Unusually strong binding of dinitrogen to a ruthenium center

Johanna M. Blacquiere, Carolyn S. Higman, Serge I. Gorelsky, Nicholas J. Beach, Scott J. Dalgarno, Deryn E. Fogg

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Abstract

Stuck on Ru: The lability of the N2 ligand is thought to limit the efficacy of late-transition-metal complexes for the catalytic activation of N2. However, complex 1 is found to bind N2 with unprecedented strength. This species resists displacement of N2 by CO at room temperature, while computational and experimental data suggest that the Ru-N2 binding is stronger than the Ru-IMes binding. IMes=N,N'-bis(mesityl)imidazol-2-ylidene. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-919
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • carbene ligands
  • density functional calculations
  • dinitrogen activation
  • hydrides
  • ruthenium

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    Blacquiere, J. M., Higman, C. S., Gorelsky, S. I., Beach, N. J., Dalgarno, S. J., & Fogg, D. E. (2011). Unusually strong binding of dinitrogen to a ruthenium center. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50(4), 916-919. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201005640