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

Vincent Lavallo, Amer El-Batta, Guy Bertrand, Robert H. Grubbs

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 25 2010
Externally publishedYes


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