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Optimizing Small Molecule Activation and Cleavage in Three-Coordinate M[N(R)Ar] 3 Complexes

Christian, Gemma; Stranger, Robert; Yates, Brian F


The sterically hindered, three-coordinate metal systems M[N(R)Ar] 3 (R = tBu, iPr; Ar = 3,5-C6H 3Me2) are known to bind and activate a number of fundamental diatomic molecules via a [Ar(R)N]3M-L-L-M[N(R)Ar] 3 dimer intermediate. To predict which metals are most suitable for activating and cleaving small molecules such as N2, NO, CO, and CN-, the M-L bond energies in the L-M(NH2)3 (L = O, N, C) model complexes were calculated for a wide range of metals, oxidation states, and dn (n = 2-6)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Inorganic Chemistry
DOI: 10.1021/ic051778u


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