaturated polyester of the series is that based on the biomass-derived furfuryl dimethacrylate, which showed a unique self-curing ability Four MeO– and Cl–substituted TPT (1,3,4-triphenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene) derivatives as methanol insertion products, RxTPT(MeO/H) (R = MeO, Cl; x = 2, 3), and two free carbenes (catalysts), OMe2TPT and OMe3TPT, have been synthesized, while OMe2TPT(MeO/H) and OMe2TPT have also been structurally characterized. The structure/reactivity relationship study revealed that OMe2TPT, being both a strong nucleophile and a good leaving group, exhibits the highest HTP activity and also produced the polyester with the highest Mn, while the Cl–substituted TPT derivatives are least active and efficient. Computational studies have provided mechanistic insights into the tail-to-tail dimerization coupling step as a suitable model for the propagation cycle of the HTP. The extensive energy profile was mapped out and the experimentally observed unicity of the TPT-based catalysts was satisfactorily explained with the thermodynamic formation of key spirocyclic species.

  15. Synthesis, spectroscopic studies and reactivity of triphenylphosphine ruthenium (II) complexes with N-heterocyclic ligands

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    Reported is the chemistry of triphenylphosphine ruthenium (II) complexes of general formula RuCl2(PPh3)2L2 and RuCl2(PPh3)2A, obtained from the reaction of RuCl2(PPh3)3 with N-heterocyclic ligands L, or A (of ambidentate nature). The electronic spectra exhibit two strong metal-to-ligand charge-transfer bands, ascribed to the b1(dxz)->b1(pi) and a2(dxy)->a2(pi) transitions, and a third, weak band ascribed to the b2(dyz)->a2(pi) transition. The electronic states and the vibrational modes of the complexes were characterized by means of their resonance Raman and infrared absorption spectra. Thermogravimetric and thermodifferential analysis indicated that the melting process is succeeded by an exothermic reaction, and that the weigh loss starts to occur only after this step. The complexes dissociated in CHCl3 solution, showing preferential labilization of the phosphine ligands, as in the case of the hydrogenation catalyst Ru(PPh3)3Cl2. In the presence of CO, RuCl2(CO)2L2 complexes were gennerated. Several derivatives were isolated and characterized. (author)

  16. Six-Membered N-Heterocyclic Carbenes with a 1,1?-Ferrocenediyl Backbone : Bulky Ligands with Strong Electron-Donor Capacity and Unusual Non-Innocent Character

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    Siemeling, Ulrich; Färber, Christian; Leibold, Michael; Bruhn, Clemens; Mücke, Philipp; Winter, Rainer; Sarkar, Biprajit; von*Hopffgarten, Moritz; Frenking, Gernod

    2009-01-01

    AbstractThe stable, crystalline N-heterocyclic diaminocarbene fc[N(CH2tBu)-C-N(CH2tBu)] (2d, fc = 1,1?-ferrocenediyl) was prepared by deprotonation of its formamidinium precursor fc[N(CH2tBu)-CH-N(CH2tBu)][BF4] (1d) and used for the preparation of the 16 valence electron complexes [Mo(2d)(CO)4], [RhCl(2d)(cod)] (cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) and [RhCl(2d)(CO)2]. 1d, 2d and [RhCl(2d)(cod)] were structurally characterised by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The electrochemical properties o...

  17. Insights Into the Carbene-Initiated Aggregation of [Fe(cot)2

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    Lavallo, Vincent

    2010-11-25

    Carbenes attack! Stable carbenes react with [Fe(cot)2] in very different ways. Whereas the classical N-heterocyclic carbenes induce the formation of tetra- and trimetallic iron clusters, abnormal NHCs and carbocyclic carbenes (BACs) form mono- and bimetallic iron complexes. Cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) react with [Fe(cot)2] in a completely different manner, namely through outersphere [4+1] cycloaddition.

  18. Catalisadores contendo carbenos n-heterocíclicos como ligantes: propriedades, sínteses, aplicações e comparação com outros ligantes / Catalysts containing n-heterocyclic carbenes as ligands: properties, syntheses, applications and comparison with other catalysts

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    Julio Cezar, Pastre; Carlos Roque Duarte, Correia.

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have become of considerable importance in modern organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. There are several advantages in the use NHCs over their phosphorus analogues, which explains the enormous development of NHC ligands in the field of organometallic cata [...] lysis in the past few years. In this article, we present an overview of the importance of the catalysts containing NHC ligands, their synthesis, some pertinent synthetic applications, and a brief comparison with other catalysts.

  19. N-Heterocyclic carbene–palladium catalysts for the direct arylation of pyrrole derivatives with aryl chlorides

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    Ismail Özdemir

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available New Pd–NHC complexes have been synthesized and employed for palladium-catalyzed direct arylation of pyrrole derivatives by using electron-deficient aryl chlorides as coupling partners. The desired coupling products were obtained in moderate to good yields by using 1 mol % of these air-stable palladium complexes. This is an advantage compared to the procedures employing air-sensitive phosphines, which have been previously shown to promote the coupling of aryl chlorides with heteroarenes.

  20. Synthesis of functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene ligands bearing a long spacer and their use in olefin metathesis.

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    Ko?nik, Wioletta; Grela, Karol

    2013-05-28

    A synthetic route to backbone functionalised imidazolinium salts-NHC ligand precursors has been developed. These tagged NHC ligands can be used to obtain a homogeneous Hoveyda-type catalyst (19) containing a quaternary ammonium group on a C-8 long spacer. Products of olefin metathesis reactions promoted by complex 19 can be readily purified from Ru-residues by filtration of the reaction mixture through a small amount of silica gel. PMID:23463014

  1. Organocatalytic conjugate-addition polymerization of linear and cyclic acrylic monomers by N-heterocyclic carbenes: Mechanisms of chain initiation, propagation, and termination

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    Zhang, Yuetao

    2013-11-27

    This contribution presents a full account of experimental and theoretical/computational investigations into the mechanisms of chain initiation, propagation, and termination of the recently discovered N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-mediated organocatalytic conjugate-addition polymerization of acrylic monomers. The current study specifically focuses on three commonly used NHCs of vastly different nucleophilicity, 1,3-di-tert-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene (ItBu), 1,3- dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene (IMes), and 1,3,4-triphenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4- triazol-5-ylidene (TPT), and two representative acrylic monomers, the linear methyl methacrylate (MMA) and its cyclic analog, biomass-derived renewable γ-methyl-α-methylene-γ-butyrolactone (MMBL). For MMA, there exhibits an exquisite selectivity of the NHC structure for the three types of reactions it promotes: enamine formation (single-monomer addition) by IMes, dimerization (tail-to-tail) by TPT, and polymerization by ItBu. For MMBL, all three NHCs promote no dimerization but polymerization, with the polymerization activity being highly sensitive to the NHC structure and the solvent polarity. Thus, ItBu is the most active catalyst of the series and converts quantitatively 1000-3000 equiv of MMBL in 1 min or 10 000 equiv in 5 min at room temperature to MMBL-based bioplastics with a narrow range of molecular weights of Mn = 70-85 kg/mol, regardless of the [MMBL]/[ItBu] ratio employed. The ItBu-catalyzed MMBL polymerization reaches an exceptionally high turnover frequency up to 122 s -1 and a high initiator efficiency value up to 1600%. Unique chain-termination mechanisms have been revealed, accounting for the production of relative high-molecular-weight linear polymers and the catalytic nature of this NHC-mediated conjugate-addition polymerization. Computational studies have provided mechanistic insights into reactivity and selectivity between two competing pathways for each NHC-monomer zwitterionic adduct, namely enamine formation/dimerization through proton transfer vs polymerization through conjugate addition, and mapped out extensive energy profiles for chain initiation, propagation, and termination steps, thereby satisfactorily explaining the experimental observations. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  2. Organocatalytic conjugate-addition polymerization of linear and cyclic acrylic monomers by N-heterocyclic carbenes: mechanisms of chain initiation, propagation, and termination.

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    Zhang, Yuetao; Schmitt, Meghan; Falivene, Laura; Caporaso, Lucia; Cavallo, Luigi; Chen, Eugene Y-X

    2013-11-27

    This contribution presents a full account of experimental and theoretical/computational investigations into the mechanisms of chain initiation, propagation, and termination of the recently discovered N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-mediated organocatalytic conjugate-addition polymerization of acrylic monomers. The current study specifically focuses on three commonly used NHCs of vastly different nucleophilicity, 1,3-di-tert-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene (I(t)Bu), 1,3-dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene (IMes), and 1,3,4-triphenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylidene (TPT), and two representative acrylic monomers, the linear methyl methacrylate (MMA) and its cyclic analog, biomass-derived renewable γ-methyl-α-methylene-γ-butyrolactone (MMBL). For MMA, there exhibits an exquisite selectivity of the NHC structure for the three types of reactions it promotes: enamine formation (single-monomer addition) by IMes, dimerization (tail-to-tail) by TPT, and polymerization by I(t)Bu. For MMBL, all three NHCs promote no dimerization but polymerization, with the polymerization activity being highly sensitive to the NHC structure and the solvent polarity. Thus, I(t)Bu is the most active catalyst of the series and converts quantitatively 1000-3000 equiv of MMBL in 1 min or 10,000 equiv in 5 min at room temperature to MMBL-based bioplastics with a narrow range of molecular weights of M(n) = 70-85 kg/mol, regardless of the [MMBL]/[I(t)Bu] ratio employed. The I(t)Bu-catalyzed MMBL polymerization reaches an exceptionally high turnover frequency up to 122 s(-1) and a high initiator efficiency value up to 1600%. Unique chain-termination mechanisms have been revealed, accounting for the production of relative high-molecular-weight linear polymers and the catalytic nature of this NHC-mediated conjugate-addition polymerization. Computational studies have provided mechanistic insights into reactivity and selectivity between two competing pathways for each NHC-monomer zwitterionic adduct, namely enamine formation/dimerization through proton transfer vs polymerization through conjugate addition, and mapped out extensive energy profiles for chain initiation, propagation, and termination steps, thereby satisfactorily explaining the experimental observations. PMID:24245532

  3. What can NMR spectroscopy of selenoureas and phosphinidenes teach us about the ?-accepting abilities of N-heterocyclic carbenes?

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    Vummaleti, Sai Vikrama Chaitanya

    2015-01-02

    The electronic nature of the interaction of NHCs with metal centres is of interest when exploring their properties, how these properties influence those of metal complexes, and how these properties might depend on ligand structure. Selenourea and phosphinidene complexes have been proposed to allow the measurement of the ?-accepting ability of NHCs, independent of their ?-donating ability, via the collection of 77Se or 31P NMR spectra, respectively. Herein, the synthesis and characterisation of selenoureas derived from a range of imidazol-2-ylidenes, 4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidenes and triazol-2-ylidenes are documented. Computational studies are used to explore the link between the shielding of the selenium centre and the electronic properties of the NHCs. Results show that ?Se is correlated to the energy gap between a filled lone pair orbital on Se and the empty ?* orbital corresponding to the Se–NHC bond. Bond energy decomposition analysis indicated no correlation between the orbital ?-contribution to bonding and the chemical shielding, while a good correlation was found between the ?-contribution to bonding and the chemical shielding, confirming that this technique is indeed able to quantify the ability of NHCs to accept ?-electron density. Calculations conducted on phosphinidene adducts yielded similar results. With the link between ?Se and ?P and ?-back bonding ability clearly established, these compounds represent useful ways in which to fully understand and quantify this aspect of the electronic properties of NHCs.

  4. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Copper-Catalyzed Group-, Site-, and Enantioselective Allylic Substitution with a Readily Accessible Propargyl(pinacolato)boron Reagent: Utility in Stereoselective Synthesis and Mechanistic Attributes.

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    Shi, Ying; Jung, Byunghyuck; Torker, Sebastian; Hoveyda, Amir H

    2015-07-22

    The first instances of catalytic allylic substitution reactions involving a propargylic nucleophilic component are presented; reactions are facilitated by 5.0 mol % of a catalyst derived from a chiral N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and a copper chloride salt. A silyl-containing propargylic organoboron compound, easily prepared in multigram quantities, serves as the reagent. Aryl- and heteroaryl-substituted disubstituted alkenes within allylic phosphates and those with an alkyl or a silyl group can be used. Functional groups typically sensitive to hard nucleophilic reagents are tolerated, particularly in the additions to disubstituted alkenes. Reactions may be performed on the corresponding trisubstituted alkenes, affording quaternary carbon stereogenic centers. Incorporation of the propargylic group is generally favored (vs allenyl addition; 89:11 to >98:2 selectivity); 1,5-enynes can be isolated in 75-90% yield, 87:13 to >98:2 SN2'/SN2 (branched/linear) selectivity and 83:17-99:1 enantiomeric ratio. Utility is showcased by conversion of the alkynyl group to other useful functional units (e.g., homoallenyl and Z-homoalkenyl iodide), direct access to which by other enantioselective protocols would otherwise entail longer routes. Application to stereoselective synthesis of the acyclic portion of antifungal agent plakinic acid A, containing two remotely positioned stereogenic centers, by sequential use of two different NHC-Cu-catalyzed enantioselective allylic substitution (EAS) reactions further highlights utility. Mechanistic investigations (density functional theory calculations and deuterium labeling) point to a bridging function for an alkali metal cation connecting the sulfonate anion and a substrate's phosphate group to form the branched propargyl addition products as the dominant isomers via Cu(III) ?-allyl intermediate complexes. PMID:26172476

  5. Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Novel Ag-N-Hetero-cyclic Carbene Complexes

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    İlknur Özdemir

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available A series of imidazolidinium ligand precursors are metallated with Ag2O to give silver(I N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. All compounds were fully characterized by elemental analyses, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and IR spectroscopy techniques. All compounds studied in this work were screened for their in vitro antimicrobial activities against the standard strains: Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212, Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213, Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853 and the fungi Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis. The new imidazolidin-2-ylidene silver complexes have been found to display effective antimicrobial activity against a series of bacteria and fungi.

  6. Highly selective biaryl cross-coupling reactions between aryl halides and aryl Grignard reagents: a new catalyst combination of N-heterocyclic carbenes and iron, cobalt, and nickel fluorides.

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    Hatakeyama, Takuji; Hashimoto, Sigma; Ishizuka, Kentaro; Nakamura, Masaharu

    2009-08-26

    Combinations of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and fluoride salts of the iron-group metals (Fe, Co, and Ni) have been shown to be excellent catalysts for the cross-coupling reactions of aryl Grignard reagents (Ar(1)MgBr) with aryl and heteroaryl halides (Ar(2)X) to give unsymmetrical biaryls (Ar(1)-Ar(2)). Iron fluorides in combination with SIPr, a saturated NHC ligand, catalyze the biaryl cross-coupling between various aryl chlorides and aryl Grignard reagents in high yield and high selectivity. On the other hand, cobalt and nickel fluorides in combination with IPr, an unsaturated NHC ligand, exhibit interesting complementary reactivity in the coupling of aryl bromides or iodides; in contrast, with these substrates the iron catalysts show a lower selectivity. The formation of homocoupling byproducts is suppressed markedly to less than 5% in most cases by choosing the appropriate metal fluoride/NHC combination. The present catalyst combinations offer several synthetic advantages over existing methods: practical synthesis of a broad range of unsymmetrical biaryls without the use of palladium catalysts and phosphine ligands. On the basis of stoichiometric control experiments and theoretical studies, the origin of the unique catalytic effect of the fluoride counterion can be ascribed to the formation of a higher-valent heteroleptic metalate [Ar(1)MF(2)]MgBr as the key intermediate in our proposed catalytic cycle. First, stoichiometric control experiments revealed the stark differences in chemical reactivity between the metal fluorides and metal chlorides. Second, DFT calculations indicate that the initial reduction of di- or trivalent metal fluoride in the wake of transmetalation with PhMgCl is energetically unfavorable and that formation of a divalent heteroleptic metalate complex, [PhMF(2)]MgCl (M = Fe, Co, Ni), is dominant in the metal fluoride system. The heteroleptic ate-complex serves as a key reactive intermediate, which undergoes oxidative addition with PhCl and releases the biaryl cross-coupling product Ph-Ph with reasonable energy barriers. The present cross-coupling reaction catalyzed by iron-group metal fluorides and an NHC ligand provides a highly selective and practical method for the synthesis of unsymmetrical biaryls as well as the opportunity to gain new mechanistic insights into the metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. PMID:19639999

  7. Reactions of aromatic N-heterocycles with a lutetium benzyl complex supported by a ferrocene-diamide ligand.

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    Wong, Allison W; Miller, Kevin L; Diaconescu, Paula L

    2010-08-01

    A comparison between the reactivity behavior of two lutetium benzyl complexes supported by different ferrocene-diamide ligands towards aromatic N-heterocycles, such as 1-methylimidazole, isoquinoline, and pyridines, is presented. The two ferrocene-diamide ancillary ligands differ in their nitrogen-donor substituent: adamantyl for one and t-butyldimethylsilyl for the other. The synthesis and characterization of the adamantyl-derived complex 1(Ad)-DME are reported. The ring opening of 1-methylimidazole by the THF analogue of 1(Ad)-DME, 1(Ad)-THF, was observed, analogously to the ring opening of the same substrate by the lutetium benzyl complex supported by the silyl-substituted ligand. Also, analogous products were observed in the reactions with isoquinoline. PMID:20454748

  8. Cyclometalated Pd(II) and Ir(III) 2-(4-bromophenyl)pyridine complexes with N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and acetylacetonate (acac): synthesis, structures, luminescent properties and application in one-pot oxidation/Suzuki coupling of aryl chlorides containing hydroxymethyl.

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    Xu, Chen; Li, Hong-Mei; Xiao, Zhi-Qiang; Wang, Zhi-Qiang; Tang, Si-Fu; Ji, Bao-Ming; Hao, Xin-Qi; Song, Mao-Ping

    2014-07-14

    A series of cyclopalladated 2-(4-bromophenyl)pyridine (bpp) complexes [Pd(bpp)(NHC)Cl] 1-3, [Pd(bpp)(acac)] 4, cyclometalated iridium(iii) complexes [Ir(bpp)2Cl]25 and [Ir(bpp)2(acac)] 6 have been synthesized and characterized. Their detailed structures have been determined by X-ray diffraction and many intermolecular C-HX (Cl, Br, ?) and ?? interactions were found in their crystals. Cyclometalated complexes 1-4 and 6 exhibit luminescence with emission peaks of 390-543 nm in dichloromethane solution under UV irradiation. Their application to coupling reactions of aryl chlorides containing hydroxymethyl was also investigated. An efficient 3/Cu cocatalyzed oxidation/Suzuki reaction for the synthesis of biarylaldehydes from chloro-phenylmethanol and arylboronic acids in air has been developed. In addition, a 6/3-cocatalyzed one-pot reaction of acetylferrocene, (2-amino-5-chlorophenyl)methanol, and arylboronic acids provided 6-aryl-2-ferrocenylquinolines in moderate to good yields. PMID:24878778

  9. Blue-emitting dinuclear N-heterocyclic dicarbene gold(I) complex featuring a nearly unit quantum yield

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    Baron, Marco

    2012-02-06

    Dinuclear N-heterocyclic dicarbene gold(I) complexes of general formula [Au 2(RIm-Y-ImR) 2](PF 6) 2 (R = Me, Cy; Y = (CH 2) 1-4, o-xylylene, m-xylylene) have been synthesized and screened for their luminescence properties. All the complexes are weakly emissive in solution whereas in the solid state some of them show significant luminescence intensities. In particular, crystals or powders of the complex with R = Me, Y = (CH 2) 3 exhibit an intense blue emission (λ max = 450 nm) with a high quantum yield (Φ em = 0.96). The X-ray crystal structure of this complex is characterized by a rather short intramolecular Au•••Au distance (3.272 Ǻ). Time dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) calculations have been used to calculate the UV/vis properties of the ground state as well as of the first excited state of the complex, the latter featuring a significantly shorter Au•••Au distance. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  10. Enyne Metathesis Catalyzed by Ruthenium Carbene Complexes

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    Poulsen, Carina Storm; Madsen, Robert

    Enyne metathesis combines an alkene and an alkyne into a 1,3-diene. The first enyne metathesis reaction catalyzed by a ruthenium carbene complex was reported in 1994. This review covers the advances in this transformation during the last eight years with particular emphasis on methodology develop...

  11. Synthesis and Applications of Bidentate N-heterocyclic Mono- and Biscarbene Ligands

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    Jokic, Nadezda

    2011-01-01

    Bridge functionalized chelate bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (bis-NHC) rhodium(I) and palladium(II) complexes of the general formula (bis-NHC)Rh(COD)PF6 and Pd(bis-NHC)Br2, having a hydroxyl functional group attached to the bridging moiety were prepared and characterized including single crystal X-ray analysis for Rh(bis-(Me-NHC)(COD)PF6, Rh(bis-(Et-NHC)(COD)PF6, Pd(bis-(MeNHC))Br2. The bis-NHC rhodium complexes were examined in hydrosilylation and transfer hydrogenation reactions. The bis-NHC p...

  12. Hammett analysis of a family of carbene-carbene complex equilibria.

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    Wang, Lei; Moss, Robert A; Thompson, Jack; Krogh-Jespersen, Karsten

    2011-03-01

    p-X-substituted phenylchlorocarbenes (X = NO(2), CF(3), Cl, H, Me, and MeO) form ?-type complexes with trimethoxybenzene in pentane. The carbenes and complexes are in equilibrium, and logarithms of the measured equilibrium constants are well correlated by Hammett ?(p) constants with ? = 2.48. The carbene complexes are characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, and computational analysis is afforded by DFT calculations. PMID:21309524

  13. Electron-rich N-heterocyclic silylene (NHSi)-iron complexes: synthesis, structures, and catalytic ability of an isolable hydridosilylene-iron complex.

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    Blom, Burgert; Enthaler, Stephan; Inoue, Shigeyoshi; Irran, Elisabeth; Driess, Matthias

    2013-05-01

    The first electron-rich N-heterocyclic silylene (NHSi)-iron(0) complexes are reported. The synthesis of the starting complex is accomplished by reaction of the electron-rich Fe(0) precursor [(dmpe)2Fe(PMe3)] 1 (dmpe =1,2-bis(dimethylphosphino)ethane) with the N-heterocyclic chlorosilylene LSiCl (L = PhC(N(t)Bu)2) 2 to give, via Me3P elimination, the corresponding iron complex [(dmpe)2Fe(?:Si(Cl)L)] 3. Reaction of in situ generated 3 with MeLi afforded [(dmpe)2Fe(?:Si(Me)L)] 4 under salt metathesis reaction, while its reaction with Li[BHEt3] yielded [(dmpe)2Fe(?:Si(H)L)] 5, a rare example of an isolable Si(II) hydride complex and the first such example for iron. All complexes were fully characterized by spectroscopic means and by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. DFT calculations further characterizing the bonding situation between the Si(II) and Fe(0) centers were also carried out, whereby multiple bonding character is detected in all cases (Wiberg Bond Index >1). For the first time, the catalytic activity of a Si(II) hydride complex was investigated. Complex 5 was used as a precatalyst for the hydrosilylation of a variety of ketones in the presence of (EtO)3SiH as a hydridosilane source. In most cases excellent conversions to the corresponding alcohols were obtained after workup. The reaction pathway presumably involves a ketone-assisted 1,2-hydride transfer from the Si(II) to Fe(0) center, as a key elementary step, resulting in a betaine-like silyliumylidene intermediate. The appearance of the latter intermediate is supported by DFT calculations, and a mechanistic proposal for the catalytic process is presented. PMID:23570308

  14. The isolation of [Pd{OC(O)H}(H)(NHC)(PR3)] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) and its role in alkene and alkyne reductions using formic acid

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    Broggi, Julie

    2013-03-27

    The [Pd(SIPr)(PCy3)] complex efficiently promotes a tandem process involving dehydrogenation of formic acid and hydrogenation of C-C multiple bonds using H2 formed in situ. The isolation of a key catalytic hydridoformatopalladium species, [Pd{OC(O)H}(H)(IPr)(PCy 3)], is reported. The complex plays a key role in the Pd(0)-mediated formation of hydrogen from formic acid. Mechanistic and computational studies delineate the operational role of the palladium complex in this efficient tandem sequence. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  15. Stepwise and one-pot syntheses of Ir(III) complexes with imidazolium-based carbene ligands.

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    Chien, Chih-Hsien; Fujita, Singo; Yamoto, Suguru; Hara, Takeshi; Yamagata, Tsuneaki; Watanabe, Masami; Mashima, Kazushi

    2008-02-21

    We report the preparation, crystal structure, electrochemistry, and emission properties of Ir(Cinsertion markC:)3, where Cinsertion markC: is an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. Two synthetic approaches are introduced for generating Ir(III) complexes bearing imidazolium-based carbene ligands whose precursors are [pypiH2][Cl] (1a) (pyridyl[1,2-a]{2-phenylimidazol}-3-ylidene chloride) and [pympiH2][Cl] (1b) (pyridyl[1,2-a-{2-(p-methoxy)phenylimidazol}-3-ylidene chloride). The first method is a stepwise reaction: treatment of [Ir(mu-Cl)(COD)]2, where COD is 1,5-cyclooctadiene, with 4 equiv. of the corresponding carbene (Cinsertion markC:) ligands in the presence of an excess amount of sodium methoxide affords Ir(III) dimers [Ir(mu-Cl)(Cinsertion markC:)2]2 (2a, Cinsertion markC: = pypi(-); 2b, Cinsertion markC: = pympi(-)). These chloro-bridged dimers 2a and 2b react with the corresponding carbene (Cinsertion markC:) ligands to form the desired homoleptic compounds Ir(Cinsertion markC:)3 (3a, Cinsertion markC: = pypi(-); 3b, Cinsertion markC: = pympi(-)). The second method, using a one-pot reaction of [Ir(mu-Cl)(COD)]2 with 6 equiv. of the corresponding carbene (Cinsertion markC:) ligands 1a and 1b in the presence of excess amounts of Ag2O, affords Ir(Cinsertion markC:)3. The two methods are convenient and reproducible procedures for the synthesis of Ir(Cinsertion markC:)3. Complexes 3a and 3b are obtained as mixtures of meridional and facial isomers, which can be separated by recrystallization or flash column chromatography. PMID:18259625

  16. A Continuum of Progress: Applications of N-Hetereocyclic Carbene Catalysis in Total Synthesis

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    Izquierdo, Javier; Hutson, Gerri E.; Cohen, Daniel T.; Scheidt, Karl A.

    2012-01-01

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyzed transformations have emerged as powerful tactics for the construction of complex molecules. Since Stetter’s report in 1975 of the total synthesis of cis-jasmon and dihydrojasmon by using carbene catalysis, the use of NHCs in total synthesis has grown rapidly, particularly over the last decade. This renaissance is undoubtedly due to the recent developments in NHC-catalyzed reactions, including new benzoin, Stetter, homoenolate, and aroylation processes. T...

  17. H(C)Ag: a triple resonance NMR experiment for (109) Ag detection in labile silver-carbene complexes.

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    Weske, Sebastian; Li, Yingjia; Wiegmann, Sara; John, Michael

    2015-04-01

    In silver complexes, indirect detection of (109) Ag resonances via (1) H,(109) Ag-HMQC frequently suffers from small or absent JHAg couplings or rapid ligand dissociation. In these cases, it would be favourable to employ H(X)Ag triple resonance spectroscopy that uses the large one-bond JXAg coupling (where the donor atom of the ligand X is the relay nucleus). We have applied an HMQC-based version of the H(C)Ag experiment to a labile silver-NHC complex (NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) at natural (13) C isotopic abundance and variable temperature. In agreement with simulations, H(C)Ag detection became superior to (1) H,(109) Ag-HMQC detection above -20?°C. PMID:25641122

  18. Electronic bond tuning with heterocyclic carbenes

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    Falivene, Laura

    2013-01-01

    We discuss the impact of the nature of the heterocyclic carbene ring, when used as a complex forming ligand, on the relative stability of key intermediates in three typical Ru, Pd and Au promoted reactions. Results show that P-heterocyclic carbenes have a propensity to increase the bonding of the labile ligand and of the substrate in Ru-promoted olefin metathesis, whereas negligible impact is expected on the stability of the ruthenacycle intermediate. In the case of Pd cross-coupling reactions, dissociation of a P-heterocyclic carbene is easier than dissociation of the N-heterocyclic analogue. In the case of the Au-OH synthon, the Au-OH bond is weakened with the P-heterocyclic carbene ligands. A detailed energy decomposition analysis is performed to rationalize these results. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  19. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and electronic structure of some new Cu(I) carbene complexes

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    Chinnappan Sivasankar; Christina Baskaran; Ashoka G Samuelson

    2006-05-01

    Reaction of oligomeric Cu(I) complexes [Cu{-S-C(=NR)(O-Ar-CH3)}] with Lewis acids gave Cu(I) carbene complexes, which were characterized by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Cu(I) carbene complexes could be directly generated from RNCS, Cu(I)-OAr and Lewis acids; this method can be used to prepare Cu(I) carbene complexes with different substitutents on the carbene carbon. The complexes were unreactive towards olefins and do not undergo cyclopropanation. Electronic structure calculations (DFT) show that the charge on the carbene carbon plays an important role in controlling the reactivity of the carbene complex.

  20. Self-assembly of copper(II) complexes with a dibasic tridentate ligand and monodentate N-heterocycles: structural, magnetic and EPR studies

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    Das, Sunirban; Pal, Samudranil

    2005-05-01

    Three ternary copper(II) complexes of general formula [Cu(bhac)(hc)], with a tridentate Schiff base, acetylacetone benzoylhydrazone (H 2bhac) and monodentate N-heterocycles (hc=pyrazole, imidazole and pyridine), have been synthesized. Elemental analysis, various forms of spectroscopy (infrared, electronic absorption and EPR), cyclic voltammetry, cryomagnetic measurements and X-ray crystallography were used for the characterization of the complexes. Analytical data, infrared and electronic spectral features and molar conductivity values are consistent with the proposed molecular formulae and the +2 oxidation state of the metal ion in these complexes. In each complex, the enolate-O, the imine-N and the deprotonated amide-O donor tridentate ligand (bhac 2-) and the sp 2 N donor heterocycle form an O 2N 2 square-plane around the metal ion. The whole molecule of none of the complexes is perfectly planar because of different orientation of the phenyl ring plane of the tridentate ligand and that of the heterocycle ring plane with respect to the plane containing rest of the molecule. In the solid state, the complexes having the pyrazole and the pyridine as the heterocyclic ligand, exist as centrosymmetric dimeric species due to very weak apical coordination of the metal bound enolate-O. The complex of imidazole has no such apical coordination and exists as a monomer. In the crystal lattice, the molecules of these complexes are involved in a variety of intermolecular non-covalent interactions such as O-H⋯O, N-H⋯O, N-H⋯N, C-H⋯? and ?⋯?. Self-assembly via these interactions lead to a one-dimensional arrangement of [Cu(bhac)(Hpyrz)]·C 2H 5OH, a two-dimensional layered structure of [Cu(bhac)(Himdz)] and a three-dimensional network of [Cu(bhac)(py)]. Cryomagnetic and EPR spectral measurements indicates weak antiferromagnetic spin-exchange in all the three complexes.

  1. Water-soluble tetrapodal N, O ligands incorporating soft N-heterocycles for the selective complexation of Am(III) over Ln(III)

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    A series of four water-soluble N, O-tetrapodal ligands derived from ethylenediamine, bearing hard acetate groups and soft N-heterocycles, either pyridine or pyrazine, was developed to study the impact of the softness of N-donors on the complexation properties with trivalent f ions. Two novel ligands of enhanced soft character, bearing three pyridines (L3py) or three pyrazines (L3pz), were synthesized and the related lanthanide complexes were studied in solution. The ligand containing three pyridyl-methyl moieties L3py gives complexes with a coordination similar to EDTA, i.e. a hexa-dentate coordination mode as indicated by NMR and luminescence decays (q = 3) and stability constants in the range log ?110 = 6.99-9.3 (La-Lu). On the other hand, the softest molecule L3pz forms much less stable complexes with log ?110 = 4.0-4.4 (La-Eu). The selective back-extraction of Am(III) from organic solutions containing 4f and 5f elements was tested with the four water-soluble complexing agents. The ligand L3pz demonstrates poor stripping ability and selectivity. In contrast, the three ligands Lpy, Lpz and L3py give interesting back-extraction results with Eu/Am separation factors ranging from 36 to 46, which are significantly higher than with HEDTA. This exemplifies the role of the N-hetero-cycle softness in enhancing the separation between Am(III) and Eu(III). Interestingly, the pyrazine-based ligand, Lpz, demonstrates the best stripping properties, with a distribution factor that approaches that of HEDTA in the same conditions (DAm?0.3). This molecule is a good compromise between softness and hardness and forms complexes still stable at pH 3 due to its low basicity. (authors)

  2. Stability constants of Ni(II)- and Cu(II)-N-heterocycle complexes according to spectrophotometric data

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    Badhe, Samata; Tekade, Pradip; Bajaj, Sonal; Thakare, Shrikant

    2015-12-01

    The interaction of Ni(II) and Cu(II) with ethyl 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-6-methyl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine- 5-carboxylate [Ligand 1], 4-(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)phenol [Ligand 2], and 2-(3-phenylamino- 4,5-dihydro-1,2-oxazol-5-yl)phenol [Ligand 3] have been studied by spectrophotometric technique at 0.01 M ionic strength and 28°C in 70% dioxane—water mixture. The data obtained were used to estimate the stability constant of these ligands. Spectrophotometric investigation of Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes with these ligands shows 1: 1 complex formation. The formation of complexes has been studied by Job's variation method. The values of conditional stability constants of Cu(II) complexes are greater than the corresponding Ni(II) complexes. The greater value of stability constant of Cu(II) complexes may be due to the fact of more stable nature of Cu(II). The value of stability constant of Cu(II)—Ligand 2 complex is greater than that of Cu(II)-Ligand 1 and Cu(II)-Ligand 3. The same of Ni(II)-Ligand 3 complex is greater than that of Ni(II)-Ligand 1 and Ni(II)-Ligand 2.

  3. Ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) 1,2,3-triazolylidene organometallics: a preliminary investigation into the biological activity of 'click' carbene complexes.

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    Kilpin, Kelly J; Crot, Stéphanie; Riedel, Tina; Kitchen, Jonathan A; Dyson, Paul J

    2014-01-21

    Taking advantage of the facile and versatile synthetic properties of 'click' 1,2,3-triazolylidene N-heterocyclic carbenes (tzNHC's), a range of new organometallic Ru(II) and Os(II) arene complexes containing functionalised tzNHC ligands, [M(?(6)-p-cymene)(tzNHC)Cl2] [M = Ru(II), Os(II)], have been synthesised and fully characterised, including the X-ray crystal structure of one of the Os(II) complexes. The tzNHC ligands remain coordinated to the metal centres under relevant physiological conditions, and following binding to the model protein, ubiquitin. The in vitro cytotoxicity of the compounds towards human ovarian cancer cells is dependent on the substituent on the tzNHC ligand but is generally cancer cells over healthy cells (1.85 ?M in A2780 ovarian cancer cells versus 435 ?M in human embryonic kidney cells in one case). PMID:24201979

  4. Experimental and Computational Studies on the Mechanism of N-Heterocycle C-H Activation by Rh(I)/PCy3

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    Wiedemann, Sean H.; Lewis, Jared C.; Ellman, Jonathan A.; Bergman, Robert G.

    2006-01-01

    Evidence is presented for a proposed mechanism of C-H activation of 3-methyl-3,4-dihydroquinazoline (1) by (PCy3)2RhCl. One intermediate (3), a coordination complex of 1 with (PCy3)2RhCl, was identified along the path to the Rh-N-heterocyclic carbene product of this reaction (2). Isotopic labeling and reaction-rate studies were used to demonstrate that C-H activation takes place intramolecularly on the reaction coordinate between 3 and 2. Computational studies corroborate the proposed mechani...

  5. Syntheses and structural characterizations of 24-membered dimetal (Mn, Ni, Fe) macrocyclic complexes and the C-S bond formation between acetylacetone and a mercapto N-heterocycle.

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    Zhang, Xiaofeng; Chen, Hui; Ma, Chengbing; Chen, Changneng; Liu, Qiutian

    2006-09-01

    An organic ligand 2,5-di(3-pentanedionylthio)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (H2L) reacts with metal (Mn, Ni, Fe) salts, resulting in 24-membered dimetal macrocyclic complexes [MnL(H2O)(dmso)](2).2dmso, [NiL(H2O)(dmf)](2).2dmf, [MnL(dmf)2]2 and [Fe2L2(solvent)2(SO4)] (solvent=dmso; H2O ; dmf). Di-manganese macrocyclic complexes [MnL(dmf)(dmso)]2 and [MnL(H2O)2](2).6H2O can also be obtained directly by aerobic assembly reaction of MnCl2, dipotassium 1,3,4-thiadiazole-2,5-dithiolate (K2tdadt) and acetylacetone (H2acac) in various solvents, accompanying a C-S bond formation between acetylacetone and the mercapto N-heterocycle. Disulfide has been considered as the intermediate in the assembly reaction. Meanwhile an assembly reaction including MnCl2, 2-mercaptobenzimidazole and H2acac has produced an organic compound 2-(3-pentanedionylthio)benzimidazole with a new C-S bond. These dimetal complexes have similar macrocyclic structures, in which solvent molecules and sulfate coordinate to the octahedral metal in trans-configuration, whereas a pair of water molecules are located in octahedral cis-positions for owing to a small steric effect. A host cavity of sufficiently large size exists in the macrocyclic structure to trap the solvent molecules and the sulfate anion. The IR spectra have been used to assign the solvent molecules trapped and the sulfate anion which is shown as a bridged bidentate ligand. Thermal analyses show the stability of the macrocyclic backbone below 200 degrees C and gradual release processes of the trapped solvent molecules. Decomposition and oxidation of the dimetal macrocycle backbone occur at 300-500 degrees C, resulting in a metal sulfate. Further decomposition led to metal oxide at 500-600 degrees C. PMID:17028714

  6. Hexacoordinate Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts with pH-responsive N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC and N-donor ligands for ROMP reactions in non-aqueous, aqueous and emulsion conditions

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    Shawna L. Balof

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Three new ruthenium alkylidene complexes (PCy3Cl2(H2ITapRu=CHSPh (9, (DMAP2Cl2(H2ITapRu=CHPh (11 and (DMAP2Cl2(H2ITapRu=CHSPh (12 have been synthesized bearing the pH-responsive H2ITap ligand (H2ITap = 1,3-bis(2’,6’-dimethyl-4’-dimethylaminophenyl-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene. Catalysts 11 and 12 are additionally ligated by two pH-responsive DMAP ligands. The crystal structure was solved for complex 12 by X-ray diffraction. In organic, neutral solution, the catalysts are capable of performing standard ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP and ring closing metathesis (RCM reactions with standard substrates. The ROMP with complex 11 is accelerated in the presence of two equiv of H3PO4, but is reduced as soon as the acid amount increased. The metathesis of phenylthiomethylidene catalysts 9 and 12 is sluggish at room temperature, but their ROMP can be dramatically accelerated at 60 °C. Complexes 11 and 12 are soluble in aqueous acid. They display the ability to perform RCM of diallylmalonic acid (DAMA, however, their conversions are very low amounting only to few turnovers before decomposition. However, both catalysts exhibit outstanding performance in the ROMP of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD and mixtures of DCPD with cyclooctene (COE in acidic aqueous microemulsion. With loadings as low as 180 ppm, the catalysts afforded mostly quantitative conversions of these monomers while maintaining the size and shape of the droplets throughout the polymerization process. Furthermore, the coagulate content for all experiments stayed <2%. This represents an unprecedented efficiency in emulsion ROMP based on hydrophilic ruthenium alkylidene complexes.

  7. Hexacoordinate Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts with pH-responsive N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and N-donor ligands for ROMP reactions in non-aqueous, aqueous and emulsion conditions.

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    Balof, Shawna L; Nix, K Owen; Olliff, Matthew S; Roessler, Sarah E; Saha, Arpita; Müller, Kevin B; Behrens, Ulrich; Valente, Edward J; Schanz, Hans-Jörg

    2015-01-01

    Three new ruthenium alkylidene complexes (PCy3)Cl2(H2ITap)Ru=CHSPh (9), (DMAP)2Cl2(H2ITap)Ru=CHPh (11) and (DMAP)2Cl2(H2ITap)Ru=CHSPh (12) have been synthesized bearing the pH-responsive H2ITap ligand (H2ITap = 1,3-bis(2',6'-dimethyl-4'-dimethylaminophenyl)-4,5-dihydroimidazol-2-ylidene). Catalysts 11 and 12 are additionally ligated by two pH-responsive DMAP ligands. The crystal structure was solved for complex 12 by X-ray diffraction. In organic, neutral solution, the catalysts are capable of performing standard ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) and ring closing metathesis (RCM) reactions with standard substrates. The ROMP with complex 11 is accelerated in the presence of two equiv of H3PO4, but is reduced as soon as the acid amount increased. The metathesis of phenylthiomethylidene catalysts 9 and 12 is sluggish at room temperature, but their ROMP can be dramatically accelerated at 60 °C. Complexes 11 and 12 are soluble in aqueous acid. They display the ability to perform RCM of diallylmalonic acid (DAMA), however, their conversions are very low amounting only to few turnovers before decomposition. However, both catalysts exhibit outstanding performance in the ROMP of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and mixtures of DCPD with cyclooctene (COE) in acidic aqueous microemulsion. With loadings as low as 180 ppm, the catalysts afforded mostly quantitative conversions of these monomers while maintaining the size and shape of the droplets throughout the polymerization process. Furthermore, the coagulate content for all experiments stayed <2%. This represents an unprecedented efficiency in emulsion ROMP based on hydrophilic ruthenium alkylidene complexes. PMID:26664616

  8. Fischer carbene complexes with two chromium centers as potential molecular wires.

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    Metelková, R.; Tobrman, T.; Hoskovcová, I.; Ludvík, Ji?í

    Lausanne : International Society of Electrochemistry, 2014. ise142050. [Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry /65./. 31.08.2014-05.09.2014, Lausanne] Institutional support: RVO:61388955 Keywords : Fiescher carbene complexes * electron transfer * electrochemistry Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry

  9. Recent Developments in the Chemistry of N-Heterocyclic Phosphines

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    Gudat, Dietrich

    This chapter gives a survey on five- and six-membered phosphorus-nitrogen heterocyclic compounds whose rings combine a phosphazene (>N-P = N-) or phosphazane (>N-P(X)-N<) unit with an unsaturated C2 or C3 building block. Representatives contain structurally diverse species like aromatic 1,3,2-diazaphosphinines and (benzo)-1,3,2-diazaphospholes, cationic counterparts of subvalent main-group carbene analogues like 1,3,2-diazaphospholenium ions and phosphenium-diketiminates, and neutral heterocycles like 1,3,2-diazaphospholenes featuring unusual structures and reactivities. The exploration of these species developed rapidly in the last two decades in the wake of cutting edge research on multiple bonding and low coordination in the chemistry of heavier main-group elements, and the discovery of stable carbenes. This review summarizes the elaboration of synthetic approaches for different types of N-heterocyclic phosphine derivatives, discusses their characterization by physical and computational methods which furnished a thorough understanding of structure and bonding, and finally highlights accomplishments in the exploration of the chemical properties at the border of classical organic heterocyclic chemistry and molecular inorganic chemistry.

  10. Synthesis and structure of novel triphenylarsine-substituted tungsten(0) Fischer carbene complexes

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    Jansen van Rensburg, Armand; Landman, Marilé; van Rooyen, Petrus H.; Conradie, Marrigje M.; Conradie, Jeanet

    2016-02-01

    X-ray crystal structure determination, as well as IR and NMR spectroscopy of four novel triphenylarsine-substituted tetracarbonyl tungsten(0) Fischer carbene complexes of general formula [(CO)4(AsPh3)WC(OEt)(Ar)], with Ar = 2-thienyl (1), 2-furyl (2), 2-(N-methyl)pyrrolyl (3), 2,2?-bithienyl (4), revealed a cis-configuration for the substituted AsPh3 group relative to the carbene ligand for all four novel complexes. All X-ray structures showed that the W-C bond trans AsPh3 < W-C bond trans carbene < W-C bond trans CO. DFT calculations on all possible conformations of each complex due to the different possible positions of the ligands and carbene substituents to each other, correlated with the experimental results.

  11. A continuum of progress: applications of N-hetereocyclic carbene catalysis in total synthesis.

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    Izquierdo, Javier; Hutson, Gerri E; Cohen, Daniel T; Scheidt, Karl A

    2012-11-19

    N-Heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyzed transformations have emerged as powerful tactics for the construction of complex molecules. Since Stetter's report in 1975 of the total synthesis of cis-jasmon and dihydrojasmon by using carbene catalysis, the use of NHCs in total synthesis has grown rapidly, particularly over the last decade. This renaissance is undoubtedly due to the recent developments in NHC-catalyzed reactions, including new benzoin, Stetter, homoenolate, and aroylation processes. These transformations employ typical as well as Umpolung types of bond disconnections and have served as the key step in several new total syntheses. This Minireview highlights these reports and captures the excitement and emerging synthetic utility of carbene catalysis in total synthesis. PMID:23074146

  12. Silver-Catalyzed Amidiniumation of Alkynes: Isolation of a Silver Intermediate, Synthesis of Enamine Amido Carbene Precursors, and an Unprecedented Umpolung of Propiolamide.

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    Lv, Shichang; Wang, Jiwei; Zhang, Caiyun; Xu, Sheng; Shi, Min; Zhang, Jun

    2015-12-01

    A silver-catalyzed amidiniumation of N-propiolic formamidines for the synthesis of novel enamine amido carbene precursors is reported. Isolation of a first silver intermediate in silver-catalyzed amidiniumation of alkynes and other organogold intermediates supports our proposed mechanisms. Several control experiments reveal the unexpected effects of both HOTf and substrate substituents on the choice of either a ? or ?,??silver activation mode and the cyclization fashion. Bis(hydroxyimidazol)ium salts were obtained through an unprecedented umpolung of propiolamides. The byproduct Ag2 O as either an oxidant or silver source promotes the syntheses of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) precursors or Ag/NHC complexes. PMID:26473976

  13. A DFT and structural investigation of the conformations of Fischer carbene complexes

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    Landman, Marilé

    2015-09-01

    A set of different Fischer carbene complexes of group VI and VII metals, with varied heteroatom and heteroaromatic substituents on the carbene carbon atom, was studied. Density functional theory as well as single crystal diffraction techniques were employed to investigated the most stable conformation of these complexes. The complexes studied, [M(CO)4L{C(X)Z}], with L = PPh3 or CO, X = ethoxy (-OCH2CH3) or amino (-NH2 or NHCy) substituents as the heteroatom carbene substituents, Z = 2-furyl (-C4H3O), 2-thienyl (-C4H3S), 2-(N-methyl)pyrrolyl (-C4H3NCH3) as the second carbene substituent had their substituents varied systematically to give all the possible conformations of these complexes. The conformations of the complexes, in particular the relative orientations of the heteroatoms in the molecule (syn vs. anti), E/Z isomerism in the aminocarbene complexes and cis/trans isomerism in the ligand substituted complexes as well as various combinations of these aspects, were studied. In general, it was found that the most stable conformation theoretically as well as in the solid state for most of the complexes preferred the syn conformation. The Z-isomer is generally preferred over the E isomer while the cis is more predominant than the trans isomer. Using DFT and NBO calculations, explanations for the preferred conformations were explored. It was concluded that both steric and electronic factors influence the conformations of the carbene complexes, with the extent of contribution of these two factors varying for each of the different carbene substituents.

  14. A correlation between redox behaviour of Fischer-type carbene complexes and their structure and reactivity.

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    Hoskovcová, I.; Dvo?ák, D.; Ludvík, Ji?í; Záliš, Stanislav

    Bratislava : Slovak Technical University Press, 2007 - (Melník, M.; Šima, J.; Tatarko, M.), s. 1-15 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA203/04/0487 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : Fischer-type carbene complexes * correlation * electrochemical measurements Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry

  15. Mutagenic activity of some platinum and ruthenium complexes with N-heterocyclic ligands in salmonella typhimurium Ta 1530 and Ta 98

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    The mutagenic activity of some platinum and ruthenium complexes with 2,2'-biquinoline (b iq) and 2-(2' -pyridyl) quinoline (p q) was examined in strains of salmonella typhimurium Ta 1530 and Ta 98. The complexes cis-[Pt(Nn)X2)] (Nn=b iq, X=CI; Nn=p q, X=CI, Br), Pt3(b iq)2I6 and me r-[Ru(b iq)2CI3].2H2O exhibit significant mutagenic activity while me r-[Ru(p q)CI3(C2H5OH)], [Ru(p q)CI4]. 3a-2a and [Ru(p q) (DMSO)2CI2].0.5H2O show much weaker mutagenic activity. the platinum complexes appear to be more active via induction of frameshift than base substitution mutation while me r-[Ru(b iq)2CI3].2H2O is highly mutagenic via base substitution. (authors). 16 refs., 2 tabs

  16. Abstraction of methyl from neutral Fischer-type carbene complexes: A new site for nucleophilic attack

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    Toomey, L.M.; Atwood, J.D. [State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, NY (United States)

    1997-02-04

    Reactions of Fischer-type carbene complexes, M(CO){sub 5}(C(OMe)pH) (M = Cr, W), with metal carbonyl anions (M`{sup -} = CpFe(CO){sub 2}{sup -@}, Re(CO){sub 5}{sup -}, Mn(CO){sub 4}PPh{sub 3}{sup -}, Co(CO){sub 3}PPh{sub 3}{sup -}, Cp{sup *}Cr(CO){sub 3}{sup -}, CpMo(CO){sub 3}{sup -}) result in demethylation of the carbene complexes. The products are M(CO){sub 5}C(O)Ph{sup -} and M`-Me, characterized by infrared and NMR spectroscopy. A slower rate for reaction with W(CO){sub 5}(C(OEt)Ph) in comparison to the methyl analogue is consistent with nucleophilic attack of the metal carbonyl anion on the methyl of the methoxy group of the carbene. This is a new type of nucleophilic attack of a Fischer-type carbene. 22 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  17. Chiral PEPPSI Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in Asymmetric Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling Reactions

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    Benhamou, Laure

    2014-01-13

    PEPPSI complexes incorporating chiral N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands based on 2,2-dimethyl-1-(o-substituted aryl)propan-1-amines were synthesized. Two complexes, with one saturated and one unsaturated NHC ligand, were structurally characterized. The chiral PEPPSI complexes were used in asymmetric Suzuki-Miyaura reactions, giving atropisomeric biaryl products in modest to good enantiomeric ratios. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  18. Synthesis of axially chiral gold complexes and their applications in asymmetric catalyses

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    Sun, Yin-wei; XU, QIN; SHI, MIN

    2013-01-01

    Several novel chiral N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphine ligands were prepared from (S)-BINOL. Moreover, their ligated Au complexes were also successfully synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystal diffraction. A weak gold-? interaction between the Au atom and the aromatic ring in these gold complexes was identified. Furthermore, we confirmed the formation of a pair of diastereomeric isomers in NHC gold complexes bearing an axially chiral binaphthyl moiety derived from the hindered rotat...

  19. Ru-Ag and Ru-Au dicarbene complexes from an abnormal carbene ruthenium system.

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    Bitzer, Mario J; Pöthig, Alexander; Jandl, Christian; Kühn, Fritz E; Baratta, Walter

    2015-07-14

    Reaction of [Ru(OAc)2(PPh3)2] with a P-functionalized imidazolium bromide easily affords a cationic abnormal carbene Ru system. Metalation with Ag2O yields a Ru-Ag complex containing an anionic dicarbene ligand, while subsequent transmetalation with Au(tht)Cl leads to the corresponding Ru-Au system. The bimetallic complexes were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and are the first examples of complexes bearing anionic dicarbene ligands connecting two different d-block elements. PMID:26053614

  20. Salicylaldimine Ruthenium Alkylidene Complexes: Metathesis Catalysts Tuned for Protic Solvents

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    Binder, Joseph B.; Guzei, Ilia A.; Raines, Ronald T.

    2007-01-01

    Tuning the electronic and steric environment of olefin metathesis catalysts with specialized ligands can adapt them to broader applications, including metathesis in aqueous solvents. Bidentate salicylaldimine ligands are known to stabilize ruthenium alkylidene complexes, as well as allow ring-closing metathesis in protic media. Here, we report the synthesis and characterization of exceptionally robust olefin metathesis catalysts bearing both bidentate salicylaldimine and N-heterocyclic carben...

  1. Ruthenium(II) Complexes Containing Lutidine-derived Pincer CNC Ligands: Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Hydrogenation of C=N bonds

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    Hernández-Juárez, M.; López-Serrano, Joaquín; Lara, Patricia; Morales-Cerón, Judith; Vaquero, Mónica; Álvarez, Eleuterio; Salazar, Verónica; Suárez, Andrés

    2015-01-01

    A series of Ru complexes 3-5 containing lutidine-derived pincer CNC ligands have been prepared by transmetallation with the corresponding silver-carbene derivatives 2. Characterization of these derivatives shows both mer and fac coordination of the CNC ligands depending on the wingtips of the N-heterocyclic carbene fragments. Ru-CNC complexes 3-4 are active, in the presence of tBuOK, in the hydrogenation of a series of imines. In addition, these complexes also catalyze the reversible hydrogen...

  2. Stabilization of cyclic and acyclic carbon(0) compounds by differential coordination of heterocyclic carbenes: a theoretical assessment.

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    Phukan, Ashwini K; Guha, Ankur Kanti

    2012-08-01

    Recently, donor stabilized divalent carbon(0) compounds have undergone intense experimental and theoretical investigation due to their strong electron rich character. In this Article, some new cyclic and acyclic carbon(0) compounds stabilized by differential coordination modes (such as abnormal, remote and a mixture of both) of N-heterocyclic carbenes are studied theoretically. The cyclic carbon(0) compounds proposed in this study are unusual in the sense that they contain a five membered ring consisting of only carbon atoms with a central carbon atom in the formal oxidation state of zero. All these compounds are found to be very strong nucleophiles which might have wide implications in catalysis. Calculation of first proton affinities of these molecules reveal that they are better ? donors than the carbon(0) compound supported by normal N-heterocyclic carbenes. Quantum chemical calculations indicate that these molecules possess very high donor-acceptor L ? C bond strengths and are thermodynamically stable. Calculation of the bond dissociation energies for the complexation of one and two molecules of AuCl indicates the possible isolation of their gem dimetalated derivatives. PMID:22717622

  3. Bis-mixed-carbene ruthenium-thiolate-alkylidene complexes: synthesis and olefin metathesis activity.

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    Dahcheh, Fatme; Stephan, Douglas W

    2015-01-28

    A series of bis-carbene Ru-hydride species, including (IMes)(Im(OMe)2)(PPh3)RuHCl (1) and (SIMes)(Me2Im(OMe)2)(PPh3)RuHCl (2) were prepared and subsequently shown to react with aryl-vinyl-sulfides to give the bis-carbene-alkylidene complexes: Im(OMe)2(SIMes)RuCl(SR)(=CHCH3) (R = p-FC6H4 (3), p-(NO2)C6H4 (4)), Im(OMe)2(IMes)RuCl(=CHCH3)(SPh) (5), Me2Im(OMe)2(SIMes)RuCl(=CHCH3)(SPh) (6), Im(OMe)2(SIMes)(F5C6S)RuCl(=CHR) (R = C4H9 (9), C5H11 (10)). The activity of these species in the standard Grubbs' tests for ring-opening metathesis polymerization, ring-closing and cross-metathesis are reported. Although these thiolate derivatives are shown to exhibit modest metathesis activities, the reactivity is enhanced in the presence of BCl3. PMID:25462569

  4. Synthesis of hydronaphthalenes through coupling of enyne carbonyl compounds that contain pendant alkene groups with Fischer carbene complexes

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    Kumar-Patti, Rajesh; Duan, Shaofeng; Camacho-Davila, Alejandro; Waynant, Kris; Dunn, Kenneth A.; Herndon, James W.

    2010-01-01

    The coupling of enyne carbonyl compounds that contain pendant alkene groups with Fischer carbene complexes to afford furans that contain pendant alkene groups is described. Subsequent intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions are effective in select cases, resulting in hydronaphthalene systems after dehydration. Although the Diels-Alder event is thermodynamically unfavorable, the overall transformation of alkene-furans to dihydronaphthalenes is a favorable process.

  5. Synthesis of Naphthalenes through Three-Component Coupling of Alkynes, Fischer Carbene Complexes, and Benzaldehyde Hydrazones via Isoindole Intermediates

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    Duan, Shaofeng; Sinha-Mahapatra, Dilip K.; Herndon, James W.

    2008-01-01

    The synthesis of naphthalene derivatives through three-component coupling of 2-alkynylbenzaldehyde hydrazones with carbene complexes and electron-deficient alkynes has been examined. The reaction involves formation of an isoindole derivative, followed by intramolecular Diels–Alder reaction, followed by nitrene extrusion. The reaction was highly regioselective using unsymmetrical alkynes.

  6. Synthesis of naphthalenes through three-component coupling of alkynes, Fischer carbene complexes, and benzaldehyde hydrazones via isoindole intermediates.

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    Duan, Shaofeng; Sinha-Mahapatra, Dilip K; Herndon, James W

    2008-04-17

    The synthesis of naphthalene derivatives through three-component coupling of 2-alkynylbenzaldehyde hydrazones with carbene complexes and electron-deficient alkynes has been examined. The reaction involves formation of an isoindole derivative, followed by intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction, followed by nitrene extrusion. The reaction was highly regioselective using unsymmetrical alkynes. PMID:18351767

  7. Theoretical tools to distinguish O-ylides from O-ylidic complexes in carbene-solvent interactions.

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    Gómez, Sara; Restrepo, Albeiro; Hadad, C Z

    2015-11-25

    In this paper, we report the geometries and properties of 48 molecular species located on the MP2/6-311++G(d,p) PES of the fluorocarbene-(methanol)3 system. The structures were found by a combination of a stochastic search method, using a modified Metropolis acceptance test, and some hand constructed very symmetrical structures. We use several theoretical descriptors to categorize these species, focusing our attention on the interaction between the carbene carbon and the methanol oxygen, CcO, because this is the key interaction in the formation of O-ylides, ether products, and O-ylidic solvation complexes. These descriptors include natural charges and natural bond orbitals (NBO), CcO bond orders, CcO distances, energetic stabilities, and properties at bond critical points. Accordingly, the isomers were divided into four groups: ethers, fluorocarbene-methanol O-ylides, O-ylidic carbene-solvent complexes and hydrogen bonded carbene-solvent complexes. We found that the possibility of forming H-bonds among solvent molecules and between the carbene carbon and the hydrogen of the solvent molecule affects the stability, structure and nature of CcO interactions in O-ylides and O-ylidic complexes to the point of generating some diffuse borderlines between these two kinds of species. We determined which set of theoretical tools is suitable to better distinguish between them. Additionally, we clarify the nature of the relevant interactions in these species. PMID:26568481

  8. Metallocene carbene chemistry

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    A review of chemical properties of group IV element chamfered metallocenes Cp2M (M=Ti, Zr, Hf) is presented. It is shown that specific features of their stereoelectronic structure and clearly pronounced oxophily of M metals permit using the complexes as components of reaction systems involving carbenes. The use of ruthenium carbene complexes for realizing the catalytic metathesis of lateral olefin substituents in the chamfered metallocenes is described by way of example

  9. Total synthesis of the calphostins: application of fischer carbene complexes and thermodynamic control of atropisomers.

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    Merlic, C A; Aldrich, C C; Albaneze-Walker, J; Saghatelian, A; Mammen, J

    2001-02-23

    The total syntheses of the potent protein kinase C inhibitors calphostins A, B, C, and D as well as a variety of structural analogues are reported. An aminobenzannulation reaction of an enantiopure chromium Fischer carbene complex is utilized to prepare a pentasubstituted naphthylamine. After optimization of side-chain substituents, conversion of the naphthylamine to an o-naphthoquinone was followed by biomimetic oxidative dimerization using trifluoroacetic acid and air yielding a 1:2 P/M mixture of atropisomeric perylenequinones. Thermal equilibration to a 3:1 P:M atropisomeric ratio and separation of the perylenequinones followed by side chain desymmetrization and functionalization led to the total synthesis of enantio- and diastereomerically pure calphostin C in only twelve steps from commercially available starting materials. In addition, calphostins A, B, D, and several structural analogues were prepared to evaluate biological activities. PMID:11312960

  10. Correlations and Contrasts in Homo- and Heteroleptic Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbene-Containing Pt(0) Complexes.

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    Arnold, Nicole; Braunschweig, Holger; Brenner, Peter B; Celik, Mehmet Ali; Dewhurst, Rian D; Haehnel, Martin; Kramer, Thomas; Krummenacher, Ivo; Marder, Todd B

    2015-08-24

    An improved synthetic route to homoleptic complex [Pt(CAAC(Me))2] (CAAC = cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes) and convenient routes to new heteroleptic complexes of the form [Pt(CAAC(Me))(PR3)] are presented. Although the homoleptic complex was found to be inert to many reagents, oxidative addition and metal-only Lewis pair (MOLP) formation was observed from one of the heteroleptic complexes. The spectroscopic, structural, and electrochemical properties of the zero-valent complexes were explored in concert with density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations. The homoleptic [Pt(CAAC)2] and heteroleptic [Pt(CAAC)(PR3)] complexes were found to be similar in their spectroscopic and structural properties, but their electrochemical behavior and reactivity differ greatly. The unusually strong color of the CAAC-containing Pt(0) complexes was investigated by TD-DFT calculations and attributed to excitations into the LUMOs of the complexes, which are predominantly composed of bonding ? interactions between Pt and the CAAC carbon atoms. PMID:26241579

  11. Regarding the mechanism of olefin metathesis with sol-gel-supported Ru-based complexes bearing a bidentate carbene ligand. Spectroscopic evidence for return of the propagating Ru carbene.

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    Kingsbury, Jason S; Hoveyda, Amir H

    2005-03-30

    Two isotopically and structurally labeled Ru-based carbenes (2-d4 and 13) have been prepared and attached to the surface of monolithic sol-gel glass. The resulting glass-supported complexes (18-dn and 19) exhibit significant catalytic activity in promoting olefin metathesis reactions and provide products of high purity. Through analysis of the derivatized glass pellets used in a sequence of catalytic ring-closing metathesis reactions mediated by various supported Ru carbenes, it is demonstrated that free Ru carbene intermediates in solution can be scavenged by support-bound styrene ether ligands prior to the onset of competing transition metal decomposition. The observations detailed herein provide rigorous evidence that the initially proposed release/return mechanism is, at least partially, operative. The present investigations shed light on a critical aspect of the mechanism of an important class of Ru-based metathesis complexes (those bearing a bidentate styrene ether ligand). PMID:15783234

  12. Role of gold(I) ?-oxo carbenes in the oxidation reactions of alkynes catalyzed by gold(I) complexes.

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    Schulz, Ji?í; Jašíková, Lucie; Skríba, Anton; Roithová, Jana

    2014-08-13

    The gas phase structures of gold(I) complexes formed by intermolecular oxidation of selected terminal (phenylacetylene) and internal alkynes (2-butyne, 1-phenylpropyne, diphenylacetylene) were investigated using tandem mass spectrometry and ion spectroscopy in conjunction with quantum-chemical calculations. The experiments demonstrated that the primarily formed ?-gold(I) vinyloxypyridinium complexes readily undergo rearrangement, dependent on their substituents, to either gold(I) ?-oxo carbenenoids (a synthetic surrogate of the ?-oxo carbenes) or pyridine adducts of gold(I) enone complexes in the condensed phase and that the existence of naked ?-oxo carbenes is highly improbable. Isotopic labeling experiments performed with the reaction mixtures clearly linked the species that exist in solution to the ions transferred to the gas phase. The ions were then fully characterized by CID experiments and IRMPD spectroscopy. The conclusions based on the experimental observations perfectly correspond with the results from quantum-chemical calculations. PMID:25068382

  13. One-pot three-component synthesis of quinoxaline and phenazine ring systems using Fischer carbene complexes

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    Priyabrata Roy

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available One-pot three-component coupling of o-alkynylheteroaryl carbonyl derivatives with Fischer carbene complexes and dienophiles leading to the synthesis of quinoxaline and phenazine ring systems has been investigated. This involves the generation of furo[3,4-b]pyrazine and furo[3,4-b]quinoxaline as transient intermediates, which were trapped with Diels–Alder dienophiles. This is the first report on furo[3,4-b]pyrazine intermediates.

  14. Copper(I) complexes of mesoionic carbene: structural characterization and catalytic hydrosilylation reactions.

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    Hohloch, Stephan; Duecker, Fenja Leena; van der Meer, Margarethe; Sarkar, Biprajit

    2015-01-01

    Two series of different Cu(I)-complexes of "click" derived mesoionic carbenes are reported. Halide complexes of the type (MIC)CuI (with MIC = 1,4-(2,6-diisopropyl)-phenyl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene (for 1b), 1-benzyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene (for 1c)) and cationic complexes of the general formula [Cu(MIC)2]X (with MIC =1,4-dimesityl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = CuI2- (for 2á), 1,4-dimesityl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4- (for 2a), 1,4-(2,6-diisopropyl)phenyl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4- (for 2b), 1-benzyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4- (for 2c)) have been prepared from CuI or [Cu(CH3CN)4](BF4) and the corresponding ligands, respectively. All complexes were characterized by elemental analysis and standard spectroscopic methods. Complexes 2á and 1b were studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Structural analysis revealed 2á to adopt a cationic form as [Cu(MIC)2](CuI2) and comparison of the NMR spectra of 2á and 2a confirmed this conformation in solution. In contrast, after crystallization complex 1b was found to adopt the desired neutral form. All complexes were tested for the reduction of cyclohexanone under hydrosilylation condition at elevated temperatures. These complexes were found to be efficient catalysts for this reaction. 2c was also found to catalyze this reaction at room temperature. Mechanistic studies have been carried out as well. PMID:25911966

  15. Copper(I Complexes of Mesoionic Carbene: Structural Characterization and Catalytic Hydrosilylation Reactions

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    Stephan Hohloch

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Two series of different Cu(I-complexes of “click” derived mesoionic carbenes are reported. Halide complexes of the type (MICCuI (with MIC = 1,4-(2,6-diisopropyl-phenyl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene (for 1b, 1-benzyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene (for 1c and cationic complexes of the general formula [Cu(MIC2]X (with MIC =1,4-dimesityl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = CuI2? (for 2á, 1,4-dimesityl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4? (for 2a, 1,4-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl-3-methyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4? (for 2b, 1-benzyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene, X = BF4? (for 2c have been prepared from CuI or [Cu(CH3CN4](BF4 and the corresponding ligands, respectively. All complexes were characterized by elemental analysis and standard spectroscopic methods. Complexes 2á and 1b were studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Structural analysis revealed 2á to adopt a cationic form as [Cu(MIC2](CuI2 and comparison of the NMR spectra of 2á and 2a confirmed this conformation in solution. In contrast, after crystallization complex 1b was found to adopt the desired neutral form. All complexes were tested for the reduction of cyclohexanone under hydrosilylation condition at elevated temperatures. These complexes were found to be efficient catalysts for this reaction. 2c was also found to catalyze this reaction at room temperature. Mechanistic studies have been carried out as well.

  16. C-H activation in Ir(III) and N-demethylation in Pt(II) complexes with mesoionic carbene ligands: examples of monometallic, homobimetallic and heterobimetallic complexes.

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    Maity, Ramananda; Tichter, Tim; van der Meer, Margarethe; Sarkar, Biprajit

    2015-11-14

    Mononuclear Pt(II) and the first dinuclear Pt(II) complexes along with a cyclometalated heterobimetallic Ir(III)/Pd(II) complex bearing mesoionic carbene donor ligands are presented starting from the same bis-triazolium salt. The mononuclear Pt(II) complex possesses a free triazole moiety which is generated from the corresponding triazolium salt through an N-demethylation reaction, whereas the mononuclear Ir(III) complex features an unreacted triazolium unit. PMID:26443200

  17. Structurally Characterized Cationic Silver(I) and Ruthenium(II)carbene complexes of 1,2,3-Triazol-5-ylidenes

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    Cai, Jiajia; Yang, Xiaoping; Arumugam, Kuppuswamy; Bielawski, Christopher W.; Jonathan L. Sessler

    2011-01-01

    A novel 1,3,4-substituted 1,2,3-triazolium salt was found to function as an effective precursor for the synthesis of the first structurally characterized cationic silver(I) and ruthenium(II)carbene complexes of overall 1:2 ligand-to-metal stoichiometry. The Ag(I) complex crystallized in the form of an eight silver atom-containing cluster, whereas the Ru(II) complex proved to be a discrete species and was found to be capable of initiating the ring-opening metathesis polymerization of norbornen...

  18. Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Carbohydrate-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Grubbs, Robert H

    2010-01-01

    Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts containing carbohydrate-derived NHCs from glucose and galactose were synthesized and characterized by NMR spectroscopy. 2D-NMR spectroscopy revealed the presence of Ru-C (benzylidene) rotamers at RT and the rate of rotation was measured using magnetization transfer and VT-NMR spectroscopy. The catalysts were found to be effective at ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), ring closing metathesis (RCM), cross metathesis (CM), and asymmetric ring open...

  19. Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Carbohydrate-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2010-01-01

    Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts containing carbohydrate-derived NHCs from glucose and galactose were synthesized and characterized by NMR spectroscopy. 2D-NMR spectroscopy revealed the presence of Ru-C (benzylidene) rotamers at RT and the rate of rotation was measured using magnetization transfer and VT-NMR spectroscopy. The catalysts were found to be effective at ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), ring closing metathesis (RCM), cross metathesis (CM), and asymmetric ring opening cross metathesis (AROCM) and showed surprising selectivity in both CM and AROCM. PMID:21603126

  20. Density functional computations of the cyclopropanation of ethene catalyzed by iron (II) carbene complexes Cp(CO)(L)Fe?CHR, L D CO, PMe3, R D Me, OMe, ph, CO2Me

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    Wang, Fen; Meng, Qingxi; Li, Ming

    Density functional theory has been used to study the Fe-catalyzed cyclopropanation of Fe-carbene complexes with ethene. All the intermediates and transition states were optimized completely at the B3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level. Calculation results confirm that the cyclopropanation of Fe-carbene complexes with ethene involves the two reaction paths I and II. In the reaction path I, the double bond of ethene attacks directly on the carbene carbon of Fe-carbene complexes to generate the cyclopropane. In the reaction path II, ethene substitution for PMe3 or CO in the Fe-carbene complexes leads to the complexes M2; and the attack of one carbon of ethene on the carbene carbon results in the complexes M3 with a Fe bond C bond C bond C four-membered ring, and then generates the cyclopropane via the elimination reaction. For Fe-carbene complexes A, C, D, E, and H, the main reaction mode is the reaction path I; for Fe-carbene complexes B, F, and G, the main reaction mode is the reaction path II.0

  1. Aerosolized antimicrobial agents based on degradable dextran nanoparticles loaded with silver carbene complexes

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    Ornelas-Megiatto, Cátia

    2012-11-05

    Degradable acetalated dextran (Ac-DEX) nanoparticles were prepared and loaded with a hydrophobic silver carbene complex (SCC) by a single-emulsion process. The resulting particles were characterized for morphology and size distribution using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and dynamic light scattering (DLS). The average particle size and particle size distribution were found to be a function of the ratio of the organic phase to the surfactant containing aqueous phase with a 1:5 volume ratio of Ac-DEX CH2Cl2 (organic):PBS (aqueous) being optimal for the formulation of nanoparticles with an average size of 100 ± 40 nm and a low polydispersity. The SCC loading was found to increase with an increase in the SCC quantity in the initial feed used during particle formulation up to 30% (w/w); however, the encapsulation efficiency was observed to be the best at a feed ratio of 20% (w/w). In vitro efficacy testing of the SCC loaded Ac-DEX nanoparticles demonstrated their activity against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria; the nanoparticles inhibited the growth of every bacterial species tested. As expected, a higher concentration of drug was required to inhibit bacterial growth when the drug was encapsulated within the nanoparticle formulations compared with the free drug illustrating the desired depot release. Compared with free drug, the Ac-DEX nanoparticles were much more readily suspended in an aqueous phase and subsequently aerosolized, thus providing an effective method of pulmonary drug delivery. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  2. Carbene complexes of zirconium. Synthesis, structure, and reactivity with carbon monoxide to affort coordinated ketene

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    Treatment of Cp2Zr(L)(CO) (Cp = C5H5; L = PMe3, CO) with Cp*2ZrH2 (Cp* = C5Me5) affords zirconium oxycarbene complexes, Cp2(L)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(X)Cp*2 (L = PMe3, X = H, I; L = CO, X = H), that represent some of the first examples of group 4 metal-to-carbon multiple bonding. The first X-ray diffraction structure determination of a zirconium carbene complex, that of Cp(PMe3)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(H)Cp*2.C6H6, is reported (C2/c, a = 27.318 (4) A, b = 19.895 (3) A, c = 19.932 (5) A ? = 132.188 (10)0, Z = 8) and shows a very short Zr-C bond length of 2.117 (7) A. Treatment of Cp2(CO)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(H)Cp*2 with CH3 I or Cp2(PMe3)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(I)Cp*2 with CO affords the zirconium substituted enediolate zirconacycle, Cp*2ZrOCH double bond C(Zr(I)Cp2)O, which has been characterized by an X-ray diffraction study (P21/c, a = 15.866 (4) A, b = 10.673 (3) A, c = 20.561 (4) A, ? = 105.5 (2)0, Z = 4). This complex most likely forms by coupling of the zirconoxycarbene and a carbonyl to give a metal-coordinated ketene intermediate that subsequently rearranges to the isolated product. An isotopic crossover experiment has demonstrated that the new carbon-carbon bond is formed in an intramolecular coupling step. The ketene intermediate can be trapped by dissolving Cp2(CO)Zr double bond CHO single bond Zr(H)Cp*2 in pyridine, giving Cp2(py)Zr(O double bond C double bond CHOZr(I)Cp*2). Treatment of the isolated ketene complex with CH3I in benzene gives the enediolate zirconocycle; in pyridine Cp2(py)Zr(O double bond C double bond CHOZr(I)Cp*2) can be observed spectroscopically. 38 references, 4 figures, 5 tables

  3. Chemistry of N,S-Heterocyclic Carbene and Metallaboratrane Complexes: A New ?(3) -BCC-Borataallyl Complex.

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    Roy, Dipak Kumar; De, Anangsha; Panda, Subhankar; Varghese, Babu; Ghosh, Sundargopal

    2015-09-21

    A high-yielding synthetic route for the preparation of group?9 metallaboratrane complexes [Cp*MBH(L)2 ], 1 and 2 (1, M=Rh, 2, M=Ir; L=C7 H4 NS2 ) has been developed using [{Cp*MCl2 }2 ] as precursor. This method also permitted the synthesis of an Rh-N,S-heterocyclic carbene complex, [(Cp*Rh)(L2 )(1-benzothiazol-2-ylidene)] (3; L=C7 H4 NS2 ) in good yield. The reaction of compound 3 with neutral borane reagents led to the isolation of a novel borataallyl complex [Cp*Rh(L)2 B{CH2 C(CO2 Me)}] (4; L=C7 H4 NS2 ). Compound 4 features a rare ?(3) -interaction between rhodium and the B-C-C unit of a vinylborane moiety. Furthermore, with the objective of generating metallaboratranes of other early and late transition metals through a transmetallation approach, reactions of rhoda- and irida-boratrane complexes with metal carbonyl compounds were carried out. Although the objective of isolating such complexes was not achieved, several interesting mixed-metal complexes [{Cp*Rh}{Re(CO)3 }(C7 H4 NS2 )3 ] (5), [Cp*Rh{Fe2 (CO)6 }(?-CO)S] (6), and [Cp*RhBH(L)2 W(CO)5 ] (7; L=C7 H4 NS2 ) have been isolated. All of the new compounds have been characterized in solution by mass spectrometry, IR spectroscopy, and (1) H, (11) B, and (13) C?NMR spectroscopies, and the structural types of 4-7 have been unequivocally established by crystallographic analysis. PMID:26251213

  4. Group 6 heteroatom- and non-heteroatom-stabilized carbene complexes. beta,beta'- and alpha,beta,beta'-annulation reactions of cyclic enamines.

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    Barluenga, José; Ballesteros, Alfredo; Bernardo De La Rúa, Ramón; Santamaría, Javier; Rubio, Eduardo; Tomás, Miguel

    2003-02-19

    Cyclization reactions of group 6 Fischer carbene complexes with cyclopentanone and cyclohexanone enamines are described. Enamine 3a undergoes thermal alpha,beta,beta'-annulation with alkenylcarbene complexes 1 and 2 (THF, 60 degrees C), affording semibullvalenes 5. The metalate intermediates 6, resulting from beta,beta'-annulation of the enamines 3a and 4a, were quantitatively formed by running the reaction in hexane at room temperature. Acid-promoted demetalation of 6 afforded endo-2-bicyclo[3.2.1]octen-8-ones 7 and endo/exo-2-bicyclo[3.3.1]nonen-9-ones 8 (endo/exo = 5:1). Using (S)-methoxymethylpyrrolidine-derived enamines 3b and 4b,c allowed highly enantioenriched cycloadducts endo-(+)-7 as well as endo-(-)-8 and exo-(-)-8 to be accessed. The non-heteroatom-stabilized carbene complex 10 was formed from complex 6 by Me(3)SiOTf-promoted elimination of the methoxy group, characterized by (13)C NMR, and transformed into the organic compounds 7, 7-d, and 11 as well as into bicyclo[3.2.1]octan-2,8-diones 14 and cycloheptanones 15. On the basis of this sequence, enantioenriched cycloheptanones (+)-15 were efficiently prepared in one pot from carbene complexes 2 and enamine 3b (51-55% yield, 91-96% ee). Extension of this work to simple Fischer carbene complexes 16 allowed an appropriate way to generate the nonstabilized pentacarbonyl[(phenyl(alkyl)carbene]tungsten complex 17 to be designed, for which the thermal and chemical behavior leading to compounds 18-21 is described. PMID:12580610

  5. Amine-catalyzed coupling of aldehydes and ketenes derived from Fischer carbene complexes: formation of beta-lactones and enol ethers.

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    Merlic, Craig A; Doroh, Brandon C

    2003-07-25

    Aldehydes react with ketenes generated from photolysis of Fischer chromium carbene complexes to generate either beta-lactones or enol ethers resulting from decarboxylation of beta-lactones. The reaction is catalyzed by tertiary amines and can occur with diastereoselectivity greater than 20:1 with DMAP as the catalyst. PMID:12868950

  6. Redox Non–innocence of a N–heterocyclic Nitrenium Cation Bound to a Nickel–Cyclam Core

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    Heims, Florian; Pfaff, Florian Felix; Abram, Sarah-Luise; Erik R. Farquhar; Bruschi, Maurizio; Greco, Claudio; Ray, Kallol

    2013-01-01

    The redox properties of Ni complexes bound to a new ligand [DMC–nit]+, where a N–heterocyclic nitrenium group is anchored on a 1,4,8,11–tetraazacyclotetradecane backbone, have been examined using spectroscopic and DFT methods. Ligand based [Ni(DMC–nit)]2+/+ reduction and metal based [Ni(DMC–nit)]2+/3+ oxidation processes have been established for the [Ni(DMC–nit)]+/2+/3+ redox series, which represents the first examples of nitrenium nitrogen (Nnit) bound first row transition metal complexes. ...

  7. Rh-Catalyzed rearrangement of vinylcyclopropane to 1,3-diene units attached to N-heterocycles

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    Alberto Brandi

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Dienes embedded in quinolizidine and indolizidine structures can be prepared in four steps from cyclic nitrones and bicyclopropylidene. The key intermediates ?-spirocyclopropanated N-heterocyclic ketones, generated via a domino 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition/thermal rearrangement sequence, were converted by Wittig methylenation to the corresponding vinylcyclopropanes (VCPs, which underwent rearrangement to 1,3-dienes in the presence of the Wilkinson Rh(I complex under microwave heating. The previously unexplored Rh(I-catalyzed opening of the VCP moiety embedded in an azapolycyclic system occurs at high temperature (110–130 °C to afford the corresponding 1,3-dienes in moderate yield (34–53%.

  8. Exploring new generations of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts: the reactivity of a bis-ylidene ruthenium complex by DFT.

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    Poater, Albert; Credendino, Raffaele; Slugovc, Christian; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-05-28

    Density functional theory calculations were used to predict the behaviour of a potential novel architecture of olefin metathesis catalysts, in which one of the neutral ligands of classical Ru-based catalysts, e.g. a phosphine or an N-heterocyclic carbene, is replaced by an alkylidene group. Introduction of a second alkylidene ligand favors dissociation of the remaining phosphine and the overall energy profile for the metathesis using ethylene as the probe substrate reveals that the proposed bis-alkylidene complexes might match the requirements of a good performing olefin metathesis catalyst. PMID:23426093

  9. Exploring new generations of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts: The reactivity of a bis-ylidene ruthenium complex by DFT

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    Poater, Albert

    2013-01-01

    Density functional theory calculations were used to predict the behaviour of a potential novel architecture of olefin metathesis catalysts, in which one of the neutral ligands of classical Ru-based catalysts, e.g. a phosphine or an N-heterocyclic carbene, is replaced by an alkylidene group. Introduction of a second alkylidene ligand favors dissociation of the remaining phosphine and the overall energy profile for the metathesis using ethylene as the probe substrate reveals that the proposed bis-alkylidene complexes might match the requirements of a good performing olefin metathesis catalyst. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  10. Cyclic alkyl amino carbene (CAAC) ruthenium complexes as remarkably active catalysts for ethenolysis.

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    Marx, Vanessa M; Sullivan, Alexandra H; Melaimi, Mohand; Virgil, Scott C; Keitz, Benjamin K; Weinberger, David S; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H

    2015-02-01

    An expanded family of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts bearing cyclic alkyl amino carbene (CAAC) ligands was prepared. These catalysts exhibited exceptional activity in the ethenolysis of the seed-oil derivative methyl oleate. In many cases, catalyst turnover numbers (TONs) of more than 100,000 were achieved, at a catalyst loading of only 3?ppm. Remarkably, the most active catalyst system was able to achieve a TON of 340,000, at a catalyst loading of only 1?ppm. This is the first time a series of metathesis catalysts has exhibited such high performance in cross-metathesis reactions employing ethylene gas, with activities sufficient to render ethenolysis applicable to the industrial-scale production of linear ?-olefins (LAOs) and other terminal-olefin products. PMID:25522160

  11. Synthesis, crystal, and biological activity of a novel carbene silver(I) complex with imidazole derivative

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    Jiu-Fu, Lu; Hong-Guang, Ge; Juan, Shi

    2015-12-01

    Reaction of 2-(1-methyl-1,2-dihydroimidazol-3-yl)acetonitrile tetrafluoroborate with silver oxide in dichloromethane readily yields [Ag( DIM)2]BF4, where DIM is 2-(1-methyl-1, 2-dihydroimidazol-3-yl)acetonitrile, representing a carbene organic ligand. The title compound was characterized by elemental analysis, IR, MS and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal is of monoclinic system, space group C2/ c with a = 14.010(18), b = 8.303(11), c = 14.936(20) Å, ? = 93.910(4)°, V = 1639(4) Å3, Z = 4, D x = 1.771 g/cm3, F (000) = 864, µ(Mo K ?) = 1.278 mm-1. The final R 1 = 0.0711 and wR 2 = 0.1903 for reflections with I > 2?( I). In addition, the preliminary biological test showed that the title compound had anti-fungus yeast activity.

  12. Correlations between electrochemical and spectrochemical parameters of ruthenium sulfoxides series with N-heterocyclic

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    A systematic study of Ru Cl sub(2) (DMSO) sub(2) L sub(2) derivates, where L = N-heterocyclic base is described, contributing for a best understanding of chemical behaviour and electronic structure of the ruthenium sulfoxides. The correlations between the electrochemical and the spectroscopical parameters of the serie are presented with more emphasis. (author)

  13. On the reactivity and stability of electrogenerated N-heterocyclic carbene in parent 1-butyl-3-methyl-1H-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate: Formation and use of N-heterocyclic carbene-CO2 adduct as latent catalyst

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    A simple electrolysis (under galvanostatic conditions) of the room temperature ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methyl-1H-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate, BMIm-BF4, yields, after bubbling CO2 into the catholyte, the adduct NHC-CO2. The considerable stability of this NHC-CO2 adduct, at room temperature, in the parent ionic liquid as solvent, has been compared with the one of free NHC in the same BMIm-BF4. The BMIm-BF4 solution containing NHC-CO2 adduct, suitably triggered (US irradiation or 120 °C), is able to release free NHC. The NHC-CO2 adduct usefulness has been demonstrated using it as efficient latent catalyst, in BMIm-BF4 as solvent, in the benzoin condensation and in the oxidative esterification of cinnamaldehyde with benzyl alcohol

  14. Catalytic Asymmetric ?-Acylation of Tertiary Amines Mediated by a Dual Catalysis Mode: N-Heterocyclic Carbene and Photoredox Catalysis

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    DiRocco, Daniel A.; Rovis, Tomislav

    2012-01-01

    Cross-coupling reactions are some of the most widely utilized methods for C-C bond formation; however, the requirement for pre-activated starting materials still presents a major limitation. Methods that take direct advantage of the inherent reactivity of the C-H bond offer an efficient alternative to these methods, negating the requirement for substrate pre-activation. In this process two chemically distinct activation events culminate in the formation of the desired C-C bond with loss of H2...

  15. Amides of gold(I) diphosphines prepared from N-heterocyclic sources and their in vitro and in vivo screening for anticancer activity

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    Horvath, Ulrike E.I.; Dobrza?ska, Liliana; Strasser, Christoph E.; Bouwer, Wilna; Joone, Gisela; Jansen van Rensburg, Constance E.; Cronje, Stephanie; Raubenheimer, Helgard G.

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    A series of new neutral mononuclear or dinuclear gold(I) complexes and a cyclic cationic tetranuclear amidogold(I) complex comprising of the phosphines 1,2- bis(dimethylphosphino)ethane (dmpe), ?-1,2–bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane (dppe), ?-1,3- bis(diphenylphosphino)propane (dppp), ?-1,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)pentane (dpppe), ?-1,6- bis(diphenylphosphino)hexane (dpph) or trimethylphosphine, and several N-heterocyclic ring systems (imidazolate, pyrazolate, 1,2,3-triazolate, 1,2,4...

  16. Iron(0) Aminocarbene Complexes Bearing Heterocyclic Substituent on Carbene Carbon Atom: Electrochemistry and Reactivity.

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    Hoskovcová, I.; Zv??inová, R.; Dvo?ák, D.; Záliš, Stanislav; Ludvík, Ji?í

    Lausanne : International Society of Electrochemistry, 2008, 080898-080898. [Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry /59./. Seville (ES), 07.09.2008-12.09.2008] R&D Projects: GA AV ?R IAA400400813 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : electrochemistry * reactivity * iron aminocarbene complexes Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry http://www.uco.es/electroquimica-rseq/Circular_Seville08.pdf

  17. Enantioselective construction of quaternary N-heterocycles by palladium-catalysed decarboxylative allylic alkylation of lactams

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    Behenna, Douglas C.; Liu, Yiyang; Yurino, Taiga; Kim, Jimin; White, David E.; Virgil, Scott C.; Stoltz, Brian M.

    2012-02-01

    The enantioselective synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles (N-heterocycles) represents a substantial chemical research effort and resonates across numerous disciplines, including the total synthesis of natural products and medicinal chemistry. In this Article, we describe the highly enantioselective palladium-catalysed decarboxylative allylic alkylation of readily available lactams to form 3,3-disubstituted pyrrolidinones, piperidinones, caprolactams and structurally related lactams. Given the prevalence of quaternary N-heterocycles in biologically active alkaloids and pharmaceutical agents, we envisage that our method will provide a synthetic entry into the de novo asymmetric synthesis of such structures. As an entry for these investigations we demonstrate how the described catalysis affords enantiopure quaternary lactams that intercept synthetic intermediates previously used in the synthesis of the Aspidosperma alkaloids quebrachamine and rhazinilam, but that were previously only available by chiral auxiliary approaches or as racemic mixtures.

  18. Enantioselective construction of quaternary N-heterocycles by palladium-catalysed decarboxylative allylic alkylation of lactams

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    Behenna, Douglas C.

    2011-12-18

    The enantioselective synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles (N-heterocycles) represents a substantial chemical research effort and resonates across numerous disciplines, including the total synthesis of natural products and medicinal chemistry. In this Article, we describe the highly enantioselective palladium-catalysed decarboxylative allylic alkylation of readily available lactams to form 3,3-disubstituted pyrrolidinones, piperidinones, caprolactams and structurally related lactams. Given the prevalence of quaternary N-heterocycles in biologically active alkaloids and pharmaceutical agents, we envisage that our method will provide a synthetic entry into the de novo asymmetric synthesis of such structures. As an entry for these investigations we demonstrate how the described catalysis affords enantiopure quaternary lactams that intercept synthetic intermediates previously used in the synthesis of the Aspidosperma alkaloids quebrachamine and rhazinilam, but that were previously only available by chiral auxiliary approaches or as racemic mixtures. © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

  19. Deconstructing selectivity in the gold-promoted cyclization of alkynyl benzothioamides to six-membered mesoionic carbene or acyclic carbene complexes

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    Vummaleti, Sai Vikrama Chaitanya

    2014-05-02

    We demonstrate that the experimentally observed switch in selectivity from 5-exo-dig to 6-endo-dig cyclization of an alkynyl substrate, promoted by Au I and AuIII complexes, is connected to a switch from thermodynamic to kinetic reaction control. The AuIII center pushes alkyne coordination toward a single Au-C(alkyne) σ-bond, conferring carbocationic character (and reactivity) to the distal alkyne C atom. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

  20. Synthesis of axially chiral gold complexes and their applications in asymmetric catalyses

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    Sun, Yin-wei

    2013-01-01

    Summary Several novel chiral N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphine ligands were prepared from (S)-BINOL. Moreover, their ligated Au complexes were also successfully synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystal diffraction. A weak gold-? interaction between the Au atom and the aromatic ring in these gold complexes was identified. Furthermore, we confirmed the formation of a pair of diastereomeric isomers in NHC gold complexes bearing an axially chiral binaphthyl moiety derived from the hindered rotation around C–C and C–N bonds. In the asymmetric intramolecular hydroamination reaction most of these chiral Au(I) complexes showed good catalytic activities towards olefins tethered with a NHTs functional group to give the corresponding product in moderate yields and up to 29% ee. PMID:24204435

  1. Synthesis of axially chiral gold complexes and their applications in asymmetric catalyses

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    Yin-wei Sun

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Several novel chiral N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphine ligands were prepared from (S-BINOL. Moreover, their ligated Au complexes were also successfully synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystal diffraction. A weak gold-? interaction between the Au atom and the aromatic ring in these gold complexes was identified. Furthermore, we confirmed the formation of a pair of diastereomeric isomers in NHC gold complexes bearing an axially chiral binaphthyl moiety derived from the hindered rotation around C–C and C–N bonds. In the asymmetric intramolecular hydroamination reaction most of these chiral Au(I complexes showed good catalytic activities towards olefins tethered with a NHTs functional group to give the corresponding product in moderate yields and up to 29% ee.

  2. H-D exchange in metal carbene complexes: Structure of cluster (?-H)(?-OCD3)Os3(CO)9{:C(CD3)NC2H8O}

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    Savkov, Boris; Maksakov, Vladimir; Kuratieva, Natalia

    2015-10-01

    X-ray and spectroscopic data for the new complex (?-H)(?-OCH3)Os3(CO)9{:C(CD3)NC2H8O} (2) obtained in the reaction of the (?-H)(?-Cl)Os3(CO)9{:C(CH3)NC2H8O} (1) with NaOCD3 in CD3OD solution are reported. It is shown that cluster 1 has the property of CH-acidity inherent of Fisher type carbenes. This had demonstrated using hydrogen deuterium exchange reaction in the presence of a strong base. Bridging chlorine to metoxide ligand substitution takes place during the reaction. The molecular structure of 2 is compared with known analogues.

  3. Synthesis, characterization and luminescence studies of gold(I–NHC amide complexes

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    Adrián Gómez-Suárez

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available A flexible, efficient and straightforward methodology for the synthesis of N-heterocyclic carbene gold(I–amide complexes is reported. Reaction of the versatile building block [Au(OH(IPr] (1 (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenylimidazol-2-ylidene with a series of commercially available (heteroaromatic amines leads to the synthesis of several [Au(NRR’(IPr] complexes in good yields and with water as the sole byproduct. Interestingly, these complexes present luminescence properties. UV–vis and fluorescence measurements have allowed the identification of their excitation and emission wavelengths (?max. These studies revealed that by selecting the appropriate amine ligand the emission can be easily tuned to achieve a variety of colors, from violet to green.

  4. Two Equilibria of (N-Methyl-3-pyridinium)chlorocarbene, a Cationic Carbene.

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    Cang, Hui; Moss, Robert A; Krogh-Jespersen, Karsten

    2016-02-11

    Equilibrium constants and the associated thermodynamic parameters are reported for the equilibria established between the cationic carbene (N-methyl-3-pyridinium)chlorocarbene tetrafluoroborate (MePyr(+)CCl BF4(-), 3) and 1,3,5-trimethoxybenzene (TMB) to form a carbene-TMB complex, as well as between carbene 3 and chloride ion to form the zwitterion, N-methyl-3-pyridinium dichloromethide (10). These equilibrium constants and thermodynamic parameters are contrasted with analogous data for several related carbenes, and the influence of the pyridinium unit in carbene 3 is thereby highlighted. Computational studies augment and elucidate the experimental results. PMID:26830199

  5. Quantum-chemical investigation of the nature of metal-carbene and metal-olefin bonds in complexes [ClnM(C2H4)]- (M=Mo,Pd)

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    On the basis of electron structure calculation using Huckel method comparative investigation of the nature of metal-ethylidene and metal-ethylene bonds in complexes [Cl5Mo(C2H4)]- and [Cl3Pd(C2H4)]-, and also carbene complex stability regarding olefine izomerization is carried out. It is shown that metal-ethylidene bond in the above complexes is stronger than metal-ethylene one, and Mo(4)-ethylidene bond is stronger than Pd(2)-ethylidene one. It is supposed that relative stability of alkylidene structures may be one of the reasons of catalytic activity of Mo(4) compounds in olefine metathesis and oligomerization reactions in which carbene complex is considered as an intermediate

  6. Spectroscopic and electrochemical correlations in triangular ruthenium clusters containing N-heterocyclic ligands

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    A series of clusters of general formula [Ru sub(3) O (OOCCH sub(3)) sub(6) L sub(3)] sup(+), where L = N-heterocyclic ligands, were synthesized and characterized based on elemental analysis. UV-VIS and IR spectra. Voltametric studies revealed the existence of up to six acessible oxidation states, with a high degree of electronic delocalization. The Ru sub(3) O trigonal center possesses many delocalized electrons and can be visualized as a source of electrons. The ligands coordinated to the clusters tune their redox potentials, determine the differences in their electronic spectra, and are responsible for the special conditions required for their synthesis. (author)

  7. Metal–metal interaction in Fischer carbene complexes : a study of ferrocenyl and biferrocenyl tungsten alkylidene complexes

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    van der Westhuizen, Belinda; Speck, J. Matthaus; Korb, Marcus; Friedrich, Joachim; Bezuidenhout, Daniela Ina; Lang, Heinrich

    2013-01-01

    A series of ferrocenyl (Fc = ferrocenyl; fc = ferrocen-1,1'-diyl) and biferrocenyl (Bfc = 1',1''-biferrocenyl; bfc = 1',1''-biferrocen-1,1'''-diyl) mono- and biscarbene tungsten(0) complexes of the type [(CO)5W=C(OMe)R] (1, R = Fc; 3, R = Bfc) and [(CO)5W=C(OMe)-R'-(OMe)C=W(CO)5] (2, R' = fc; 4, R' = bfc) were synthesized according to the classical synthetic methodology by reacting W(CO)6 with LiR (R = Fc, fc, bfc), followed by a subsequent alkylation using methyl trifluoromethane...

  8. Gold(I)-phosphine-N-heterocycles: biological activity and specific (ligand) interactions on the C-terminal HIVNCp7 zinc finger.

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    Abbehausen, Camilla; Peterson, Erica J; de Paiva, Raphael E F; Corbi, Pedro P; Formiga, André L B; Qu, Yun; Farrell, Nicholas P

    2013-10-01

    The syntheses and the characterization by chemical analysis, (1)H and (31)P NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry of a series of linear triphenylphosphine gold(I) complexes with substituted N-heterocycle ligands (L), [(PPh3)Au(I)(L)](+), is reported. The reaction of [(PPh3)Au(L)](+) (L = Cl(-) or substituted N- heterocyclic pyridine) with the C-terminal (Cys3His) finger of HIVNCp7 shows evidence by mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and (31)P NMR spectroscopy of a long-lived {(PPh3)Au}-S-peptide species resulting from displacement of the chloride or pyridine ligand by zinc-bound cysteine with concomitant displacement of Zn(2+). In contrast, reactions with the Cys2His2 finger-3 of the Sp1 transcription factor shows significantly reduced intensities of {(PPh3)Au} adducts. The results suggest the possibility of systematic (electronic, steric) variations of "carrier" group PR3 and "leaving" group L as well as the nature of the zinc finger in modulation of biological activity. The cytotoxicity, cell cycle signaling effects, and cellular accumulation of the series are also reported. All compounds display cytotoxicity in the micromolar range upon 96 h continuous exposure to human tumor cells. The results may have relevance for the reported inhibition of viral load in simian virus by the gold(I) drug auranofin. PMID:24063530

  9. Making oxidation potentials predictable: Coordination of additives applied to the electronic fine tuning of an iron(II) complex

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    Haslinger, Stefan

    2014-11-03

    This work examines the impact of axially coordinating additives on the electronic structure of a bioinspired octahedral low-spin iron(II) N-heterocyclic carbene (Fe-NHC) complex. Bearing two labile trans-acetonitrile ligands, the Fe-NHC complex, which is also an excellent oxidation catalyst, is prone to axial ligand exchange. Phosphine- and pyridine-based additives are used for substitution of the acetonitrile ligands. On the basis of the resulting defined complexes, predictability of the oxidation potentials is demonstrated, based on a correlation between cyclic voltammetry experiments and density functional theory calculated molecular orbital energies. Fundamental insights into changes of the electronic properties upon axial ligand exchange and the impact on related attributes will finally lead to target-oriented manipulation of the electronic properties and consequently to the effective tuning of the reactivity of bioinspired systems.

  10. Binding of molecular oxygen by an artificial heme analogue: investigation on the formation of an Fe–tetracarbene superoxo complex

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    Anneser, Markus R.

    2016-02-26

    The dioxygen reactivity of a cyclic iron(II) tetra–NHC-complex (NHC: N-heterocyclic carbene) is investigated. Divergent oxidation behavior is observed depending on the choice of the solvent (acetonitrile or acetone). In the first case, exposure to molecular oxygen leads to an oxygen free Fe(III) whereas in the latter case an oxide bridged Fe(III) dimer is formed. In acetone, an Fe(III)-superoxide can be trapped, isolated and characterized as intermediate at low temperatures. An Fe(III)–O–Fe(III) dimer is formed from the Fe(III) superoxide in acetone upon warming and the molecular structure has been revealed by single crystal X-ray diffraction. It is shown that the oxidation of the Fe(II) complex in both solvents is a reversible process. For the regeneration of the initial Fe(II) complex both organic and inorganic reducing agents can be used.

  11. Making oxidation potentials predictable: coordination of additives applied to the electronic fine tuning of an iron(II) complex.

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    Haslinger, Stefan; Kück, Jens W; Hahn, Eva M; Cokoja, Mirza; Pöthig, Alexander; Basset, Jean-Marie; Kühn, Fritz E

    2014-11-01

    This work examines the impact of axially coordinating additives on the electronic structure of a bioinspired octahedral low-spin iron(II) N-heterocyclic carbene (Fe-NHC) complex. Bearing two labile trans-acetonitrile ligands, the Fe-NHC complex, which is also an excellent oxidation catalyst, is prone to axial ligand exchange. Phosphine- and pyridine-based additives are used for substitution of the acetonitrile ligands. On the basis of the resulting defined complexes, predictability of the oxidation potentials is demonstrated, based on a correlation between cyclic voltammetry experiments and density functional theory calculated molecular orbital energies. Fundamental insights into changes of the electronic properties upon axial ligand exchange and the impact on related attributes will finally lead to target-oriented manipulation of the electronic properties and consequently to the effective tuning of the reactivity of bioinspired systems. PMID:25333790

  12. Toward new organometallic architectures: synthesis of carbene-centered rhodium and palladium bisphosphine complexes. stability and reactivity of [PC(BIm)PRh(L)][PF6] pincers.

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    Plikhta, Andriy; Pöthig, Alexander; Herdtweck, Eberhardt; Rieger, Bernhard

    2015-10-01

    In this article, we report the synthesis of a tridentate carbene-centered bisphosphine ligand precursor and its complexes. The developed four-step synthetic strategy of a new PC(BIm)P pincer ligand represents the derivatization of benzimidazole in the first and third positions by (diphenylphosphoryl)methylene synthone, followed by phosphine deprotection and subsequent insertion of a noncoordinating anion. The obtained ligand precursor undergoes complexation, with PdCl2 and [?-OCH3Rh(COD)]2 smoothly forming the target organometallics [PC(BIm)PPdCl][PF6] and [PC(BIm)PRh(L)][PF6] under mild hydrogenation conditions. A more detailed study of the rhodium complexes [PC(BIm)PRh(L)][PF6] reveals significant thermal stability of the PC(BIm)PRh moiety in the solid state as well as in solution. The chemical behavior of 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphinomethylene)benzimidazol-2-ylrhodium acetonitrile hexafluorophosphate has been screened under decarbonylation, hydrogenation, and hydroboration reaction conditions. Thus, the PC(BIm)PRh(I) complex is a sufficiently stable compound, with the potential to be applied in catalysis. PMID:26390389

  13. Synthesis of Aryliron Complexes [CpFe(CO2Ar] by Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions of [CpFe(CO2I] with Arylzinc, -Boron, or -Indium Reagents

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    Koichiro Oshima

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Transmetalation between [CpFe(CO2I] and arylzinc iodide-lithium chloride complexes proceeds in the presence of catalytic amounts of palladium acetate and N,N,N’,N’-tetramethyl-1,2-cyclohexanediamine to yield the corresponding aryliron complexes [CpFe(CO2Ar]. Phenylation of [CpFe(CO2I] also takes place when triphenylindium is used under similar conditions. Arylboronic acids undergo arylation in the presence of cesium carbonate and a palladium-N-heterocyclic carbene complex, PEPPSI. The present methods are useful for the facile synthesis of various functionalized [CpFe(CO2Ar]. The products [CpFe(CO2Ar] represent an interesting class of aryl metals that undergo several transformation.

  14. Contrasting electronic requirements for C-H binding and C-H activation in d(6) half-sandwich complexes of rhenium and tungsten.

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    Thenraj, Murugesan; Samuelson, Ashoka G

    2015-09-15

    A computational study of the interaction half-sandwich metal fragments (metal?=?Re/W, electron count?=?d(6)), containing linear nitrosyl (NO(+) ), carbon monoxide (CO), trifluorophosphine (PF3 ), N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with alkanes are conducted using density functional theory employing the hybrid meta-GGA functional (M06). Electron deficiency on the metal increases with the ligand in the order NHC < CO < PF3 < NO(+). Electron-withdrawing ligands like NO(+) lead to more stable alkane complexes than NHC, a strong electron donor. Energy decomposition analysis shows that stabilization is due to orbital interaction involving charge transfer from the alkane to the metal. Reactivity and dynamics of the alkane fragment are facilitated by electron donors on the metal. These results match most of the experimental results known for CO and PF3 complexes. The study suggests activation of alkane in metal complexes to be facile with strong donor ligands like NHC. PMID:26174521

  15. The first resonance hybrid of silyl-carbene and pyridyl-silylene complexes. Formation by Aryl C-H bond activation of DMAP [4-(dimethylamino)pyridine] on a silylene complex

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    Treatment of a tungsten bis(silyl) complex Cp*W{?3-(Si,Si,O)-xantsil}(CO)(H) [xantsil=(9,9-dimethylxanthene-4,5-diyl)bis(dimethylsilyl)] with 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP) causes ortho-metallation in a DMAP-stabilized silylene complex that is generated from the bis(silyl) complex through silicon-to-tungsten 1,2-methyl migration and methane elimination. Resulting W-Si-N-C four-membered metallacycle Cp*W[?3(Si,Si,C)-(SiMe2){SiMe(NC5H3NMe2)}-(C15H12O)](CO)(H) can be regarded as the resonance hybrid of silyl-carbene an pyridyl-silylee complexes. (author)

  16. Crystalline 1H-1,2,3-Triazol-5-ylidenes: New Stable Mesoionic Carbenes (MICs)**

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    Guisado-Barrios, Gregorio; Bouffard, Jean; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2010-01-01

    Until recently, the availability of neutral carbon-based ?1C ligands was limited to carbon monoxide, isocyanides, and carbenes. Compared to phosphorus-based ligands, carbenes tend to bind more strongly to metal centers, avoiding the necessity for the use of excess ligand in catalytic reactions. The corresponding complexes are often less sensitive to air and moisture, and are remarkably resistant to oxidation.[1] As the robustness of carbene complexes is largely due to the presence of strong c...

  17. Properties and reactions of manganese methylene complexes in the gas phase. The importance of strong metal: carbene bonds for effective olefin metathesis catalysts

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    Stevens, A.E.; Beauchamp, J.L.

    1979-10-10

    In this communication the formation, properties and reactions of the gas phase carbenes MnCH/sub 2//sup +/, (CO)/sub 5/MnCH/sub 2//sup +/, and (CO)/sub 4/MnCH/sub 2//sup +/ are described. Reported results include observation of metathesis and abstraction reactions of the methylene ligand with olefins and the first experimental determination of metal-carbene bond dissociation energies. Important points are that: (a) metal-methylene bond energies are extremely strong; and (b) the Mn/sup +/-methylene bond energy is decreased substantially on addition of five carbonyls to the metal center. If the metal-carbene bond energy exceeds 100 kcal/mol, then transfer of the carbene to an olefin to give a cyclopropane or new olefin will be endothermic and thus will not compete with the metathesis reaction. In order to avoid low turnover numbers resulting from consumption of carbene intermediates, strong metal-carbene bonds are a desirable feature of practical metathesis catalysts. (DP)

  18. Utilization of N-X bonds in the synthesis of N-heterocycles.

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    Minakata, Satoshi

    2009-08-18

    Nitrogen-containing heterocycles--such as aziridines, pyrrolidines, piperidines, and oxazolines--frequently show up as substructures in natural products. In addition, some of these species show potent biological activities. Therefore, researchers would like to develop practical and convenient methods for constructing these heterocycles. Among the available methods, the transfer of N(1) units to organic molecules, especially olefins, is a versatile method for the synthesis of N-heterocycles. This Account reviews some of our recent work on the synthesis of N-heterocycles using the N-X bond. A nitrogen-halogen bond bearing an electron-withdrawing group on the nitrogen can be converted to a halonium ion. In the presence of C-C double bonds, these species produce three-membered cyclic halonium intermediates, which can be strong electrophiles and can produce stereocontrolled products. N-Halosuccinimides are representative sources of halonium ions, and the nitrogen of succinimide is rarely used in organic synthesis. If the nitrogen could act as a nucleophile, after releasing halonium ions to C-C double bonds, we expect great advances would be possible in the stereoselective functionalization of olefins. We chose N-chloro-N-sodio-p-toluenesulfonamide (chloramine-T, CT), an inexpensive and commercially available reagent, as our desired reactant. In the presence of a catalytic amount of CuCl or I(2) and AgNO(3), we achieved the direct aziridination of olefins with CT. The reaction catalyzed by I(2) could be carried out in water or silica-water as a green process. The reaction of iodoolefins with CT gave pyrrolidine derivatives under extremely mild conditions with complete stereoselectivity. We also extended the utility of the N-chloro-N-metallo reagent, which is often unstable and difficult to work with. Although CT does not react with electron-deficient olefins without a metal catalyst or an additive, we found that N-chloro-N-sodiocarbamates react with electron-deficient olefins in the presence of a phase transfer catalyst to give the corresponding aziridines. We also used this method to synthesize asymmetric aziridines using quaternary cinchona alkaloid catalysts. We also developed a facile synthetic method for preparing N-heterocycles that involves the in situ generation of an N-X bond using tert-butyl hypochlorite or tert-butyl hypoiodite (tert-BuOI). Treatment of alkenylamides containing an active hydrogen on the nitrogen with tert-BuOI led to the production of various N-heterocycles via intramolecular cyclization. Iodination of readily available sulfonamides or carboxamides with tert-BuOI generated reactive N-iodinated amides, which smoothly reacted with olefins to give aziridines or oxazolines. The reaction of fullerene, C(60), with CT also led to aziridination: the resulting aziridinofullerene underwent a unique rearrangement to an azafulleroid. Chlorination of readily available amide derivatives with tert-BuOCl, followed by a reaction with C(60) in the presence of an organic base, afforded aziridinofullerenes with various substituents on the nitrogen. The results in this Account contribute to the development of convenient methods for constructing simple and useful heterocycles. PMID:19480410

  19. Formation and Reactions of Tetracarbonyl Intermediates of the Fischer Carbene Complex (CO)5W=C(OMe)Ph : A Laser Flash Photolysis Study Using Time-Resolved Infrared and UV/Vis Spectroscopy

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    Gut, Hans-Peter; Welte, Nicolas; Link, Uwe; Fischer, Helmut; Steiner, Ulrich

    2000-01-01

    The results of nanosecond laser flash photolysis (XeCl excimer irradiation at 308 nm) of the Fischer carbene complex [(CO)5W=C(OMe)Ph] (CZ) in di-n-butyl ether and n-hexane are reported. Spectrokinetical detection of the intermediates was based on transient absorptions simulaneously recorded in the UV/vis and the IR spectral regions. The primary photoproducts are the unstable isomer CE produced with a quantum yield of about 30% and a tetracarbonyl complex I-S, probably of structure [(CO)4(S)W...

  20. Low-spin hexacoordinate Mn(III): synthesis and spectroscopic investigation of homoleptic tris(pyrazolyl)borate and tris(carbene)borate complexes.

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    Forshaw, Adam P; Smith, Jeremy M; Ozarowski, Andrew; Krzystek, J; Smirnov, Dmitry; Zvyagin, S A; Harris, T David; Karunadasa, Hemamala I; Zadrozny, Joseph M; Schnegg, Alexander; Holldack, Karsten; Jackson, Timothy A; Alamiri, Ahmad; Barnes, Diane M; Telser, Joshua

    2013-01-01

    Three complexes of Mn(III) with "scorpionate" type ligands have been investigated by a variety of physical techniques. The complexes are [Tp(2)Mn]SbF(6) (1), [Tp(2)*Mn]SbF(6) (2), and [{PhB(MeIm)(3)}(2)Mn](CF(3)SO(3)) (3a), where Tp(-) = hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate anion, Tp*(-) = hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate anion, and PhB(MeIm)(3)(-) = phenyltris(3-methylimidazol-2-yl)borate anion. The crystal structure of 3a is reported; the structures of 1 and 2 have been previously reported, but were reconfirmed in this work. The synthesis and characterization of [{PhB(MeIm)(3)}(2)Mn]Cl (3b) are also described. These complexes are of interest in that, in contrast to many hexacoordinate (pseudo-octahedral) complexes of Mn(III), they exhibit a low-spin (triplet) ground state, rather than the high-spin (quintet) ground state. Solid-state electronic absorption spectroscopy, SQUID magnetometry, and high-frequency and -field electron paramagnetic resonance (HFEPR) spectroscopy were applied. HFEPR, in particular, was useful in characterizing the S = 1 spin Hamiltonian parameters for complex 1, D = +19.97(1), E = 0.42(2) cm(-1), and for 2, D = +15.89(2), E = 0.04(1) cm(-1). In addition, frequency domain Fourier-transform THz-EPR spectroscopy, using coherent synchrotron radiation, was applied to 1 only and gave results in good agreement with HFEPR. Variable-temperature dc magnetic susceptibility measurements of 1 and 2 were also in good agreement with the HFEPR results. This magnitude of zero-field splitting (zfs) is over 4 times larger than that in comparable hexacoordinate Mn(III) systems with S = 2 ground states. Complexes 3a and 3b (i.e., regardless of counteranion) have a yet much larger magnitude zfs, which may be the result of unquenched orbital angular momentum so that the spin Hamiltonian model is not appropriate. The triplet ground state is rationalized in each complex by ligand-field theory (LFT) and by quantum chemistry theory, both density functional theory and unrestricted Hartree-Fock methods. This analysis also shows that spin-crossover behavior is not thermally accessible for these complexes as solids. The donor properties of the three different scorpionate ligands were further characterized using the LFT model that suggests that the tris(carbene)borate is a strong ?-donor with little or no ?-bonding. PMID:23259486

  1. Formation and photostability of N-heterocycles in space. I. The effect of nitrogen on the photostability of small aromatic molecules

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    Peeters, Z.; Botta, O.; Charnley, S. B.; Kisiel, Z.; Kuan, Y.-J.; Ehrenfreund, P.

    2005-04-01

    Nitrogen-containing cyclic organic molecules (N-heterocycles) play important roles in terrestrial biology, for example as the nucleobases in genetic material. It has previously been shown that nucleobases are unlikely to form and survive in interstellar and circumstellar environments. Also, they were found to be unstable against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. However, nucleobases were detected in carbonaceous meteorites, suggesting their formation and survival is possible outside the Earth. In this study, the nucleobase precursor pyrimidine and the related N-heterocycles pyridine and s-triazine were tested for UVstability. All three N-heterocycles were found to photolyse rapidly and their stability decreased with an increasing number of nitrogen atoms in the ring. The laboratory results were extrapolated to astronomically relevant environments. In the diffuse interstellar medium (ISM) these N-heterocycles in the gas phase would be destroyed in 10-100years, while in the Solar System at 1AU distance from the Sun their lifetime would not extend beyond several hours. The only environment where small N-heterocycles could survive, is in dense clouds. Pyridine and pyrimidine, but not s-triazine, could survive the average lifetime of such a cloud. The regions of circumstellar envelopes where dust attenuates the UVflux, may provide a source for the detection of N-heterocycles. We conclude that these results have important consequences for the detectability of N-heterocycles in astronomical environments.

  2. Tip-induced gating of molecular levels in carbene-based junctions.

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    Foti, Giuseppe; Vázquez, Héctor

    2016-03-29

    We study the conductance of N-heterocyclic carbene-based (NHC) molecules on gold by means of first-principles calculations based on density-functional theory and non-equilibrium Green's functions. We consider several tip structures and find a strong dependence of the position of the NHC molecular levels with the atomistic structure of the tip. The position of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) can change by almost 0.8 eV with tip shape. Through an analysis of the net charge transfer, electron redistribution and work function for each tip structure, we rationalize the LUMO shifts in terms of the sum of the work function and the maximum electrostatic potential arising from charge rearrangement. These differences in the LUMO position, effectively gating the molecular levels, result in large conductance variations. These findings open the way to modulating the conductance of NHC-based molecular circuits through the controlled design of the tip atomistic structure. PMID:26891059

  3. Tip-induced gating of molecular levels in carbene-based junctions

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    Foti, Giuseppe; Vázquez, Héctor

    2016-03-01

    We study the conductance of N-heterocyclic carbene-based (NHC) molecules on gold by means of first-principles calculations based on density-functional theory and non-equilibrium Green’s functions. We consider several tip structures and find a strong dependence of the position of the NHC molecular levels with the atomistic structure of the tip. The position of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) can change by almost 0.8 eV with tip shape. Through an analysis of the net charge transfer, electron redistribution and work function for each tip structure, we rationalize the LUMO shifts in terms of the sum of the work function and the maximum electrostatic potential arising from charge rearrangement. These differences in the LUMO position, effectively gating the molecular levels, result in large conductance variations. These findings open the way to modulating the conductance of NHC-based molecular circuits through the controlled design of the tip atomistic structure.

  4. Biochemical Interpretation of Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR) for Biodegradation of N-Heterocycles : A Complementary Approach to Predict Biodegradability

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    Philipp, Bodo; Hoff, Malte; Germa, Florence; Schink, Bernhard; Beimborn, Dieter; Mersch-Sundermann, Volker

    2007-01-01

    Prediction of the biodegradability of organic compounds is an ecologically desirable and economically feasible tool for estimating the environmental fate of chemicals. We combined quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) with the systematic collection of biochemical knowledge to establish rules for the prediction of aerobic biodegradation of N-heterocycles. Validated biodegradation data of 194 N-heterocyclic compounds were analyzed using the MULTICASE-method which delivered two QS...

  5. Mineralization of polycyclic and n-heterocyclic aromatic compounds in hydrocarbon-contaminated soils

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    The comparative mineralization of eight polycyclic aromatic compounds in five soils collected from an abandoned coal tar refinery in eastern Ohio was determined. The soils showed differences only in total extractable hydrocarbon content of the soil chemical characteristics measured. The compounds studied included five polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (phenanthrene, anthracene, pyrene, and carcinogenic benz[a]anthracene and benzo[a]pyrene) and three N-heterocyclic aromatics (9H-carbazole, and carcinogenic 7H-dibenzo[c,g]carbazole and dibenz[a,j]acridine). Mineralization was measured by serum bottle radiorespirometry. Only phenanthrene, anthracene, pyrene, benz[a]anthracene, and carbazole were mineralized in the soils after 64 d. Two of the soils with eight to 15 times the hexane -extractable hydrocarbon content consistently showed more rapid initial rates and higher overall extents of mineralization compared to the other three soils. Overall extents of mineralization ranged from 38 to 55% for phenanthrene, 10 to 60% for anthracene, 25 to 70% for pyrene, background to 40% for benz[a]anthracene, and 25 to 50% for carbazole after 64 d. Extents of mineralization by indigenous soil microbiota appear to be more dependent on the chemical characteristics of the soil and not soil total biomass and activity. Cultures capable of degrading phenanthrene, anthracene, and pyrene were obtained following enrichment techniques. A Mycobacterium sp. capable of degrading these three compounds was isolated and reintroduced into two of the soils, resulting in mineralization enhanced above that of the indigenous soil microbial population. These data indicate that the future success of bioremediation methods relies on the characterization of environmental parameters affecting microbial degradation as well as the isolation of microbial populations that can reduce toxicity in the environment

  6. Activation of Si-H bonds across the nickel carbene bond in electron rich nickel PCcarbeneP pincer complexes.

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    LaPierre, Etienne A; Piers, Warren E; Spasyuk, Denis M; Bi, David W

    2016-01-14

    Silicon-hydrogen bonds are shown to add to a nickel carbon double bond to yield nickel ?-silylalkyl hydrido complexes. Kinetic and isotope labeling studies suggest that a concerted 4-centred addition across the Ni[double bond, length as m-dash]C bond is operative rather than a mechanism involving Si-H oxidative addition. This constitutes an example of Si-H bond activation via ligand cooperativity. PMID:26650257

  7. Cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs): stable carbenes on the rise.

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    Soleilhavoup, Michèle; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-02-17

    CONSPECTUS: Carbenes are compounds that feature a divalent carbon atom with only six electrons in its valence shell. In the singlet state, they possess a lone pair of electrons and a vacant orbital and therefore exhibit Lewis acidic and Lewis basic properties, which explains their very high reactivity. Following the preparation by our group in 1988 of the first representative, a variety of stable carbenes are now available, the most popular being the cyclic diaminocarbenes. In this Account, we discuss another class of stable cyclic carbenes, namely, cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs), in which one of the electronegative and ?-donor amino substituents of diaminocarbenes is replaced by a ?-donating but not ?-donating alkyl group. As a consequence, CAACs are more nucleophilic (?-donating) but also more electrophilic (?-accepting) than diaminocarbenes. Additionally, the presence of a quaternary carbon in the position ? to the carbene center provides steric environments that differentiate CAACs dramatically from all other ligands. We show that the peculiar electronic and steric properties of CAACs allow for the stabilization of unusual diamagnetic and paramagnetic main group element species. As examples, we describe the preparation of room temperature stable phosphorus derivatives in which the heteroatom is in the zero oxidation state, nucleophilic boron compounds, and phosphorus-, antimony-, boron-, silicon-, and even carbon-centered neutral and cationic radicals. CAACs are also excellent ligands for transition metal complexes. The most recent application is their use for the stabilization of paramagnetic complexes, in which the metal is often in a formal zero oxidation state. Indeed, bis(CAAC)M complexes in which the metal is gold, copper, cobalt, iron, nickel, manganese, and zinc have been isolated. Depending on the metal, the majority of spin density can reside either on the metal or on the carbene carbons and the nitrogen atoms of the CAAC ligand. In contrast to diaminocarbenes, the higher basicity of CAACs makes them poor leaving groups, and thus they cannot be used for classical organocatalysis. However, because of their superior electrophilicity and smaller singlet-triplet gap, CAACs can activate small molecules at room temperature, such as CO, H2, and P4, as well as enthalpically strong bonds, such as B-H, Si-H, N-H, and P-H. Lastly, excellent results have been obtained in palladium, ruthenium, and gold catalysis. CAAC-metal complexes are extremely thermally robust, which allows for their utilization in harsh conditions. This property has been used to perform a variety of gold-catalyzed reactions in the presence of basic amines, including ammonia and hydrazine, which usually deactivate catalysts. PMID:25515548

  8. Use of a Bidentate Ligand Featuring an N-Heterocyclic Phosphenium Cation (NHP(+)) to Systematically Explore the Bonding of NHP(+) Ligands with Nickel.

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    Bezpalko, Mark W; Foxman, Bruce M; Thomas, Christine M

    2015-09-01

    A novel bidentate ligand featuring an N-heterocyclic phosphenium cation (NHP(+)) linked to a phosphine side arm is used to explore the coordination chemistry of NHP(+) ligands with nickel. Direct P-Cl bond cleavage from a chlorophosphine precursor [PP]-Cl (1) by Ni(COD)2 affords the asymmetric bimetallic complex [Cl2Ni(?-PP)2Ni] (2) via a nonoxidative process. Abstraction of the halide with either NaBPh4 or K[B(C6F5)4] prior to metal coordination to form the free phosphenium ligand [PP](+) in situ, followed by coordination to Ni(COD)2, afforded the halide-free Ni(0) complexes [(PP)Ni(COD)] [B(C6F5)4] (4) and [(PP)Ni(COD)][BPh4] (5). Chloride abstraction from 1 is problematic in the presence of a PF6(-) counterion, however, as evident by the formation of [(PP)Ni(PP-F)][PF6] (3). The COD ligand in 5 can be readily displaced with PMe3 or PPh3 to afford [(PP)NiL2][BPh4] (L = PMe3 (6), PPh3 (7)). Complexes 2-7 feature planar geometries about the NHP(+) phosphorus atom and unusually short Ni-P distances, indicative of multiple bonding resulting from both P ? Ni ? donation and Ni ? P ? backbonding. This bonding description is supported by theoretical studies using natural bond orbital analysis. PMID:26302438

  9. N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed tandem aza-benzoin/Michael reactions: on site reversal of the reactivity of N-Boc imines.

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    Wu, Ke-Jia; Li, Gong-Qiang; Li, Yi; Dai, Li-Xin; You, Shu-Li

    2011-01-01

    A tandem NHC-catalyzed aza-benzoin/Michael reaction has been developed as a method to efficiently produce dihydroindenones and pyrrolidinone-containing tricycles. The novel reaction pattern involves tert-butyl aryl(tosyl)methylcarbamates reacting as both electrophile and nucleophile on the same carbon. PMID:20953492

  10. Novel Synthesis of 3-Phenyl-chromen-4-ones Using N-Heterocyclic Carbene as Organocatalyst: An Efficient Domino Catalysis Type Approach

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    Mishra, Priya; Singh, Sarita; Ankit, Preyas; Fatma, Shahin; Singh, Divya; Singh, Jagdamba [Univ. of Allahabad, Allahabad (India)

    2013-04-15

    Herein is reported a simple and efficient synthesis of isoflavones starting from various substituted phenacyl bromides and salicylaldehydes in presence of NHC. The mechanism involved domino catalysis type approach with consumption and regeneration of catalyst in two catalytic cycles. This method proved to be very lucrative and gives very good yield. The method described here represents an environmentally benign alternative to classical approach.

  11. Imidazolium Ionic Liquids, Imidazolylidene Heterocyclic Carbenes, and Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks for CO2 Capture and Photochemical Reduction.

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    Wang, Sibo; Wang, Xinchen

    2016-02-01

    Imidazolium ionic liquids (ILs), imidazolylidene N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), and zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) are imidazolate motifs which have been extensively investigated for CO2 adsorption and conversion applications. Summarized in this minireview is the recent progress in the capture, activation, and photochemical reduction of CO2 with these three imidazolate building blocks, from homogeneous molecular entities (ILs and NHCs) to heterogeneous crystalline scaffolds (ZIFs). The developments and existing shortcomings of the imidazolate motifs for their use in CO2 utilizations is assessed, with more of focus on CO2 photoredox catalysis. The opportunities and challenges of imidazolate scaffolds for future advancement of CO2 photochemical conversion for artificial photosynthesis are discussed. PMID:26683833

  12. Synthesis and Characterization of Iron-Nitrogen-Doped Graphene/Core-Shell Catalysts: Efficient Oxidative Dehydrogenation of N-Heterocycles.

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    Cui, Xinjiang; Li, Yuehui; Bachmann, Stephan; Scalone, Michelangelo; Surkus, Annette-Enrica; Junge, Kathrin; Topf, Christoph; Beller, Matthias

    2015-08-26

    An important goal for nanocatalysis is the development of flexible and efficient methods for preparing active and stable core-shell catalysts. In this respect, we present the synthesis and characterization of iron oxides surrounded by nitrogen-doped-graphene shells immobilized on carbon support (labeled FeOx@NGr-C). Active catalytic materials are obtained in a simple, scalable and two-step method via pyrolysis of iron acetate and phenanthroline and subsequent selective leaching. The optimized FeOx@NGr-C catalyst showed high activity in oxidative dehydrogenations of several N-heterocycles. The utility of this benign methodology is demonstrated by the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant quinolines. In addition, mechanistic studies prove that the reaction progresses via superoxide radical anions (·O2(-)). PMID:26230874

  13. Structural, spectral and magnetic studies of two Co(II)-N-heterocyclic diphosphonates based on multinuclear units

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    Zhao, Chen; Ma, Kui-Rong; Zhang, Yu; Kan, Yu-He; Li, Rong-Qing; Hu, Hua-You

    2016-01-01

    Two examples of Co(II)-N-heterocyclic coordination polymers based on 1-hydroxyethylidenediphosphonic acid (H5L = CH3C(OH)(PO3H2)2), namely 0.5(H3NCH2CH2NH3)·[Co6(Cl2)(H3L)2(H2L)(HL)(2,2?-bipy)6] 1 and 2(NH4)·[Co3(HL)2(H2O)2(phen)2]·2(H2O) 2, have been solvothermally obtained by introducing the second ligands 2,2?-bipyridine/1,10-phenanthroline (2,2?-bipy/phen) and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), elemental analysis, IR, TG-DSC. The single-crystal X-ray diffractions show that compound 1 possesses a 0-D structure with hexa-nuclear cluster [Co6(O-P-O)8] built through single/double O-P-O bridges and compound 2 displays a 1-D ladder-like chain structure with magnetic topology building blocks [Co4(O-P-O)4]n. Then H-bonding and ?-? stacking interactions further expand the two low-dimensional structures into three-dimensional supramolecular frameworks. Fluorescent measurements reveal that both the maximum emission peaks of 1-2 are centered at 423 nm, mainly deriving from intraligand ?*-? transition state of N-heterocyclic ligand 2,2?-bipy/phen, respectively. Magnetism data indicate that 1 exhibits antiferromagnetic behavior within hexa-nuclear Co(II) clusters, while 2 shows weak ferromagnetic interactions in 1-D topology Co(II)-chain, showing promising potential as magnetic materials.

  14. Protonolysis of a Ruthenium-Carbene Bond and Applications in Olefin Metathesis

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Bouffard, Jean; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2011-01-01

    The synthesis of a ruthenium complex containing an N-heterocylic carbene (NHC) and a mesoionic carbene (MIC) is described wherein addition of a Brønsted acid results in protonolysis of the Ru-MIC bond to generate an extremely active metathesis catalyst. Mechanistic studies implicate a rate-determining protonation step to generate the metathesis active species. The NHC/MIC catalyst was found to have activity exceeding current commercial ruthenium catalysts. PMID:21574621

  15. Protonolysis of a Ruthenium-Carbene Bond and Applications in Olefin Metathesis

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; Bouffard, Jean; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    The synthesis of a ruthenium complex containing an N-heterocylic carbene (NHC) and a mesoionic carbene (MIC) is described wherein addition of a Brønsted acid results in protonolysis of the Ru-MIC bond to generate an extremely active metathesis catalyst. Mechanistic studies implicate a rate-determining protonation step to generate the metathesis active species. The NHC/MIC catalyst was found to have activity exceeding current commercial ruthenium catalysts.

  16. Study of the factors supporting the selective complexation of the trivalent lanthanide and actinide ions

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    In order to obtain clear-cut information on the factors which favour the discrimination between trivalent actinides and lanthanides, we investigated the complexation of the tris(cyclopentadienyl) Ce(III) and U(III) compounds, (RCp)3M (R = tBu, SiMe3), with a series of monocyclic azines with distinct Lewis basicity and reduction potential. Coordination of pyrazine and 4,4' and 2,2'-bipyridines on the (RCp)3M complexes has also been studied. Of major interest is the reversible oxidation of the (RCp)3U species into the uranium(IV) [(RCp)3U]2(pyz) complexes by pyrazine. The presence of cooperativity in the binding of the cyclopentadienyl groups by U(III), due to late appearance of back-bonding, leads to a greater stabilization of the uranium(III) complexes. Complexation of the species Cp*2MI (M = Ce, U) by 2,2'-bipyridine, phenanthroline and ter-pyridine affords the adducts [Cp*2M(L)]I. For L = bipy and terpy, these compounds are reduced into Cp*2M(L). The magnetic data for [Cp*2M(terpy)]I and Cp*2M(terpy) are consistent with Ce(III) and U(III) species, with the formulation Cp*2MIII(terpy). An electron transfer reaction between these species was observed in NMR. Reactions of the [Cp*2M(terpy)]I and Cp*2M(terpy) complexes with H and H+ donor reagents lead to a clear differentiation of these trivalent ions. We studied the coordination of the stable N-heterocyclic carbene and isonitrile molecules on (RCp)3M and Cp*2MI; competition reactions and comparison of the crystal structures of the carbene compounds reveal the much better affinity of the NHC and tBuNC ligands for the 5f rather than for the 4f ion. (authors)

  17. Efficient Removal of Ruthenium Byproducts from Olefin Metathesis Products by Simple Aqueous Extraction

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    Hong, Soon Hyeok; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2008-01-01

    Simple aqueous extraction removed ruthenium byproducts efficiently from ring-closing metathesis (RCM) reactions catalyzed by a PEG-supported N-heterocyclic carbene-based ruthenium complex. PMID:17428062

  18. Gold(I)-Catalyzed Hydration of Allenes

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    Zhang, Zhibin; Du Lee, Seong; Fisher, Aaron S.; Widenhoefer, Ross A.

    2009-01-01

    A gold(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complex catalyzes the intermolecular hydration of allenes to form allylic alcohols in modest yield with selective delivery of water to the terminal carbon atoms of the allenyl moiety.

  19. Shell crosslinked nanoparticles carrying silver antimicrobials as therapeutics†

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    Li, Yali; Hindi, Khadijah; Watts, Kristin M.; Taylor, Jane B.; Zhang, Ke; Li, Zicheng; Hunstad, David A.; Cannon, Carolyn L.; Youngs, Wiley J.; Karen L. Wooley

    2009-01-01

    Amphiphilic polymer nanoparticles loaded with silver cations or/and N-heterocyclic carbene–silver complexes were assessed as antimicrobial agents against Gram-negative pathogens Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

  20. Exploring new generations of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts: the reactivity of a bis-ylidene ruthenium complex by DFT

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    Poater Teixidor, Albert; Credendino, Raffaele; Slugovc, Christian; Cavallo, Luigi

    2013-01-01

    Density functional theory calculations were used to predict the behaviour of a potential novel architecture of olefin metathesis catalysts, in which one of the neutral ligands of classical Ru-based catalysts, e. g. a phosphine or an N-heterocyclic carbene, is replaced by an alkylidene group. Introduction of a second alkylidene ligand favors dissociation of the remaining phosphine and the overall energy profile for the metathesis using ethylene as the probe substrate reveals that the proposed ...

  1. Asymmetric catalytic cascade reactions for constructing diverse scaffolds and complex molecules.

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    Wang, Yao; Lu, Hong; Xu, Peng-Fei

    2015-07-21

    With the increasing concerns about chemical pollution and sustainability of resources, among the significant challenges facing synthetic chemists are the development and application of elegant and efficient methods that enable the concise synthesis of natural products, drugs, and related compounds in a step-, atom- and redox-economic manner. One of the most effective ways to reach this goal is to implement reaction cascades that allow multiple bond-forming events to occur in a single vessel. This Account documents our progress on the rational design and strategic application of asymmetric catalytic cascade reactions in constructing diverse scaffolds and synthesizing complex chiral molecules. Our research is aimed at developing robust cascade reactions for the systematic synthesis of a range of interesting molecules that contain structural motifs prevalent in natural products, pharmaceuticals, and biological probes. The strategies employed to achieve this goal can be classified into three categories: bifunctional base/Brønsted acid catalysis, covalent aminocatalysis/N-heterocyclic carbene catalysis, and asymmetric organocatalytic relay cascades. By the use of rationally designed substrates with properly reactive sites, chiral oxindole, chroman, tetrahydroquinoline, tetrahydrothiophene, and cyclohexane scaffolds were successfully assembled under bifunctional base/Brønsted acid catalysis from simple and readily available substances such as imines and nitroolefins. We found that some of these reactions are highly efficient since catalyst loadings as low as 1 mol % can promote the multistep sequences affording complex architectures with high stereoselectivities and yields. Furthermore, one of the bifunctional base/Brønsted acid-catalyzed cascade reactions for the synthesis of chiral cyclohexanes has been used as a key step in the construction of the tetracyclic core of lycorine-type alkaloids and the formal synthesis of α-lycorane. Guided by the principles of covalent aminocatalysis and N-heterocyclic carbene catalysis, we synthesized chiral piperidine, indole, and cyclobutane derivatives. The synthesis of chiral cyclobutanes and pyrroloindolones showed unprecedented reactivity of substrates and catalysts. The development of the strategy of asymmetric organocatalytic relay cascades has provided a useful tool for the controlled synthesis of specific diastereomers in complex molecules. This Account gives a panoramic view and the logic of our research on the design, development, and applications of asymmetric catalytic cascade reactions that will potentially provide useful insights into exploring new reactions. PMID:26099943

  2. Coordinatively unsaturated ruthenium complexes as efficient alkyneazide cycloaddition catalysts

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    Lamberti, Marina

    2012-01-23

    The performance of 16-electron ruthenium complexes with the general formula Cp*Ru(L)X (in which L = phosphine or N-heterocyclic carbene ligand; X = Cl or OCH2CF3) was explored in azidealkyne cycloaddition reactions that afford the 1,2,3- triazole products. The scope of the Cp*Ru(PiPr 3)Cl precatalyst was investigated for terminal alkynes leading to new 1,5-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles in high yields. Mechanistic studies were conducted and revealed a number of proposed intermediates. Cp*Ru- (PiPr3)(2-HCCPh)Cl was observed and characterized by 1H, 13C, and 31P NMR at temperatures between 273 and 213 K. A rare example of N,N-κ2-phosphazide complex, Cp*Ru(κ2- iPr3PN3Bn)Cl, was fully characterized, and a single-crystal X-ray diffraction structure was obtained. DFT calculations describe a complete map of the catalytic reactivity with phenylacetylene and/or benzylazide. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  3. Coal-Tar-Sealcoated Parking Lots: "Hot spots" of PAHs and N-heterocycles to Urban Streams and Lakes Result in "Hot Moments" of Toxicity

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    Mahler, B. J.; Van Metre, P. C.; Ingersoll, C.; Kunz, J. L.

    2014-12-01

    Coal-tar (CT) sealcoat, a potent source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and N-heterocycles, is applied to asphalt pavement of parking lots and driveways in many parts of the U.S. and Canada every 1 to 5 years. We measured the chemistry and toxicity of unfiltered runoff resulting from rain events simulated from 5 hours to 111 days after application of CT or asphalt (AS) sealcoat. PAHs and N-heterocycles were measured by GC/EIMS. Toxicity tests were done with Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas exposed 48 hours to undiluted and diluted (1 part runoff 9 parts control water) runoff under ambient lighting. Organisms were then transferred to fresh control water and subjected to a 4-hour pulse of ultraviolet radiation (UVR). Concentrations of 2- and 3-ringed PAHs and N-heterocycles in CT runoff, initially high (sum of 6 PAHs, 220 ?g/L; sum of 7 N-heterocycles, 904 ?g/L), decreased rapidly, whereas concentrations of 4-, 5- and 6-ringed PAHs more than doubled by 7 days after application (sum of 9 PAHs, 378 ?g/L) and remained elevated 111 days after application (sum of 9 PAHs, 283 ?g/L). Concentrations of PAHs and N-heterocycles in AS sealcoated runoff followed a similar pattern, but were ~10 times lower than those in CT runoff; concentrations in a sample of runoff from unsealed asphalt pavement were near or less than the detection limit. Organisms exposed to samples of undiluted CT-runoff collected during the 36 days following CT sealcoat application (no UVR exposure) experienced 100% mortality. Mortality (as much as 100%) of organisms exposed to the 10% dilution of CT runoff or to undiluted AS runoff occurred only with UVR; mortality of organisms exposed to the 10% solution of AS runoff and UVR was minimal. Results demonstrate that freshly CT-sealed parking lots and driveways are "hot spots" of PAH and N-heterocycle contamination and that prolonged "hot moments" of toxicity follow CT sealcoat application.

  4. Pyrrole PMOs, incorporating new N-heterocyclic compounds on an ethene-PMO through Diels–Alder reactions

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    The ethenylene bridges on the walls of an ethenylene-bridged periodic mesoporous organosilica were successfully modified with a variety of pyrrole derivatives – pyrrole, methylpyrrole, dimethylpyrrole, trimethylpyrrole and 1-phenylpyrrole – through Diels–Alder reactions. X-ray diffraction measurements and N2 adsorption–desorption analysis confirmed the preservation of the ordering and mesoporosity of the parent material as well as the decoration of the pores with the surface Diels–Alder adducts. Moreover, other techniques such as DRIFT, 13C and 29Si nuclear magnetic resonances revealed the formation of the surface N-heterocyclic compounds at the parent ethenylene sites. - Highlights: • Chemical modification of the double bonds on an ethene-PMO through the Diels–Alder reaction. • A family of pyrrole derivatives act as dienes in the Diels–Alder reaction. • Well-ordering and mesoporosity are retained after the post-functionalization. • N-containing compounds on the surface of ethene-PMO are present after the Diels–Alder reaction

  5. Pyrrole PMOs, incorporating new N-heterocyclic compounds on an ethene-PMO through Diels–Alder reactions

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    Esquivel, Dolores; De Canck, Els [Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S3, 9000 Ghent (Belgium); Jiménez-Sanchidrián, César [Department of Organic Chemistry, Nanochemistry and Fine Chemistry Research Institute (IUIQFN), Faculty of Sciences, University of Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Marie Curie Building, Ctra. Nnal. IV, km 396, 14071 Córdoba (Spain); Romero-Salguero, Francisco J., E-mail: qo2rosaf@uco.es [Department of Organic Chemistry, Nanochemistry and Fine Chemistry Research Institute (IUIQFN), Faculty of Sciences, University of Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Marie Curie Building, Ctra. Nnal. IV, km 396, 14071 Córdoba (Spain); Van Der Voort, Pascal, E-mail: pascal.vandervoort@ugent.be [Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S3, 9000 Ghent (Belgium)

    2014-11-14

    The ethenylene bridges on the walls of an ethenylene-bridged periodic mesoporous organosilica were successfully modified with a variety of pyrrole derivatives – pyrrole, methylpyrrole, dimethylpyrrole, trimethylpyrrole and 1-phenylpyrrole – through Diels–Alder reactions. X-ray diffraction measurements and N{sub 2} adsorption–desorption analysis confirmed the preservation of the ordering and mesoporosity of the parent material as well as the decoration of the pores with the surface Diels–Alder adducts. Moreover, other techniques such as DRIFT, {sup 13}C and {sup 29}Si nuclear magnetic resonances revealed the formation of the surface N-heterocyclic compounds at the parent ethenylene sites. - Highlights: • Chemical modification of the double bonds on an ethene-PMO through the Diels–Alder reaction. • A family of pyrrole derivatives act as dienes in the Diels–Alder reaction. • Well-ordering and mesoporosity are retained after the post-functionalization. • N-containing compounds on the surface of ethene-PMO are present after the Diels–Alder reaction.

  6. Microwave-assisted synthesis of N-heterocycles and their evaluation using an acetylcholinesterase immobilized capillary reactor

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    Diego P., Sangi; Julia L., Monteiro; Kenia L., Vanzolini; Quezia B., Cass; Marcio W., Paixão; Arlene G., Corrêa.

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Os etenoditioacetais polarizados são conhecidos como importantes intermediários em muitos processos de síntese. Neste trabalho, reporta-se a anelação livre de metal de transição de 1,1-bis(tiometil)-2-nitroetileno com hidroxilalquilaminas e alquildiaminas. Esta metodologia permite a síntese direta d [...] e N-heterociclos tais como imidazolidinas, oxazolidinas e benzoxazóis sob irradiação de micro-ondas. Estes compostos foram avaliados como inibidores da acetilcolinesterase usando um reator capilar contendo a enzima imobilizada acoplado a um espectrômetro de massas. Abstract in english Polarized ketene dithioketals have been recognized as useful building blocks in many synthetic operations. In this work, a transition-metal-free annulations of 1,1-bis(thiomethyl)-2-nitroethylene with hydroxylalkylamines or alkyldiamines have been reported. This methodology provides a directed appro [...] ach to N-heterocycles, e.g., imidazolidines, oxazolidines and benzoxazoles under microwave conditions. These compounds were evaluated as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors by using an enzyme immobilized capillary reactor-tandem mass spectrometry.

  7. From Silylone to an Isolable Monomeric Silicon Disulfide Complex.

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    Xiong, Yun; Yao, Shenglai; Müller, Robert; Kaupp, Martin; Driess, Matthias

    2015-08-24

    The synthesis and characterization of the first bis-N-heterocyclic carbene stabilized monomeric silicon disulfide (bis-NHC)SiS2 2 (bis-NHC=H2 C[{NC(H)C(H)N(Dipp)}C:]2 , Dipp=2,6-iPr2 C6 H3 ) is reported. Compound 2 is prepared in 89?% yield from the reaction of the zero-valent silicon complex ('silylone') 1 [(bis-NHC)Si] with elemental sulfur. Compound 2 can react with GaCl3 in acetonitrile to give the corresponding (bis-NHC)Si(S)S?GaCl3 Lewis acid-base adduct 3 in 91?% yield. Compound 3 is also accessible through the reaction of the unprecedented silylone-GaCl3 adduct [(bis-NHC)Si?GaCl3 ] 4 with elemental sulfur. Compounds 2, 3, and 4 could be isolated and characterized by elemental analyses, HR-MS, IR, (13) C- and (29) Si-NMR spectroscopy. The structures of 3 and 4 could be determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. DFT-derived bonding analyses of 2 and 3 exhibited highly polar Si-S bonds with moderate p? -p? bonding character. PMID:26148938

  8. Utility of Bifunctional N-Heterocyclic Phosphine (NHP)-Thioureas for Metal-Free Carbon-Phosphorus Bond Construction toward Regio- and Stereoselective Formation of Vinylphosphonates.

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    Mulla, Karimulla; Aleshire, Kyle L; Forster, Paul M; Kang, Jun Yong

    2016-01-01

    An efficient and practical protocol for completely regioselective and highly stereoselective synthesis of vinyldiazaphosphonates from N-heterocyclic phosphine (NHP) and allenes via phospha-Michael/intramolecular nucleophilic substitution reaction has been developed. This transformation enabled the synthesis of valuable densely functionalized vinyldiazaphosphonates with a ?-, ?-unsaturated ester moiety under mild reaction conditions. Synthetic utility of vinyldiazaphosphonates was demonstrated by a series of synthetic manipulations. PMID:26639442

  9. A Heteroleptic Ferrous Complex with Mesoionic Bis(1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene) Ligands: Taming the MLCT Excited State of Iron(II)

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    Liu, Yizhu; Kjær, Kasper Skov

    2015-01-01

    Strongly sigma-donating N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have revived research interest in the catalytic chemistry of iron, and are now also starting to bring the photochemistry and photophysics of this abundant element into a new era. In this work, a heteroleptic Fe-II complex (1) was synthesized based on sequentially furnishing the Fe-II center with the benchmark 2,2-bipyridine (bpy) ligand and the more strongly sigma-donating mesoionic ligand, 4,4-bis(1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene) (btz). Complex1 was comprehensively characterized by electrochemistry, static and ultrafast spectroscopy, and quantum chemical calculations and compared to [Fe(bpy)(3)](PF6)(2) and (TBA)(2)[Fe(bpy)(CN)(4)]. Heteroleptic complex1 extends the absorption spectrum towards longer wavelengths compared to a previously synthesized homoleptic Fe-II NHC complex. The combination of the mesoionic nature of btz and the heteroleptic structure effectively destabilizes the metal-centered (MC) states relative to the triplet metal-to-ligand charge transfer ((MLCT)-M-3) state in 1, rendering it a lifetime of 13ps, the longest to date of a photochemically stable Fe-II complex. Deactivation of the (MLCT)-M-3 state is proposed to proceed via the (MC)-M-3 state that strongly couples with the singlet ground state.

  10. Dancing with Energetic Nitrogen Atoms: Versatile N-Functionalization Strategies for N-Heterocyclic Frameworks in High Energy Density Materials.

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    Yin, Ping; Zhang, Qinghua; Shreeve, Jean'ne M

    2016-01-19

    Nitrogen-rich heterocycles represent a unique class of energetic frameworks featuring high heats of formation and high nitrogen content, which have generated considerable research interest in the field of high energy density materials (HEDMs). Although traditional C-functionalization methodology of aromatic hydrocarbons has been fully established, studies on N-functionalization strategies of nitrogen-containing heterocycles still have great potential to be exploited by virtue of forming diverse N-X bonds (X = C, N, O, B, halogen, etc.), which are capable of regulating energy performance and the stability of the resulting energetic compounds. In this sense, versatile N-functionalization of N-heterocyclic frameworks offers a flexible strategy to meet the requirements of developing new-generation HEDMs. In this Account, the role of strategic N-functionalization in designing new energetic frameworks, including the formation of N-C, N-N, N-O, N-B and N-halogen bonds, is emphasized. In the family of N-functionalized HEDMs, energetic derivatives, by virtue of forming N-C bonds, are the most widely used type due to the good nucleophilic capacity of most heterocyclic backbones. Although introduction of carbon tends to decrease energetic performance, significant improvement in material sensitivity makes this strategy attractive for safety concerns. More importantly, most "explosophores" can be readily introduced into the N-C linkage, thus providing a promising route to various HEDMs. Formation of additional N-N bonds typically gives rise to higher heats of formation, implying the potential enhancement in detonation performance. In many cases, the increased hydrogen bonding interactions within N-N functionalized heterocycles also improve thermal stability accordingly. Introduction of a single N,N'-azo bridge into several azole moieties leads to an extended nitrogen chain, demonstrating a new strategy for designing high-nitrogen compounds. The strategy of N-O functionalization has become an increasingly efficient tool for exploring new HEDMs with both high energy and low sensitivity. As a highly dense building block, introduction of oxygen not only improves density significantly but also gives rise to a better oxygen balance. Furthermore, the N-O functionalized strategy is highly suitable for a broad variety of N-heterocycles including five-membered azoles and six-membered azines. Newly explored N-halogen and N-B functionalization strategies have endowed the resulting HEDMs with some new energetic characteristics. Typical examples include the N-halogenated fused triazole and FOX-7 as potential hypergolic oxidizers with very short ignition delay times. In addition, some exploratory studies of N-B functionalized heterocycles have expanded energetic applications as hypergolic ionic liquids, green pyrotechnic colorants, and high-oxygen carriers. Overall, flexible N-functionalization methodologies involving different N-X bond formation have not only provided an efficient approach to diverse energetic ingredients but also expanded the application scope of energetic materials. Discussion and perspectives of N-functionalized protocols are given to summarize possible structure-property correlations, thus providing efficient guidelines for future design of new HEDMs. PMID:26717271

  11. Cyclometallated platinum(II) complexes containing NHC ligands: synthesis, characterization, photophysics and their application as emitters in OLEDs.

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    Solomatina, A I; Krupenya, D V; Gurzhiy, V V; Zlatkin, I; Pushkarev, A P; Bochkarev, M N; Besley, N A; Bichoutskaia, E; Tunik, S P

    2015-04-28

    A series of square planar [Pt(N^C)(NHC)L] complexes containing cyclometallated N^C ligands (phenylpyridine and benzoquinoline) and N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)--N^C = 2-phenylpyridine, 7,8-benzoquinoline; NHC = 1,3-dibenzylbenzimidazolium, 1,3-diethylbenzimidazolium, 1,3-dibenzylimidazolium; L = Cl, Br, -C2Ph--have been synthesized in moderate to good yields. The complexes obtained were characterized using chemical analysis, MS-ESI spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. The complexes display moderate to strong phosphorescence in solution (Q.Y. 0.3-7.9%) and in the solid state (Q.Y. 2.7-16.0%), which is related to metal modulated intraligand ?-?* transitions located at the aromatic system of cyclometallated ligands with some contribution of the MLCT excited state. Emission lifetimes fall in the range of 0.2-1.5 ?s in solution and amount up to 13 ?s in the solid state. Analysis of the spectroscopic data together with the density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) calculations clearly support this assignment and show negligible contribution of the auxiliary ligands to the emissive excited states. The compounds obtained were also used to prepare organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices, which display good luminance efficiency emitting in the green area of the visible spectrum. PMID:25482398

  12. Mesoionic Carbene-Gold(I) Catalyzed Bis-Hydrohydrazination of Alkynes with Parent Hydrazine.

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    Tolentino, Daniel R; Jin, Liqun; Melaimi, Mohand; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-10-01

    A novel synthetic route gives access to mesoionic carbene and cyclopropenylidene supported gold chloride complexes. The corresponding cationic MIC-gold complex obtained by chloride abstraction allows for the first transition metal-catalyzed functionalization of both nitrogens of parent hydrazine. PMID:25597889

  13. Consecutive Cycloaddition/S(N)Ar/Reduction/Cyclization/Oxidation Sequences: A Copper-Catalyzed Multicomponent Synthesis of Fused N-Heterocycles.

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    Jia, Feng-Cheng; Xu, Cheng; Zhou, Zhi-Wen; Cai, Qun; Li, Deng-Kui; Wu, An-Xin

    2015-06-01

    A highly efficient multicomponent domino protocol has been developed for the synthesis of 5-phenyl-[1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-c]quinazolines from simple and readily available (E)-1-bromo-2-(2-nitrovinyl)benzenes, aldehydes, and sodium azide. This elegant domino process involved consecutive [3 + 2] cycloaddition, copper-catalyzed S(N)Ar, reduction, cyclization, and oxidation sequences. Notably, sodium azide acted as a dual nitrogen source in the construction of this novel fused N-heterocycle. PMID:25996444

  14. Preparation of phenalenes and hydronaphthacenes through tandem alkyne Fischer-carbene complex coupling and inter- or intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions

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    Patti, Rajesh Kumar; Duan, Shaofeng; Wang, Zhipeng; Herndon, James W.

    2011-01-01

    The rapid construction of phenalenes through the reaction of 8-alkynyltetralones with Fischer carbine complexes followed by either inter- or an intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction is presented. As a showcase of the synthetic utility of this process, the rapid construction of polycyclic ring systems containing the tetracycline core has been demonstrated through an iterative application of this reaction sequence.

  15. Electron pairing analysis of the Fischer-type chromium-carbene complexes (CO)5Cr=C(X)R (X=H, OH, OCH3, NH2, NHCH3 and R=H, CH3, CH=CH2, Ph, C-CH )

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    The electron-pair density distributions of a series of 25 Fischer carbene complexes of the type (CO)5Cr=C(X)R (X=H, OH, OCH3, NH2, NHCH3 and R=H, CH3, CH=CH2, Ph, C-CH) are analyzed using the Atoms in Molecules theory. Localization and delocalization indices are used to characterize the electron pairing taking place in the Cr=C---X moiety in these complexes. Electron delocalization between the Cr and C atoms and between the C atom and the X group are related to the ?-donor strength of the X group and the degree of back-donation between the chromium pentacarbonyl and the carbene fragments. The results obtained with the Atoms in Molecules theory complement those obtained in a previous study by means of energy and charge decomposition analyses. Electron delocalization between the Cr atom and the X group is consistent with the hypothesis of a weak 3-center 4-electron bonding interaction in the Cr=C-X group of atoms. Except for X=H, ?(Cr,X) increases with the decrease of the ?-donor character of the X group

  16. Magnetic properties of 1:2 mixed cobalt(II) salicylaldehyde Schiff-base complexes with pyridine ligands carrying high-spin carbenes (Scar = 2/2, 4/2, 6/2, and 8/2) in dilute frozen solutions: role of organic spin in heterospin single-molecule magnets.

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    Karasawa, Satoru; Nakano, Kimihiro; Yoshihara, Daisuke; Yamamoto, Noriko; Tanokashira, Jun-ichi; Yoshizaki, Takahito; Inagaki, Yuji; Koga, Noboru

    2014-06-01

    The 1:2 mixtures of Co(p-tolsal)2, p-tolsal = N-p-tolylsalicylideniminato, and diazo-pyridine ligands, DXpy; X = 1, 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, in MTHF solutions were irradiated at cryogenic temperature to form the corresponding 1:2 cobalt-carbene complexes Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2, with Stotal = 5/2, 9/2, 13/2, 13/2, and 17/2, respectively. The resulting Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2, X = 1, 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, showed magnetic behaviors characteristic of heterospin single-molecule magnets with effective activation barriers, Ueff/kB, of 40, 65, 73, 72, and 74 K, for reorientation of the magnetic moment and temperature-dependent hysteresis loops with a coercive force, Hc, of ?0, 6.2, 10, 6.5, and 9.0 kOe at 1.9 K, respectively. The relaxation times, ?Q, due to a quantum tunneling of magnetization (QTM) were estimated to be 1.6 s for Co(p-tolsal)2(C1py)2, ?2.0 × 10(3) s for Co(p-tolsal)2(C2py)2, and >10(5) s for Co(p-tolsal)2(CXpy)2; X = 3b, 3l, and 4. In heterospin complexes, organic spins, carbenes interacted with the cobalt ion to suppress the QTM pathway, and the ?Q value increased with increasing the Stotal values. PMID:24816331

  17. Ruthenium—Arene Complexes Derived from NHC•CO2 and NHC•CS2 Zwitterionic Adducts and Their Use in Olefin Metathesis

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    Delaude, Lionel; Demonceau, Albert

    A range of imidazol(in)ium-2-carboxylates and -dithiocarboxylates bearing alkyl or aryl groups on their nitrogen atoms were prepared by reacting the corresponding N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) with either carbon dioxide or carbon disulfide. All the zwitterionic products were characterized by various analytical techniques, including thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Their ability to act as NHC ligand precursors for in situ catalytic applications was investigated in the ruthenium-promoted ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of cyclo-octene. Upon exposure to the [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 dimer, the NHC CO2 adducts readily dissociated to generate [RuCl2(p-cymene)(NHC)] complexes that were highly active catalyst precursors for olefin metathesis. Conversely, the NHC CS2 betaines retained their zwitterionic nature and led to new cationic complexes of the [RuCl(p-cymene)(NHC CS2)]+PF6 - type that were devoid of any significant catalytic activity in the reaction under consideration

  18. Nitrogen heterocyclic carbene containing pentacoordinate iron dicarbonyl as a [Fe]-hydrogenase active site model.

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    Jiang, Shuang; Zhang, Tianyong; Zhang, Xia; Zhang, Guanghui; Li, Bin

    2015-10-14

    A novel pentacoordinate mono iron dicarbonyl complex bearing a nitrogen heterocyclic carbene ligand was reported as a model of a [Fe]-hydrogenase active site, which exhibits interesting proton coupled CO binding reactivity, electro-catalytic proton reduction and catalytic transfer hydrogenation reactivity. PMID:26369379

  19. NHC rhodium complexes as potential prosthetic groups for mAb radiolabeling with astatine

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    Full text of publication follows. Aim: Astatine-211 is the most promising alpha emitter for radioimmunotherapy. However, its clinical development is hampered by the in vivo de-astatination observed with radiolabelled antibody fragments. An astatinated N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) Rhodium complex has been tested as a model to investigate the benefit of prosthetic groups from the Rhodium-NHC family to improve the radiolabeling stability of antibodies fragments. Methods: wet harvested At-211 in diisopropyl ether was used. Firstly, astatine was reduced with cysteine. Then, astatide was incubated with a chlorinated Rh-NHC complex to allow the formation of the astatinated analogue. Reaction conditions have been optimized for these two steps. Astatide reactivity has also been compared with the iodide (I-125) one. Serum stability of the astatinated complex has been evaluated. Results: quantitative formation of astatide was observed when cysteine amounts higher than 46.2 nmol/?l of astatine solution were added. Nucleophilic substitution kinetics showed that high radiolabeling yields were obtained for 15 min at 60 C. degrees (88%) or 5 min at 100 C. degrees (95%). The new compound was detected using chromatographic analyses, in good agreement with the cold iodinated rhodium complex characteristics. The radioiodinated complex has also been easily obtained from the same precursor (5 min. at 100 C. degrees, up to 85%) using [125I]NaI as a radiotracer. In vitro stability of the astatinated complex was controlled after 15 h. incubation in human serum at 4 C. degrees and 37 C. degrees. No degradation was observed, indicating a good chemical and enzymatic stability. Conclusion: the astatinated complex was obtained in good yield and exhibits good chemical and enzymatic stability. These preliminary results demonstrate the interest of this new radiolabeling methodology. (authors)

  20. Carbene formation upon reactive dissolution of metal oxides in imidazolium ionic liquids.

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    Wellens, Sil; Brooks, Neil R; Thijs, Ben; Meervelt, Luc Van; Binnemans, Koen

    2014-03-01

    Metal oxides were found to dissolve in different imidazolium ionic liquids with a hydrogen atom in the C2 position of the imidazolium ring, but not if a methyl substituent was present in the C2 position. The crystal structure of the product that crystallised from an ionic liquid containing dissolved silver(i) oxide showed that this was a silver(i) carbene complex. The presence of carbenes in solution was proven by (13)C NMR spectroscopy and the reactions were also monitored by Raman spectroscopy. The dissolution of other metal oxides, namely copper(ii) oxide, zinc(ii) oxide and nickel(ii) oxide, was also studied in imidazolium ionic liquids and it was found that stable zinc(ii) carbenes were formed in solution, but these did not crystallise under the given experimental conditions. A crystalline nickel(ii) carbene complex could be obtained from a solution of nickel(ii) chloride dissolved in a mixture of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate. PMID:24390601

  1. Heterogeneous SnCl{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} versus Homogeneous SnCl{sub 2} Acid Catalysis in the Benzo[N,N]-heterocyclic Condensation

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    Darabi, Hossein Reza; Aghapoor, Kioumars; Mohsenzadeh, Farshid; Jalali, Mohammad Reza; Talebian, Shiva; Ebadi-Nia, Leila [Nano and Organic Synthesis Lab, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Khatamifar, Ehsan; Aghaee, Ali [Shifa Pharmed Industrial Group Co., Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-01-15

    The scope of homogeneous Lewis acid-catalyzed benzo[N,N]-heterocyclic condensation was expanded to include the use of various metal salts not reported in the literature and SnCl{sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O was finally selected. Among various solid supports activated with SnCl{sub 2}, heterogeneous SnCl{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} proved to be the most effective and significantly higher conversions were achieved compared to SnCl{sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O itself. The results of TG-DTA and BET indicated that dispersed SnCl{sub 2} coordinates with surface hydroxyl groups of silica leading to formation of stable Lewis acid sites. Low catalyst loading, operational simplicity, practicability and applicability to various substrates render this eco-friendly approach as an interesting alternative to previously applied procedures.

  2. Heterogeneous SnCl2/SiO2 versus Homogeneous SnCl2 Acid Catalysis in the Benzo[N,N]-heterocyclic Condensation

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    The scope of homogeneous Lewis acid-catalyzed benzo[N,N]-heterocyclic condensation was expanded to include the use of various metal salts not reported in the literature and SnCl2·2H2O was finally selected. Among various solid supports activated with SnCl2, heterogeneous SnCl2/SiO2 proved to be the most effective and significantly higher conversions were achieved compared to SnCl2·2H2O itself. The results of TG-DTA and BET indicated that dispersed SnCl2 coordinates with surface hydroxyl groups of silica leading to formation of stable Lewis acid sites. Low catalyst loading, operational simplicity, practicability and applicability to various substrates render this eco-friendly approach as an interesting alternative to previously applied procedures

  3. Catalytic Transformation of Aldehydes with Nickel Complexes through ?(2) Coordination and Oxidative Cyclization.

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    Hoshimoto, Yoichi; Ohashi, Masato; Ogoshi, Sensuke

    2015-06-16

    Chemists no longer doubt the importance of a methodology that could activate and utilize aldehydes in organic syntheses since many products prepared from them support our daily life. Tremendous effort has been devoted to the development of these methods using main-group elements and transition metals. Thus, many organic chemists have used an activator-(aldehyde oxygen) interaction, namely, ?(1) coordination, whereby a Lewis or Brønsted acid activates an aldehyde. In the field of coordination chemistry, ?(2) coordination of aldehydes to transition metals by coordination of a carbon-oxygen double bond has been well-studied; this activation mode, however, is rarely found in transition-metal catalysis. In view of the distinctive reactivity of an ?(2)-aldehyde complex, unprecedented reactions via this intermediate are a distinct possibility. In this Account, we summarize our recent results dealing with nickel(0)-catalyzed transformations of aldehydes via ?(2)-aldehyde nickel and oxanickelacycle intermediates. The combination of electron-rich nickel(0) and strong electron-donating N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands adequately form ?(2)-aldehyde complexes in which the aldehyde is highly activated by back-bonding. With Ni(0)/NHC catalysts, processes involving intramolecular hydroacylation of alkenes and homo/cross-dimerization of aldehydes (the Tishchenko reaction) have been developed, and both proceed via the simultaneous ?(2) coordination of aldehydes and other ? components (alkenes or aldehydes). The results of the mechanistic studies are consistent with a reaction pathway that proceeds via an oxanickelacycle intermediate generated by the oxidative cyclization with a nickel(0) complex. In addition, we have used the ?(2)-aldehyde nickel complex as an effective activator for an organosilane in order to generate a silicate reactant. These reactions show 100% atom efficiency, generate no wastes, and are conducted under mild conditions. PMID:25955708

  4. Trimethoxybenzene complexes of pentafluorophenylchlorocarbene.

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    Wang, Lei; Moss, Robert A; Krogh-Jespersen, Karsten

    2011-07-21

    Pentafluorophenylchlorocarbene, generated by laser flash photolysis (LFP) of pentafluorophenylchlorodiazirine, formed ?-type complexes with 1,3,5-trimethoxybenzene in pentane. The carbene and carbene complexes were in equilibrium with K = 3.21 × 10(5) M(-1) at 294 K. From the temperature dependence of K, ?H° = -10.2 kcal/mol, ?S° = -9.5 eu, and ?G° = -7.4 kcal/mol at 298 K. The carbene complexes were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy and computational analysis. PMID:21696161

  5. Water-Soluble Iridium-NHC-Phosphine Complexes as Catalysts for Chemical Hydrogen Batteries Based on Formate.

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    Horváth, Henrietta; Papp, Gábor; Szabolcsi, Roland; Kathó, Ágnes; Joó, Ferenc

    2015-09-21

    Molecular hydrogen, obtained by water electrolysis or photocatalytic water splitting, can be used to store energy obtained from intermittent sources such as wind and solar power. The storage and safe transportation of H2 , however, is an open and central question in such a hydrogen economy. Easy-to-synthesize, water-soluble iridium-N-heterocyclic carbene-phosphine (Ir(I) -NHC-phosphine) catalysts show unprecedented high catalytic activity in dehydrogenation of aqueous sodium formate. Fast reversible generation and storage of hydrogen can be achieved with these catalysts by a simple decrease or increase in the hydrogen pressure, respectively. PMID:26289830

  6. Unusual solvation through both p-orbital lobes of a carbene carbon

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    Hadad, C. Z., E-mail: cacier.hadad@udea.edu.co [Grupo de Química-Física Teórica, Instituto de Química, Universidad de Antioquia, A. A. 1226 Medellín (Colombia); Jenkins, Samantha [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan 410081 (China); Flórez, Elizabeth [Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad de Medellín, Carrera 87 N° 30-65, Medellín (Colombia)

    2015-03-07

    As a result of a configurational space search done to explain the experimental evidence of transient specific solvation of singlet fluorocarbene amide with tetrahydrofuran, we found that the most stable structures consist in a group in which each oxygen of two tetrahydrofuran molecules act as electron donor to its respective empty p-orbital lobe of the carbene carbon atom, located at each side of the carbene molecular plane. This kind of species, which to our knowledge has not been reported before, explains very well the particular experimental characteristics observed for the transient solvation of this system. We postulate that the simultaneous interaction to both p-orbital lobes seems to confer a special stability to the solvation complexes, because this situation moves away the systems from the proximity of the corresponding transition states for the ylide products. Additionally, we present an analysis of other solvation complexes and a study of the nature of the involved interactions.

  7. Supported ruthenium-carbene catalyst on ionic magnetic nanoparticles for olefin metathesis.

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    Chen, Shu-Wei; Zhang, Zhi-Cheng; Ma, Miaofeng; Zhong, Chong-Min; Lee, Sang-gi

    2014-10-01

    The Grubbs-Hoveyda ruthenium-carbene complex has been covalently immobilized on ionic magnetic nanoparticles utilizing an imidazolium salt linker. The supported catalyst exhibited excellent catalytic activity for ring-closing metathesis (RCM) and cross-metathesis (CM) in the presence of less than 1 mol % of ruthenium. The catalysts can easily be recovered magnetically and reused up to seven times with minimal leaching of ruthenium species. PMID:25215600

  8. A persistent (amino)(ferrocenyl)carbene†‡

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    DeHope, Alan; Mendoza-Espinosa, Daniel; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2011-01-01

    Deprotonation of N,N-diisopropyl-C-ferrocenylaldiminium triflate 2 cleanly leads to the corresponding 1,2-diamino-1,2-diferrocenylethene 3, the dimer of the desired (amino)(ferrocenyl)carbene. Fulvene 6, obtained by addition of the lithium salt of tetramethylcyclopentadiene to methoxyformamidinium methylsulfate 5, reacts with dicarbonylcyclopentadienylbromoiron(II), and with a mixture of FeCl2 and Cp* lithium salt, affording the corresponding tetramethylferrocenylaldiminium salt 7, and noname...

  9. Application of chitosan and its N-heterocyclic derivatives for preconcentration of noble metal ions and their determination using atomic absorption spectrometry.

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    Azarova, Yu A; Pestov, A V; Ustinov, A Yu; Bratskaya, S Yu

    2015-12-10

    Chitosan and its N-heterocyclic derivatives N-2-(2-pyridyl)ethylchitosan (2-PEC), N-2-(4-pyridyl) ethylchitosan (4-PEC), and N-(5-methyl-4-imidazolyl) methylchitosan (IMC) have been applied in group preconcentration of gold, platinum, and palladium for subsequent determination by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) in solutions with high background concentrations of iron and sodium ions. It has been shown that the sorption mechanism, which was elucidated by XPS, significantly influences the sorption capacity of materials, the efficiency of metal ions elution after preconcentration, and, as a result, the accuracy of metal determination by AAS. We have shown that native chitosan was not suitable for preconcentration of Au(III), if the elution step was used as a part of the analysis scheme. The group preconcentration of Au(III), Pd(II), and Pt(IV) with subsequent quantitative elution using 0.1M HCl/1M thiourea solution was possible only on IMC and 4-PEC. Application of IMC for analysis of the national standard quartz ore sample proved that gold could be accurately determined after preconcentration/elution with the recovery above 80%. PMID:26428172

  10. Adsorbed States of phosphonate derivatives of N-heterocyclic aromatic compounds, imidazole, thiazole, and pyridine on colloidal silver: comparison with a silver electrode.

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    Podstawka, Edyta; Olszewski, Tomasz K; Boduszek, Bogdan; Proniewicz, Leonard M

    2009-09-01

    Here, we report a systematic surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) study of the structures of phosphonate derivatives of the N-heterocyclic aromatic compounds imidazole (ImMeP ([hydroxy(1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl]phosphonic acid) and (ImMe)(2)P (bis[hydroxy-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)-methyl]phosphinic acid)), thiazole (BAThMeP (butylaminothiazol-2-yl-methyl)phosphonic acid) and BzAThMeP (benzylaminothiazol-2-yl-methyl)phosphonic acid)), and pyridine ((PyMe)(2)P (bis[(hydroxypyridin-3-yl-methyl)]phosphinic acid)) adsorbed on nanometer-sized colloidal particles. We compared these structures to those on a roughened silver electrode surface to determine the relationship between the adsorption strength and the geometry. For example, we showed that all of these biomolecules interact with the colloidal surface through aromatic rings. However, for BzAThMeP, a preferential interaction between the benzene ring and the colloidal silver surface is observed more so than that between the thiazole ring and this substrate. The PC(OH)C fragment does not take part in the adsorption process, and the phosphonate moiety of ImMeP and (ImMe)(2)P, being removed from the surface, only assists in this process. PMID:19670840

  11. A highly efficient catalyst for selective oxidative scission of olefins to aldehydes: abnormal-NHC-Ru(II) complex in oxidation chemistry.

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    Daw, Prosenjit; Petakamsetty, Ramu; Sarbajna, Abir; Laha, Siladitya; Ramapanicker, Ramesh; Bera, Jitendra K

    2014-10-01

    The utility and selectivity of the catalyst [Ru(COD)(L(1))Br2] (1) bearing a fused ?-conjugated imidazo[1,2-a][1,8]naphthyridine-based abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene ligand L(1) is demonstrated toward selective oxidation of C?C bonds to aldehydes and C?C bonds to ?-diketones in an EtOAc/CH3CN/H2O solvent mixture at room temperature using a wide range of substrates, including highly functionalized sugar- and amino acid-derived compounds. PMID:25237828

  12. Assembly of functionalized carbocycles or N-heterocycles through a domino electrocyclization-[1,2] migration reaction sequence.

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    Jana, Navendu; Driver, Tom G

    2015-10-14

    The development of processes that streamline the synthesis of complex, functionalized carbocycles and heterocycles remains a hotly pursued topic because their scaffolds are present in a range of bioactive molecules and electronic materials. Although the Nazarov reaction has emerged to be useful in the synthesis of carbocycles and heterocycles, using an electrocyclization to trigger a migration remains underdeveloped. By constructing several bonds in one operation, domino reaction sequences are particularly effective at improving the efficiency of synthesis. The use of transition metal catalysts has the potential to render these processes stereoselective. This review examines the use of electrocyclization-[1,2] migrations to construct molecules and is organized by the type of ring constructed and the order of the two steps in this process. PMID:26275170

  13. Microwave-assisted syntheses of N-heterocycles using alkenone-, alkynone- and aryl-carbonyl O-phenyl oximes: formal synthesis of neocryptolepine.

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    Portela-Cubillo, Fernando; Scott, Jackie S; Walton, John C

    2008-07-18

    This research aimed to provide a new and "clean" synthetic method that would enable both known and novel N-heterocycles to be prepared efficiently. O-Phenyl oximes were found to be excellent precursors for iminyl radicals with a variety of acceptor side chains. Dihyropyrroles were made in good yields from O-phenyl oximes containing pent-4-ene acceptors. The analogous process with a hex-5-enyl acceptor did not yield a dihydropyridine, probably because the 6-exo-trig ring closure of the iminyl radical was too slow to compete with H-atom abstraction. The iminyl radical from a precursor with a pent-4-yne type side chain underwent ring closure followed by rearrangement to afford a pyrrole derivative. Suitably substituted iminyl radicals ring closed readily onto aromatic acceptors, thus enabling several polycyclic systems to be accessed. Quinolines were made from 3-phenylpropanones via their O-phenyl oximes. Syntheses of phenanthridines starting from 2-formylbiphenyls were particularly efficient, and this approach enabled the natural product trisphaeridine to be made. Starting from 2-phenylnicotinaldehyde derivatives, ring closures of the derived iminyl radicals onto the phenyl rings yielded benzo[h][1,6]naphthyridines. Similarly, ring closure onto a phenyl ring from a benzothiophene-based iminyl yielded a benzo[b]thieno[2,3-c]quinoline. By way of contrast, iminyl radical ring closure onto pyridine rings was not observed. However, iminyl radicals did cyclize onto indoles, enabling indolopyridines to be prepared. The latter route was exploited in a short formal synthesis of neocryptolepine starting from 2-((1H-indol-3-yl)methyl)cyclohexanone. PMID:18549288

  14. Kinetic Selectivity of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes

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    Anderson, Donde R.; Ung, Thay; Mkrtumyan, Garik; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H; Schrodi, Yann

    2008-01-01

    The evaluation of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts 4–6 bearing cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) in the cross-metathesis of cis-1,4-diacetoxy-2-butene (7) with allylbenzene (8) and the ethenolysis of methyl oleate (11) is reported. Relative to most NHC-substituted complexes, CAAC-substituted catalysts exhibit lower E/Z ratios (3:1 at 70% conversion) in the cross-metathesis of 7 and 8. Additionally, complexes 4–6 demonstrate good selectivity for the formation of terminal olefins versu...

  15. Allene formation by gold catalyzed cross-coupling of masked carbenes and vinylidenes

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    Lavallo, Vincent; Frey, Guido D.; Kousar, Shazia; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2007-01-01

    Addition of a sterically demanding cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) to AuCl(SMe2) followed by treatment with [Et3Si(Tol)]+[B(C6F5)4]? in toluene affords the isolable [(CAAC)Au(?2-toluene)]+[B(C6F5)4]? complex. This cationic Au(I) complex efficiently mediates the catalytic coupling of enamines and terminal alkynes to yield allenes and not propargyl amines as observed with other catalysts. Mono-, di-, and tri-substituted enamines can be used, as well as aryl-, alkyl-, and trimethylsilyl-subs...

  16. Catalyst Design and Optimization within a Framework of Green Chemistry

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    Tosh, Evangeline

    2009-01-01

    This thesis is divided into two main parts. The first, being the evaluation of existing catalytic reactions under the modern aspects of “Green Chemistry”. Energy conservation, atom economy, minimization of waste, side product recycling and use of renewable feedstocks were optimized in systems evaluated, and comparisons to previously know systems made. The second part is focused on carbocyclic carbene synthesis and application of carbocyclic and remote N-heterocyclic carbene complexes in C-N...

  17. Energy Transfer in a Hybrid Ir(III) Carbene-Pt(II) Acetylide Assembly for Efficient Hydrogen Production.

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    Yu, Zhen-Tao; Yuan, Yong-Jun; Chen, Xin; Cai, Jian-Guang; Zou, Zhi-Gang

    2015-07-01

    A new heterometallic supramolecular complex, consisting of an iridium carbene-based unit appended to a platinum terpyridine acetylide unit, representing a new Ir(III) -Pt(II) structural motif, was designed and developed to act as an active species for photocatalytic hydrogen production. The results also suggested that a light-harvesting process is essential to realize the solar-to-fuel conversion in an artificial system as illustrated in the natural photosynthetic system. PMID:26096270

  18. Cyclic (Amino)(aryl)carbenes (CAArCs) as Strong ?-Donating and ?-Accepting Ligands for Transition Metals.

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    Rao, Bin; Tang, Huarong; Zeng, Xiaoming; Liu, Liu; Melaimi, Mohand; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-12-01

    Cyclic (amino)(aryl)carbenes (CAArCs) result from the replacement of the alkyl substituent of cyclic (alkyl)(amino) carbenes (CAACs) by an aryl group. This structural modification leads to enhanced electrophilicity of the carbene center with retention of the high nucleophilicity of CAACs, and therefore CAArCs feature a small singlet-triplet gap. The isoindolium precursors are readily prepared in good yields, and deprotonation at low temperature, in the presence of [RhCl(cod)]2 and [(Me2 S)AuCl] lead to air-stable rhodium and gold CAArC-supported complexes, respectively. The rhodium complexes promote the [3+2] cycloaddition of diphenylcyclopropenone with ethyl phenylpropiolate, and induce the addition of 2-vinylpyridine to alkenes by CH activation. The gold complexes allow for the catalytic three-component preparation of 1,2-dihydroquinolines from aniline and phenyl acetylene. These preliminary results illustrate the potential of CAArC ligands in transition-metal catalysis. PMID:26457345

  19. Efficient Domino Hydroformylation/Benzoin Condensation: Highly Selective Synthesis of ?-Hydroxy Ketones.

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    Dong, Kaiwu; Sang, Rui; Soule, Jean-Francois; Bruneau, Christian; Franke, Robert; Jackstell, Ralf; Beller, Matthias

    2015-12-01

    An improved domino hydroformylation/benzoin condensation to give ?-hydroxy ketones has been developed. Easily available olefins are smoothly converted into the corresponding ?-hydroxy ketones in high yields with excellent regioselectivities. Key to success is the use of a specific catalytic system consisting of a rhodium/phosphine complex and the CO2 adduct of an N-heterocyclic carbene. PMID:26503672

  20. Kinetic Selectivity of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbenes

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    Anderson, Donde R.; Ung, Thay; Mkrtumyan, Garik; Bertrand, Guy; Grubbs, Robert H.; Schrodi, Yann

    2008-01-01

    The evaluation of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts 4–6 bearing cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbenes (CAACs) in the cross-metathesis of cis-1,4-diacetoxy-2-butene (7) with allylbenzene (8) and the ethenolysis of methyl oleate (11) is reported. Relative to most NHC-substituted complexes, CAAC-substituted catalysts exhibit lower E/Z ratios (3:1 at 70% conversion) in the cross-metathesis of 7 and 8. Additionally, complexes 4–6 demonstrate good selectivity for the formation of terminal olefins versus internal olefins in the ethenolysis of 11. Indeed, complex 6 achieved 35 000 TONs, the highest recorded to date. CAAC-substituted complexes exhibit markedly different kinetic selectivity than most NHC-substituted complexes. PMID:18584055

  1. Synthesis of a sterically modulated pyridine-NHC palladium complex and its reactivity towards ethylene

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    Khlebnikov, Vsevolod; Meduri, Angelo; Müller-Bunz, Helge; Milani, Barbara; Albrecht, Martin

    2012-01-01

    A new cationic pyridine-carbene palladium complex has been prepared that features a C,N-bidentate coordinating ligand with a shielded pyridine and a sterically less protected carbene moiety; evaluation of this complex in ethylene polymerization revealed competitive reductive elimination processes and provides guidelines for further catalyst design.

  2. Solvent mimicry with methylene carbene to probe protein topography.

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    Gómez, Gabriela Elena; Monti, José Luis E; Mundo, Mariana Rocío; Delfino, José María

    2015-10-01

    The solvent accessible surface area (SASA) of the polypeptide chain plays a key role in protein folding, conformational change, and interaction. This fundamental biophysical parameter is elusive in experimental measurement. Our approach to this problem relies on the reaction of the minimal photochemical reagent diazirine (DZN) with polypeptides. This reagent (i) exerts solvent mimicry because its size is comparable to water and (ii) shows scant chemical selectivity because it generates extremely reactive methylene carbene. Methylation gives rise to the EM (extent of modification) signal, which is useful for scrutinizing the conformational change triggered by Ca(2+) binding to calmodulin (CaM). The increased EM observed for the full protein is dominated by the enhanced exposure of hydrophobic area in Ca(2+)-CaM. Fragmentation allowed us to quantify the methylene incorporation at specific sites. Peptide 91-106 reveals a major reorganization around the calcium 151 binding site, resulting in local ordering and a greater exposure of the hydrophobic surface. Additionally, this technique shows a high sensitivity to probe recognition between CaM and melittin (Mel). The large decrease in EM indicates the occlusion of a significant hydrophobic area upon complexation. Protection from labeling reveals a larger involvement of the N-terminal and central regions of CaM in this interaction. Despite its smaller size, Mel's differential exposure can also be quantified. Moreover, MS/MS fragmentation realizes the goal of extending the resolution of labeled sites at the amino acid level. Overall, DZN labeling emerges as a useful footprinting method capable of shedding light on physiological conformational changes and interactions. PMID:26348271

  3. The reactions of anthronylidene carbene with some heterocyclic compounds

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    The action of the anthronylidene carbene, generated by photochemical decomposition of 9-diazo 10-anthron, on four heterocyclic compounds (furan, thiophene, 1-methyl-pyrrole and 2,5-dihydrofuran) has been examined. Two classical carbene reactions have been observed: the addition on double bond (furan, thiophene, 1-methylpyrrole) and hydrogen atom abstraction of the heterocyclic compound (2,5-dihydrofuran). In the case of furan and thiophene, the cyclo-propanic compound resulting from the addition is spontaneously transformed into an ethylenic derivative by valence isomerization. The furan derivative undergoes a cis-trans isomerization, while the thiophene one undergoes an extra carbene attack. In the case of 1-methylpyrrole, the corresponding cyclo-propanic compound undergoes a ring cleavage, followed by a hydrogen atom migration leading to the formation of a substituted anthron. Only an allylic hydrogen atom selective abstraction of heterocyclic compound takes place in the reaction of anthronylidene carbene with 2,5-dihydrofuran. The asymmetrical coupling of radicals so obtained yields the corresponding substituted anthron. (author)

  4. Fundamental spectroscopic studies of carbenes and hydrocarbon radicals

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    Gottlieb, C.A.; Thaddeus, P. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)

    1993-12-01

    Highly reactive carbenes and carbon-chain radicals are studied at millimeter wavelengths by observing their rotational spectra. The purpose is to provide definitive spectroscopic identification, accurate spectroscopic constants in the lowest vibrational states, and reliable structures of the key intermediates in reactions leading to aromatic hydrocarbons and soot particles in combustion.

  5. Propane activation by palladium complexes with chelating bis(NHC) ligands and aerobic cooxidation.

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    Munz, Dominik; Strassner, Thomas

    2014-02-24

    The development of efficient aerobic oxidation methods remains a challenge for the selective functionalization of C-H bonds in alkanes. Herein we report the development of a C-H functionalization procedure for propane by using a palladium catalyst with chelating bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) ligands in trifluoroacetic acid together with a vanadium co-catalyst. Halides play a decisive role in the reaction. The experimental results are presented together with supporting kinetic data and an isotope effect. The reaction can be run with dioxygen as the oxidant if vanadium salts and halides are present in the reaction mixture. Experimental as well as computational results favor a mechanism involving C-H activation by palladium(II), followed by oxidation to palladium(IV) by bromine. PMID:24482080

  6. Nitrene-carbene-carbene rearrangement. Photolysis and thermolysis of tetrazolo[5,1- a ]phthalazine with formation of 1-phthalazinylnitrene, o-cyanophenylcarbene, and phenylcyanocarbene

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    Høj, Martin; Kvaskoff, David; Wentrup, Curt

    2014-01-01

    1-Azidophthalazine 9A is generated in trace amount by mild FVT of tetrazolo[5,1-a]phthalazine 9T and is observable by its absorption at 2121 cm-1 in the Ar matrix IR spectrum. Ar matrix photolysis of 9T/9A at 254 nm causes ring opening to generate two conformers of (o-cyanophenyl) diazomethane 11 (2079 and 2075 cm-1), followed by (o-cyanophenyl)carbene 312, cyanocycloheptatetraene 13, and finally cyano(phenyl)carbene 314 as evaluated by IR spectroscopy. The two carbenes 312 and 314 were observed...

  7. Crystalline Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbene-tetrafluoropyridyl Radical.

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    Styra, Steffen; Melaimi, Mohand; Moore, Curtis E; Rheingold, Arnold L; Augenstein, Timo; Breher, Frank; Bertrand, Guy

    2015-06-01

    A stable cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) 1 inserts into the para-CF bond of pentafluoropyridine, and after fluoride abstraction, the iminium-pyridyl adduct [3](+) was isolated. A cyclic voltammetry study shows a reversible three-state redox system involving [3](+) , [3](?) , and [3](-) . The CAAC-pyridyl radical [3](?) , obtained by reduction of [3](+) with magnesium, has been spectroscopically and crystallographically characterized. In contrast to the lack of ? communication between the CAAC and the pyridine units in cation [3](+) , the unpaired electron of [3](?) is delocalized over an extended ? system involving both heterocycles. PMID:25925367

  8. Stable P-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Scope and Limitations

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    Jason D. Masuda; Martin, David; Lyon-Saunier, Celine; Baceiredo, Antoine; Gornitzka, Heinz; Donnadieu, Bruno; Bertrand, Guy

    2007-01-01

    The conjugate acids (PHCH +s) of P-heterocyclic carbenes (PHCs) are prepared by formal [3+2] cycloaddition of a 1,3-diphosphaallyl or 1,3-phosphinophosphenium cation with various nitriles. The effect of the phosphorus substituent on the fate of the cyclization and on that of the counteranion and base in the subsequent deprotonation reaction are reported. Two PHCs that are indefinitely stable in the solid state are described. In solution, one of them, made from acetonitrile, undergoes a facile...

  9. Thermally Stable, Latent Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

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    Thomas, Renee M.; Fedorov, Alexey; Keitz, Benjamin K.; Grubbs, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    Highly thermally stable N-aryl,N-alkyl N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium catalysts were designed and synthesized for latent olefin metathesis. These catalysts showed excellent latent behavior toward metathesis reactions, whereby the complexes were inactive at ambient temperature and initiated at elevated temperatures, a challenging property to achieve with second generation catalysts. A sterically hindered N-tert-butyl substituent on the NHC ligand of the ruthenium complex was found to i...

  10. Thin films of molecular materials synthesized from fisher's carbene ferrocenyl: Film formation and electrical properties

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    The synthesis of materials from Fisher's carbene ferrocenyl of the elements chromium, molybdenum and tungsten was carried out. The Fisher's compounds that were synthesized included the following combinations of two different metallic atoms: iron with chromium, iron with molybdenum and iron with tungsten. The molecular solids' preparation was done in electro-synthesis cells with platinum electrodes. Thin films were prepared by vacuum thermal evaporation on quartz substrates and crystalline silicon wafers. Pellets and thin films from these compounds were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and ellipsometry. The powder and thin films synthesized from these materials show the same intra-molecular bonds shown by infrared spectroscopy results, suggesting that thermal evaporation does not alter these bonds in spite of the thin films being amorphous, in contrast with other bimetallic complexes where material decomposition occurs. The differences in the conductivity values of the prepared films are very small, so they may be attributed to the different metallic ions employed in each case. The tungsten complex exhibits a higher conductivity than the molybdenum and chromium complexes at room temperature. Electrical conductivity values found for thin films are higher than for pellets made of the same molecular materials

  11. Nitrene-carbene-carbene rearrangement. Photolysis and thermolysis of tetrazolo[5,1- a ]phthalazine with formation of 1-phthalazinylnitrene, o-cyanophenylcarbene, and phenylcyanocarbene

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    HØj, Martin; Kvaskoff, David

    2014-01-01

    1-Azidophthalazine 9A is generated in trace amount by mild FVT of tetrazolo[5,1-a]phthalazine 9T and is observable by its absorption at 2121 cm-1 in the Ar matrix IR spectrum. Ar matrix photolysis of 9T/9A at 254 nm causes ring opening to generate two conformers of (o-cyanophenyl) diazomethane 11 (2079 and 2075 cm-1), followed by (o-cyanophenyl)carbene 312, cyanocycloheptatetraene 13, and finally cyano(phenyl)carbene 314 as evaluated by IR spectroscopy. The two carbenes 312 and 314 were observed by ESR spectroscopy (D|hc = 0.5078, E|hc = 0.0236 and D|hc = 0.6488, E|hc = 0.0195 cm-1, respectively). The rearrangement of 12 â., 13 â., 14 constitutes a carbene-carbene rearrangement. 1-Phthalazinylnitrene 310 is observed by means of its UV-vis spectrum in Ar matrix following FVT of 9 above 550 C. Rearrangement to cyanophenylcarbenes also takes place on FVT of 9 as evidenced by observation of the products of ring contraction, viz., fulvenallenes and ethynylcyclopentadienes 16-18. Thus the overall rearrangement 10 ?11 ? 12 â., 13 â., 14 can be formulated. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  12. N-(2,4,6-Trimethylphenylformamide

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    David C. Liles

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C10H13NO, was obtained as the unexpected, almost exclusive, product in the attempted synthesis of a manganese(I–N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC complex. The dihedral angle between the planes of the formamide moiety and the aryl ring is 68.06?(10°. In the crystal, molecules are linked by N—H...O hydrogen bonds, forming infinite chains along the c axis.

  13. The Effects of NHC-Backbone Substitution on Efficiency in Ruthenium-based Olefin Metathesis

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    Kuhn, Kevin M.; Bourg, Jean-Baptiste; Chung, Cheol K.; Virgil, Scott C; Grubbs, Robert H

    2009-01-01

    A series of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with varying degrees of backbone and N-aryl substitution have been prepared. These complexes show greater resistance to decomposition through C–H activation of the N-aryl group, resulting in increased catalyst lifetimes. This work has utilized robotic technology to examine the activity and stability of each catalyst in metathesis, providing insights into the relationship between ligand architecture ...

  14. Comparing Ru and Fe-catalyzed olefin metathesis.

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    Poater, Albert; Chaitanya Vummaleti, Sai Vikrama; Pump, Eva; Cavallo, Luigi

    2014-08-01

    Density functional theory calculations have been used to explore the potential of Fe-based complexes with an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand, as olefin metathesis catalysts. Apart from a less endothermic reaction energy profile, a small reduction in the predicted upper energy barriers (? 2 kcal mol(-1)) is calculated in the Fe catalyzed profile with respect to the Ru catalysed profile. Overall, this study indicates that Fe-based catalysts have the potential to be very effective olefin metathesis catalysts. PMID:24821502

  15. Design and Synthesis of Ruthenium based Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

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    Singstad, Åsmund

    2010-01-01

    The present Master thesis seeks to develop new unsymmetrical ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalysts and therein a better understanding of olefin metathesis catalysis with unsymmetrical active complexes. Such catalysts have a potential for chemoselectivity and in best case, stereoselectivity. Two different classes of catalysts, coordinated by a hemilabile amine ligand and by a novel N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand respectively, have been investigated. Two new amine-based olefin metath...

  16. Frustrated Lewis pair activation of an N-sulfinylamine: a source of sulfur monoxide.

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    Longobardi, Lauren E; Wolter, Vanessa; Stephan, Douglas W

    2015-01-12

    Inter- and intramolecular P/B frustrated Lewis pairs are shown to react with an N-sulfinylamine to form PNSOB linakages. These species can be regarded as phosphinimine-borane-stabilized sulfur monoxide complexes, and indeed these species act as sources of SO, effecting the oxidation of PPh3 and delivering SO to [RhCl(PPh3)3] and an N-heterocyclic carbene. PMID:25376102

  17. 1,3-Bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl-3H-imidazol-1-ium tetraoxidorhenate(VII

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    Marilé Landman

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, (C21H25N2[ReO4], was formed as the unexpected product in an attempted synthesis of a rhenium(I–N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC complex. The compound has crystallographic mirror symmetry with both the cation and the tetrahedral anion located across a mirror plane. The cation and anion are linked by a C—H...O hydrogen bond.

  18. Probing Protein Surface with a Solvent Mimetic Carbene Coupled to Detection by Mass Spectrometry

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    Gómez, Gabriela E.; Mundo, Mariana R.; Craig, Patricio O.; Delfino, José M.

    2012-01-01

    Much knowledge into protein folding, ligand binding, and complex formation can be derived from the examination of the nature and size of the accessible surface area (SASA) of the polypeptide chain, a key parameter in protein science not directly measurable in an experimental fashion. To this end, an ideal chemical approach should aim at exerting solvent mimicry and achieving minimal selectivity to probe the protein surface regardless of its chemical nature. The choice of the photoreagent diazirine to fulfill these goals arises from its size comparable to water and from being a convenient source of the extremely reactive methylene carbene (:CH2). The ensuing methylation depends primarily on the solvent accessibility of the polypeptide chain, turning it into a valuable signal to address experimentally the measurement of SASA in proteins. The superb sensitivity and high resolution of modern mass spectrometry techniques allows us to derive a quantitative signal proportional to the extent of modification (EM) of the sample. Thus, diazirine labeling coupled to electrospray mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) detection can shed light on conformational features of the native as well as non-native states, not easily addressable by other methods. Enzymatic fragmentation of the polypeptide chain at the level of small peptides allows us to locate the covalent tag along the amino acid sequence, therefore enabling the construction of a map of solvent accessibility. Moreover, by subsequent MS/MS analysis of peptides, we demonstrate here the feasibility of attaining amino acid resolution in defining the target sites.

  19. The reactivity game: theoretical predictions for heavy atom tunneling in adamantyl and related carbenes.

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    Kozuch, S

    2014-05-01

    The possibility of carbon atom tunneling at cryogenic temperatures for carbene-based ring expansion of adamantane analogues calls for a delicate balance of reactivity to experimentally detect the transpiring reaction. An overly reactive carbene will precipitously decay; an excessively stable carbene will not tunnel. Nevertheless, the factors that affect the quantum-mechanical tunneling (QMT) reactivity - mass, barrier height and width - are strikingly different from the classical "over the barrier" thermal mechanism. Herein, comparisons with experimental values and predictions on measurable rate constants for novel carbene systems are presented by way of small curvature tunneling (SCT) computations. Adamantane, noradamantane and bisnoradamantane have a significantly different C-C bond strain and reactivity, which can be modulated by tinkering with the carbene substituent atom (H, Cl or F) to obtain an observable lifetime of the reactant. The influence of barrier heights and widths, kinetic isotope effects (KIEs), the detection of the tunneling-determining atoms (TDA) and the comparisons with hydrogen-based reactions are discussed with the objective of finding the physical limits for QMT. PMID:24590008

  20. Chemical functionalization of graphene by carbene cycloaddition: A density functional theory study

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The reaction process of graphene functionalization with CCl2 group in atomic scales was studied. • The potential candidate carbenes CR2 (R = H, F, CN, NO20, NO290, CH3, OCH3, CCH, C6H5) were separately combined with graphene. • The functionalization of graphene nanoribbon with dichlorocarbene group was investigated. • The electronic properties of graphene functionalized by carbene groups were discussed. - Abstract: In this work, we have systematically studied the structural, energetic and electronic properties of graphene functionalized with carbene groups by using density functional theory. Introducing a low concentration of CCl2 group in graphene was studied in detail by DFT, and closed cyclopropane-like three-membered ring structure was formed, meanwhile, the potential candidate carbene groups CR2 (R = H, F, CH3, CN, NO2, OCH3, CCH, C6H5) were added to graphene sheet, and CR2 (R = H, NO2, CH3) groups were expected to be good reactive species to covalently modify graphene. The graphene functionalization with carbene groups above can open graphene's band gap. More CCl2 molecules were added to graphene, and different concentrations of CCl2 group can tune graphene's band gap. In addition, the addition of CCl2 group to graphene edges was investigated, and the stronger binding energy was found. Multiple CCl2 molecules preferred to be bound with the same edge of graphene nanoribbon. This work provides an insight into the detailed molecular mechanism of graphene functionalization with carbene groups

  1. Fullerene–Carbene Lewis Acid–Base Adducts

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    Li, Huaping

    2011-08-17

    The reaction between a bulky N-heterocylic carbene (NHC) and C60 leads to the formation of a thermally stable zwitterionic Lewis acid-base adduct that is connected via a C-C single bond. Low-energy absorption bands with weak oscillator strengths similar to those of n-doped fullerenes were observed for the product, consistent with a net transfer of electron density to the C60 core. Corroborating information was obtained using UV photoelectron spectroscopy, which revealed that the adduct has an ionization potential ?1.5 eV lower than that of C60. Density functional theory calculations showed that the C-C bond is polarized, with a total charge of +0.84e located on the NHC framework and -0.84e delocalized on the C 60 cage. The combination of reactivity, characterization, and theoretical studies demonstrates that fullerenes can behave as Lewis acids that react with C-based Lewis bases and that the overall process describes n-doping via C-C bond formation. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

  2. Selenophene transition metal complexes

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    White, C.J.

    1994-07-27

    This research shows that selenophene transition metal complexes have a chemistry that is similar to their thiophene analogs. Selenophene coordination has been demonstrated and confirmed by molecular structure in both the {eta}{sup 5}- and the {eta}{sup 1}(Se)-coordination modes. The reaction chemistry of selenophene complexes closely resembles that of the analogous thiophene complexes. One major difference, however, is that selenophene is a better donor ligand than thiophene making the selenophene complexes more stable than the corresponding thiophene complexes. The {sup 77}Se NMR chemical shift values for selenophene complexes fall within distinct regions primarily depending on the coordination mode of the selenophene ligand. In the final paper, the C-H bond activation of {eta}{sup 1}(S)-bound thiophenes, {eta}{sup 1}(S)-benzothiophene and {eta}{sup 1}(Se)-bound selenophenes has been demonstrated. The deprotonation and rearrangement of the {eta}{sup 1}(E)-bound ligand to the carbon bound L-yl complex readily occurs in the presence of base. Reprotonation with a strong acid gives a carbene complex that is unreactive towards nucleophilic attack at the carbene carbon and is stable towards exposure to air. The molecular structure of [Cp(NO)(PPh{sub 3})Re(2-benzothioenylcarbene)]O{sub 3}SCF{sub 3} was determined and contains a Re-C bond with substantial double bond character. Methyl substitution for the thienylcarbene or selenylcarbene gives a carbene that rearranges thermally to give back the {eta}{sup 1}(E)-bound complex. Based on these model reactions, a new mechanism for the H/D exchange of thiophene over the hydrodesulfurization catalyst has been proposed.

  3. Intramolecular transannulation of alkynyl triazoles via alkyne-carbene metathesis step: access to fused pyrroles.

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    Shi, Yi; Gevorgyan, Vladimir

    2013-10-18

    An intramolecular Rh-catalyzed transannulation reaction of alkynyl triazoles has been developed. This method allows efficient construction of various 5,5-fused pyrroles, including tetrahydropyrrolo and spiro systems. The method demonstrates excellent functional group compatibility. A rhodium carbene-alkyne metathesis mechanism is proposed for this transformation. PMID:24093728

  4. The influence of anionic ligands on stereoisomerism of Ru carbenes and their importance to efficiency and selectivity of catalytic olefin metathesis reactions.

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    Torker, Sebastian; Khan, R Kashif M; Hoveyda, Amir H

    2014-03-01

    Investigations detailed herein provide insight regarding the mechanism of stereochemical inversion of stereogenic-at-Ru carbene complexes through a nonolefin metathesis-based polytopal rearrangement pathway. Computational analyses (DFT) reveal that there are two key factors that generate sufficient energy barriers that are responsible for the possibility of isolation and characterization of high-energy, but kinetically stable, intermediates: (1) donor-donor interactions that involve the anionic ligands and the strongly electron donating carbene groups and (2) dipolar effects arising from the syn relationship between the anionic groups (iodide and phenoxide). We demonstrate that a Brønsted acid lowers barriers to facilitate isomerization, and that the positive influence of a proton source is the result of its ability to diminish the repulsive electronic interactions originating from the anionic ligands. The implications of the present studies regarding a more sophisticated knowledge of the role of anionic units on the efficiency of Ru-catalyzed olefin metathesis reactions are discussed. The electronic basis for the increased facility with which allylic alcohols participate in olefin metathesis processes will be presented as well. Finally, we illustrate how a better understanding of the role of anionic ligands has served as the basis for successful design of Ru-based Z-selective catalysts for alkene metathesis. PMID:24533571

  5. Thin films of molecular materials synthesized from fisher's carbene ferrocenyl: Film formation and electrical properties

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    Sanchez-Vergara, M.E. [Coordinacion de Ingenieria Mecatronica. Escuela de Ingenieria, Universidad Anahuac del Norte. Avenida Lomas de la Anahuac s/n, Col. Lomas Anahuac, 52786, Huixquilucan (Mexico)], E-mail: elena.sanchez@anahuac.mx; Ortiz, A. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. A. P. 70-360, 04510, Mexico, DF (Mexico); Alvarez-Toledano, C.; Moreno, A. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, Mexico, DF (Mexico); Alvarez, J.R. [Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico. Calle del Puente 222, Col. Ejidos de Huipulco, 14380, Mexico, DF (Mexico)

    2008-07-31

    The synthesis of materials from Fisher's carbene ferrocenyl of the elements chromium, molybdenum and tungsten was carried out. The Fisher's compounds that were synthesized included the following combinations of two different metallic atoms: iron with chromium, iron with molybdenum and iron with tungsten. The molecular solids' preparation was done in electro-synthesis cells with platinum electrodes. Thin films were prepared by vacuum thermal evaporation on quartz substrates and crystalline silicon wafers. Pellets and thin films from these compounds were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and ellipsometry. The powder and thin films synthesized from these materials show the same intra-molecular bonds shown by infrared spectroscopy results, suggesting that thermal evaporation does not alter these bonds in spite of the thin films being amorphous, in contrast with other bimetallic complexes where material decomposition occurs. The differences in the conductivity values of the prepared films are very small, so they may be attributed to the different metallic ions employed in each case. The tungsten complex exhibits a higher conductivity than the molybdenum and chromium complexes at room temperature. Electrical conductivity values found for thin films are higher than for pellets made of the same molecular materials.

  6. Lutidine-derived Ru-CNC hydrogenation pincer catalysts with versatile coordination properties

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    Filonenko, Georgy A.; Cosimi, Elena; Lefort, Laurent; Conley, Matthew P.; Copéret, Christophe; Lutz, Martin|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/304828971; Hensen, Emiel J.M.; Pidko, Evgeny A.

    2014-01-01

    Lutidine-derived bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium CNC-pincer complexes (Ru-CNC's) were prepared. Depending on the synthetic procedure, normal (1, 2) or mixed normal/abnormal NHC-complexes (3) are formed. In the presence of phosphazene base, Ru-CNC complexes activate nitriles to give ketimino compounds 4-6. Nitrile adduct 4 shows reactivity toward strong bases to yield dearomatized complex 7, which heterolytically activates H2 to form the bis-hydrido complex 8. Finally, these Ru-CNC'...

  7. Towards New Generations of Metathesis Metal-Carbene Pre-catalysts

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    Allaert, Bart; Dieltiens, Nicolai; Stevens, Chris; Drozdzak, Renata; Dragutan, Ileana; Dragutan, Valerian; Verpoort, Francis

    : A short general introduction combined with some historical milestones in the field of olefin metathesis is presented followed by an overview of recent representatives of metal carbene initiators. This paper attempts to relief the many superb contributions and overwhelming work invested in intelligent design and innovative synthesis in this area. Despites of recent advances there is still a great interest in the generation of new, better performing, and more environment friendly metathesis.

  8. Thiazolium carbene catalysts for the fixation of CO2 onto amines.

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    Das, Shoubhik; Bobbink, Felix D; Bulut, Safak; Soudani, Mylène; Dyson, Paul J

    2016-02-11

    The catalytic N-formylation and N-methylation of amines using CO2 as the carbon source represents a facile and sustainable approach for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and natural products. Herein, we describe highly effective and inexpensive thiazolium carbene-based catalysts derived from vitamin B1 for the N-formylation and N-methylation of amines, using polymethylhydrosiloxane (PMHS) as a reducing agent, which operate under ambient conditions. PMID:26739571

  9. Role of quantum mechanical tunneling on the ?-effect of silicon on carbenes in 3-trimethylsilylcyclobutylidene.

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    Karmakar, Sharmistha; Datta, Ayan

    2014-03-01

    Quantum mechanical tunneling (QMT) is increasingly being realized as an important phenomenon that can enhance the rate of reactions even at room temperature. Recently, the ability of a trimethylsilane (TMS) group to activate 1,3-H shift to a carbene from a ?-position has been demonstrated. Direct dynamical calculations (using canonical varitational transition state theory) inclusive of small curvature tunneling (CVT-SCT) show that QMT plays a decisive role in such 1,3-hydrogen migration in both the presence and absence of TMS. The presence of a TMS group reduces the activation energy of 1,3-H shift reaction via 1,3-equatorial interaction of the TMS group with the carbene. Tunneling across the smaller barrier enhances the overall forward rate of the reaction. The Arrhenius plot for the reaction shows substantial curvature in comparison to the CVT mechanism at room temperature. Arrhenius plots for the kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) for the ?-deuterated and per deuterated 3-trimethylsilylcyclobutylidene also show strong deviations from the classical over the barrier mechanism. The magnitude of the KIE is suggestive of QMT from the vibrational excited states of the carbenes. PMID:24467461

  10. DFT STUDY ON THE MECHANISM OF THE ADDITION REACTION BETWEEN CARBENE AND GLYCINE

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    XIAOJUN, TAN; WEIHUA, WANG; PING, LI; JINSONG, GU; GUORONG, WANG; DANGSHENG, WANG; TAO, LI.

    Full Text Available The mechanism of addition reaction between the singlet carbene and glycine has been investigated at the B3LYP/6-311+G* level of theory, including geometry optimization and vibrational analysis for the involved stationary points on the potential energy surface. Computational results suggest that ther [...] e are two reaction pathways (1) and (2) during the addition process. In the pathway (1), carbene attacks the C=O bond from the H¹C¹C² side of glycine to form an intermediate (IM1), which is a barrier-free exothermic reaction. Then, IM1 isomerizes to a product (Pro1) via a transition state (TS1) with a potential barrier of 25.7 kJ/mol. Similarly, in the pathway (2), carbene attacks the C=O bond from the H²C¹C² side of glycine to form an intermediate IM2. Subsequently, IM2 isomerizes to Pro2 via TS2, where the Pro2 and Pro1 are enantiomers actually. The calculated potential barrier of 51.3 kJ/mol is higher than that of the pathway (1). Correspondingly, the reaction energy for the both pathways is -258.5 kJ/mol. Additionally, the atoms in molecules (AIM) theory has also been performed to characterize the bonding interaction and structural features for the addition reaction.

  11. Synthesis of a Benzodiazepine-derived Rhodium NHC Complex by C-H Bond Activation

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    Bergman, Roberg G.; Gribble, Jr., Michael W.; Ellman, Jonathan A.

    2008-01-30

    The synthesis and characterization of a Rh(I)-NHC complex generated by C-H activation of 1,4-benzodiazepine heterocycle are reported. This complex constitutes a rare example of a carbene tautomer of a 1,4-benzodiazepine aldimine stabilized by transition metal coordination and demonstrates the ability of the catalytically relevant RhCl(PCy{sub 3}){sub 2} fragment to induce NHC-forming tautomerization of heterocycles possessing a single carbene-stabilizing heteroatom. Implications for the synthesis of benzodiazepines and related pharmacophores via C-H functionalization are discussed.

  12. Synthesis of a Benzodiazepine-derived Rhodium NHC Complex by C-H Bond Activation

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    Gribble, Michael W.; Ellman, Jonathan A.; Bergman, Robert G.

    2008-01-01

    The synthesis and characterization of a Rh(I)-NHC complex generated by C-H activation of 1,4-benzodiazepine heterocycle are reported. This complex constitutes a rare example of a carbene tautomer of a 1,4-benzodiazepine aldimine stabilized by transition metal coordination and demonstrates the ability of the catalytically relevant RhCl(PCy3)2 fragment to induce NHC-forming tautomerization of heterocycles possessing a single carbene-stabilizing heteroatom. Implications for the synthesis of benz...

  13. Synthesis of Heavy Fluorous Ruthenium Metathesis Catalysts Using the Stereoselective Addition of Polyfluoroalkyllithium to Sterically Hindered Diimines.

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    Hošek, J.; Rybá?ková, M.; ?ejka, J.; Cva?ka, Josef; Kví?ala, J.

    2015-01-01

    Ro?. 34, ?. 13 (2015), s. 3327-3334. ISSN 0276-7333 Institutional support: RVO:61388963 Keywords : ring-closing metathesis * form tetrasubstituted olefins * N-heterocyclic carbene Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry Impact factor: 4.126, year: 2014

  14. [PdA (IPr*) (cinnamyl)Cl]: An efficient pre-catalyst for the preparation of tetra-ortho-substituted biaryls by Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling

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    Chartoire, Anthony

    2012-03-13

    The bigger the better: The new well-defined [Pd(IPr*)(cin)Cl] pre-catalyst is described (see scheme). This complex proves to be highly active in the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling for the synthesis of tetra-ortho- substituted biaryls under mild conditions. IPr* is reported as the largest N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) to date for [Pd(NHC)(cin)Cl] complexes, explaining the high reactivity observed for this complex in this challenging transformation. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Ruthenium-Aryloxide Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis

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    Monfette, Sebastien; Blacquiere, Johanna M.; Conrad, Jay C.; Beach, Nicholas J.; Fogg, Deryn E.

    : Advances in design of ruthenium aryloxide catalysts for olefin metathesis are described. The target complexes are accessible on reaction of RuCl2(NHC)(py)2 (CHPh) (NHC - N-heterocyclic carbene) with electron-deficient, monodentate aryl- oxides, or aryloxides that yield small, rigid chelate rings. The best of these catalysts offer activity comparable to or greater than that of the parent chloride (Grubbs) systems in ring-closing metathesis (RCM). Preliminary studies of the electronic nature of the Ru-X bond suggest that the metal center is more electropositive in the aryloxide complexes than in the Grubbs systems.

  16. Cycloalkyl-based unsymmetrical unsaturated (U?)-NHC ligands: flexibility and dissymmetry in ruthenium-catalysed olefin metathesis.

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    Rouen, Mathieu; Borré, Etienne; Falivene, Laura; Toupet, Loic; Berthod, Mikaël; Cavallo, Luigi; Olivier-Bourbigou, Hélène; Mauduit, Marc

    2014-05-21

    Air-stable Ru-indenylidene and Hoveyda-type complexes bearing new unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligands combining a mesityl unit and a flexible cycloalkyl moiety as N-substituents were synthesised. Structural features, chemical stabilities and catalytic profiles in olefin metathesis of this new library of cycloalkyl-based U2-NHC Ru complexes were studied and compared with their unsymmetrical saturated NHC-Ru homologues as well as a set of commercially available Ru-catalysts bearing either symmetrical SIMes or IMes NHC ligands. PMID:24647372

  17. Cycloalkyl-based unsymmetrical unsaturated (U2)-NHC ligands: Flexibility and dissymmetry in ruthenium-catalysed olefin metathesis

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    Rouen, Mathieu

    2014-01-01

    Air-stable Ru-indenylidene and Hoveyda-type complexes bearing new unsymmetrical unsaturated N-heterocyclic carbene (U2-NHC) ligands combining a mesityl unit and a flexible cycloalkyl moiety as N-substituents were synthesised. Structural features, chemical stabilities and catalytic profiles in olefin metathesis of this new library of cycloalkyl-based U2-NHC Ru complexes were studied and compared with their unsymmetrical saturated NHC-Ru homologues as well as a set of commercially available Ru-catalysts bearing either symmetrical SIMes or IMes NHC ligands. © 2014 the Partner Organisations.

  18. Highvalent and organometallic technetium and rhenium compounds

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    Diagnostic methods in nuclear medicine allow a detailed description of morphological organ structures and their function. The beta emitting isotope Tc-99 has optimal physical properties (140 keV gamma rays, half-life 6 h) and is therefore used for radiopharmaceuticals. The thesis is concerned with the search for new technetium complexes and their reproducible production. The (TcO3) core is of main interest. The second part of the thesis deals with organometallic technetium and rhenium complexes with carbonyl ligands and N-heterocyclic carbenes that show stability in aerobic aqueous solutions.

  19. Transition Metal Catalyzed Reactions for Forming Carbon–Oxygen and Carbon–Carbon Bonds

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    Sølvhøj, Amanda Birgitte

    Anti Zigzag-[5]-phenylene A new member of the family of [5]-phenylenes, named Anti Zigzag-[5]-phenylene, was synthesized and characterized. The desired target molecule was synthesized in ten steps from the commercially available starting material 1,2-dibromobenzene in an overall yield of 0.5 %. Six of...... subsequently eliminates a bromo radical and forms the product.......Dehydrogenative ester formation with a ruthenium NHC complex A new atom-economical methodology for synthesizing esters by the dehydrogenative coupling of primary alcohols was developed. The reaction is catalyzed by the ruthenium N-heterocyclic carbene complex RuCl2(IiPr)(p-cymene). By screening the...

  20. Reductive Cyclopropanations Catalyzed by Dinuclear Nickel Complexes.

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    Zhou, You-Yun; Uyeda, Christopher

    2016-02-01

    Dinuclear Ni complexes supported by naphthyridine-diimine (NDI) ligands catalyze the reductive cyclopropanation of alkenes with CH2 Cl2 as the methylene source. The use of mild terminal reductants (Zn or Et2 Zn) confers significant functional-group tolerance, and the catalyst accommodates structurally and electronically diverse alkenes. Mononickel catalysts bearing related N chelates afford comparatively low cyclopropane yields (≤20 %). These results constitute an entry into catalytic carbene transformations from oxidized methylene precursors. PMID:26822193

  1. Electronic spectra of linear HC$_5$H and cumulene carbene H$_2$C$_5$

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    Steglich, M; Maity, S; Nagy, A; Maier, J P

    2015-01-01

    The $1 ^3\\Sigma_u^- \\leftarrow X^3\\Sigma_g^-$ transition of linear HC$_5$H (A) has been observed in a neon matrix and gas phase. The assignment is based on mass-selective experiments, extrapolation of previous results of the longer HC$_{2n+1}$H homologues, and density functional and multi-state CASPT2 theoretical methods. Another band system starting at 303 nm in neon is assigned as the $1 ^1 A_1 \\leftarrow X ^1 A_1$ transition of the cumulene carbene pentatetraenylidene H$_2$C$_5$ (B).

  2. Electronic spectra of linear HC5H and cumulene carbene H2C5.

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    Steglich, Mathias; Fulara, Jan; Maity, Surajit; Nagy, Adam; Maier, John P

    2015-06-28

    The 1(3)?u (-)?X(3)?g (-) transition of linear HC5H (A) has been observed in a neon matrix and gas phase. The assignment is based on mass-selective experiments, extrapolation of previous results of the longer HC2n+1H homologues, and density functional and multi-state CASPT2 theoretical methods. Another band system starting at 303 nm in neon is assigned as the 1(1)A1?X˜(1)A1 transition of the cumulene carbene pentatetraenylidene H2C5 (B). PMID:26133432

  3. Theoretical Predictions of Redox Potentials of Fischer-Type Chromium Anninocarbene Complexes.

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    Kvapilová, Hana; Hoskovcová, Irena; Ludvík, Ji?í; Záliš, Stanislav

    2014-01-01

    Ro?. 33, ?. 18 (2014), s. 4964-4972. ISSN 0276-7333 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LD14129; GA ?R GA13-04630S Institutional support: RVO:61388955 Keywords : standard hydrogen electrode * density functional theory * metal carbene complexes Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry Impact factor: 4.126, year: 2014

  4. Group 4 Transition-Metal Complexes of an Aniline–Carbene–Phenol Ligand

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    Despagnet-Ayoub, Emmanuelle

    2013-05-24

    Attempts to install a tridentate aniline-NHC-phenol (NCO) ligand on titanium and zirconium led instead to complexes resulting from unexpected rearrangement pathways that illustrate common behavior in carbene-early- transition-metal chemistry. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  5. Gold( i )-catalysed dehydrative formation of ethers from benzylic alcohols and phenols

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    Veenboer, Richard M. P.

    2015-01-01

    © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015. We report the cross-dehydrative reaction of two alcohols to form unsymmetrical ethers using NHC-gold(i) complexes (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene). Our progress in developing this reaction into a straightforward procedure is discussed in detail. The optimised methodology proceeds under mild reaction conditions and produces water as the sole by-product. The synthetic utility of this environmentally benign methodology is exemplified by the formation of a range of new ethers from readily available phenols bearing electron withdrawing substituents and secondary benzylic alcohols with various substituents. Finally, we present experimental results to account for the chemoselectivity obtained in these reactions.

  6. Encapsulating Inorganic Acetylene, HBNH, Using Flanking Coordinative Interactions.

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    Swarnakar, Anindya K; Hering-Junghans, Christian; Nagata, Koichi; Ferguson, Michael J; McDonald, Robert; Tokitoh, Norihiro; Rivard, Eric

    2015-09-01

    A stable donor-acceptor coordination complex of the elusive parent inorganic iminoborane HBNH (a structural analogue of acetylene) is reported. This species was generated via thermally induced N2 elimination/1,2-H migration from a hydrido(azido)borane adduct NHC?BH2N3 (NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) in the presence of a fluorinated triarylborane. The mechanism of this process was also investigated by computational and isotopic labeling studies. This transformation represents a new and potentially modular route to unsaturated inorganic building blocks for advanced material synthesis. PMID:26214271

  7. E-Selective Semi-Hydrogenation of Alkynes by Heterobimetallic Catalysis.

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    Karunananda, Malkanthi K; Mankad, Neal P

    2015-11-25

    A unique cooperative H2 activation reaction by heterobimetallic (NHC)M'-MCp(CO)2 complexes (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene, M' = Cu or Ag, M = Fe or Ru) has been leveraged to develop a catalytic alkyne semi-hydrogenation transformation. The optimal Ag-Ru catalyst gives high selectivity for converting alkynes to E-alkenes, a rare selectivity mode for reduction reactions with H2. The transformation is tolerant of many reducible functional groups. Computational analysis of H2 activation thermodynamics guided rational catalyst development. Bimetallic alkyne hydrogenation and alkene isomerization mechanisms are proposed. PMID:26550848

  8. Chimie de coordination de carbènes N-hétérocycliques substitués par des groupements alkyfluorényle : interactions faibles, effets stériques, catalyse

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    Teci, Matthieu

    2015-01-01

    This thesis deals with a series of N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (NHCs) in which the N atoms bear expanded alkylfluorenyl (AF) substituents. Special focus has been put on the steric properties of these new ligands, as well as their influence on catalytic reactions involving Pd and Cu centres.The first part of this work describes the synthesis of a series of AF-substituted azolium salts suitable for the preparation of palladium PEPPSI-NHC complexes. These turned out to be very active in Suzuk...

  9. Utilisation of water soluble iridium catalysts for signal amplification by reversible exchange.

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    Fekete, M; Gibard, C; Dear, G J; Green, G G R; Hooper, A J J; Roberts, A D; Cisnetti, F; Duckett, S B

    2015-05-01

    The catalytic hyperpolarisation of pyridine, 3-hydroxypyridine and oxazole by the Signal Amplification By Reversible Exchange (SABRE) process is achieved by a series of water soluble iridium phosphine and N-heterocyclic carbene dihydride complexes. While the efficiency of the SABRE process in methanol-d4 solution or ethanol-d6 solution is high, with over 400-fold (1)H polarisation of pyridine being produced by [Ir(H)2(NCMe)(py)(IMes)(monosulfonated-triphenylphosphine)]BF4, changing to a D2O or a D2O-ethanol solvent mixture leads to dramatically reduced activity which is rationalised in terms of low H2 solubility. PMID:25823378

  10. Crystal structure of {3-[3,5-bis(2,6-dimethylphenyl-1,2-phenylene]-1-(2,6,2??,6??-tetramethyl-1,1?:3?,1??-terphenyl-5?-ylimidazol-2-ylidene}chlorido(?6-p-cymeneruthenium(II benzene disolvate

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    Shohei Sase

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, [Ru(C47H43N2Cl(C10H14]·2C6H6, crystallized with two independent molecules of benzene. One of the N-aryl moieties of the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC ligand underwent cyclometallation to form a five-membered ruthenacycle. The complex has a three-legged piano-stool structure with two C atoms incorporated in the five-membered ruthenacycle and a Cl atom as legs. The ruthenacycle is essentially coplanar with the imidazole ring of the NHC ligand, making a dihedral angle of 0.85?(8°.

  11. Comparing Ru and Fe-catalyzed olefin metathesis

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    Poater, Albert

    2014-01-01

    Density functional theory calculations have been used to explore the potential of Fe-based complexes with an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand, as olefin metathesis catalysts. Apart from a less endothermic reaction energy profile, a small reduction in the predicted upper energy barriers (≈ 2 kcal mol -1) is calculated in the Fe catalyzed profile with respect to the Ru catalysed profile. Overall, this study indicates that Fe-based catalysts have the potential to be very effective olefin metathesis catalysts. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.

  12. Carbene Spin Multiplicity in Solution Probed Using Time-Resolved EPR Spectroscopy

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    Jin, Wang; Natalia V., Lebedeva; Matthew S., Platz; Malcolm D. E., Forbes.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Espectroscopia de resonancia paramagnética electrónica (EPR por las siglas en inglés) fue utilizada para detectar los radicales libres formados mediante reacciones de abstracción de átomos de hidrógeno de diversos carbenos generados fotoquímicamente en soluciones de n-hexano y a temperatura ambiente [...] . En particular, se describe el análisis de tres carbenos que fueron generados por fotoexcitación de un bifenilo con dos grupos diazo. Se identificaron señales EPR de dos radicales alquilo y uno bencílico. La estructura de dichos radicales se confirmó mediante un proceso de simulación computacional utilizando parámetros espectroscópicos (factores-g, constantes de acoplamiento hiperfino) reportados en la literatura. Experimentos previos de absorción óptica han llevado a la conclusión de que los carbenos estudiados presentan un estado basal de tipo triplete, lo que se confirma al observar las señales EPR de emisión a campo bajo pero de absorción a campo alto. Además, se encontró que los espectros presentan un espín fuertemente polarizado como consecuencia de un mecanismo CIDEP, y que la intensidad de las señales está relacionada con los rendimientos cuánticos asociados a la producción de los carbenos iniciales. Como era de esperarse, un tercer sustrato, que reacciona vía una reacción concertada de tipo Wolff a través de un reordenamiento del intermediario singulete producido en el estado excitado, no dio lugar a ninguna señal EPR. Así mismo, cuando las reacciones de los tres carbenos se llevan a cabo en acetonitrilo, la multiplicidad del espín se invierte de modo que se genera un estado basal.singulete, por lo que no se observan señales EPR. Los resultados descritos en este trabajo son consistentes con aquellos obtenidos mediante fotólisis láser. Abstract in english Time-resolved (CW) EPR spectroscopy at X-band has been used to detect free radicals created by H-atom abstraction reactions of photochemically generated carbenes in n-hexadecane solutions at room temperature. Three different carbenes were studied, formed via loss of nitrogen after photo-excitation o [...] f a substituted biphenyl diazo precursor. The TREPR signals from two different alkyl radicals and the benzylic-type radical from the carbene are detected for two of the three diazo substrates. The radicals were unambiguously identified by spectral simulation using literature parameters (g-factors and hyper-fine coupling constants). Previous transient optical absorption spectroscopy experiments have concluded that these two carbenes have triplet ground states, which is confirmed by the low field emissive, high field absorptive phase of the TREPR signals reported here. The spectra are strongly spin polarized by the Radical Pair Mechanism of CIDEP, and their overall intensities track with the measured quantum yields for carbene production. A third substrate, known to react via a concerted Wolff reaction or excited state rearrangement via a singlet state, showed no TREPR signal, as expected. Reactions run in acetonitrile, where the spin multiplicity is reversed to give a singlet ground state, did not lead to detectable TREPR signals for all three substrates. The observations are consistent with previously published laser flash photolysis results.

  13. Synthesis of cis - and trans-diisothiocyanato-bis(NHC) complexes of nickel(II) and applications in the Kumada-Corriu reaction

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    Jothibasu, Ramasamy

    2010-09-13

    Metathetical reaction of AgSCN with a series of trans-dihalido-bis(carbene) nickel(II) complexes in CH3CN readily afforded the novel diisothiocyanato-bis(carbene) complexes [Ni(NCS)2(NHC)2] (trans-2a, NHC = 1,3-diisopropylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene; trans-2b, NHC = 1,3-diisobutylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene; trans-2c, NHC = 1,3- dibenzylbenzimidazolin-2-ylidene; cis-2d, NHC = 1,3-di(2-propenyl) benzimidazolin-2-ylidene; cis-2e, NHC = 1-propyl-3-methylbenzimidazolin-2- ylidene) as greenish-yellow powders in moderate to good yields. While dihalido-bis(carbene) Ni(II) complexes exclusively form trans-complexes, a trans-cis isomerization occurs upon halido-isothiocyanato exchange with complexes bearing less bulky carbene ligands, i.e., cis-2d/e. DFT calculations indicated that this isomerization can be attributed to a reduced energy difference between trans- and cis-isomers of diisothiocyanato complexes. All complexes have been characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, ESI mass spectrometry, and X-ray diffraction analysis. A catalytic study revealed that cis-complexes generally exhibit greater activities in the Kumada-Corriu coupling reaction. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

  14. Ruthenium Carbene Mediated Metathesis of Oleate-Type Fatty Compounds

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    Manie H. C. Vosloo

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The complexes RuCl2(PCy32(=CHPh, 1, and RuCl2(PCy3(H2IMes(=CHPh, 2, proved to be active catalysts for the self-metathesis of oleate-type fatty compounds containing the ester, hydroxyl, epoxy and carboxylic acid functional groups. At elevated reaction temperatures 2 showed a higher activity, stability and lower selectivity for primary metathesis products compared to 1. A profound influence of organic functional groups on catalyst activity and selectivity was found and from relative activities and selectivities 2 has proved to be more resistant to deactivation by polar functional groups and more inclined to promote double bond isomerisation than 1. The observed catalyst deactivation by oxygen-containing functional groups could be attributed to a phosphine displacement side reaction.

  15. Preparing Gold(I) for Interactions with Proton Donors: The Elusive [Au]???HO Hydrogen Bond.

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    Groenewald, Ferdinand; Dillen, Jan; Raubenheimer, Helgard G; Esterhuysen, Catharine

    2016-01-01

    MP2 and DFT calculations with correlation consistent basis sets indicate that isolated linear anionic dialkylgold(I) complexes form moderately strong (ca. 10?kcal?mol(-1) ) Au???H hydrogen bonds with single H2 O molecules as donors in the absence of sterically demanding substituents. Relativistic effects are critically important in the attraction. Such bonds are significantly weaker in neutral, strong ?-donor N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes (ca. 5?kcal?mol(-1) ). The overall association (>11?kcal?mol(-1) ), however, is strengthened by co-operative, synergistic classical hydrogen bonding when the NHC ligands bear NH units. Further manipulation of the interaction by ligands positioned trans to the carbene, is possible. PMID:26695099

  16. A stable dimer of SiS2 arranged between two carbene molecules.

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    Mohapatra, Chandrajeet; Mondal, Kartik Chandra; Samuel, Prinson P; Keil, Helena; Niepötter, Benedikt; Herbst-Irmer, Regine; Stalke, Dietmar; Dutta, Sayan; Koley, Debasis; Roesky, Herbert W

    2015-09-01

    The Me-cAAC:-stabilized dimer of silicon disulfide (SiS2 ) has been isolated in the molecular form as (Me-cAAC:)2 Si2 S4 (2) at room temperature [Me-cAAC:=cyclic alkyl(amino) carbene]. Compound 2 has been synthesized from the reaction of (Me-cAAC:)2 Si2 with elemental sulfur in a 1:4 molar ratio under oxidative addition. This is the smallest molecular unit of silicon disulfide characterized by X-ray crystallography, electron ionization mass spectrometry, and NMR spectroscopy. Structures with three sulfur atoms arranged around a silicon atom are known; however, 2 is the first structurally characterized silicon-sulfur compound containing one terminal and two bridging sulfur atoms at each silicon atom. Compound 2 shows no decomposition after storing for three months in an inert atmosphere at ambient temperature. The bonding of 2 has been further studied by theoretical calculations. PMID:26179976

  17. Possible formation of crystalline sodium carbene carbonate Na2(CO)CO3 at high pressure

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    Combined experimental and ab-initio computational studies suggest that at pressures above 20 GPa and temperatures above 1500 K sodium formate deprotonizes under formation of Na+2 [C=O| CO32-]. This new compound involves mesomeric C-O bonds with carbonate plus carbene units as limiting states and CO2 chains as intermediate. Sodium is six-fold coordinated by O-atoms. The formation of this new compound implies nucleophilic addition as reaction mechanism which is consistent with previously observed reduced stability of the H-O bond at these high pressures. The findings suggest further that the sextet state of carbon is energetically less unfavourable at high pressure than at ambient pressure.

  18. Highly stereoselective synthesis of cyclopentanes bearing four stereocentres by a rhodium carbene-initiated domino sequence.

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    Parr, Brendan T; Davies, Huw M L

    2014-01-01

    Stereoselective synthesis of a cyclopentane nucleus by convergent annulation constitutes a significant challenge for synthetic chemists. Although a number of biologically relevant cyclopentane natural products are known, more often than not, the cyclopentane core is assembled in a stepwise manner because of the lack of efficient annulation strategies. Here we report the rhodium-catalysed reactions of vinyldiazoacetates with (E)-1,3-disubstituted 2-butenols generate cyclopentanes, containing four new stereogenic centres with very high levels of stereoselectivity (99% ee, >97: 3 dr). The reaction proceeds by a carbene-initiated domino sequence consisting of five distinct steps: rhodium-bound oxonium ylide formation, [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement, oxy-Cope rearrangement, enol-keto tautomerization and finally an intramolecular carbonyl ene reaction. A systematic study is presented detailing how to control chirality transfer in each of the four stereo-defining steps of the cascade, consummating in the development of a highly stereoselective process. PMID:25082301

  19. A search for thermal isomerization of olefins to carbenes: Thermal generations of the silicon-nitrogen double bond

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    Zhang, Xianping.

    1990-09-21

    The first part of this thesis will search for the thermal isomerization of olefins to carbenes which is predicted to be a high energy process by calculations and has only been observed in a few strained olefins. The possibility of thermal isomerization of simple olefins to carbenes will be explored. Substitution of a silyl group on the double bond of an olefin allows a potential intermediate which has a {beta}-radical to the silyl group during the cis-trans isomerization. The effects of a trimethylsilyl group on this isomerization are the subject of this study. The second part of this thesis will include the generation and chemistry of intermediates containing a silicon-nitrogen double bond. The isomerization of parent silanimine to the aminosilylene was calculated to be a high energy process. New approaches to the silicon-nitrogen double bond will also be presented. 92 refs., 12 figs., 11 tabs.

  20. A spectroscopic study of the reaction of the carbene, tetrabromocyclopentadienylidene, with O 2 in low temperature matrices

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    Dunkin, Ian R.; McCluskey, Adam

    1994-01-01

    The photolysis of tetrabromodiazocyclopentadiene ( 2) in low temperature Ar and N 2 matrices generates the carbene, tetrabromocyclopentadienylidene ( 3). In O 2-doped matrices, ( 3) reacts with oxygen yielding first tetrabromocyclopentadienone O-oxide ( 4), identification of which was aided by experiments with isotopically labelled oxygen, and then tetrabromocyclopentadienone ( 5) and tetrabromo-α-pyrone ( 6). The matrix uv-visible and infrared absorption spectra of tetrabromocyclopentadienone O-oxide ( 4) are reported.

  1. Studies of the mechanism of the olefin metathesis reaction and the process of active site formation on photoreduced molybdenum-silicate catalysts. I. Mechanism of formation of molybdenum-carbene intermediates

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    Elev, I.V.; Shelimov, B.N.; Kazanskii, V.B.

    1987-10-01

    The products of the initial stages of the reaction of ethylene and propylene with Mo/sup 4 +/ ions in photoreduced molybdenum-silicate olefin metathesis catalysts have been studied by mass spectroscopy. The reaction of C/sub 2/H/sub 4/ with Mo/sup 4 +/ has been found to yield propylene, whereas interaction of C/sub 3/H/sub 6/ with Mo/sup 4 +/ gives a superequilibrium concentration of butenes and a small amount of pentenes. A significant kinetic isotope effect for the metathesis reaction was observed upon substitution of C/sub 3/H/sub 6/ by C/sub 3/D/sub 6/. The results can be interpreted in terms of a stepwise mechanism involving carbene intermediates, which are formed via isomerization of surface-bound ..pi..-complexes of olefins with Mo/sup 4 +/ ions as a result of intramolecular 1,2-H atom transfer.

  2. Carbene Reactions

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    Hoffmann, R. W.; Barth, W.; Carlsen, Lars; Egsgaard, Helge

    The gas-phase thermolysis of the norbornadienespirodithiolane S-oxides (5) and (7) led to benzene, ethylene, and carbon disulphide as the major products, possibly involving carbon disulphide oxides as intermediates. Thermolyses of the related sulphones (9) or (14) led to completely different...... product patterns....

  3. Nuevos alquinil complejos y carbenos N-Heterocíclicos de oro(I). Autoensamblaje de complejos heteronucleares usando metaligandos de oro(I)= New alkynyl and N-Heterocyclic gold(I) complexes. Self-assembly of heteronuclear complexes usin gold(I) metallaligands

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    Cámara Hernández, Verónica

    2013-01-01

    Objetivos: Los objetivos planteados para esta tesis han sido la síntesis y caracterización de nuevos alquinil complejos y carbenos N-Heterocíclicos (NHC) de oro(I), así como la utilización de algunos de estos complejos como metalaligandos en reacciones de ensamblaje de nuevos complejos heteronucleares. También nos planteamos llevara a cabo estudios estructurales de los nuevos complejos preparados, así como estudios de su comportamiento en disolución, y sus propiedades fotofísicas. Meto...

  4. Metal Complexes of Quinolone Antibiotics and Their Applications: An Update

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    Valentina Uivarosi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Quinolones are synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics with good oral absorption and excellent bioavailability. Due to the chemical functions found on their nucleus (a carboxylic acid function at the 3-position, and in most cases a basic piperazinyl ring (or another N-heterocycle at the 7-position, and a carbonyl oxygen atom at the 4-position quinolones bind metal ions forming complexes in which they can act as bidentate, as unidentate and as bridging ligand, respectively. In the polymeric complexes in solid state, multiple modes of coordination are simultaneously possible. In strongly acidic conditions, quinolone molecules possessing a basic side nucleus are protonated and appear as cations in the ionic complexes. Interaction with metal ions has some important consequences for the solubility, pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of quinolones, and is also involved in the mechanism of action of these bactericidal agents. Many metal complexes with equal or enhanced antimicrobial activity compared to the parent quinolones were obtained. New strategies in the design of metal complexes of quinolones have led to compounds with anticancer activity. Analytical applications of complexation with metal ions were oriented toward two main directions: determination of quinolones based on complexation with metal ions or, reversely, determination of metal ions based on complexation with quinolones.

  5. A highly conjugated benzimidazole carbene-based ruthenium sensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cells.

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    Ho, Shih-Yu; Su, Chaochin; Li, Chung-Yen; Prabakaran, Kumaresan; Shen, Ming-Tai; Chen, Ying-Fan; Chang, Wei-Chun; Tingare, Yogesh S; Akula, Suribabu; Tsai, Sheng-Han; Li, Wen-Ren

    2013-09-01

    A new type of carbene-based ruthenium sensitizer, CB104, with a highly conjugated ancillary ligand, diphenylvinylthiophene-substituted benzimidazolepyridine, was designed and developed for dye-sensitized solar cell applications. The influence of the thiophene antenna on the performance of the cell anchored with CB104 was investigated. Compared with the dye CBTR, the conjugated thiophene in the ancillary ligand of CB104 enhanced the molar extinction coefficient of the intraligand ?-?* transition and the intensity of the lower energy metal-to-ligand charge-transfer band. However, the incident photon-to-current conversion efficiency spectrum of the cell anchored with CB104 (0.15?mM) showed a maximum of 63?% at 420?nm. The cell sensitized with the dye CB104 attained a power conversion efficiency of 7.30?%, which was lower than that of the cell with nonconjugated sensitizer CBTR (8.92?%) under the same fabrication conditions. The variation in the performance of these two dyes demonstrated that elongating the conjugated light-harvesting antenna resulted in the reduction of short-circuit photocurrent density, which might have been due to the aggregation of dye molecules. In the presence of a coabsorbate, chenodeoxycholic acid, the CB104-sensitized cell exhibited an enhanced photocurrent density and achieved a photovoltaic efficiency of 8.36?%. PMID:23832840

  6. Production of propylene from 1-butene on highly active "bi-functional single active site" catalyst: Tungsten carbene-hydride supported on alumina

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    Mazoyer, Etienne

    2011-12-02

    1-Butene is transformed in a continuous flow reactor over tungsten hydrides precursor W-H/Al2O3, 1, giving a promising yield into propylene at 150 °C and different pressures. Tungsten carbene-hydride single active site operates as a "bi-functional catalyst" through 1-butene isomerization on W-hydride and 1-butene/2-butenes cross-metathesis on W-carbene. This active moiety is generated in situ at the initiation steps by insertion of 1-butene on tungsten hydrides precursor W-H/Al2O3, 1 followed by α-H and β-H abstraction. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

  7. Inserção C-H de carbenóides de ródio em água e reutilização do catalisador Rhodium (II carbene C-H insertion in water and catalyst reuse

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    Nuno R. Candeias

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A five-session laboratory experiment is described for the synthesis of a beta-lactam via Rh(II catalysed intramolecular C-H insertion of a alpha-diazo-alpha-ethoxycarbonylacetamide. The metallo-carbene, responsible for the C-H bond activation, was generated from the diazo substrate and the catalyst Rh2(OAc4. The high stability and solubility of the catalyst and the exclusive C-H insertion of the Rh-carbene allows the synthesis of this important heterocycle in water and the catalyst reutilization.

  8. Rhodium (II) carbene C-H insertion in water and catalyst reuse; Insercao C-H de carbenoides de rodio em agua e reutilizacao do catalisador

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    Candeias, Nuno R.; Gois, Pedro M.P.; Afonso, Carlos A.M. [Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa (Portugal)]. E-mail: carlosafonso@ist.utl.pt

    2007-07-01

    A five-session laboratory experiment is described for the synthesis of a beta-lactam via Rh(II) catalysed intramolecular C-H insertion of a alpha-diazo-alpha-ethoxycarbonyl acetamide. The metallo-carbene, responsible for the C-H bond activation, was generated from the diazo substrate and the catalyst Rh{sub 2}(OAc){sub 4}. The high stability and solubility of the catalyst and the exclusive C-H insertion of the Rh-carbene allows the synthesis of this important heterocycle in water and the catalyst reutilization. (author)

  9. Inserção C-H de carbenóides de ródio em água e reutilização do catalisador Rhodium (II) carbene C-H insertion in water and catalyst reuse

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    Nuno R. Candeias; Gois, Pedro M.P.; Afonso, Carlos A.M.

    2007-01-01

    A five-session laboratory experiment is described for the synthesis of a beta-lactam via Rh(II) catalysed intramolecular C-H insertion of a alpha-diazo-alpha-ethoxycarbonylacetamide. The metallo-carbene, responsible for the C-H bond activation, was generated from the diazo substrate and the catalyst Rh2(OAc)4. The high stability and solubility of the catalyst and the exclusive C-H insertion of the Rh-carbene allows the synthesis of this important heterocycle in water and the catalyst reutiliz...

  10. Palladium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Carbene Insertion Prior to Intramolecular Heck Cyclization: Synthesis of 2-Arylidene-3-aryl-1-indanones.

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    Arunprasath, Dhanarajan; Muthupandi, Pandi; Sekar, Govindasamy

    2015-11-01

    A domino process that converges the migratory insertion of carbene with a Heck reaction has been established as a versatile tool for the synthesis of 2-arylidene-3-aryl-1-indanones from very stable and easily accessible N-tosylhydrazones and 2'-iodochalcones. The reaction selectively proceeds through 5-exo-trig cyclization and delivers the products selectively with the E configuration of the double bond in excellent yields. The one-pot synthesis of 2-arylidene-3-aryl-1-indanones involving in situ synthesis of both 2'-iodochalcones and N-tosylhydrazones has also been demonstrated. PMID:26501560

  11. Catalytic Enantioselective Olefin Metathesis in Natural Product Synthesis. Chiral Metal-Based Complexes that Deliver High Enantioselectivity and More

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    Hoveyda, Amir H.; Malcolmson, Steven J.; Meek, Simon J.; Zhugralin, Adil R.

    2010-01-01

    Chiral olefin metathesis catalysts enable chemists to access enantiomerically enriched small molecules with high efficiency; synthesis schemes involving such complexes can be substantially more concise than those that would involve enantiomerically pure substrates and achiral Mo alkylidenes or Ru-based carbenes. The scope of research towards design and development of chiral catalysts is not limited to discovery of complexes that are merely the chiral versions of the related achiral variants. ...

  12. Nearly degenerate isomers of C(BH)2: cumulene, carbene, or carbone?

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    Barua, Shiblee R; Allen, Wesley D; Kraka, Elfi; Jerabek, Paul; Sure, Rebecca; Frenking, Gernot

    2013-11-18

    The ground electronic state of C(BH)2 exhibits both a linear minimum and a peculiar angle-deformation isomer with a central B-C-B angle near 90°. Definitive computations on these species and the intervening transition state have been executed by means of coupled-cluster theory including single and double excitations (CCSD), perturbative triples (CCSD(T)), and full triples with perturbative quadruples (CCSDT(Q)), in concert with series of correlation-consistent basis sets (cc-pVXZ, X=D, T, Q, 5, 6; cc-pCVXZ, X=T, Q). Final energies were pinpointed by focal-point analyses (FPA) targeting the complete basis-set limit of CCSDT(Q) theory with auxiliary core correlation, relativistic, and non-Born-Oppenheimer corrections. Isomerization of the linear species to the bent form has a minuscule FPA reaction energy of 0.02 kcal mol(-1) and a corresponding barrier of only 1.89 kcal mol(-1). Quantum tunneling computations reveal interconversion of the two isomers on a timescale much less than 1 s even at 0 K. Highly accurate CCSD(T)/cc-pVTZ and composite c~CCSDT(Q)/cc-pCVQZ anharmonic vibrational frequencies confirm matrix-isolation infrared bands previously assigned to linear C(BH)2 and provide excellent predictions for the heretofore unobserved bent isomer. Chemical bonding in the C(BH)2 species was exhaustively investigated by the atoms-in-molecules (AIM) approach, molecular orbital plots, various population analyses, local mode vibrations and force constants, unified reaction valley analysis (URVA), and other methods. Linear C(BH)2 is a cumulene, whereas bent C(BH)2 is best characterized as a carbene with little carbone character. Weak B-B attraction is clearly present in the unusual bent isomer, but its strength is insufficient to form a CB2 ring with a genuine boron-boron bond and attendant AIM bond path. PMID:24123325

  13. Domino Michael addition-carbene rearrangement-cyclization reaction of 1-alkynyl(aryl)-lambda3-bromanes with 2-mercapto-1,3-benzazoles.

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    Ochiai, Masahito; Tada, Norihiro

    2005-10-28

    Exposure of 1-alkynyl[p-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl](tetrafluoroborato)-lambda3-bromanes to 2-mercaptobenzimidazole or benzothiazole in dichloromethane at 0 degrees C under argon resulted in a domino Michael addition-carbene rearrangement-cyclization reaction to produce directly tricyclic heterocycles in high yields, whereas the reaction with 2-mercaptobenzoxazole afforded 1-alkynyl sulfides. PMID:16220178

  14. Cis/trans Coordination in olefin metathesis by static and molecular dynamic DFT calculations

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    Poater, Albert

    2014-05-25

    In regard to [(N-heterocyclic carbene)Ru]-based catalysts, it is still a matter of debate if the substrate binding is preferentially cis or trans to the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand. By means of static and molecular dynamic DFT calculations, a simple olefin, like ethylene, is shown to be prone to the trans binding. Bearing in mind the higher reactivity of trans isomers in olefin metathesis, this insight helps to construct small alkene substrates with increased reactivity. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

  15. 3,3?-Di-n-butyl-1,1?-(p-phenylenedimethylenediimidazolium bis(hexafluorophosphate

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    Rosenani A. Haque

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title N-heterocyclic carbene compound, C22H32N42+·2PF6?, consists of one half of the N-heterocyclic carbene dication and one hexafluorophosphate anion. The dication lies across a crystallographic inversion center. The imidazole ring is twisted away from the central benzene ring, making a dihedral angle of 76.23?(6°. The hexafluorophosphate anions link the cations into a three-dimensional network via intermolecular C—H...F hydrogen bonds. A weak C—H...? interaction further stabilizes the crystal structure.

  16. Design and synthesis of ruthenium(II) OCO pincer type NHC complexes and their catalytic role towards the synthesis of amides

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    Muthukumaran Nirmala; Periasamy Viswanathamurthi

    2016-01-01

    The present contribution describes the synthesis and characterization of a family of robust ruthenium complexes, supported by a tridentate pincer ligand of the type bis-phenolate--heterocyclic carbene [Bu(OCO)2−] (NHC). Ruthenium(II) complexes (1-3) bearing bis-phenolate--heterocyclic carbene ligand were synthesized in good yields by the reaction of imidazolinium proligand (HL) with metal precursors [RuHCl(CO)(EPh3)2(B)] (E = P or As; B = PPh3, AsPh3 or Py) by transmetalation from the corresponding silver carbene complex. All the Ru(II)-NHC complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, spectroscopic methods as well as ESI mass spectrometry. Based on the spectral results, an octahedral geometry was assigned for all the complexes. The tridentate nature of the Bu(OCO)2− ligand as well as some level of steric protection provided by the Bu groups may rationalize the excellent stability of the Ru-Ccarbene bond in the present systems. Moreover, for the explorations of catalytic potential of the synthesized compounds, all the three [Ru-NHC] complexes (1-3) were tested as catalysts for amidation of alcohols with amines. Notably, the complex 1 was found to be very efficient and versatile catalyst towards amidation of a wide range of alcohols with amines.

  17. Theoretical studies of the insertion of carbenes in the zeolite framework: modification of the acidity and creation of chiral sites

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    Maria Beatriz S., Mota; Nilton, Rosenbach Jr.; Claudio J. A., Mota.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo teórico da inserção de carbenos (CH2 e CHCHO) na estrutura cristalina da zeólita Y. O método our own n-layered integrated molecular orbital and molecular mechanics (ONIOM) M062x/6-31G(d,p):PM6 foi utilizado para descrever a inserção do metileno (CH2) nas ligações T-O (T = Si [...] ou Al) da rede resultando em quatro estruturas isômeras. Em todos os casos os cálculos indicaram uma alta exotermicidade para a inserção do metileno na rede cristalina, independentemente da multiplicidade do carbeno (singlete ou triplete). A inserção na ligação O-H ácida para formar um grupo metóxi adsorvido foi o processo mais favorável, mas este caminho não ocorre se a inserção é feita na zeólita desprotonada. A inserção do formil-carbeno (CHCHO) cria centros quirais na estrutura cristalina. A acidez da zeólita após a inserção dos carbenos foi calculada usando a energia de desprotonação. Os cálculos predizem a possibilidade de desenvolver zeólitas ácidas com centros quirais, que poderiam imitar enzimas, especialmente para uso em processos de química fina e transformação de biomassa. Abstract in english A theoretical study of the insertion of carbenes (CH2, CHCHO) in the framework structure of zeolite Y was carried out. The "our own n-layered integrated molecular orbital and molecular mechanics" (ONIOM) scheme M062x/6-31G(d,p):PM6 was used to describe the insertion of methylene (CH2) in the T-O bon [...] ds (T = Si, Al) of the framework yielding four isomeric structures. In all cases, calculations indicated a high exothermic process for the insertion of methylene in the framework, regardless of the spin multiplicity of the carbene (singlet or triplet). Insertion into the acidic O-H bond to afford an adsorbed methoxy group was the most favourable process, but this pathway does not occur if insertion is carried out on the deprotonated zeolite. Insertion of formylcarbene (CHCHO) creates chiral sites in the framework. The acidity of the zeolite structures after carbene insertion was calculated by means of the deprotonation energy. The calculations predicted the possibility of designing acidic zeolites with chiral sites that could mimic enzymes, especially for uses in fine chemical processes and biomass transformations.

  18. Molecular electrocatalysts for the hydrogen production from iron based hydrogenases

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    The complex type [Fe2(CO)6(?-SRS)] are structural analogue of the active site of iron hydrogenases constituted of a dinuclear entity and diatomic ligands CO and CN. The today knowledge on the electrocatalytic activity of some of these organometallic complexes towards the proton reduction in hydrogen1,2,3, makes possible the elaboration of bio inspired electrocatalysts. Studies must now be realized to better understand the reduction processes of the iron dinuclear complexes with and without acids. In this framework the authors synthesized series of complexes type [Fe2(CO)6-n Ln(?-E-CH2-X-CH2-E)] (n=0,1 or 2; L=carbene N-heterocyclic; E=S or P(Ph); X= CH2, C6H4 or NR). (A.L.B.)

  19. Molecular electrocatalysts for the hydrogen production from iron based hydrogenases; Electrocatalyseurs moleculaires pour la production d'hydrogene inspires des hydrogenases a fer

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    Gloaguen, F.; Capon, J.F.; Schollhammer, Ph.; Talarmin, J. [Laboratoire de Chimie, Electrochimie Moleculaires et Chimie Analytique, UMR CNRS 6521 UBO, 29 - Brest (France)

    2005-07-01

    The complex type [Fe{sub 2}(CO){sub 6}({mu}-SRS)] are structural analogue of the active site of iron hydrogenases constituted of a dinuclear entity and diatomic ligands CO and CN. The today knowledge on the electrocatalytic activity of some of these organometallic complexes towards the proton reduction in hydrogen{sup 1,2,3}, makes possible the elaboration of bio inspired electrocatalysts. Studies must now be realized to better understand the reduction processes of the iron dinuclear complexes with and without acids. In this framework the authors synthesized series of complexes type [Fe{sub 2}(CO){sub 6-n} L{sub n}({mu}-E-CH{sub 2}-X-CH{sub 2}-E)] (n=0,1 or 2; L=carbene N-heterocyclic; E=S or P(Ph); X= CH{sub 2}, C{sub 6}H{sub 4} or NR). (A.L.B.)

  20. A mesoionic bis(Py-tzNHC) palladium(ii) complex catalyses "green" Sonogashira reaction through an unprecedented mechanism.

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    Gazvoda, Martin; Virant, Miha; Pevec, Andrej; Urankar, Damijana; Bolje, Aljoša; Ko?evar, Marijan; Košmrlj, Janez

    2016-01-28

    A novel bis(pyridyl-functionalized 1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene)-palladium(ii) complex [Pd(Py-tzNHC)2](2+) catalyses the copper-, amine-, phosphine-, and additive-free aerobic Sonogashira alkynylation of (hetero)aryl bromides in water as the only reaction solvent. The catalysis proceeds along two connected Pd-cycles with homogeneous bis-carbene Pd(0) and Pd(II) species, as demonstrated by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. PMID:26575368

  1. Diastereotopic group selectivity and chemoselectivity of alkylidene carbene reactions on 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]- oct-6-ene ring systems.

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    Munro, Kevin R; Male, Louise; Spencer, Neil; Grainger, Richard S

    2013-10-21

    ?-Hydroxyalkylidene carbenes, generated from thermolysis of ?,?-epoxy-N-aziridinylimines, undergo diastereotopic group selective 1,5 C–H insertion reactions on 2,4-dimethyl-8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-6-ene ring systems. Protection of a tertiary alcohol at C-3 of the bridged oxabicycle as a trimethylsilyl ether reverses the sense of diastereoselectivity. 1,5 C–H insertion into a methine adjacent to an OBn group, 1,5 O–R insertion into a tertiary alcohol (R = H) or silylether (R = TMS) at C-3 to form spirocyclic dihydrofurans, 1,2-rearrangement to an alkyne and fragmentation to a ketone are competing major pathways for 2-benzyloxy-substituted 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-6-ene systems. Dihydrofuran formation is shown to be a result of substitution on the oxabicyclic ring system through comparison with other methods of alkylidene carbene formation. PMID:24175334

  2. Mono- and Bimetallic Ruthenium—Arene Catalysts for Olefin Metathesis: A Survey

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    Borguet, Yannick; Sauvage, Xavier; Demonceau, Albert; Delaude, Lionel

    In this chapter, we summarize the main achievements of our group toward the development of easily accessible, highly efficient ruthenium—arene catalyst precursors for olefin metathesis. Major advances in this field are presented chronologically, with an emphasis on catalyst design and mechanistic details. The first part of this survey focuses on monometallic complexes with the general formula RuCl2(p-cymene)(L), where L is a phosphine or N-heterocyclic carbene ancillary ligand. In the second part, we disclose recent developments in the synthesis and catalytic applications of homobimetallic ruthenium—arene complexes of generic formula (p-cymene)Ru(?-Cl)3RuCl(?2-C2H4)(L) and their derivatives resulting from the substitution of the labile ethylene moiety with vinylidene, allenylidene, or indenylidene units

  3. rac-cis-Dicarbonylchlorido{1-[2-(diphenylphosphanyl-?Pbenzyl]-3-(phenyl-?C1imidazol-2-ylidene-?C2}ruthenium(II dichloromethane monosolvate

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    Gregory J. Domski

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, [Ru(C28H22N2PCl(CO2]·CH2Cl2, the RuII atom exhibits a distorted octahedral coordination geometry. The N-phenyl group of the ligand has undergone orthometalation; as a result, the tridentate phosphane-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligand is coordinating in a meridional fashion. This complex is of interest with respect to transfer hydrogenation catalysis and also provides an example of C—H activation behavior in late transition metal complexes. The dichloromethane solvent molecule is disordered over two sets of sites with an occupancy ratio of 0.873?(14:0.127?(14.

  4. Structures, Electronics, and Reactivity of Strained Phosphazane Cages: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study.

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    Roth, Torsten; Vasilenko, Vladislav; Wadepohl, Hubert; Wright, Dominic S; Gade, Lutz H

    2015-08-01

    A series of formamidine-bridged P2N2 cages have been prepared. Upon deprotonation, these compounds serve as valuable precursors to hybrid N-heterocyclic carbene ligands, whereas direct metalation gives rearranged dimetallic complexes as a result of cleavage of the formamidine bridge. The latter metal complexes contain an intact cyclophosphazane moiety that coordinates two distinct metal centers in a monodentate and a chelating fashion. A computational study has been carried out to elucidate the bonding within the P2N2 framework as well as the reactivity patterns. Natural bond orbital analysis indicates that the cage motif is poorly described by localized Lewis structures and that negative hyperconjugation effects govern the stability of the bicyclic framework. The donor capacity of the cyclophosphazane unit was assessed by inspection of the frontier molecular orbitals, highlighting the fact that ?-back-donation from the metal fragments is crucial for effective metal-ligand binding. PMID:26181231

  5. Metallacumulenes and carbide complexes. Final performance report

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    Selegue, J.P.

    1992-12-31

    We investigated many aspects of transition metal complexes of carbon-rich ligands, including cumulated transition metal carbene complexes of the types vinylidene (M=C=CR{sub 2})(M = Fe, Ru, Os, Mo, W), allenylidene (M=C=C=CR{sub 2}), and butatrienylidene (M=C=C=CR{sub 2}), as well as ``naked`` carbon ligands C{sub 1}, C{sub 2}, and C{sub 3}. In the last 3 years, we began to put some effort into studying the fullerenes. Finally, we investigated initial aspects of the coordination chemistry of thiophenes, from the perspectives of (1) modeling the transition- metal-catalyzed hydrodesulfurization of fossil fuels and (2) development of metal-doped, polythiophene-based polymers.

  6. Synthesis, structure and electrochemistry of Fischer alkoxy- and aminocarbene complexes of tungsten : the use of DFT to predict and understand oxidation and reduction potentials

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    Landman, Marilé; Pretorius, René; Buitendach, Blenerhassitt E.; van Rooyen, Petrus H.; Conradie, Jeanet

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    Reactions of Fischer alkoxycarbene complexes [W(CO)5{C(OEt)Ar}], Ar = thienyl (1) or furyl (2), with ethylene diamine lead to the formation of two different reaction products: an aminolysis product (5 or 6) where the ethoxy substituent of the carbene ligand is replaced by the ethylene diamine moiety, as well as a chelated product where aminolysis and substitution of one carbonyl ligand had taken place, yielding 7 or 8. Aminolysis of 1 and 2 with cyclohexyl amine (CHA) pro...

  7. Weakly Stabilized Primary Borenium Cations and their Dicationic Dimers

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    Prokofjevs, Aleksandrs; Kampf, Jeff W; Solovyev, Andrey; Curran, Dennis P; Vedejs, Edwin

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    Hydride abstraction from monocationic hydride bridged salts [H(H2B–L)2]+ [B(C6F5)4]? (L = Lewis base) generates an observable primary borenium cation for L = iPr2NEt, but with L = Me3N, Me2NPr, or several N-heterocyclic carbenes, highly reactive dicationic dimers are formed.

  8. Weakly stabilized primary borenium cations and their dicationic dimers.

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    Prokofjevs, Aleksandrs; Kampf, Jeff W; Solovyev, Andrey; Curran, Dennis P; Vedejs, Edwin

    2013-10-23

    Hydride abstraction from monocationic hydride bridged salts [H(H2B-L)2](+) [B(C6F5)4]¯ (L = Lewis base) generates an observable primary borenium cation for L = iPr2NEt, but with L = Me3N, Me2NPr, or several N-heterocyclic carbenes, highly reactive dicationic dimers are formed. PMID:24087933

  9. The Effects of NHC-Backbone Substitution on Efficiency in Ruthenium-based Olefin Metathesis

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    Kuhn, Kevin M.; Bourg, Jean-Baptiste; Chung, Cheol K.; Virgil, Scott C.; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2009-01-01

    A series of ruthenium olefin metathesis catalysts bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with varying degrees of backbone and N-aryl substitution have been prepared. These complexes show greater resistance to decomposition through C–H activation of the N-aryl group, resulting in increased catalyst lifetimes. This work has utilized robotic technology to examine the activity and stability of each catalyst in metathesis, providing insights into the relationship between ligand architecture and enhanced efficiency. The development of this robotic methodology has also shown that, under optimized conditions, catalyst loadings as low as 25 ppm can lead to 100% conversion in the ring-closing metathesis of diethyl diallylmalonate. PMID:19351207

  10. Cytotoxic potency of self-assembled Ruthenium(II-NHC complexes with pincer type 2, 6-bis(N-methylimidazolylidene/benzimidazolylidenepyrazine ligands

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    Gourisannkar Roymahapatra

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study the cytotoxic potency of self-assembled Ruthenium(II-NHC complexes with 2,6-di-(N-methylimidazolylidene/benzimidazolylidenepyrazine ligands. Materials and Methods: Ru(II-N-heterocyclic (Ru-NHC complexes, Bis-[2,6-di-(N-methylimidazol-2-ylidenepyrazine]ruthenium(II hexaflurophosphate (3, Bis-[2,6-di-(N-methylbenzimidazol-2-ylidenepyrazine]ruthenium(II hexaflurophosphate (4 have been synthesized from corresponding ligands 2,6-di-(N-methylimidazoliumpyrazine dichloride (1; 2,6-di-(N-methylbenzimidazoliumpyrazine dichloride (2. Complexes were studied to determine their pro-apoptotic activity against HCT15 and Hep2 cell lines, and antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Candida albicans. Results: Both, complex 3 and 4, formed a nanosphere structure in aqueous growth medium. Cytotoxicity study revealed that complex 3 was more effective than complex 4. Complexes mainly target cellular DNA and bacterial cell wall. Conclusion: This is the first report on the formation of nanoball structure of Ru(II-NHC complexes. Thus, complex 3 provides a new insight to develop antitumor or antimicrobial drug.

  11. Synthesis of novel synthetic intermediates from the reaction of benzimidazole and triazole carbenes with ketenimines and their application in the construction of spiro-pyrroles.

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    Mo, Jun-Ming; Ma, Yang-Guang; Cheng, Ying

    2009-12-01

    2-(2-Alkoxycarbonyl-1-arylamino-1-propenyl)benzimidazolium and 5-(2-alkoxycarbonyl-1-arylamino-1-propenyl)triazolium salts were synthesized in good yields from the reaction of benzimidazole and triazole carbenes with ketenimines. Upon treatment with a base, both salts were converted into novel 1,3-dipoles which underwent [3+2] cycloaddition reactions with electron-deficient alkynes and allenes to produce benzimidazole-spiro-pyrroles or triazole-spiro-pyrroles. This work provides novel synthons for the construction of multifunctional spiro-pyrrole derivatives that are not easy accessible by other synthetic methods and are potentially amenable to further transformations. PMID:19907793

  12. Polymerization of Ethylene Oxide, Propylene Oxide, and Other Alkylene Oxides: Synthesis, Novel Polymer Architectures, and Bioconjugation.

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    Herzberger, Jana; Niederer, Kerstin; Pohlit, Hannah; Seiwert, Jan; Worm, Matthias; Wurm, Frederik R; Frey, Holger

    2016-02-24

    The review summarizes current trends and developments in the polymerization of alkylene oxides in the last two decades since 1995, with a particular focus on the most important epoxide monomers ethylene oxide (EO), propylene oxide (PO), and butylene oxide (BO). Classical synthetic pathways, i.e., anionic polymerization, coordination polymerization, and cationic polymerization of epoxides (oxiranes), are briefly reviewed. The main focus of the review lies on more recent and in some cases metal-free methods for epoxide polymerization, i.e., the activated monomer strategy, the use of organocatalysts, such as N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and N-heterocyclic olefins (NHOs) as well as phosphazene bases. In addition, the commercially relevant double-metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst systems are discussed. Besides the synthetic progress, new types of multifunctional linear PEG (mf-PEG) and PPO structures accessible by copolymerization of EO or PO with functional epoxide comonomers are presented as well as complex branched, hyperbranched, and dendrimer like polyethers. Amphiphilic block copolymers based on PEO and PPO (Poloxamers and Pluronics) and advances in the area of PEGylation as the most important bioconjugation strategy are also summarized. With the ever growing toolbox for epoxide polymerization, a "polyether universe" may be envisaged that in its structural diversity parallels the immense variety of structural options available for polymers based on vinyl monomers with a purely carbon-based backbone. PMID:26713458

  13. Fac-mer equilibria of coordinated iminodiacetate (ida2-) in ternary CuII(ida)(H-1B)- complex formation (B = imidazole, benzimidazole) in aqueous solution

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    Susmita Bandyopadhyay; G N Mukherjee

    2003-08-01

    pH potentiometric and spectrophotometric investigations on the complex formation equilibria of CuII with iminodiacetate (ida2-) and heterocyclic N-bases, viz. imidazole and benzimidazole (B), in aqueous solution in binary and ternary systems using different molar ratios of the reactants indicated the formation of complexes of the types, Cu(ida), Cu(ida)(OH)-, (ida)Cu(OH)Cu(ida)-, Cu(B)2+, Cu(H-1B)+, Cu(ida)(H-1B)-, (ida)Cu(B)Cu(ida) and (ida)Cu(H-1B)Cu(ida)-. Formation constants of the complexes at 25 ± 1° at a fixed ionic strength, = 0.1 mol dm-3 (NaNO3) in aqueous solution were evaluated and the complex formation equilibria were elucidated with the aid of speciation curves. Departure of the experimental values of the reproportionation constants (log Cu) of ternary Cu(ida)(H-1B)- complexes from the statistically expected values, despite their formation in appreciable amounts at equilibrium, were assigned to fac(f)-mer(m) equilibria of the ida2- ligand coordinated to CuII, as the N-heterocyclic donors, (H-1B)-, coordinate trans- to the N-(ida2-) atom in the binary Cu(ida) complex to form the ternary Cu(ida) (H-1B)- complexes.

  14. Complexation of trivalent cationic lanthanides by N.O donor ligands: physico-chemical studies of the association and selectivity in solution

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    The aim of this work is to study the complexation of f-elements in solution by ligands incorporating N-heterocyclic donors. These ligands display interesting properties for the selective separation of An(III)/Ln(III) have been studied to obtain a better understanding of the coordination properties with f-elements and to develop more selective extractants. The hepta-dentate ligand tpaam shows an affinity for Ln(III) similar to the tetradentate ligand tpa in water even when the three additional amide groups are bonded to the metal. Even though the complexation with tpa is exothermic, that with tpaam is endothermic with a more positive entropy. The dehydration of the cation disfavours the formation of Ln(III) complexes with ligands containing weak donors. The analysis of the solution paramagnetic relaxation times of the tpaam complexes is in agreement with data in the solid-state. There is little difference between the formation constants of the Ln3+ complexes with different ligands (tpaam, tpzen, tpa and tpza) as determined by UV-vis spectrophotometry in anhydrous acetonitrile. The limitations encountered during this study are intrinsic to the ligands studied. The preliminary study of two tetrapodal ligands containing acid and pyridine groups (Lpy)or pyrazine (Lpz) show the formation of 1:1 complexes in water. Analysis of the formation constants of the corresponding Gd(III) complexes shows that replacement of a pyridine group by pyrazine result in a loss of stability of 1.6 logarithmic units. (author)

  15. Copper Complexes with NH-Imidazolyl and NH-Pyrazolyl Units and Determination of Their Bond Dissociation Gibbs Energies.

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    Wilting, Alexander; Kügler, Merle; Siewert, Inke

    2016-02-01

    We synthesized two dinuclear copper complexes, which have ionizable N imidazole and N pyrazole protons in the ligand, respectively, and determined the BDFE of the hypothetical H atom transfer reactions Cu(II)(LH-1) + H(•) ? Cu(I)(L) in MeOH/H2O (BDFE: bond dissociation Gibbs (free) energy). The ligands have two adjacent N,N',O-binding pockets, which differ in one N-heterocycle: L(a) has an imidazole unit and L(c), a pyrazole unit. The copper(II) complexes of L(a) and L(c) have been characterized, and the substitution pattern has only little influence on the structural properties. The BDFEs of the hypothetical PCET reactions have been determined by means of the species distribution and the redox potentials of the involved species in MeOH/H2O (80/20 by weight). The pyrazole copper complex 3 exhibits a lower BDFE than the isoelectronic imidazole copper complex 1 (1, 292(3) kJ mol(-1); 3, 279(1) kJ mol(-1)). The difference is mainly caused by the higher acidity of the N pyrazole proton of 3 compared to the N imidazole proton of 1. The redox potentials of 1 and 3 are very similar. PMID:26788812

  16. Synthesis and in Vitro Antimicrobial Evaluation of New N-Heterocyclic Diquaternary Pyridinium Compounds

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    Bianca Furdui; Georgiana Parfene; Ioana Otilia Ghinea; Rodica Mihaela Dinica; Gabriela Bahrim; Martine Demeunynck

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    A series of bis-pyridinium quaternary ammonium salts (bis-PyQAs) with different aryl and heteroaryl moieties were synthesized and their antimicrobial activity investigated. The inhibition effect of the compounds was evaluated against bacteria, molds and yeasts; the activities were expressed as the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC). The relationships between the structure descriptors (logP, polarizability, polar surface area (2D), van der Waals area (3D)) and the biological activity of t...

  17. New cadmium(II) halides modified by N-heterocyclic molecules

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    Wang, Tie-Gang; Li, Su; Yu, Jie-Hui; Xu, Ji-Qing

    2015-03-01

    Under the solvothermal condition, the reaction of CdI2, bpp and KI at pH = 8 afforded compound [CdI2(bpp)] (bpp = 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)propane) 1, while at the ambient conditions, the reactions of CdX2, dabco and KX at pH = 4-5 produced compounds [H2(dabco)][CdBr4]·H2O (dabco = 1,4-diazabicyclo[2,2,2]octane) 2 and [(Hdabco)CdI3] 3. X-ray single-crystal diffraction analysis reveals that (i) compound 1 possesses a one-dimensional (1-D) zigzag chain structure. The large volume bpp molecule controls the Cd2+ ion to adopt a tetrahedral geometric configuration; (ii) both compounds 2 and 3 are mononuclear. Interestingly, in the same pH environments, dabco was in situ diprotonated in compound 2, while dabco was in situ monoprotonated in compound 3. The templating effect as well as the X- ion maybe plays a key role in the protonated degree for dabco in an acidic environment. The photoluminescence analysis indicates that compound 1 emits the strong green light, which should be attributed to a combination of two types of charge transfers: the charge transfer between Cd2+ and I-; the charge transfer between Cd2+ and bpp.

  18. New iodocuprates(I) with N-heterocyclic molecules as the cations

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    Zhao, Jin-Jing; Zhang, Xiao; Wang, Yan-Ning; Jia, Hong-Li; Yu, Jie-Hui; Xu, Ji-Qing

    2013-11-01

    Under the hydrothermal conditions, the reactions between CuI, KI and bp/bpp (bp=4,4?-bipiperidine, bpp=1,3-bis(4-piperidyl)propane) in an acidic alcohol solution produced three new organically templated iodocuprates(I) as [H2bp]2[Cu2I6] 1, [tmbp][Cu2I4] 2 and [tmbpp] 2 [Cu4I8]·2H2O 3 (tmbp2+=N,N,N?,N?-tetramethyl-4,4?-bipiperidinium; tmbpp2+=N,N,N?,N?-tetramethyl-1,3-bis(4-piperidyl)propane dication). X-ray analysis revealed that (i) tmbp2+ and tmbpp2+ in compounds 2 and 3 originated from the complete N-alklation of bp/bpp with CH3OH; (ii) templated by H2bp2+, the inorganic anion [Cu2I6]2- of 1 possesses a dinuclear structure, whereas templated by tmbp2+, the inorganic anion [Cu2I4]2- of 2 exhibits a one-dimensional (1D) chain structure; (iii) templated by tmbpp2+, the inorganic anion [Cu4I8]4- of 3 shows a cubane-like structure modified by four terminal I- ions. The photoluminescence analysis indicates that compounds 1 and 2 emit blue light, while compound 3 emits green light.

  19. Transient negative ions in benzene. Some N-heterocyclic and mono-substituted derivatives

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    Electron transmission spectroscopy is used to study transient negative ions or shape resonances in various benzene derivatives. Because of the long lifetime of these ions (τ > 10-14 S) the vibrational structure of their first two electronic states is observed superposed on the total electron cross section curves in the energy range 0-6 eV and the corresponding adiabatic electron affinities are determined. The comparison of the first electron affinity with the first ionization potential and the energy on the first excited state of each of the derivatives is used to characterize the 'donor' substituents on the benzene ring. As a complementary study, these derivatives are studied in the liquid phase using polarography (cyclic voltametry). The linear correlation established between polarographic potentials measured in dimethyl formamide and the electron affinities was used to deduce electron affinities for several molecules which are difficult to measure in the gas phase. (author)

  20. N-Heterocyclic compounds as radioprotectors II. Derivatives of pyridine and pyrimidine containing thiol precursors

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    Pyridine and 4-substitued pyrimidine derivatives incorporating a sulphur functional side-group were evaluated as potential radioprotective agents by screening tests in mice. 2-(2-Pyridyl)ethanethiol and its derivatives showed some radioprotective action when administered intraperitoneally, but all were inferior to 2-pyridinemethanethiol. They showed no protection when administered orally. Substitution of the pyridine ring by chlorine gave compounds which also showed inferior radioprotective properties to those demonstrated by 2-pyridinemethanethiol. Corresponding phosphorothioates also exhibited little activity. The pyrimidine derivatives showed protection of a low order

  1. Structures and Chemical Equilibria of Some N-Heterocycles Containing Amide Linkages

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    Full Text Available Structures and chemical equilibria of 5-carboxy-2-thiouracil (1, 5,6-diphenyl-3-hydroxy-1,2,4-triazine (2, 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone (3 and 2-mercapto-4,6-dimethylpyrimidine hydrochloride (4 are reported. Their electronic transitions are assigned and pK values are evaluated and discussed.

  2. A novel stereoselective synthesis of N-heterocycles by intramolecular hydrovinylation

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    Bothe, Ulrich; Rudbeck, H. C.; Tanner, David Ackland; Johannsen, Mogens

    2001-01-01

    A novel method for the synthesis of bicyclic amines has been developed. Cyclisation of 1,6-dienes by intramolecular hydrovinylation in the presence of catalytic amounts of allylpalladium chloride dimer afforded bicyclic amines in one step. Added phosphines, silver salts, as well as the nature of ...

  3. New iodocuprates(I) with N-heterocyclic molecules as the cations

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    Zhao, Jin-Jing [College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130023 (China); Zhang, Xiao [State Key Lab of Urban Water Resource and Environment (SKLUWRE) and Academy of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150080 (China); Wang, Yan-Ning; Jia, Hong-Li [College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130023 (China); Yu, Jie-Hui, E-mail: jhyu@jlu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130023 (China); Xu, Ji-Qing, E-mail: xjq@mail.jlu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130023 (China)

    2013-11-15

    Under the hydrothermal conditions, the reactions between CuI, KI and bp/bpp (bp=4,4?-bipiperidine, bpp=1,3-bis(4-piperidyl)propane) in an acidic alcohol solution produced three new organically templated iodocuprates(I) as [H{sub 2}bp]{sub 2}[Cu{sub 2}I{sub 6}] 1, [tmbp][Cu{sub 2}I{sub 4}] 2 and [tmbpp] 2 [Cu{sub 4}I{sub 8}]·2H{sub 2}O 3 (tmbp{sup 2+}=N,N,N?,N?-tetramethyl-4,4?-bipiperidinium; tmbpp{sup 2+}=N,N,N?,N?-tetramethyl-1,3-bis(4-piperidyl)propane dication). X-ray analysis revealed that (i) tmbp{sup 2+} and tmbpp{sup 2+} in compounds 2 and 3 originated from the complete N-alklation of bp/bpp with CH{sub 3}OH; (ii) templated by H{sub 2}bp{sup 2+}, the inorganic anion [Cu{sub 2}I{sub 6}]{sup 2?} of 1 possesses a dinuclear structure, whereas templated by tmbp{sup 2+}, the inorganic anion [Cu{sub 2}I{sub 4}]{sup 2?} of 2 exhibits a one-dimensional (1D) chain structure; (iii) templated by tmbpp{sup 2+}, the inorganic anion [Cu{sub 4}I{sub 8}]{sup 4?} of 3 shows a cubane-like structure modified by four terminal I{sup ?} ions. The photoluminescence analysis indicates that compounds 1 and 2 emit blue light, while compound 3 emits green light. - Graphical abstract: By employing hydrothermal in situ N-alkylation of bp/bpp with CH{sub 3}OH, three new organically templated iodocuprates(I) were obtained. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Three new organically templated iodocuprates(I) were reported. • Cations tmbp{sup 2+} and tmbpp{sup 2+} originated from in situ alkylation of bp/bpp with CH{sub 3}OH. • H{sup +} and I{sup ?} play a key role in alkylation of bp/bpp with CH{sub 3}OH. • Photoluminescence emission for iodocuprates(I) is related to Cu···Cu interaction.

  4. New iodocuprates(I) with N-heterocyclic molecules as the cations

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    Under the hydrothermal conditions, the reactions between CuI, KI and bp/bpp (bp=4,4?-bipiperidine, bpp=1,3-bis(4-piperidyl)propane) in an acidic alcohol solution produced three new organically templated iodocuprates(I) as [H2bp]2[Cu2I6] 1, [tmbp][Cu2I4] 2 and [tmbpp] 2 [Cu4I8]·2H2O 3 (tmbp2+=N,N,N?,N?-tetramethyl-4,4?-bipiperidinium; tmbpp2+=N,N,N?,N?-tetramethyl-1,3-bis(4-piperidyl)propane dication). X-ray analysis revealed that (i) tmbp2+ and tmbpp2+ in compounds 2 and 3 originated from the complete N-alklation of bp/bpp with CH3OH; (ii) templated by H2bp2+, the inorganic anion [Cu2I6]2? of 1 possesses a dinuclear structure, whereas templated by tmbp2+, the inorganic anion [Cu2I4]2? of 2 exhibits a one-dimensional (1D) chain structure; (iii) templated by tmbpp2+, the inorganic anion [Cu4I8]4? of 3 shows a cubane-like structure modified by four terminal I? ions. The photoluminescence analysis indicates that compounds 1 and 2 emit blue light, while compound 3 emits green light. - Graphical abstract: By employing hydrothermal in situ N-alkylation of bp/bpp with CH3OH, three new organically templated iodocuprates(I) were obtained. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Three new organically templated iodocuprates(I) were reported. • Cations tmbp2+ and tmbpp2+ originated from in situ alkylation of bp/bpp with CH3OH. • H+ and I? play a key role in alkylation of bp/bpp with CH3OH. • Photoluminescence emission for iodocuprates(I) is related to Cu···Cu interaction

  5. Asymmetric hydrogenation of imines, enamines and N-heterocycles using phosphoramidite ligands

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    Mrsic, Natasa,

    2010-01-01

    De asymmetrische hydrogenerings (AH) reactie vertegenwoordigt een veelzijdige, schone en atoom efficiënte methode voor de synthese van enantiozuivere verbindingen. De focus van dit onderzoek lag op de AH van imines en enamines, met name in heteroaromatische verbindingen. De reden hiervoor is dat deze structuren veelvuldig voorkomen in geneesmiddelen en fysiologisch actieve verbindingen. Dit proefschrift beschrijft het gebruik van Iridium complexen van op binol gebaseerde fosforamidiet liga...

  6. Equilibrium between a cyclotrisilene and an isolable base adduct of a disilenyl silylene

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    Cowley, Michael J.; Huch, Volker; Rzepa, Henry S.; Scheschkewitz, David

    2013-10-01

    In organic chemistry, compounds with adjacent alkene and carbene functionalities (vinyl carbenes) are studied widely as fleeting intermediates and in the coordination sphere of transition metals. Stable derivatives of vinyl carbenes remain elusive, including the corresponding heavier group 14 homologues. Here we report the isolation and full characterization of a base-stabilized silicon version of a vinyl carbene that features a silicon-silicon double bond as well as a silylene functionality, coordinated by an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC). In solution, the intensely green disilenyl silylene adduct exists in equilibrium with the corresponding silicon analogue of a cyclopropene and free NHC, which was quantified by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. The reversibility of this process raises exciting possibilities for the preparation of extended conjugated ? systems of silicon.

  7. Experimental and theoretical study of the kinetics of dissociation in cis-[RuCl2(P-P)(N-N)] type complexes

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    The substitution reactions [RuCl2(P-P)(N-N)] + L ? [RuCl(L)(P-P)(N-N)]+ + Cl-, where P.P = 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane and N-N = 2,2' -bipyridine, 4,4' L-dimethoxy-2,2' L- bipyridine, 4,4' L-dimethylpyridine-2,2' L-bipyridine and 4,4' L-dichloro-2,2' L-bipyridine, L = pyridine (py) or 4-methylpyridine (4-pic), were studied under pseudo-first order conditions. The reactions proceeded by means of a dissociative mechanism. The rate constants of the substitution reactions increased as the pKa of the N-heterocyclic ligands increased and as the oxidation potential of the metal center decreased. The greater the participation of the atomic d orbitals of the metal in the HOMO, according to DFT calculations, the easier is the dissociation of the chloride from the coordination sphere of the complex. In the 31P{1H} NMR spectra of the series of complexes of general formula [RuCl(L)(P-P)(N-N)]PF6, there are two doublets with ?? < 1. This is consistent with products formed by dissociation of the chloride trans to one of the phosphorus atoms in the precursors. (author)

  8. Experimental and theoretical study of the kinetics of dissociation in cis-[RuCl{sub 2}(P-P)(N-N)] type complexes

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    Monteiro, Marcos C.R.; Machado, Sergio de Paula, E-mail: sergiopm@iq.ufrj.b [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica; Nascimento, Fabio B.; Valle, Eliana M.A.; Batista, Alzir A. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSCAR), Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Ellena, Javier; Castellano, Eduardo E. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IFSC/USP), Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica

    2010-07-01

    The substitution reactions [RuCl{sub 2}(P-P)(N-N)] + L {yields} [RuCl(L)(P-P)(N-N)]{sup +} + Cl{sup -}, where P.P = 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane and N-N = 2,2' -bipyridine, 4,4' L-dimethoxy-2,2' L- bipyridine, 4,4' L-dimethylpyridine-2,2' L-bipyridine and 4,4' L-dichloro-2,2' L-bipyridine, L = pyridine (py) or 4-methylpyridine (4-pic), were studied under pseudo-first order conditions. The reactions proceeded by means of a dissociative mechanism. The rate constants of the substitution reactions increased as the pK{sub a} of the N-heterocyclic ligands increased and as the oxidation potential of the metal center decreased. The greater the participation of the atomic d orbitals of the metal in the HOMO, according to DFT calculations, the easier is the dissociation of the chloride from the coordination sphere of the complex. In the {sup 31}P{l_brace}{sup 1}H{r_brace} NMR spectra of the series of complexes of general formula [RuCl(L)(P-P)(N-N)]PF{sub 6}, there are two doublets with {Delta}{sigma} < 1. This is consistent with products formed by dissociation of the chloride trans to one of the phosphorus atoms in the precursors. (author)

  9. Transient Palladadiphosphanylcarbenes: Singlet Carbenes with an “Inverse” Electronic Configuration (p?2 instead of ?2) and Unusual Transannular Metal–Carbene Interactions (?C?pd Donation and ?Pd?C Back-donation)

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    Vignolle, Joan; Gornitzka, Heinz; Maron, Laurent; Schoeller, Wolfgang W.; Bourissou, Didier; Bertrand, Guy

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    Upon treatment with [PdCl(allyl)]2, asymmetrically substituted ?, ??-diphosphanyl diazo compounds eliminate dinitrogen to afford C-chlorodiphosphanylmethanide complexes in high yields. In the presence of a chloride-abstracting agent, such as sodium tetraphenylborate, the C-chlorodiphosphanylmethanide complexes react with pyridine and trimethylphosphine, readily affording the corresponding nitrogen and phosphorus ylides. The postulated intermediate in this process, namely palladadiphosphanylca...

  10. Modulating NHC catalysis with fluorine

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    Yannick P. Rey

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Fluorination often confers a range of advantages in modulating the conformation and reactivity of small molecule organocatalysts. By strategically introducing fluorine substituents, as part of a ?-fluoroamine motif, in a triazolium pre-catalyst, it was possible to modulate the behaviour of the corresponding N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC with minimal steric alterations to the catalyst core. In this study, the effect of hydrogen to fluorine substitution was evaluated as part of a molecular editing study. X-ray crystallographic analyses of a number of derivatives are presented and the conformations are discussed. Upon deprotonation, the fluorinated triazolium salts generate catalytically active N-heterocyclic carbenes, which can then participate in the enantioselective Steglich rearrangement of oxazolyl carbonates to C-carboxyazlactones (e.r. up to 87.0:13.0.

  11. Synthesis of 3-fluoro-3-aryl oxindoles: Direct enantioselective α arylation of amides

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    Wu, Linglin

    2012-02-06

    Modus operandi: Catalytic access to the title compounds through a new asymmetric α-arylation protocol is reported (see scheme). These products are formed in good yields and excellent enantioselectivities by using a new and easily synthesized chiral N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand. Advanced DFT calculations reveal the properties of the NHC ligand and the mode of operation of the catalyst. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Chelated Ruthenium Catalysts for Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis

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    Endo, Koji; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2011-01-01

    We report the development of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts with chelating N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands which catalyze highly Z-selective olefin metathesis. A very simple and convenient synthetic procedure of such a catalyst has been developed. An intramolecular C-H bond activation of the NHC ligand, which is promoted by anion ligand substitution, forms the appropriate chelate for stereo- controlled olefin metathesis. PMID:21563826

  13. Application of Olefin Cross Metathesis in Natural Product Syntheses

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    Dewi-Wülfing, Purnama

    2005-01-01

    Olefin cross metathesis (CM) is a powerful coupling method, thanks to the development of the new catalysts bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligand, which increased the efficiency and the selectivity of the reaction. In the first part of the dissertation, the sequential CM – reductive cyclization method was introduced, followed by its application in the syntheses of three natural products. CM between enones or enediones with allyl- or homoallylamines give exclusively E-substituted enones, which ...

  14. Chelated Ruthenium Catalysts for Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis

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    ENDO, KOJI; Grubbs, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    We report the development of ruthenium-based metathesis catalysts with chelating N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands which catalyze highly Z-selective olefin metathesis. A very simple and convenient synthetic procedure of such a catalyst has been developed. An intramolecular C-H bond activation of the NHC ligand, which is promoted by anion ligand substitution, forms the appropriate chelate for stereo- controlled olefin metathesis.

  15. Improved Ruthenium Catalysts for Z-Selective Olefin Metathesis

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    Keitz, Benjamin K.; ENDO, KOJI; Patel, Paresma R.; Herbert, Myles B.; Grubbs, Robert H

    2011-01-01

    Several new C-H activated ruthenium catalysts for Z-selective olefin metathesis have been synthesized. Both the carboxylate ligand and the aryl group of the N-heterocyclic carbene have been altered and the resulting catalysts were evaluated using a range of metathesis reactions. Substitution of bidentate with monodentate X-type ligands led to a severe attenuation of metathesis activity and selectivity, while minor differences were observed between bidentate ligands within the same family (e.g...

  16. Asymmetric NHC-catalyzed aza-Diels-Alder reactions: Highly enantioselective route to α-amino acid derivatives and DFT calculations

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    Yang, Limin

    2014-08-01

    A facile N-heterocyclic carbene catalytic enantioselective aza-Diels-Alder reaction of oxodiazenes with α-chloroaldehydes as dienophile precursors is reported, with excellent enantioselectivity (ee > 99%) and excellent yield (up to 93%). DFT study showed that cis-TSa, formed from a top face approach of oxodiazene to cis-IIa, is the most favorable transition state and is consistent with the experimental observations. © 2014 American Chemical Society.

  17. Synthesis of azoimidazolium dyes with nitrous oxide.

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    Tskhovrebov, Alexander G; Naested, Lara C E; Solari, Euro; Scopelliti, Rosario; Severin, Kay

    2015-01-19

    A new method for the synthesis of industrially important azoimidazolium dyes is presented. The procedure is based on a reagent which is rarely used in the context of synthetic organic chemistry: nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"). N2O is first coupled to N-heterocyclic carbenes. Subsequent reaction with aromatic compounds through an AlCl3-induced C-H activation process provides azoimidazolium dyes in good yields. PMID:25420599

  18. Activation et transfert de l'oxygène moléculaire catalysés par les complexes des métaux de transition Activation and Tranfer of Molecular Oxygen Catalyzed by Transition Metal Complexes

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    Nimoun H.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article tente de rationaliser les différents processus par lesquels les complexes des métaux de transition permettent d'activer l'oxygène moléculaire et de le transférer sélectivement sur des substrats définis. Après un bref rappel des propriétés de l'oxygène moléculaire et de ses associations possibles avec les métaux, nous distinguons trois voies essentielles par les-quelles l'oxygène peut être activé a Les oxydations catalysées par les complexes de type peroxo dans lesquelles substrat et oxygène sont coordinés ensemble sur le même métal formant intermédiairement un peroxométallocycle. b Les oxydations catalysées par les complexes superoxo dans lesquelles l'attaque du substrat s'effectue sur l'oxygène coordiné au métal. c Les oxydations catalysées par les complexes oxo dans lesquelles ces derniers ont un comportement carbénique. This article attempts to make a rational explanation of the different processes by which transition metal complexes can be used to activate molecular oxygen and selectively transfer it on specific substrates. After a brief review of the properties of molecular oxygen and of its possible associations with metals, a distinction is made between three basic ways of activating oxygen: a Oxidations catalyzed by peroxo-type complexes in which substrate and oxygen are both coordinated on the saure metal forming transiently a peroxometallocycle. b Oxidations catalyzed by superoxo complexes in which the substrate attacks the coordinated oxygen. c Oxidations catalyzed by oxo complexes in which these oxo complexes have a carbenic behavior.

  19. Ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis accelerated by the steric effect of the backbone substituent in cyclic (alkyl)(amino) carbenes.

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    Zhang, Jun; Song, Shangfei; Wang, Xiao; Jiao, Jiajun; Shi, Min

    2013-10-21

    Three ruthenium complexes bearing backbone-monosubstituted CAACs were prepared and displayed dramatic improvement in catalytic efficiency not only in RCM reaction but also in the ethenolysis of methyl oleate, compared to those bearing backbone-disubstituted CAACs. PMID:24013192

  20. Catalytic Enantioselective Olefin Metathesis in Natural Product Synthesis. Chiral Metal-Based Complexes that Deliver High Enantioselectivity and More

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    Malcolmson, Steven J.; Meek, Simon J.; Zhugralin, Adil R.

    2012-01-01

    Chiral olefin metathesis catalysts enable chemists to access enantiomerically enriched small molecules with high efficiency; synthesis schemes involving such complexes can be substantially more concise than those that would involve enantiomerically pure substrates and achiral Mo alkylidenes or Ru-based carbenes. The scope of research towards design and development of chiral catalysts is not limited to discovery of complexes that are merely the chiral versions of the related achiral variants. A chiral olefin metathesis catalyst, in addition to furnishing products of high enantiomeric purity, can offer levels of efficiency, product selectivity and/or olefin stereoselectivity that are unavailable through the achiral variants. Such positive attributes of chiral catalysts (whether utilized in racemic or enantiomerically enriched form) should be considered as general, applicable to other classes of transformations. PMID:19967680

  1. Ultrasmall NHC-coated gold nanoparticles obtained through solvent free thermolysis of organometallic Au(i) complexes.

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    Crespo, Julián; Guari, Yannick; Ibarra, Alfonso; Larionova, Joulia; Lasanta, Tania; Laurencin, Danielle; López-de-Luzuriaga, José M; Monge, Miguel; Olmos, M Elena; Richeter, Sébastien

    2014-11-14

    Ultrasmall gold nanoparticles (Au UNPs) represent a unique class of nanomaterials making them very attractive for certain applications. Herein, we developed an organometallic approach to the synthesis of Au UNPs stabilized with the C18H37-NHC ligand by the solvent free thermolysis of [RMIM][Au(C6F5)2] () or [Au(C6F5)(RNHC)] () (with R = C18H37-), by controlling the reactivity of pentafluorophenyl ligands as deprotonating or reductive elimination agents; Au UNPs can be achieved by solvent free thermolysis. Pentafluorophenyl Au(i) complexes and are synthesized from the corresponding ionic and neutral precursors. The presence of long alkyl chain imidazolium or carbene species in the complexes makes them to behave as isotropic liquids at moderate temperatures. The use of multinuclear NMR allows the description of the mechanism of formation of the UNPs as well as the surface state of the UNPs. PMID:25245422

  2. Copper(I) Complexes of Zwitterionic Imidazolium-2-Amidinates, a Promising Class of Electroneutral, Amidinate-Type Ligands.

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    Márquez, Astrid; Ávila, Elena; Urbaneja, Carmen; Álvarez, Eleuterio; Palma, Pilar; Cámpora, Juan

    2015-11-16

    The first complexes containing imidazolium-2-amidinates as ligands (betaine-type adducts of imidazolium-based carbenes and carbodiimides, NHC-CDI) are reported. Interaction of the sterically hindered betaines ICyCDI(DiPP) and IMeCDI(DiPP) [both bearing 2,6-diisopropylphenyl (DiPP) substituents on the terminal N atoms] with Cu(I) acetate affords mononuclear, electroneutral complexes 1a and 1b, which contain NHC-CDI and acetate ligands terminally bound to linear Cu(I) centers. In contrast, the less encumbered ligand ICyCDI(p-Tol), with p-tolyl substituents on the nitrogen donor atoms, affords a dicationic trigonal paddlewheel complex, [Cu2(?-ICyCDI(p-Tol))3](2+)[OAc(-)]2 (2-OAc). The nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) resonances of this compound are broad and indicate that in solution the acetate anion and the betaine ligands compete for binding the Cu atom. Replacing the external acetate with the less coordinating tetraphenylborate anion provides the corresponding derivative 2-BPh4 that, in contrast with 2-OAc, gives rise to sharp and well-defined NMR spectra. The short Cu-Cu distance in the binuclear dication [Cu2(?-ICyCDI(p-Tol))3](2+) observed in the X-ray structures of 2-BPh4 and 2-OAc, ca. 2.42 Å, points to a relatively strong "cuprophilic" interaction. Attempts to force the bridging coordination mode of IMeCDI(DiPP) displacing the acetate anion with BPh4(-) led to the isolation of the cationic mononuclear derivative [Cu(IMeCDI(DiPP))2](+)[BPh4](-) (3b) that contains two terminally bound betaine ligands. Compound 3b readily decomposes upon being heated, cleanly affording the bis-carbene complex [Cu(IMe)2](+)[BPh4(-)] (4) and releasing the corresponding carbodiimide (C(?N-DiPP)2). PMID:26517572

  3. Ruthenium carbenes supported on mesoporous silicas as highly active and selective hybrid catalysts for olefin metathesis reactions under continuous flow.

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    Bru, Miriam; Dehn, Richard; Teles, J Henrique; Deuerlein, Stephan; Danz, Manuel; Müller, Imke B; Limbach, Michael

    2013-08-26

    In the search for a highly active and selective heterogenized metathesis catalyst, we systematically varied the pore geometry and size of various silica-based mesoporous (i.e., MCM-41, MCM-48, and SBA-15) and microporous (ZSM-5 and MWW) versus macroporous materials (D11-10 and Aerosil 200), besides other process parameters (temperature, dilution, and mean residence time). The activity and, especially, selectivity of such "linker-free" supports for ruthenium metathesis catalysts were evaluated in the cyclodimerization of cis-cyclooctene to form 1,9-cyclohexadecadiene, a valuable intermediate in the flavor and fragrance industry. The optimized material showed not only exceptionally high selectivity to the valuable product, but also turned out to be a truly heterogeneous catalyst with superior activity relative to the unsupported homogeneous complex. PMID:23852995

  4. Spin-spin contributions to the zero-field splitting tensor in organic triplets, carbenes and biradicals-a density functional and ab initio study.

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    Sinnecker, Sebastian; Neese, Frank

    2006-11-01

    An evaluation study for the direct dipolar electron spin-spin (SS) contribution to the zero-field splitting (ZFS) tensor in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is presented. Calculations were performed on a wide variety of organic systems where the SS contribution to the ZFS dominates over the second-order spin-orbit coupling (SOC) contribution. Calculations were performed using (hybrid) density functional theory (DFT), as well as complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) wave functions. In the former case, our implementation is an approximation, because we use the two-particle reduced spin-density matrix of the noninteracting reference system. In the latter case, the SS contribution is approximated by a mean-field method which, nevertheless, gives accurate results, compared to the approximation free computation of the SS part in a CASSCF framework. For the case of the triplet dioxygen molecule, it was shown that restricted open-shell density functional theory (RODFT), as well as CASSCF, can provide accurate spin-spin couplings while spin-unrestricted DFT leads to much larger errors. Furthermore, 15 organic radicals, including several 1,3 and 1,5 diradicals, dinitroxide biradicals, and even a chlorophyll a model system, were examined as test cases to demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of our approach within a DFT framework. Accurate D values with root-mean-square deviations of 0.0035 cm(-1) were obtained. Furthermore, all trends, including those due to substituent effects, were correctly reproduced. In a different set of calculations, the polyacenes benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, and tetracene were studied. Applying DFT, the absolute D values were noticeably underestimated, but it was possible to correctly reproduce the trend to smaller D values with larger size of the systems. Finally, it was demonstrated that our approach is also well-suited for the study of carbenes. The smaller organic radicals of this work were also studied, through the use of CASSCF wave functions. This was a special advantage in the case of the triplet polyacenes, where the CASSCF approach gave better results than the DFT method. In comparing spin-restricted and spin-unrestricted results, it was shown through a natural orbital analysis and comparison to high-level ab initio calculations that even small amounts of spin polarization introduced by the unrestricted calculations lead to large deviations between the unrestricted Kohn-Sham (UKS) and restricted open-shell Kohn-Sham (ROKS) approaches. It is challenging to understand why the ROKS results show much better correlation with the experimental data. PMID:17078624

  5. Thermally Stable, Latent Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

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    Thomas, Renee M.; Fedorov, Alexey; Keitz, Benjamin K.

    2011-01-01

    Highly thermally stable N-aryl,N-alkyl N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ruthenium catalysts were designed and synthesized for latent olefin metathesis. These catalysts showed excellent latent behavior toward metathesis reactions, whereby the complexes were inactive at ambient temperature and initiated at elevated temperatures, a challenging property to achieve with second generation catalysts. A sterically hindered N-tert-butyl substituent on the NHC ligand of the ruthenium complex was found to induce latent behavior toward cross-metathesis reactions, and exchange of the chloride ligands for iodide ligands was necessary to attain latent behavior during ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP). Iodide-based catalysts showed no reactivity toward ROMP of norbornene-derived monomers at 25 °C, and upon heating to 85 °C gave complete conversion of monomer to polymer in less than 2 hours. All of the complexes were very stable to air, moisture, and elevated temperatures up to at least 90 °C, and exhibited a long catalyst lifetime in solution at elevated temperatures. PMID:22282652

  6. Stabilization of a Silaaldehyde by its ?(2) Coordination to Tungsten.

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    Fukuda, Tetsuya; Hashimoto, Hisako; Sakaki, Shigeyoshi; Tobita, Hiromi

    2016-01-01

    Treatment of pyridine-stabilized silylene complexes [(?(5) -C5 Me4 R)(CO)2 (H)W?SiH(py)(Tsi)] (R=Me, Et; py=pyridine; Tsi=C(SiMe3 )3 ) with an N-heterocyclic carbene (Me) I(i) Pr (1,3-diisopropyl-4,5-dimethylimidazol-2-ylidene) caused deprotonation to afford anionic silylene complexes [(?(5) -C5 Me4 R)(CO)2 W?SiH(Tsi)][H(Me) I(i) Pr] (R=Me (1-Me); R=Et (1-Et)). Subsequent oxidation of 1-Me and 1-Et with pyridine-N-oxide (1?equiv) gave anionic ?(2) -silaaldehydetungsten complexes [(?(5) -C5 Me4 R)(CO)2 W{?(2) -O?SiH(Tsi)}][H(Me) I(i) Pr] (R=Me (2-Me); R=Et (2-Et)). The formation of an unprecedented W-Si-O three-membered ring was confirmed by X-ray crystal structure analysis. PMID:26768821

  7. Complex Beauty

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    Franceschet, Massimo

    2014-01-01

    Complex systems and their underlying convoluted networks are ubiquitous, all we need is an eye for them. They pose problems of organized complexity which cannot be approached with a reductionist method. Complexity science and its emergent sister network science both come to grips with the inherent complexity of complex systems with an holistic strategy. The relevance of complexity, however, transcends the sciences. Complex systems and networks are the focal point of a philosophical, cultural ...

  8. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of N-Heterocyclic Compounds [Síntese de Compostos N-Heterociclos Empregando Micro-ondas

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    Diego P. Sangi

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Association of biological activity with heterocyclic motifs is well known and is important from drug discovery viewpoint. This article gives an account of the recent applications of microwaves in the synthesis of biologically active heterocyclic compounds from the literature and also from our research group.

  9. Preparation of Second Generation Ionic Liquids by Efficient Solvent-Free Alkylation of N-Heterocycles with Chloroalkanes

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    Werner Bonrath; Julien Estager; Jean-Marc Lévêque; Luisa Boffa; Emanuela Calcio Gaudino; Giancarlo Cravotto

    2008-01-01

    Non-conventional techniques, such as microwave (MW) and power ultrasound(US) as well as combined MW/US irradiation, have been used to promote one-potsynthesis of second-generation ionic liquids (ILs), cutting down reaction times andimproving yields. However, the use of chloroalkanes in the alkylation of N-heterocyclesrequires more drastic conditions if results are to match those obtained with more reactivealkyl halides. The present paper describes a series of MW- or MW/US-promoted ILpreparati...

  10. Preparation of Second Generation Ionic Liquids by Efficient Solvent-Free Alkylation of N-Heterocycles with Chloroalkanes

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    Werner Bonrath

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Non-conventional techniques, such as microwave (MW and power ultrasound(US as well as combined MW/US irradiation, have been used to promote one-potsynthesis of second-generation ionic liquids (ILs, cutting down reaction times andimproving yields. However, the use of chloroalkanes in the alkylation of N-heterocyclesrequires more drastic conditions if results are to match those obtained with more reactivealkyl halides. The present paper describes a series of MW- or MW/US-promoted ILpreparations starting from chloroalkanes and classic heterocycles (1-methylimidazole,pyridine and 1-methylpyrrolidine. When reactions were carried out under conventionalheating in an oil bath they required longer reaction times and gave poorer yields. 1H-NMRanalysis and ion-exchange chromatography showed that the present solventless procedureafforded ILs of satisfactory purity. The observed high yields (usually 70-98% isolated,and short reaction times showed that a straightforward access to ILs can be also achievedwith the use of alkyl chlorides, resulting in a considerable reduction of costs.

  11. Enthalpies of ligand substitution for [Mo(?5C5H5)(CO)2(NO)] – The role of ?-bonding effects in metal–ligand bond strengths

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Enthalpies of ligand substitution are measured for Mo(C5H5)(CO)2(NO). • Phosphines and N-heterocyclic carbenes are stronger ligands and displace CO. • Backbonding to ?? orbitals is an important part of complex stability. • FTIR studies show shifts to lower wavenumbers of ?-CO and ?-NO. • Structural studies show lengthening of the C-O and N-O bonds. - Abstract: Enthalpies of ligand substitution for [Mo(?5-C5H5)(CO)2(NO)] producing [Mo(?5-C5H5)Mo(CO)(L)(NO)] have been measured by solution calorimetry at 30 °C in THF for L = P(OMe)3 2 2Ph 3 (SIPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(diisopropylphenyl)imidazolinylidene; IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-bis(diisopropylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene)). The accepting metal fragment [Mo(?5-C5H5)(CO)(NO)] has a vacant site containing strongly ?-accepting carbonyl and nitrosyl ligands and this is shown to influence the stability of the product complex. Infrared studies of both ?CO and ?NO show that metal-to-ligand backbonding increases in the order P(OMe)3 3 5-C5H5)(CO)(IPr)(NO)] and [Mo(?5-C5H5)(CO)(SIPr)(NO)] are reported

  12. Dual Catalysis for Selective Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones: Evolution toward Simplicity.

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    Naumann, Stefan; Scholten, Philip B V; Wilson, James A; Dove, Andrew P

    2015-11-18

    Much work has been directed to the design of complex single-site catalysts for ring-opening polymerization (ROP) to enhance both activity and selectivity. More simply, however, cooperative effects between Lewis acids and organocatalytic nucleophiles/Lewis bases provide a powerful alternative. In this study we demonstrate that the combination of N-heterocyclic carbenes, 1,8-diazabicycloundec-7-ene (DBU) and 4-dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP) with simple Lewis acids enables the ROP of the macrolactone pentadecalactone in a rapid and efficient manner. Remarkably, regardless of the nature of the nucleophile, the order of activity was observed to be MgX2 ? YCl3 ? AlCl3 and MgI2 > MgBr2 > MgCl2 in every case. The minimal influence of the organobase on polymerization activity allows for the use of simple and inexpensive precursors. Furthermore, extension of the study to other cyclic (di)ester monomers reveals the choice of Lewis acid to lead to monomer selective ROP activity and hence control over copolymer composition by choice of Lewis acid. This approach could lead to the realization of complex polymer structures with tunable physical properties from simple catalyst combinations. PMID:26505677

  13. Mild partial deoxygenation of esters catalyzed by an oxazolinylborate-coordinated rhodium silylene.

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    Xu, Songchen; Boschen, Jeffery S; Biswas, Abhranil; Kobayashi, Takeshi; Pruski, Marek; Windus, Theresa L; Sadow, Aaron D

    2015-09-28

    An electrophilic, coordinatively unsaturated rhodium complex supported by borate-linked oxazoline, oxazoline-coordinated silylene, and N-heterocyclic carbene donors [{?(3)-N,Si,C-PhB(Ox(Me2))(Ox(Me2)SiHPh)Im(Mes)}Rh(H)CO][HB(C6F5)3] (, Ox(Me2) = 4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazoline; Im(Mes) = 1-mesitylimidazole) is synthesized from the neutral rhodium silyl {PhB(Ox(Me2))2Im(Mes)}RhH(SiH2Ph)CO () and B(C6F5)3. The unusual oxazoline-coordinated silylene structure in is proposed to form by rearrangement of an unobserved isomeric cationic rhodium silylene species [{PhB(Ox(Me2))2Im(Mes)}RhH(SiHPh)CO][HB(C6F5)3] generated by H abstraction. Complex catalyzes reductions of organic carbonyl compounds with silanes to give hydrosilylation products or deoxygenation products. The pathway to these reactions is primarily influenced by the degree of substitution of the organosilane. Reactions with primary silanes give deoxygenation of esters to ethers, amides to amines, and ketones and aldehydes to hydrocarbons, whereas tertiary silanes react to give 1,2-hydrosilylation of the carbonyl functionality. In contrast, the strong Lewis acid B(C6F5)3 catalyzes the complete deoxygenation of carbonyl compounds to hydrocarbons with PhSiH3 as the reducing agent. PMID:26278517

  14. Deep blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes with very high brightness and efficiency

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    Lee, Jaesang; Chen, Hsiao-Fan; Batagoda, Thilini; Coburn, Caleb; Djurovich, Peter I.; Thompson, Mark E.; Forrest, Stephen R.

    2016-01-01

    The combination of both very high brightness and deep blue emission from phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PHOLED) is required for both display and lighting applications, yet so far has not been reported. A source of this difficulty is the absence of electron/exciton blocking layers (EBL) that are compatible with the high triplet energy of the deep blue dopant and the high frontier orbital energies of hosts needed to transport charge. Here, we show that N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) Ir(III) complexes can serve as both deep blue emitters and efficient hole-conducting EBLs. The NHC EBLs enable very high brightness (>7,800 cd m-2) operation, while achieving deep blue emission with colour coordinates of [0.16, 0.09], suitable for most demanding display applications. We find that both the facial and the meridional isomers of the dopant have high efficiencies that arise from the unusual properties of the NHC ligand--that is, the complexes possess a strong metal-ligand bond that destabilizes the non-radiative metal-centred ligand-field states. Our results represent an advance in blue-emitting PHOLED architectures and materials combinations that meet the requirements of many critical illumination applications.

  15. Investigations into the Antibacterial Activity of the Silver-Based Antibiotic Drug Candidate SBC3

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The synthesis of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC silver(I acetate complexes with varying lipophilic benzyl-substituents at the 1 and 3 positions starting from 4,5-diphenylimidazole, opened a new class of antibiotic drug candidates. These NHC-silver(I acetate derivatives exhibit interesting structural motifs in the solid state and proved to be soluble and stable in biological media. The leading candidate, SBC3, which was known to exhibit good antibacterial activity in preliminary Kirby-Bauer tests, was tested quantitatively using minimum inhibitory concentrations. NHC-silver(I acetate complexes were found to have MIC values ranging from 20 to 3.13 μg/mL for a variety of Gram-positive, Gram-negative and mycobacteria tested. These values represent good antibiotic activities against potential pathogens when compared to clinically approved antibiotics. Most striking is the fact that SBC3 is active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with a MIC value of 12.5 μg/mL.

  16. O uso de cálculos teóricos como ferramenta para a detecção de moléculas no meio interestelar: o caso dos carbenos CnNH (n=1, 3 e 5 Use of theoretical calculations as a tool for the detection of molecules in the interestellar medium: the case of the c n nh (n= 1, 3 and 5 carbenes

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    João Bosco P. da Silva

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    Full Text Available This work reviews some applications of ab initio molecular orbital calculations to the elucidation of structures of interstellar molecules. The case of the CnNH (n=1, 3 and 5 carbenes is extensively analyzed and discussed. Theoretical conformational analysis and predicted values for the rotational constants and dipole moments of the singlet state of C5NH are reported for the first time and a comparison is performed with results previously obtained for C3NH and CNH.

  17. Trianionic pincer and pincer-type metal complexes and catalysts.

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    O'Reilly, Matthew E; Veige, Adam S

    2014-09-01

    Trianionic pincer and pincer-type ligands are the focus of this review. Metal ions from across the periodic table, from main group elements, transition metals, and the rare earths, are combined with trianionic pincer ligands to produce some of the most interesting complexes to appear in the literature over the past decade. This review provides a comprehensive examination of the synthesis, characterization, properties, and catalytic applications of trianionic pincer metal complexes. Some of the interesting applications employing trianionic pincer and pincer-type complexes include: (1) catalyzed aerobic oxidation, (2) alkene isomerization, (3) alkene and alkyne polymerization, (4) nitrene and carbene group transfer, (5) fundamental transformations such as oxygen-atom transfer, (6) nitrogen-atom transfer, (7) O2 activation, (8) C-H bond activation, (9) disulfide reduction, and (10) ligand centered storage of redox equivalents (i.e. redox active ligands). Expansion of the architecture, type of donor atoms, chelate ring size, and steric and electronic properties of trianionic pincer ligands has occurred rapidly over the past ten years. This review is structured according to the type of pincer donor atoms that bind to the metal ion. The type of donor atoms within trianionic pincer and pincer-type ligands to be discussed include: NCN(3-), OCO(3-), CCC(3-), redox active NNN(3-), NNN(3-), redox active ONO(3-), ONO(3-), and SNS(3-). Since this is the first review of trianionic pincer and pincer-type ligands, an emphasis is placed on providing the reader with in-depth discussion of synthetic methods, characterization data, and highlights of these complexes as catalysts. PMID:24927219

  18. Synthesis, in vitro and in vivo characterization of rhenium tricarbonyl complexes with different bifunctional tridentate ligands

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    Discovery of new chelating ligands that bind technetium/rhenium strongly is a priority in the quest toward the design and development of site specific radiopharmaceuticals. The current study on the application of Tc/Re carbonyls in radiopharmaceuticals has been focused on the utility of specific tridentate ligand systems for achieving kinetic inertness and in vivo stability. In this paper, (Bis (2-pyridylmethyl)-amino)-ethylamine(1) (Fig. 1), (Bis (2-pyridylmethyl)-amino)-acetic acid (2) (Fig. 1), L(6-amino-hexyl)-pyridyl-2-methyl- amino-acetic acid (3) (Fig. 2), and picolylamine diacetic acid (4) (Fig. 3) that possessed an NNN, NNO and NOO donor atom sets were synthesized, which can be a good selection for these requirements. The Re(I)-complexes of above four ligands were prepared in good yield with [NEt4]2[ReBr3(CO)3] in water at 75 degree C for 3 h. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopic methods. The 188Re(I)-complexes of Four ligands were carried out by incubating the fac- [188Re(CO)3(H2O)3]+ fragment for 60 min at 75 degree C in PBS buffer (0.1 M NaCl/0.05 M sodium phosphate buffered, pH 7.4) under nitrogen. After cooling in ice bath, complexes formations were monitored by HPLC. The HPLC analysis demonstrated that the reaction produces in the complex 1 with yield greater than 95% and its retention times was 7.5 min, which is stable for more than 12 h in human serum, and the complex 2 with yield 93% is stable for more than 8 h in human serum, its retention times was 15.5 min, and the complex 3 with yield 90% is stable for more than 10 h in human serum, its retention times was 15.4 min, while the complex 4 with yields more than 92% can be stable 10 h in human serum and its retention time was 15.6 min respectively. The identity of the 188Re-complexes were proved by comparative HPLC studies using samples of the well characterized thenium(I) complexes as reference. In vivo biodistribution studies at 24 hour post-injection were carried out in normal, white mice. The biodistribution data are shown in table 1. The data show: the major part of the complexes cleared efficiently from the blood pool (0.09-0.67%); No organs (apart from liver and kidneys) or tissue was specifically targeted; Low activity (0.25-0.93%) found in the stomach indicated the good in vivo stability of the complexes. In conclusion, four ligands react with fac- [M(CO)3(H2O)3]+ (M=188Re, Re) fragment resulting in four single stable complexes, M(CO)3(1), M(CO)3(2), M(CO)3(3) and M(CO)3(4), containing aromatic N-heterocycles. These ligand systems are attractive for functionalization purposes of biological vectors since they are easy to synthesize. The corresponding complexes with fac-[M(CO)3(H2O)3]+ are in vivo and vitro stable. Thus the proposed strategy of attaching M(CO)3(1), M(CO)3(2), M(CO)3(3) and M(CO)3(4) complexes is promising for labeling of biomolecules. The approach is worthy of further investigation.

  19. Tuning the catalytic properties of rare earth borohydrides for the polymerisation of isoprene.

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    Bonnet, Fanny; Jones, Chloe E; Semlali, Sanaa; Bria, Marc; Roussel, Pascal; Visseaux, Marc; Arnold, Polly L

    2013-01-21

    Previous results obtained for the cis-polymerisation of isoprene with scandium half-sandwich complex Cp*Sc(BH(4))(2)(THF) 1a were extended to its neodymium analog. The X-ray structure of the already reported neodymium monomer compound Cp*Nd(BH(4))(2)(THF)(2) 1b is presented. Cp*Nd(BH(4))(2)(THF)(2)/[CPh(3)][B(C(6)F(5))(4)]/Al((i)Bu)(3) catalytic system was found to be very active and stereoselective towards isoprene polymerisation, leading to highly 1,4-cis polyisoprene up to 92%. The effect on isoprene polymerisation of the addition of a NHC molecule to Cp*Ln(BH(4))(2)(THF)(n) pre-catalyst (Cp* = ?(5)-C(5)Me(5), Ln = Sc, n = 1, 1a; Nd, n = 2, 1b; Sm, n = 2, 1c) or to a trisborohydride Ln(BH(4))(3)(THF)(n) (Ln = Sc, n = 1.5, 2a; Nd, n = 3, 2b; Sm, n = 3, 2c) was also studied. Several NHC ligands were assessed: the classical [1-C{(N(t)BuCH)}(2)] (L(1)) and functional N-heterocyclic carbenes, two amino-tethered HNBu(t)CH(2)CH(2)[1-C{N(CHCH)NR}] (HL(2-R)) (R = (t)Bu, Mes (Mes = 2,4,6-Me(3)-C(6)H(2))) and the hydroxyl-tethered HOCMe(2)CH(2)[1-C{N(CHCH)N(i)Pr}] (HL(3)). Neodymium-based complex (L(2-tBu))Nd(BH(4))(2)(THF)(2) 3 could be isolated and characterized. With some of the catalytic combinations tested, the introduction of the NHC ligand in the coordination sphere of the complex induces a switch of the stereoselectivity of the resulting polymer. Scandium complex 2a, which produces mainly 1,4-cis polyisoprene when associated to a borate activator and aluminum alkyl, leads to 1,4-trans polymer up to 94% regular when HL(2-tBu) carbene is added to the same reaction mixture. This result is the only example of highly trans-polyisoprene synthesized with a scandium based catalyst. Coordination of the carbene moiety to the rare earth centre is confirmed by NMR studies on paramagnetic neodymium pre-catalysts. PMID:23202137

  20. Group 4 Metalloporphyrin diolato Complexes and Catalytic Application of Metalloporphyrins and Related Transition Metal Complexes

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    Guodong Du

    2004-12-19

    In this work, the first examples of group 4 metalloporphyrin 1,2-diolato complexes were synthesized through a number of strategies. In general, treatment of imido metalloporphyrin complexes, (TTP)M=NR, (M = Ti, Zr, Hf), with vicinal diols led to the formation of a series of diolato complexes. Alternatively, the chelating pinacolate complexes could be prepared by metathesis of (TTP)MCl{sub 2} (M = Ti, Hf) with disodium pinacolate. These complexes were found to undergo C-C cleavage reactions to produce organic carbonyl compounds. For titanium porphyrins, treatment of a titanium(II) alkyne adduct, (TTP)Ti({eta}{sup 2}-PhC{triple_bond}CPh), with aromatic aldehydes or aryl ketones resulted in reductive coupling of the carbonyl groups to produce the corresponding diolato complexes. Aliphatic aldehydes or ketones were not reactive towards (TTP)Ti({eta}{sup 2}-PhC{triple_bond}CPh). However, these carbonyl compounds could be incorporated into a diolato complex on reaction with a reactive precursor, (TTP)Ti[O(Ph){sub 2}C(Ph){sub 2}O] to provide unsymmetrical diolato complexes via cross coupling reactions. In addition, an enediolato complex (TTP)Ti(OCPhCPhO) was obtained from the reaction of (TTP)Ti({eta}{sup 2}-PhC{triple_bond}CPh) with benzoin. Titanium porphyrin diolato complexes were found to be intermediates in the (TTP)Ti=O-catalyzed cleavage reactions of vicinal diols, in which atmospheric oxygen was the oxidant. Furthermore, (TTP)Ti=O was capable of catalyzing the oxidation of benzyl alcohol and {alpha}-hydroxy ketones to benzaldehyde and {alpha}-diketones, respectively. Other high valent metalloporphyrin complexes also can catalyze the oxidative diol cleavage and the benzyl alcohol oxidation reactions with dioxygen. A comparison of Ti(IV) and Sn(IV) porphyrin chemistry was undertaken. While chelated diolato complexes were invariably obtained for titanium porphyrins on treatment with 1,2-diols, the reaction of vicinal diols with tin porphyrins gave a number of products, including mono-, bis-alkoxo, and chelating diolato complexes, depending on the identity of diols and the stoichiometry employed. It was also found that tin porphyrin complexes promoted the oxidative cleavage of vicinal diols and the oxidation of {alpha}-ketols to {alpha}-diketones with dioxygen. In extending the chemistry of metalloporphyrins and analogous complexes, a series of chiral tetraaza macrocyclic ligands and metal complexes were designed and synthesized. Examination of iron(II) complexes showed that they were efficient catalysts for the cyclopropanation of styrene by diazo reagents. Good yields and high diastereoselectivity were obtained with modest enantioselectivity. A rationalization of the stereoselectivity was presented on the basis of structural factors in a carbene intermediate.

  1. Communication complexity and information complexity

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    Pankratov, Denis

    Information complexity enables the use of information-theoretic tools in communication complexity theory. Prior to the results presented in this thesis, information complexity was mainly used for proving lower bounds and direct-sum theorems in the setting of communication complexity. We present three results that demonstrate new connections between information complexity and communication complexity. In the first contribution we thoroughly study the information complexity of the smallest nontrivial two-party function: the AND function. While computing the communication complexity of AND is trivial, computing its exact information complexity presents a major technical challenge. In overcoming this challenge, we reveal that information complexity gives rise to rich geometrical structures. Our analysis of information complexity relies on new analytic techniques and new characterizations of communication protocols. We also uncover a connection of information complexity to the theory of elliptic partial differential equations. Once we compute the exact information complexity of AND, we can compute exact communication complexity of several related functions on n-bit inputs with some additional technical work. Previous combinatorial and algebraic techniques could only prove bounds of the form theta( n). Interestingly, this level of precision is typical in the area of information theory, so our result demonstrates that this meta-property of precise bounds carries over to information complexity and in certain cases even to communication complexity. Our result does not only strengthen the lower bound on communication complexity of disjointness by making it more exact, but it also shows that information complexity provides the exact upper bound on communication complexity. In fact, this result is more general and applies to a whole class of communication problems. In the second contribution, we use self-reduction methods to prove strong lower bounds on the information complexity of two of the most studied functions in the communication complexity literature: Gap Hamming Distance (GHD) and Inner Product mod 2 (IP). In our first result we affirm the conjecture that the information complexity of GHD is linear even under the uniform distribution. This strengthens the O(n) bound shown by Kerenidis et al. (2012) and answers an open problem by Chakrabarti et al. (2012). We also prove that the information complexity of IP is arbitrarily close to the trivial upper bound n as the permitted error tends to zero, again strengthening the O(n) lower bound proved by Braverman and Weinstein (2011). More importantly, our proofs demonstrate that self-reducibility makes the connection between information complexity and communication complexity lower bounds a two-way connection. Whereas numerous results in the past used information complexity techniques to derive new communication complexity lower bounds, we explore a generic way, in which communication complexity lower bounds imply information complexity lower bounds in a black-box manner. In the third contribution we consider the roles that private and public randomness play in the definition of information complexity. In communication complexity, private randomness can be trivially simulated by public randomness. Moreover, the communication cost of simulating public randomness with private randomness is well understood due to Newman's theorem (1991). In information complexity, the roles of public and private randomness are reversed: public randomness can be trivially simulated by private randomness. However, the information cost of simulating private randomness with public randomness is not understood. We show that protocols that use only public randomness admit a rather strong compression. In particular, efficient simulation of private randomness by public randomness would imply a version of a direct sum theorem in the setting of communication complexity. This establishes a yet another connection between the two areas. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

  2. Ternary complexes

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    The stability constants of mixed pyridine dicarboxylic-dicarboxylic acid complexes of uranyl ion have been determined at 300C and ionic strength ? = 0.1 M(NaCLO4). The pyridine dicarboxylic used is quinolinic and the dicarboxylic acids are malonic, succinic, itaconic, glutaric and adipic acid. In all these systems the ternary complexes were more stable than the corresponding binary complexes. The stabilities of the ternary complexes depend on the nature of the donor atoms, size of the chelate ring and steric hindrance in one of the binary complexes. (author)

  3. Switchable selectivity in an NHC-catalysed dearomatizing annulation reaction

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    Guo, Chang; Fleige, Mirco; Janssen-Müller, Daniel; Daniliuc, Constantin G.; Glorius, Frank

    2015-10-01

    The development of general catalytic methods for the regio- and stereoselective construction of chiral N-heterocycles in a diversity-oriented fashion remains a formidable challenge in organic synthesis. N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalysis has been shown to produce a variety of outcomes, but control of the reactivity has rarely been demonstrated. Here we report a switchable catalytic activation of enals with aromatic azomethine imines that provides high selectivity using NHC organocatalysts. The original selectivity corresponds to the acidity of the base used in the reaction. The catalytically generated chiral homoenolate or enol intermediate undergoes enantioselective annulation with electrophiles such as N-iminoquinolinium ylides, N-iminoisoquinolinium ylides and ?-N-iminocarboline ylides. The good-to-high overall yields, high regioselectivities and excellent enantioselectivities observed are controlled by the catalyst and reaction conditions.

  4. Alkane metathesis with the tantalum methylidene [(≡SiO)Ta(=CH2)Me2]/[(≡SiO)2Ta(=CH2)Me] generated from well-defined surface organometallic complex [(≡SiO)TaVMe4

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    Chen, Yin

    2015-01-21

    By grafting TaMe5 on Aerosil700, a stable, well-defined, silica-supported tetramethyl tantalum(V) complex, [(≡SiO)TaMe4], is obtained on the silica surface. After thermal treatment at 150 °C, the complex is transformed into two surface tantalum methylidenes, [(≡SiO)2Ta(=CH2)Me] and [(≡SiO)Ta(=CH2)Me2], which are active in alkane metathesis and comparable to the previously reported [(≡SiO)2TaHx]. Here we present the first experimental study to isolate and identify a surface tantalum carbene as the intermediate in alkane metathesis. A systematic experimental study reveals a new reasonable pathway for this reaction.

  5. Complexity Plots

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    Thiyagalingam, Jeyarajan

    2013-06-01

    In this paper, we present a novel visualization technique for assisting the observation and analysis of algorithmic complexity. In comparison with conventional line graphs, this new technique is not sensitive to the units of measurement, allowing multivariate data series of different physical qualities (e.g., time, space and energy) to be juxtaposed together conveniently and consistently. It supports multivariate visualization as well as uncertainty visualization. It enables users to focus on algorithm categorization by complexity classes, while reducing visual impact caused by constants and algorithmic components that are insignificant to complexity analysis. It provides an effective means for observing the algorithmic complexity of programs with a mixture of algorithms and black-box software through visualization. Through two case studies, we demonstrate the effectiveness of complexity plots in complexity analysis in research, education and application. © 2013 The Author(s) Computer Graphics Forum © 2013 The Eurographics Association and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  6. Managing Complexity

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    Maylath, Bruce; Vandepitte, Sonia; Minacori, Patricia; Isohella, Suvi; Mousten, Birthe; Humbley, John

    2013-01-01

    This article discusses the largest and most complex international learning-by-doing project to date- a project involving translation from Danish and Dutch into English and editing into American English alongside a project involving writing, usability testing, and translation from English into Dutch and into French. The complexity of the undertaking proved to be a central element in the students' learning, as the collaboration closely resembles the complexity of international documentation workpl...

  7. Designing Complexity

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    Glanville, Ranulph

    2007-01-01

    This article considers the nature of complexity and design, as well as relationships between the two, and suggests that design may have much potential as an approach to improving human performance in situations seen as complex. It is developed against two backgrounds. The first is a world view that derives from second order cybernetics and radical…

  8. Designing Complexity

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    Glanville, Ranulph

    2007-01-01

    This article considers the nature of complexity and design, as well as relationships between the two, and suggests that design may have much potential as an approach to improving human performance in situations seen as complex. It is developed against two backgrounds. The first is a world view that derives from second order cybernetics and radical…

  9. Complex derivatives

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    Battiston, Stefano; Caldarelli, Guido; Georg, Co-Pierre; May, Robert; Stiglitz, Joseph

    2013-03-01

    The intrinsic complexity of the financial derivatives market has emerged as both an incentive to engage in it, and a key source of its inherent instability. Regulators now faced with the challenge of taming this beast may find inspiration in the budding science of complex systems.

  10. Hamiltonian complexity

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    In recent years we have seen the birth of a new field known as Hamiltonian complexity lying at the crossroads between computer science and theoretical physics. Hamiltonian complexity is directly concerned with the question: how hard is it to simulate a physical system? Here I review the foundational results, guiding problems, and future directions of this emergent field.

  11. Complex variables

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    1999-01-01

    The most important topics in the theory and application of complex variables receive a thorough, coherent treatment in this introductory text. Intended for undergraduates or graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering, this volume features hundreds of solved examples, exercises, and applications designed to foster a complete understanding of complex variables as well as an appreciation of their mathematical beauty and elegance. Prerequisites are minimal; a three-semester course in calculus will suffice to prepare students for discussions of these topics: the complex plane, basic

  12. Softball Complex

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    Ellis, Jim

    1977-01-01

    The Parks and Recreation Department of Montgomery, Alabama, has developed a five-field softball complex as part of a growing community park with facilities for camping, golf, aquatics, tennis, and picnicking. (MJB)

  13. Tribotesting Complex

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    Development of Methodological Basis and Creation of a Branch Tribotesting Complex Intended for High-Temperature Friction and Wear Testing of Metallurgical Equipment Tool Specimens with the Aim of Enhancement of Equipment and Tool Wear Resistance

  14. Decomposition Complexity

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    Shen, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    We consider a problem of decomposition of a ternary function into a composition of binary ones from the viewpoint of communication complexity and algorithmic information theory as well as some applications to cellular automata.

  15. Complex Philosophy

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    Gershenson, Carlos

    2001-01-01

    We present several philosophical ideas emerging from the studies of complex systems. We make a brief introduction to the basic concepts of complex systems, for then defining "abstraction levels". These are useful for representing regularities in nature. We define absolute being (observer independent, infinite) and relative being (observer dependent, finite), and notice the differences between them. We draw issues on relative causality and absolute causality among abstraction...

  16. O uso de cálculos teóricos como ferramenta para a detecção de moléculas no meio interestelar: o caso dos carbenos CnNH (n=1, 3 e 5) / Use of theoretical calculations as a tool for the detection of molecules in the interestellar medium: the case of the c n nh (n= 1, 3 and 5) carbenes

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    João Bosco P. da, Silva; Benício B., Neto; Mozart N., Ramos.

    1997-10-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english This work reviews some applications of ab initio molecular orbital calculations to the elucidation of structures of interstellar molecules. The case of the CnNH (n=1, 3 and 5 ) carbenes is extensively analyzed and discussed. Theoretical conformational analysis and predicted values for the rotational [...] constants and dipole moments of the singlet state of C5NH are reported for the first time and a comparison is performed with results previously obtained for C3NH and CNH.

  17. Complex analysis

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    Freitag, Eberhard

    2005-01-01

    The guiding principle of this presentation of ``Classical Complex Analysis'' is to proceed as quickly as possible to the central results while using a small number of notions and concepts from other fields. Thus the prerequisites for understanding this book are minimal; only elementary facts of calculus and algebra are required. The first four chapters cover the essential core of complex analysis: - differentiation in C (including elementary facts about conformal mappings) - integration in C (including complex line integrals, Cauchy's Integral Theorem, and the Integral Formulas) - sequences and series of analytic functions, (isolated) singularities, Laurent series, calculus of residues - construction of analytic functions: the gamma function, Weierstrass' Factorization Theorem, Mittag-Leffler Partial Fraction Decomposition, and -as a particular highlight- the Riemann Mapping Theorem, which characterizes the simply connected domains in C. Further topics included are: - the theory of elliptic functions based on...

  18. 1-Benzyl-3-phenylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate

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    Ping Jiang

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available in the title compound, C16H15N2+·PF6?, a precursor of N-heterocyclic carbene, the phenyl and benzyl rings are twisted away from the central imidazolium ring system, making dihedral angles of 70.30?(8 and 32.03?(10°, respectively. The crystal structure is stabilized by C—H...F hydrogen bonds. Furthermore, P—F...? interactions involving imidazolium rings are observed [F...? = 2.9857?(16, P...? = 4.1630?(16?Å, P—F...? = 127.92?(6°].

  19. Nickel(0)-catalyzed enantioselective annulations of alkynes and arylenoates enabled by a chiral NHC ligand: efficient access to cyclopentenones.

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    Ahlin, Joachim S E; Donets, Pavel A; Cramer, Nicolai

    2014-11-24

    Cyclopentenones are versatile structural motifs of natural products as well as reactive synthetic intermediates. The nickel-catalyzed reductive [3+2] cycloaddition of ?,?-unsaturated aromatic esters and alkynes constitutes an efficient method for their synthesis. Here, nickel(0) catalysts comprising a chiral bulky C1-symmetric N-heterocyclic carbene ligand were shown to enable an efficient asymmetric synthesis of cyclopentenones from mesityl enoates and internal alkynes under mild conditions. The bulky NHC ligand provided the cyclopentenone products in very high enantioselectivity and led to a regioselective incorporation of unsymmetrically substituted alkynes. PMID:25258104

  20. The activation mechanism of Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts

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    Poater, Albert; Pump, Eva; Vummaleti, Sai Vikrama Chaitanya; Cavallo, Luigi

    2014-08-01

    Density functional theory calculations have been used to describe the first turnover for olefin metathesis reaction of a homogenous Fe-based catalyst bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene ligand with methoxyethene as a substrate. Equal to conventional Ru-based catalysts, the activation of its Fe congener occurs through a dissociative mechanism, however with a more exothermic reaction energy profile. Predicted upper energy barriers were calculated to be on average ?2 kcal/mol more beneficial for Fe catalyzed metathesis. Overall, this present computational study emphasises on advantages of Fe-based metathesis and gives a potential recipe for the design of an efficient Fe-based olefin metathesis catalysts.

  1. Highly Active Chiral Ruthenium Catalysts for Asymmetric Ring-Closing Olefin Metathesis

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    Funk, Timothy W.; Berlin, Jacob M.; Grubbs, Robert H

    2006-01-01

    The synthesis of olefin metathesis catalysts containing chiral, monodentate N-heterocyclic carbenes and their application to asymmetric ring-closing metathesis (ARCM) is reported. These catalysts retain the high levels of reactivity found in the related achiral variants (1a and 1b). Using the parent chiral catalysts 2a and 2b and derivatives that contain steric bulk in the meta positions of the N-bound aryl rings (catalysts 3-5), five- through seven-membered rings were formed in up to 92% ee....

  2. Hybrid ruthenium ROMP catalysts based on an engineered variant of ?-barrel protein FhuA ?CVF(tev) : effect of spacer length.

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    Sauer, Daniel F; Bocola, Marco; Broglia, Claudio; Arlt, Marcus; Zhu, Lei-Lei; Brocker, Melanie; Schwaneberg, Ulrich; Okuda, Jun

    2015-01-01

    A biohybrid ring-opening olefin metathesis polymerization catalyst based on the reengineered ?-barrel protein FhuA ?CVF(tev) was chemically modified with respect to the covalently anchored Grubbs-Hoveyda type catalyst. Shortening of the spacer (1,3-propanediyl to methylene) between the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand and the cysteine site 545 increased the ROMP activity toward a water-soluble 7-oxanorbornene derivative. The cis/trans ratio of the double bond in the polymer was influenced by the hybrid catalyst. PMID:25425216

  3. 5-Azido-4-dimethylamino-1-methyl-1,2,4-triazolium Hexafluoridophosphate and Derivatives

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    Full Text Available 5-Azido-4-(dimethylamino-1-methyl-1,2,4-triazolium hexafluoridophosphate was synthesized from the corresponding 5-bromo compound with NaN3. Reaction with bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene yielded a tricyclic aziridine, addition of an N-heterocyclic carbene resulted in a triazatrimethine cyanine, and reduction with triphenylphosphane gave the 5-amino derivative. The crystal structures of three nitrogen-rich salts were determined. Thermoanalysis of the cationic azide and triazene showed exothermal decomposition. The triazene exhibited negative solvatochromism in polar solvents involving the dipolarity π* and hydrogen-bond donor acidity α of the solvent.

  4. Cobalt-catalyzed ortho alkylation of aromatic imines with primary and secondary alkyl halides.

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    Gao, Ke; Yoshikai, Naohiko

    2013-06-26

    We report here cobalt-N-heterocyclic carbene catalytic systems for the ortho alkylation of aromatic imines with alkyl chlorides and bromides, which allows the introduction of a variety of primary and secondary alkyl groups at room temperature. The stereochemical outcomes of the reaction of secondary alkyl halides suggest that the present reaction involves single-electron transfer from a cobalt species to the alkyl halide to generate the corresponding alkyl radical. A cycloalkylated product obtained by this method can be transformed into unique spirocycles through manipulation of the directing and cycloalkyl groups. PMID:23758603

  5. [Cu(NHC)]-Catalyzed C-H Allylation and Alkenylation of both Electron-Deficient and Electron-Rich (Hetero)arenes with Allyl Halides.

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    Xie, Weilong; Chang, Sukbok

    2016-01-01

    New reactivity of a [Cu(NHC)] (NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene) catalyst is disclosed for the efficient C-H allylation of polyfluoroarenes using allyl halides in benzene at room temperature. The same catalyst system also promotes an isomerization-induced alkenylation of initially the generated allyl arenes when the reaction is run in tetrahydrofuran. Significantly, not only electron-deficient but also electron-rich (hetero)arenes undergo this double-bond migration process, thus leading to alkenylated products. The present system features mild reaction conditions, broad scope with respect to the arene substrates and allyl halide reactants, good functional-group tolerance, and high stereoselectivity. PMID:26695120

  6. Phosphine modified cobalt hydroformylation

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    Rensburg, H. van; Tooze, R.P.; Foster, D.F. [Sasol Technology UK, St. Andrews (United Kingdom); Janse van Rensburg, W. [Sasol Technology, Sasolburg (South Africa)

    2006-07-01

    An ongoing challenge in phosphine modified cobalt hydroformylation is the fundamental understanding of the electronic and steric properties of phosphine ligands that influence the selectivity and activity of the catalytic reaction. A series of acyclic and cyclic phosphines have been prepared and tested in phosphine modified cobalt hydroformylation of 1-octene. Molecular modelling on a series of phospholanes showed some interesting theoretical and experimental correlations. We also evaluated the use of N-heterocyclic carbenes as an alternative for phosphines in modified cobalt hydroformylation. (orig.)

  7. Holographic Complexity

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    Alishahiha, Mohsen

    2015-01-01

    For a field theory with a gravitational dual, following Susskind's proposal we define holographic complexity for a subsystem. The holographic complexity is proportional to the volume of a co-dimension one time slice in the bulk geometry enclosed by the extremal co-dimension two hyper-surface appearing in the computation of the holographic entanglement entropy. The proportionally constant, up to a numerical order of one factor is G R where G is the Newton constant and R is the curvature of the space time. We study this quantity in certain holographic model. We also explore a possible relation between the defined quantity and fidelity appearing in quantum information literature.

  8. Holographic complexity

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    Alishahiha, Mohsen

    2015-12-01

    For a field theory with a gravitational dual, following Susskind's proposal we define holographic complexity for a subsystem. The holographic complexity is proportional to the volume of a codimension one time slice in the bulk geometry enclosed by the extremal codimension two hypersurface appearing in the computation of the holographic entanglement entropy. The proportionally constant, up to a numerical order of 1 factor is G R where G is the Newton constant and R is the curvature of the space-time. We study this quantity in certain holographic models. We also explore a possible relation between the defined quantity and fidelity appearing in quantum information literature.

  9. Complex Networks

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    Evans, T S

    2004-01-01

    An outline of recent work on complex networks is given from the point of view of a physicist. Motivation, achievements and goals are discussed with some of the typical applications from a wide range of academic fields. An introduction to the relevant literature and useful resources is also given.

  10. Complex Networks

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    Evsukoff, Alexandre; González, Marta

    2013-01-01

    In the last decade we have seen the emergence of a new inter-disciplinary field focusing on the understanding of networks which are dynamic, large, open, and have a structure sometimes called random-biased. The field of Complex Networks is helping us better understand many complex phenomena such as the spread of  deseases, protein interactions, social relationships, to name but a few. Studies in Complex Networks are gaining attention due to some major scientific breakthroughs proposed by network scientists helping us understand and model interactions contained in large datasets. In fact, if we could point to one event leading to the widespread use of complex network analysis is the availability of online databases. Theories of Random Graphs from Erdös and Rényi from the late 1950s led us to believe that most networks had random characteristics. The work on large online datasets told us otherwise. Starting with the work of Barabási and Albert as well as Watts and Strogatz in the late 1990s, we now know th...

  11. Managing Complexity

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    Maylath, Bruce; Vandepitte, Sonia; Minacori, Patricia; Isohella, Suvi; Mousten, Birthe; Humbley, John

    2013-01-01

    This article discusses the largest and most complex international learning-by-doing project to date- a project involving translation from Danish and Dutch into English and editing into American English alongside a project involving writing, usability testing, and translation from English into Dut...

  12. Complex networks

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    EVANS, TS

    2004-01-01

    An outline of recent work on complex networks is given from the point of view of a physicist. Motivation, achievements and goals are discussed with some of the typical applications from a wide range of academic fields. An introduction to the relevant literature and useful resources is also given.

  13. Lutetium-methanediide-alkyl complexes: synthesis and chemistry.

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    Li, Shihui; Wang, Meiyan; Liu, Bo; Li, Lei; Cheng, Jianhua; Wu, Chunji; Liu, Dongtao; Liu, Jingyao; Cui, Dongmei

    2014-11-17

    The first four-coordinate methanediide/alkyl lutetium complex (BODDI)Lu2 (CH2 SiMe3 )2 (?2 -CHSiMe3 )(THF)2 (BODDI=ArNC(Me)CHCOCHC(Me)NAr, Ar=2,6-iPr2 C6 H3 ) (1) was synthesized by a thermolysis methodology through ?-H abstraction from a Lu-CH2 SiMe3 group. Complex 1 reacted with equimolar 2,6-iPrC6 H3 NH2 and Ph2 C+O to give the corresponding lutetium bridging imido and oxo complexes (BODDI)Lu2 (CH2 SiMe3 )2 (?2 -N-2,6-iPr2 C6 H3 )(THF)2 (2) and (BODDI)Lu2 (CH2 SiMe3 )2 (?2 -O)(THF)2 (3). Treatment of 3 with Ph2 C=O (4?equiv) caused a rare insertion of Lu-?2 -O bond into theC=O group to afford a diphenylmethyl diolate complex 4. Reaction of 1 with PhN=C=O (2?equiv) led to the migration of SiMe3 to the amido nitrogen atom to give complex (BODDI)Lu2 (CH2 SiMe3 )2 -?-{PhNC(O)CHC(O)NPh(SiMe3 )-?(3) N,O,O}(THF) (5). Reaction of 1 withtBuN=C formed an unprecedented product (BODDI)Lu2 (CH2 SiMe3 ){?2 -[?(2) :?(2) -tBuN=C(=CH2 )SiMe2 CHC=NtBu-?(1) N]}(tBuN=C)2 (6) through a cascade reaction of N=C bond insertion, sequential cyclometalative ?-(sp(3) )-H activation, C=C bond formation, and rearrangement of the newly formed carbene intermediate. The possible mechanistic pathways between 1, PhN=C=O, and tBuN=C were elucidated by DFT calculations. PMID:25284379

  14. Managing Complexity

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    Chassin, David P.; Posse, Christian; Malard, Joel M.

    2004-08-01

    Physical analogs have shown considerable promise for understanding the behavior of complex adaptive systems, including macroeconomics, biological systems, social networks, and electric power markets. Many of today’s most challenging technical and policy questions can be reduced to a distributed economic control problem. Indeed, economically-based control of large-scale systems is founded on the conjecture that the price-based regulation (e.g., auctions, markets) results in an optimal allocation of resources and emergent optimal system control. This paper explores the state of the art in the use physical analogs for understanding the behavior of some econophysical systems and to deriving stable and robust control strategies for them. In particular we review and discussion applications of some analytic methods based on the thermodynamic metaphor according to which the interplay between system entropy and conservation laws gives rise to intuitive and governing global properties of complex systems that cannot be otherwise understood.

  15. Complex Philosophy

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    Gershenson, C

    2001-01-01

    As science, knowledge, and ideas evolve and are increased and refined, the branches of philosophy in charge of describing them should also be increased and refined. In this work we try to expand some ideas as a response to the recent approach from several sciences to complex systems. Because of their novelty, some of these ideas might require further refinement and may seem unfinished, but we need to start with something. Only with their propagation and feedback from critics they might be improved. We make a brief introduction to complex systems, for then defining abstraction levels. Abstraction levels represent simplicities and regularities in nature. We make an ontological distinction of absolute being and relative being, and then discuss issues on causality, metaphysics, and determinism.

  16. Managing Complexity

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    Chassin, D P; Posse, C; Chassin, David P.; Malard, Joel; Posse, Christian

    2004-01-01

    Physical analogs have shown considerable promise for understanding the behavior of complex adaptive systems, including macroeconomics, biological systems, social networks, and electric power markets. Many of today's most challenging technical and policy questions can be reduced to a distributed economic control problem. Indeed, economically-based control of large-scale systems is founded on the conjecture that the price-based regulation (e.g., auctions, markets) results in an optimal allocation of resources and emergent optimal system control. This paper explores the state of the art in the use physical analogs for understanding the behavior of some econophysical systems and deriving stable and robust control strategies for them. In particular we review and discuss applications of some analytic methods based on a thermodynamic metaphor according to which the interplay between system entropy and conservation laws gives rise to intuitive and governing global properties of complex systems that cannot be otherwis...

  17. Time complexity and gate complexity

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    We formulate and investigate the simplest version of time-optimal quantum computation theory (TO-QCT), where the computation time is defined by the physical one and the Hamiltonian contains only one- and two-qubit interactions. This version of TO-QCT is also considered as optimality by sub-Riemannian geodesic length. The work has two aims: One is to develop a TO-QCT itself based on a physically natural concept of time, and the other is to pursue the possibility of using TO-QCT as a tool to estimate the complexity in conventional gate-optimal quantum computation theory (GO-QCT). In particular, we investigate to what extent is true the following statement: Time complexity is polynomial in the number of qubits if and only if gate complexity is also. In the analysis, we relate TO-QCT and optimal control theory (OCT) through fidelity-optimal computation theory (FO-QCT); FO-QCT is equivalent to TO-QCT in the limit of unit optimal fidelity, while it is formally similar to OCT. We then develop an efficient numerical scheme for FO-QCT by modifying Krotov's method in OCT, which has a monotonic convergence property. We implemented the scheme and obtained solutions of FO-QCT and of TO-QCT for the quantum Fourier transform and a unitary operator that does not have an apparent symmetry. The former has a polynomial gate complexity and the latter is expected to have an exponential one which is based on the fact that a series of generic unitary operators has an exponential gate complexity. The time complexity for the former is found to be linear in the number of qubits, which is understood naturally by the existence of an upper bound. The time complexity for the latter is exponential in the number of qubits. Thus, both the targets seem to be examples satisfyng the preceding statement. The typical characteristics of the optimal Hamiltonians are symmetry under time reversal and constancy of one-qubit operation, which are mathematically shown to hold in fairly general situations.

  18. Managing Complexity

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    Chassin, David P.; Malard, Joel; Posse, Christian

    2004-01-01

    Physical analogs have shown considerable promise for understanding the behavior of complex adaptive systems, including macroeconomics, biological systems, social networks, and electric power markets. Many of today's most challenging technical and policy questions can be reduced to a distributed economic control problem. Indeed, economically-based control of large-scale systems is founded on the conjecture that the price-based regulation (e.g., auctions, markets) results in an optimal allocati...

  19. Complex Systems

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    Smith, J B

    2003-01-01

    The study of Complex Systems is considered by many to be a new scientific field, and is distinguished by being a discipline that has applications within many separate areas of scientific study. The study of Neural Networks, Traffic Patterns, Artificial Intelligence, Social Systems, and many other scientific areas can all be considered to fall within the realm of Complex Systems, and can be studied from this new perspective. The advent of more capable computer systems has allowed these systems to be simulated and modeled with far greater ease, and new understanding of computer modeling approaches has allowed the fledgling science to be studied as never before. The preliminary focus of this paper will be to provide a general overview of the science of Complex Systems, including terminology, definitions, history, and examples. I will attempt to look at some of the most important trends in different areas of research, and give a general overview of research methods that have been used in parallel with computer mo...

  20. Tuning the Electronic Structure of Fe(II) Polypyridines via Donor Atom and Ligand Scaffold Modifications: A Computational Study.

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    Bowman, David N; Bondarev, Alexey; Mukherjee, Sriparna; Jakubikova, Elena

    2015-09-01

    Fe(II) polypyridines are an important class of pseudo-octahedral metal complexes known for their potential applications in molecular electronic switches, data storage and display devices, sensors, and dye-sensitized solar cells. Fe(II) polypyridines have a d(6) electronic configuration and pseudo-octahedral geometry and can therefore possess either a high-spin (quintet) or a low-spin (singlet) ground state. In this study, we investigate a series of complexes based on [Fe(tpy)2](2+) (tpy = 2,2';6',2″-terpyridine) and [Fe(dcpp)2](2+) (dcpp = 2,6-bis(2-carboxypyridyl)pyridine). The ligand field strength in these complexes is systematically tuned by replacing the central pyridine with five-membered (N-heterocyclic carbene, pyrrole, furan) or six-membered (aryl, thiazine-1,1-dioxide, 4-pyrone) moieties. To determine the impact of ligand substitutions on the relative energies of metal-centered states, the singlet, triplet, and quintet states of the Fe(II) complexes were optimized in water (PCM) using density functional theory at the B3LYP+D2 level with 6-311G* (nonmetals) and SDD (Fe) basis sets. It was found that the dcpp ligand scaffold allows for a more ideal octahedral coordination environment in comparison to the tpy ligand scaffold. The presence of six-membered central rings also allows for a more ideally octahedral coordination environment relative to five-membered central rings, regardless of the ligand scaffold. We find that the ligand field strength in the Fe(II) polypyridines can be tuned by altering the donor atom identity, with C donor atoms providing the strongest ligand field. PMID:26295275

  1. Complex variables

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    Flanigan, Francis J

    2010-01-01

    A caution to mathematics professors: Complex Variables does not follow conventional outlines of course material. One reviewer noting its originality wrote: ""A standard text is often preferred [to a superior text like this] because the professor knows the order of topics and the problems, and doesn't really have to pay attention to the text. He can go to class without preparation."" Not so here-Dr. Flanigan treats this most important field of contemporary mathematics in a most unusual way. While all the material for an advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate course is covered, discussion

  2. Complex dynamics

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    Carleson, Lennart

    1993-01-01

    Complex dynamics is today very much a focus of interest. Though several fine expository articles were available, by P. Blanchard and by M. Yu. Lyubich in particular, until recently there was no single source where students could find the material with proofs. For anyone in our position, gathering and organizing the material required a great deal of work going through preprints and papers and in some cases even finding a proof. We hope that the results of our efforts will be of help to others who plan to learn about complex dynamics and perhaps even lecture. Meanwhile books in the field a. re beginning to appear. The Stony Brook course notes of J. Milnor were particularly welcome and useful. Still we hope that our special emphasis on the analytic side will satisfy a need. This book is a revised and expanded version of notes based on lectures of the first author at UCLA over several \\Vinter Quarters, particularly 1986 and 1990. We owe Chris Bishop a great deal of gratitude for supervising the production of cour...

  3. Unusual carbon monoxide activation, reduction, and homologation reactions of 5f-element organometallics: the chemistry of carbene-like dihaptoacyls

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    This article reviews recent results on the chemical, spectral and structural properties of bis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) thorium and uranium dihaptoacyl complexes produced by migratory insertion of carbon monoxide into actinide-carbon sigma bonds. The high coordinative unsaturation and oxygen affinity of the ligation environment produces a marked perturbation of the bonding and reactivity toward that of a coordinated oxycarbene: M(eta2-OCR). Reactivity patterns observed include hydrogen atom and trimethylsilyl migration to the acyl carbon, as well as coupling with additional carbon monoxide to produce a dimeric complex of the enedionediolate ligand, OC(R)(anti O)C=C(anti O)(R)CO. The dihaptoacyls insert into the Th-H bond of ]Th[(CH3)5C5]2H2]2. For Th[(CH3)5C5]2[eta2-COCH2C(CH3)3]Cl, this results, via ?-hydride elimination, in catalytic isomerization to Th[(CH3)5C5]2-[trans-OC(H)=C(H)C(CH3)3]. In the presence of hydrogen gas, the hydride catalytically hydrogenates the dihaptoacyls to alkoxides (M(eta2-COR)?M-OCH2R). Mechanistic studies include kinetic measurements as well as isotopic labelling and stereochemical analysis. 102 references

  4. Assessing the ligand properties of 1,3-dimesitylbenzimidazol-2-ylidene in ruthenium-catalyzed olefin metathesis.

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    Borguet, Yannick; Zaragoza, Guillermo; Demonceau, Albert; Delaude, Lionel

    2013-05-28

    The deprotonation of 1,3-dimesitylbenzimidazolium tetrafluoroborate with a strong base afforded 1,3-dimesitylbenzimidazol-2-ylidene (BMes), which was further reacted in situ with rhodium or ruthenium complexes to afford three new organometallic products. The compounds [RhCl(COD)(BMes)] (COD is 1,5-cyclooctadiene) and cis-[RhCl(CO)2(BMes)] were used to probe the steric and electronic parameters of BMes. Comparison of the percentage of buried volume (%V(Bur)) and of the Tolman electronic parameter (TEP) of BMes with those determined previously for 1,3-dimesitylimidazol-2-ylidene (IMes) and 1,3-dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene (SIMes) revealed that the three N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) had very similar profiles. Nonetheless, changes in the hydrocarbon backbone subtly affected the stereoelectronic properties of these ligands. Accordingly, the corresponding [RuCl2(PCy3)(NHC)(=CHPh)] complexes displayed different catalytic behaviors in the ring-closing metathesis (RCM) of ?,?-dienes. In the benchmark cyclization of diethyl 2,2-diallylmalonate, the new [RuCl2(PCy3)(BMes)(=CHPh)] compound (1d) performed slightly better than the Grubbs second-generation catalyst (1a), which was in turn significantly more active than the related [RuCl2(PCy3)(IMes)(=CHPh)] initiator (1b). For the formation of a model trisubstituted cycloolefin, complex 1d ranked in-between catalyst precursors 1a and 1b, whereas in the RCM of tetrasubstituted cycloalkenes it lost its catalytic efficiency much more rapidly. PMID:22990296

  5. Stereochemical aspects of nucleophilic addition reactions to alkoxycarbene cations of the iron chiral auxiliary [(eta(5)-C5H5)Fe(CO)(PPh3)

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    Davies, SG; Fletcher, AM; Maberly, TR; Thomson, JE

    2013-01-01

    Alkoxy carbene complexes incorporating the iron chiral auxiliary [(?5-C5H5)Fe(CO)(PPh3)] were prepared in good yields from either the corresponding acyl complexes or methoxymethyl complex of the auxiliary. A range of nucleophilic addition reactions to these alkoxy carbene complexes showed moderate to high diastereoselectivities and the reactive conformations of the carbene complexes under these conditions are discussed. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Reche...

  6. Cosmic Complexity

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    Mather, John C.

    2012-01-01

    What explains the extraordinary complexity of the observed universe, on all scales from quarks to the accelerating universe? My favorite explanation (which I certainty did not invent) ls that the fundamental laws of physics produce natural instability, energy flows, and chaos. Some call the result the Life Force, some note that the Earth is a living system itself (Gaia, a "tough bitch" according to Margulis), and some conclude that the observed complexity requires a supernatural explanation (of which we have many). But my dad was a statistician (of dairy cows) and he told me about cells and genes and evolution and chance when I was very small. So a scientist must look for me explanation of how nature's laws and statistics brought us into conscious existence. And how is that seemll"!gly Improbable events are actually happening a!1 the time? Well, the physicists have countless examples of natural instability, in which energy is released to power change from simplicity to complexity. One of the most common to see is that cooling water vapor below the freezing point produces snowflakes, no two alike, and all complex and beautiful. We see it often so we are not amazed. But physlc!sts have observed so many kinds of these changes from one structure to another (we call them phase transitions) that the Nobel Prize in 1992 could be awarded for understanding the mathematics of their common features. Now for a few examples of how the laws of nature produce the instabilities that lead to our own existence. First, the Big Bang (what an insufficient name!) apparently came from an instability, in which the "false vacuum" eventually decayed into the ordinary vacuum we have today, plus the most fundamental particles we know, the quarks and leptons. So the universe as a whole started with an instability. Then, a great expansion and cooling happened, and the loose quarks, finding themselves unstable too, bound themselves together into today's less elementary particles like protons and neutrons, liberating a little energy and creating complexity. Then, the expanding universe cooled some more, and neutrons and protons, no longer kept apart by immense temperatures, found themselves unstable and formed helium nuclei. Then, a little more cooling, and atomic nuclei and electrons were no longer kept apart, and the universe became transparent. Then a little more cooling, and the next instability began: gravitation pulled matter together across cosmic distances to form stars and galaxies. This instability is described as a "negative heat capadty" in which extracting energy from a gravitating system makes it hotter -- clearly the 2nd law of thermodynamics does not apply here! (This is the physicist's part of the answer to e e cummings' question: what is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart?) Then, the next instability is that hydrogen and helium nuclei can fuse together to release energy and make stars burn for billions of years. And then at the end of the fuel source, stars become unstable and explode and liberate the chemical elements back into space. And because of that, on planets like Earth, sustained energy flows support the development of additional instabilities and all kinds of complex patterns. Gravitational instability pulls the densest materials into the core of the Earth, leaving a thin skin of water and air, and makes the interior churn incessantly as heat flows outwards. And the heat from the sun, received mostly near the equator and flowing towards the poles, supports the complex atmospheric and oceanic circulations. And because or that, the physical Earth is full of natural chemical laboratories, concentrating elements here, mixing them there, raising and lowering temperatures, ceaselessly experimenting with uncountable events where new instabilities can arise. At least one of them was the new experiment called life. Now that we know that there are at least as many planets as there are stars, it is hard to imagine that nature's ceasess experimentation would not be able to produce life elsewhere

  7. Cosmic Complexity

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    Mather, John C.

    2012-01-01

    What explains the extraordinary complexity of the observed universe, on all scales from quarks to the accelerating universe? My favorite explanation (which I certainty did not invent) ls that the fundamental laws of physics produce natural instability, energy flows, and chaos. Some call the result the Life Force, some note that the Earth is a living system itself (Gaia, a "tough bitch" according to Margulis), and some conclude that the observed complexity requires a supernatural explanation (of which we have many). But my dad was a statistician (of dairy cows) and he told me about cells and genes and evolution and chance when I was very small. So a scientist must look for me explanation of how nature's laws and statistics brought us into conscious existence. And how is that seemll"!gly Improbable events are actually happening a!1 the time? Well, the physicists have countless examples of natural instability, in which energy is released to power change from simplicity to complexity. One of the most common to see is that cooling water vapor below the freezing point produces snowflakes, no two alike, and all complex and beautiful. We see it often so we are not amazed. But physlc!sts have observed so many kinds of these changes from one structure to another (we call them phase transitions) that the Nobel Prize in 1992 could be awarded for understanding the mathematics of their common features. Now for a few examples of how the laws of nature produce the instabilities that lead to our own existence. First, the Big Bang (what an insufficient name!) apparently came from an instability, in which the "false vacuum" eventually decayed into the ordinary vacuum we have today, plus the most fundamental particles we know, the quarks and leptons. So the universe as a whole started with an instability. Then, a great expansion and cooling happened, and the loose quarks, finding themselves unstable too, bound themselves together into today's less elementary particles like protons and neutrons, liberating a little energy and creating complexity. Then, the expanding universe cooled some more, and neutrons and protons, no longer kept apart by immense temperatures, found themselves unstable and formed helium nuclei. Then, a little more cooling, and atomic nuclei and electrons were no longer kept apart, and the universe became transparent. Then a little more cooling, and the next instability began: gravitation pulled matter together across cosmic distances to form stars and galaxies. This instability is described as a "negative heat capadty" in which extracting energy from a gravitating system makes it hotter -- clearly the 2nd law of thermodynamics does not apply here! (This is the physicist's part of the answer to e e cummings' question: what is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart?) Then, the next instability is that hydrogen and helium nuclei can fuse together to release energy and make stars burn for billions of years. And then at the end of the fuel source, stars become unstable and explode and liberate the chemical elements back into space. And because of that, on planets like Earth, sustained energy flows support the development of additional instabilities and all kinds of complex patterns. Gravitational instability pulls the densest materials into the core of the Earth, leaving a thin skin of water and air, and makes the interior churn incessantly as heat flows outwards. And the heat from the sun, received mostly near the equator and flowing towards the poles, supports the complex atmospheric and oceanic circulations. And because or that, the physical Earth is full of natural chemical laboratories, concentrating elements here, mixing them there, raising and lowering temperatures, ceaselessly experimenting with uncountable events where new instabilities can arise. At least one of them was the new experiment called life. Now that we know that there are at least as many planets as there are stars, it is hard to imagine that nature's ceasess experimentation would not be able to produce life elsewhere -- but we don't know for sure. And life went on to cause new Instabilities, constantly evolving, with living things in an extraordinary range of environments, changing the global environment, with boom-and-bust cycles. with predators for every kInd of prey, with criminals for every possible crime, with governments to prevent them, and instabilities of the governments themselves. One of the instabilities Is that humans demand new weapons and new products of all sort, leading to serious investments in science and technology. So the natural/human world of competition and combat is structured to lead to advanced weaponry and cell phones. So here we are In 2012, with people writing essays and wondering whether their descendents will be artificial life forms travelling back into space. And, pondering what are the origins of those forces of nature that give rise to everything. Verllnde has argued that gravitation, the one force that has so far resisted our efforts at a Quantum description, is not even a fundamental force, but is itself it a statistical force, like osmosis. What an amazing turn of events! But after all I've just said, I should not be surprised a bit.

  8. Cosmic Complexity

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    Mather, John C.

    2012-01-01

    What explains the extraordinary complexity of the observed universe, on all scales from quarks to the accelerating universe? My favorite explanation (which I certainty did not invent) ls that the fundamental laws of physics produce natural instability, energy flows, and chaos. Some call the result the Life Force, some note that the Earth is a living system itself (Gaia, a "tough bitch" according to Margulis), and some conclude that the observed complexity requires a supernatural explanation (of which we have many). But my dad was a statistician (of dairy cows) and he told me about cells and genes and evolution and chance when I was very small. So a scientist must look for me explanation of how nature's laws and statistics brought us into conscious existence. And how is that seemll"!gly Improbable events are actually happening a!1 the time? Well, the physicists have countless examples of natural instability, in which energy is released to power change from simplicity to complexity. One of the most common to see is that cooling water vapor below the freezing point produces snowflakes, no two alike, and all complex and beautiful. We see it often so we are not amazed. But physlc!sts have observed so many kinds of these changes from one structure to another (we call them phase transitions) that the Nobel Prize in 1992 could be awarded for understanding the mathematics of their common features. Now for a few examples of how the laws of nature produce the instabilities that lead to our own existence. First, the Big Bang (what an insufficient name!) apparently came from an instability, in which the "false vacuum" eventually decayed into the ordinary vacuum we have today, plus the most fundamental particles we know, the quarks and leptons. So the universe as a whole started with an instability. Then, a great expansion and cooling happened, and the loose quarks, finding themselves unstable too, bound themselves together into today's less elementary particles like protons and neutrons, liberating a little energy and creating complexity. Then, the expanding universe cooled some more, and neutrons and protons, no longer kept apart by immense temperatures, found themselves unstable and formed helium nuclei. Then, a little more cooling, and atomic nuclei and electrons were no longer kept apart, and the universe became transparent. Then a little more cooling, and the next instability began: gravitation pulled matter together across cosmic distances to form stars and galaxies. This instability is described as a "negative heat capadty" in which extracting energy from a gravitating system makes it hotter -- clearly the 2nd law of thermodynamics does not apply here! (This is the physicist's part of the answer to e e cummings' question: what is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart?) Then, the next instability is that hydrogen and helium nuclei can fuse together to release energy and make stars burn for billions of years. And then at the end of the fuel source, stars become unstable and explode and liberate the chemical elements back into space. And because of that, on planets like Earth, sustained energy flows support the development of additional instabilities and all kinds of complex patterns. Gravitational instability pulls the densest materials into the core of the Earth, leaving a thin skin of water and air, and makes the interior churn incessantly as heat flows outwards. And the heat from the sun, received mostly near the equator and flowing towards the poles, supports the complex atmospheric and oceanic circulations. And because or that, the physical Earth is full of natural chemical laboratories, concentrating elements here, mixing them there, raising and lowering temperatures, ceaselessly experimenting with uncountable events where new instabilities can arise. At least one of them was the new experiment called life. Now that we know that there are at least as many planets as there are stars, it is hard to imagine that nature's ceasess experimentation would not be able to produce life elsewhere -- but we don't know for sure. And

  9. Complex silumins

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    S. Pietrowski

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The study presents the results of investigations carried out on silumins with additions of Mg, Ni, Cu, Cr, Mo and W. The silumins containing Mg, Cu and Ni are well-known and commonly used in construction of machines and equipment.Design/methodology/approach: Additions of Cr, Mo and W have not been thoroughly investigated yet. They are considered a new family of innovative cast aluminium alloys.Findings: In Al-Si systems they form silicides, like Cr3Si, Mo3Si, W3Si and intermetallic phases of Al13Cr4Si4, Al12Mo, Al12W and AlWSi. The silicides crystallise in cubic lattice of parameters similar to aluminium and silicon.Research limitations/implications: Therefore they can act as crystallisation substrates and occur as separate phases. The examinations under the microscope and X-ray microanalysis of the linear and point distribution of elements confirmed the presence of the above mentioned phases. A combination of two elements, e.g. Cr and Mo, or Cr and W, was observed to cause the formation of complex silicide layers of Mo3Si and (Cr, Mo3Si, or Cr3Si as well as (W, Cr3Si.Originality/value: The presence of the silicides has been indicated as a possible source of the refinement of ?(Al and ?(Si phases. The precipitations of these phases and of the intermetallic phases favour a high degree of the silumins hardening. A characteristic feature is the fact that nucleation and crystallisation of the successive phases takes place at the phase boundaries formed between the previously precipitated phase and solid solution ?. The studies carried out so far have indicated that in complex silumins at high temperatures crystallise the silicides and peritectic phases of Al12W, AlWSi, Al12Mo and Al13Cr4Si4. Phases ? or ? are the next ones to crystallise, followed by complex eutectic ? + ? +Al(Si, Cr, Mo, W, Fe. Further crystallise the phases of Mg2Si, Al3Ni and Al2Cu. The silumins presented here are characterised by high mechanical properties: Rp0,2=320-420MPa, Rm =400-520MPa, A5=0.5-5.0% and elevated hardness of 145-210HB. Further investigations will be carried out to optimise the chemical composition of silumins and the precipitation hardening process parameters to produce alloys characterised by optimum combination of strength, ductility and hardness.

  10. Experimental and theoretical study of the kinetics of dissociation in cis-[RuCl2(P-P)(N-N)] type complexes

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    Marcos C. R., Monteiro; Fabio B., Nascimento; Eliana M. A., Valle; Javier, Ellena; Eduardo E., Castellano; Alzir A., Batista; Sergio de Paula, Machado.

    Full Text Available As reações de substituição [RuCl2(P-P)(N-N)] + L ? [RuCl(L)(P-P)(N-N)]+ + Cl-, onde P-P = 1,4-bis(difenilfosfino)butano e N-N = 2,2´-bipiridina, 4,4´-dimetóxi-2,2´-bipiridina, 4,4´-dimetil-2,2´-bipiridina e 4,4´-dicloro-2,2´-bipiridina, L = piridina (py) ou 4-metilpiridina (4-pic), foram estudadas s [...] ob condições de pseudo-primeira ordem. As reações ocorrem por um mecanismo dissociativo e as constantes de velocidade nas reações de substituição aumentam com o aumento do pKa dos ligantes N-heterocíclicos e com a diminuição dos potenciais de oxidação do centro metálico. Quanto mais alta é a porcentagem de participação dos orbitais atômicos d do metal na formação do HOMO, conforme calculado pelo método DFT, mais fácil é a dissociação do cloreto da esfera de coordenação do complexo. Nos espectros de 31P{¹H} RMN da série de complexos de fórmula geral [RuCl(L)(P-P)(N-N)]PF6, há dois dubletos com ?? Abstract in english The substitution reactions [RuCl2(P-P)(N-N)] + L ? [RuCl(L)(P-P)(N-N)]+ + Cl-, where P-P = 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane and N-N = 2,2´-bipyridine, 4,4´-dimethoxy-2,2´-bipyridine, 4,4´-dimethylpyridine-2,2´-bipyridine and 4,4´-dichloro-2,2´-bipyridine, L = pyridine (py) or 4-methylpyridine (4-pic [...] ), were studied under pseudo-first order conditions. The reactions proceeded by means of a dissociative mechanism. The rate constants of the substitution reactions increased as the pKa of the N-heterocyclic ligands increased and as the oxidation potential of the metal center decreased. The greater the participation of the atomic d orbitals of the metal in the HOMO, according to DFT calculations, the easier is the dissociation of the chloride from the coordination sphere of the complex. In the 31P{¹H} NMR spectra of the series of complexes of general formula [RuCl(L)(P-P)(N-N)]PF6, there are two doublets with ??

  11. Advances in nickel-catalyzed cycloaddition reactions to construct carbocycles and heterocycles.

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    Thakur, Ashish; Louie, Janis

    2015-08-18

    Transition-metal catalysis has revolutionized the field of organic synthesis by facilitating the construction of complex organic molecules in a highly efficient manner. Although these catalysts are typically based on precious metals, researchers have made great strides in discovering new base metal catalysts over the past decade. This Account describes our efforts in this area and details the development of versatile Ni complexes that catalyze a variety of cycloaddition reactions to afford interesting carbocycles and heterocycles. First, we describe our early work in investigating the efficacy of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands in Ni-catalyzed cycloaddition reactions with carbon dioxide and isocyanate. The use of sterically hindered, electron donating NHC ligands in these reactions significantly improved the substrate scope as well as reaction conditions in the syntheses of a variety of pyrones and pyridones. The high reactivity and versatility of these unique Ni(NHC) catalytic systems allowed us to develop unprecedented Ni-catalyzed cycloadditions that were unexplored due to the inefficacy of early Ni catalysts to promote hetero-oxidative coupling steps. We describe the development and mechanistic analysis of Ni/NHC catalysts that couple diynes and nitriles to form pyridines. Kinetic studies and stoichiometric reactions confirmed a hetero-oxidative coupling pathway associated with this Ni-catalyzed cycloaddition. We then describe a series of new substrates for Ni-catalyzed cycloaddition reactions such as vinylcyclopropanes, aldehydes, ketones, tropones, 3-azetidinones, and 3-oxetanones. In reactions with vinycyclopropanes and tropones, DFT calculations reveal noteworthy mechanistic steps such as a C-C σ-bond activation and an 8π-insertion of vinylcyclopropane and tropone, respectively. Similarly, the cycloaddition of 3-azetidinones and 3-oxetanones also requires Ni-catalyzed C-C σ-bond activation to form N- and O-containing heterocycles. PMID:26200651

  12. Gold-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 1,7-enyne esters to structurally diverse cis-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridin-4-yl ketones.

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    Rao, Weidong; Sally; Koh, Ming Joo; Chan, Philip Wai Hong

    2013-04-01

    A synthetic method that relies on gold(I)-catalyzed cycloisomerization of 1,7-enyne esters to prepare highly functionalized cis-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridin-4-yl ketone derivatives in good to excellent yields and as a single regio-, diastereo-, and enantiomer is described. By taking advantage of the distinctive differences in the electronic and steric properties between an NHC (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) and phosphine ligand in the respective gold(I) complexes, a divergence in product selectivity was observed. In the presence of [PhCNAuIPr](+)SbF6(-) (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidine) as the catalyst, tandem 1,3-acyloxy migration/6-exo-trig cyclization/1,5-acyl migration of the substrate was found to selectively occur to give the ?-diketone-substituted 1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine adduct. In contrast, reactions with the gold(I) phosphine complex [MeCNAu(JohnPhos)](+)SbF6(-) (JohnPhos = (1,1'-biphenyl-2-yl)-di-tert-butylphosphine) as the catalyst was discovered to result in preferential 1,3-acyloxy migration/6-exo-trig cyclization/hydrolysis of the 1,7-enyne ester and formation of the cis-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridin-4-yl ketone derivative. The utility of this piperidine forming strategy as a synthetic tool that makes use of 1,7-enyne esters was exemplified by its application to the synthesis of an enantiopure analogue of the bioactive 2,3,4,4a,5,9b-hexahydroindeno[1,2-c]pyridine family of compounds. PMID:23458312

  13. AQUEOUS N-HETEROCYCLIZATION OF PRIMARY AMINES AND HYDRAZINES WITH DIHALIDES: MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SYNTHESES OF N-AZACYCLOALKANES, ISOINDOLE, PYRAZOLE, PYRAZOLIDINE AND PHTHALAZINE DERIVATIVES

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    The synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles from alkyl dihalides (ditosylates) and primary amines and hydrazines via a simple and efficient cyclocondensation in alkaline aqueous medium that occurs under microwave irradiation is described. This improved greener synthetic met...

  14. Hydroamination reactions of alkynes with ortho-substituted anilines in ball mills: synthesis of benzannulated N-heterocycles by a cascade reaction.

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    Weiße, Maik; Zille, Markus; Jacob, Katharina; Schmidt, Robert; Stolle, Achim

    2015-04-20

    It was demonstrated that ortho-substituted anilines are prone to undergo hydroamination reactions with diethyl acetylenedicarboxylate in a planetary ball mill. A sequential coupling of the intermolecular hydroamination reaction with intramolecular ring closure was utilized for the syntheses of benzooxazines, quinoxalines, and benzothiazines from readily available building blocks, that is, electrophilic alkynes and anilines with OH, NH, or SH groups in the ortho position. For the heterocycle formation, it was shown that several stress conditions were able to initiate the reaction in the solid state. Processing in a ball mill seemed to be advantageous over comminution with mortar and pestle with respect to process control. In the latter case, significant postreaction modification occurred during solid-state analysis. Cryogenic milling proved to have an adverse effect on the molecular transformation of the reagents. PMID:25766865

  15. A new two-dimensional ZnII coordination polymer constructed by a multidentate N-heterocyclic ligand and 5-carboxybenzene-1,3-dicarboxylate.

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    Huang, Qiu-Ying; Yang, Yi; Meng, Xiang-Ru

    2015-08-01

    In the coordination polymer, poly[[{?-1-[(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)methyl]-1H-imidazole-?(2)N:N'}(?-5-carboxybenzene-1,3-dicarboxylato-?(2)O(1):O(3))zinc(II)] dimethylformamide monosolvate pentahydrate], {[Zn(C9H4O6)(C11H10N4)]·C3H7NO·5H2O}n, the Zn(II) ion is coordinated by two N atoms from two symmetry-related 1-[(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)methyl]-1H-imidazole (bmi) ligands and two O atoms from two symmetry-related 5-carboxybenzene-1,3-dicarboxylate (Hbtc(2-)) ligands in a slightly distorted tetrahedral geometry. The Zn(II) ions are bridged by Hbtc(2-) and bmi ligands, leading to a 4-connected two-dimensional network with the topological notation (4(4).6(2)). Adjacent layers are further connected by 12 kinds of hydrogen bonds and also by ?-? interactions, resulting in a three-dimensional supramolecular architecture in the solid state. PMID:26243418

  16. Theoretical research on the effect of regulated ?-conjugation on the photophysical properties of Ir(III) complexes.

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    Xie, Li-Ming; Bai, Fu-Quan; Li, Wei; Zhang, Zhi-Xiang; Zhang, Hong-Xing

    2015-04-21

    In this work, the effect of regulated host and auxiliary ligand ?-conjugation on the photophysical properties of a series of Ir(III) carbene complexes is examined by using the start-of-the-art theoretical methods. According to our results, all of the lowest-lying and strongest absorption peaks can be assigned as having a mixed ligand-to-ligand/metal-to-ligand charge transfer (LLCT/MLCT) character, but the different ways of introducing phenyl have a great effect on the absorption wavelength variation. In addition, the charge transfer characteristics of lowest-lying emission have some minute differences. In addition, when the extended ?-conjugation is broken, the emission wavelength can be effectively retained due to the similar emission charge transfer related electronic density distribution of occupied molecular orbitals and unoccupied molecular orbitals. However, the larger ?-conjugation can give rise to remarkably blue-shifted emission. This blue-shifted emission can be attributed to the alteration in the transition character due to intense interactions between nearly degenerate unoccupied molecular orbitals. Through the evaluation of the spin-orbit coupling (SOC) effect, we can gain a deeper understanding of the radiative decay rate processes. These results reveal that the larger ?-conjugation can also lead to higher quantum efficiency due to the larger radiative decay and the smaller nonradiative decay rate. Our theoretical studies highlight the role of ?-conjugation of the host and auxiliary ligand, and thus, can pave the way for the design of novel and efficient blue phosphorescent materials. PMID:25785669

  17. Investigation of Complex Iron Surface Catalytic Chemistry Using the ReaxFF Reactive Force Field Method

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    Zou, Chenyu; Van Duin, Adri

    2012-12-01

    To demonstrate the feasibility of classical reactive dynamics for studying complex surface chemistry, we performed a series of five reactive molecular dynamics simulations addressing the carbon monoxide methanation and the hydrocarbon chain initiation using the ReaxFF reactive force field method. We found that the catalytic surface hydrogenation initiates from the undissociated CO molecules absorbed on the surface of the catalyst as described in the oxygenate mechanism. This process leads to the generation of surface absorbed CH X - groups, which initiates the synthesis of methane and the hydrocarbon chain growth. Direct hydrogenation of the surface carbide was not observed in the simulation. Coordination analysis of the carbon atoms in the system provides possible explanations in that the surface carbon atoms are further stabilized by the surface deformation of the iron catalyst at elevated temperatures. Results from the simulations also indicated that the surface CH- could dissociate into surface carbon atoms or be further hydrogenated into CH2- radicals, which is an important intermediate species in the synthesis of methane as well as the chain initiation. Results from the C-C coupling simulation suggested the preference of coupling between CH- and CH2- groups, which agrees with the alkenyl scheme of the carbene mechanism. The overall results agree with the available experimental observations and quantum mechanics (QM) study. Furthermore, these simulations indicate the possible cooperation among different mechanisms and prove the serviceability of the ReaxFF method for studying the complex heterogeneous catalytic system. These simulations have also allowed us to evaluate the accuracy of the current ReaxFF Fe/C/O/H description, providing crucial information regarding areas where further improvement is required.

  18. Investigating the pharmacokinetics and biological distribution of silver-loaded polyphosphoester-based nanoparticles using (111) Ag as a radiotracer.

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    Aweda, Tolulope A; Zhang, Shiyi; Mupanomunda, Chiedza; Burkemper, Jennifer; Heo, Gyu Seong; Bandara, Nilantha; Lin, Mai; Cutler, Cathy S; Cannon, Carolyn L; Youngs, Wiley J; Wooley, Karen L; Lapi, Suzanne E

    2015-05-30

    Purified (111) Ag was used as a radiotracer to investigate silver loading and release, pharmacokinetics, and biodistribution of polyphosphoester-based degradable shell crosslinked knedel-like (SCK) nanoparticles as a comparison to the previously reported small molecule, N-heterocyclic silver carbene complex analog (SCC1) for the delivery of therapeutic silver ions in mouse models. Biodistribution studies were conducted by aerosol administration of (111) Ag acetate, [(111) Ag]SCC1, and [(111) Ag]SCK doses directly into the lungs of C57BL/6 mice. Nebulization of the (111) Ag antimicrobials resulted in an average uptake of 1.07 ± 0.12% of the total aerosolized dose given per mouse. The average dose taken into the lungs of mice was estimated to be 2.6 ± 0.3% of the dose inhaled per mouse for [(111) Ag]SCC1 and twice as much dose was observed for the [(111) Ag]SCKs (5.0 ± 0.3% and 5.9 ± 0.8% for [(111) Ag]aSCK and [(111) Ag]zSCK, respectively) at 1 h post administration (p.a.). [(111) Ag]SCKs also exhibited higher dose retention in the lungs; 62-68% for [(111) Ag]SCKs and 43% for [(111) Ag]SCC1 of the initial 1 h dose were observed in the lungs at 24 h p.a.. This study demonstrates the utility of (111) Ag as a useful tool for monitoring the pharmacokinetics of silver-loaded antimicrobials in vivo. PMID:25952472

  19. Electrochemistry of Fischer alkoxycarbene complexes of chromium: The use of density functional theory to predict and understand oxidation and reduction potentials

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    Highlights: •Synthesis, crystal structure and electrochemical study of Fischer ethoxycarbenes. •Density functional theory (DFT) calculated energies of Fischer ethoxycarbenes. •DFT understanding of oxidation and reduction centre of Fischer ethoxycarbenes. •Relationship between first oxidation and first reduction potential and DFT calculated energies. -- Abstract: The electrochemical behaviour of a series of Fischer ethoxycarbene complexes of the type [(CO)5Cr=C(OEt)R] with R = 2-thienyl (1), 2-furyl (2), 2-(N-methylpyrrolyl) (3), N-methyl-2-(2?-thienyl)pyrrole) (4) and 2,2?-thienylfuran (5), is investigated by means of cyclic voltammetry. Results show that the first one electron reduction process is sensitive to the energy, shape and distribution of the LUMO orbital, leading to a linear relationship between the formal reduction potential and the LUMO energy: E0?(Ccarbene) = –0.70 ELUMO–3.44 (R2 = 1.00) which is valid over a large potential range. The dimeric heteroarene substituents of 4 and 5 lead to enhanced stabilization of the reduced complexes 4 and 5, making another one electron reduction possible. The formal reduction potential, E0?(Cr) of the first oxidation process of 1–5 lays within a narrow potential range of 0.43–0.50 V vs. Fc/Fc+, is Cr-based and is mainly sensitive to the electrophilic character of the heteroarene ring directly attached to the carbene carbon

  20. A Dual Independence Complex

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    Waßmer, Arnold Johannes

    2005-01-01

    In the present work we apply the concept of duality to the simplicial complex of independent (stable) sets of graphs, the so called independence complex. We prove that this complex can be dualized for the case of paths and cycles. The result is a dual independence complex, which is a regular cell complex with surprising structures. Although it contains the same topological information as the non-dual complex its homeomorphism type is "nicer". The independence complex of a cycle, for example, ...