Insertion of a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) into a platinum - Olefin bond

Serena Fantasia, Heiko Jacobsen, Luigi Cavallo, Steven P. Nolan*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3286-3288
Number of pages3
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 2 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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