Synthesis and characterisation of an N-heterocyclic carbene with spatially-defined steric impact

  • Paul Shaw, Alan R. Kennedy, David J. Nelson
  • Dalton Transactions, January 2016, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c6dt02100j

What is it about?

NHCs are useful ligands for metal complexes - when they are attached to metal atoms they modify their properties, allowing them to act as catalysts for chemical reactions. In this manuscript, we prepare and characterise a new NHC ligand with a very defined shape.

Why is it important?

This ligand has a novel shape, so may allow for new or improved reactivity when co-ordinated to metal atoms.

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