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A comparison of N 2 cleavage in Schrock's Mo[N 3 N] and Laplaza-Cummins' Mo[N(R)Ar] 3 systems

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


The four-coordinate Mo-[N3N] complex, [N3N] = [{RNCH2CH2}3N], R = 3,5-(2,4,6-iPr 3C6H2)2C6H3 (HIPT), which is capable of converting N2 to ammonia catalytically, reacts with N2 in a similar manner to Mo[N(R)Ar]3 (R = tBu, Ar = 3,5-C6H3Me2) to form a dinitrogen-bridged dimer intermediate, but unlike its three-coordinate counterpart, N2 cleavage is not observed. To rationalise these differences, the reaction of N2 with the model Mo[NH 2]3[NH3] and full ligand Mo[N3N] systems was explored using...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Chemistry, A European Journal
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200801127


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