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Insertion of a N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) into a Platinum−Olefin Bond

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posted on 03.04.2020, 16:02 authored by Serena Fantasia, Heiko Jacobsen, Luigi Cavallo, Steven P. Nolan
The insertion of a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) into a coordinated olefin moiety is observed for a Pt-based system. Important intermediates along the reaction pathway have been isolated and fully characterized. Computational work supports a proposed mechanistic pathway involving external attack at the olefin by a NHC ligand rather than an intramolecular migratory insertion route.

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