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Probing the Niobium Metallaaziridine Functionality

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posted on 19.07.2001, 00:00 authored by Daniel J. Mindiola, Christopher C. Cummins
Borane abstraction from 4-BH4 was used to access the metallaaziridine-hydride functionality in a niobium system. Unlike its known molybdenum analog, proposed intermediate 4-H displays reactivity characteristic of electrophilic early transition-metal hydride complexes.