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An Unusual Hydrogen Migration/C−H Activation Reaction with Group 3 Metals

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posted on 06.04.2011, 00:00 by Bryan N. Williams, Diego Benitez, Kevin L. Miller, Ekaterina Tkatchouk, William A. Goddard, Paula L. Diaconescu
A novel hydrogen migration from the phenyl ring to the pyridine ring of an yttrium pyridyl complex supported by a 1,1′-ferrocene diamide ligand is reported. Density functional theory calculations were instrumental in probing the mechanism for this transformation.