Accessing zinc monohydride cations through coordinative interactions

Paul A. Lummis, Mohammad R. Momeni, Melanie W. Lui, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Mark Miskolzie, Alex Brown, Eric Rivard

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Abstract

We present isolable examples of formal zinc hydride cations supported by N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) donors, and investigate the dual electrophilic and nucleophilic (hydridic) character of the encapsulated [ZnH]+ units by computational methods and preliminary hydrosilylation catalysis. A positive approach: Isolable examples of formal zinc hydride cations supported by N-heterocyclic carbene donors are prepared. The dual electrophilic and nucleophilic (hydridic) character of the encapsulated [ZnH]+ units was investigated by computational methods and hydrosilylation catalysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9347-9351
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume53
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014

Keywords

  • N-heterocyclic carbene
  • cations
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrides
  • zinc

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