Activation of dinitrogen-derived hafnium nitrides for nucleophilic N - C bond formation with a terminal isocyanate

Scott P. Semproni, Paul J. Chirik

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Abstract

Better by Hf: Anion coordination to a bridging hafnocene nitride complex, prepared from CO-induced N2 cleavage, increases the nucleophilicity of the nitrogen atom, thus promoting additional N - C bond formation with a typically inert terminal isocyanate ligand. This cascade sequence allows synthesis of otherwise challenging mono-substituted ureas using N2, CO, and an appropriate electrophile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12965-12969
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number49
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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