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Direct evidence for the attack of a free N-heterocyclic carbene at a carbonyl ligand: A zwitterionic osmium carbonyl cluster
Y. Liu, , H.V. Huynh, W.K. Leong
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Volume: 52
Issue: 46
Pages: 12110 - 12113
A key suspect arrested: The initial site of attack of a free N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) on the triosmium carbonyl cluster [Os3(CO) 12] was found to be a carbonyl ligand. The stable zwitterionic species thus formed (blue background in the scheme) was characterized crystallographically. CO substitution proceeds from this intermediate by the loss of a CO group and migratory deinsertion. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
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