Dinitrogen cleavage with carbon monoxide and silanes

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Addition of carbon monoxide or silanes to zirconium or hafnium compounds with strongly activated dinitrogen ligands results in cleavage of the N-N bond with N-C or N-Si bond formation, respectively. My presentation will focus on the scope of these reactions, the mechanisms by which they operate and their utility in preparing nitrogen-containing organic molecules directly from atmospheric nitrogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2011
Event241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2011Mar 31 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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