PtII-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes in Solvent-Free Alkene Hydrosilylation

Benon Maliszewski, Tahani Bayrakdar, Perrine Lambert, Lama Hamdouna, Xavier Trivelli, Luigi Cavallo, Albert Poater, Marek Beliš, Olivier Lafon, Kristof Van Hecke, Dominic Ormerod, Catherine Cazin, Fady Nahra, Steven Patrick Nolan

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The structural characterization and catalytic activity of a series of platinum(II) complexes, bearing N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) as supporting ligands, are reported. The study presents a structure-activity relationship within a group of pre-catalysts, and mechanistic insights into the catalyst activation step. An exceptional catalytic performance of one of the complexes is presented and an attractive solvent-free and open-to-air alkene hydrosilylation protocol, featuring efficient platinum removal, are disclosed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChemistry – A European Journal
StatePublished - May 17 2023

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