Neutral dinuclear copper(I)-NHC complexes : synthesis and application in the hydrosilylation of ketones
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The synthesis of a class of highly stable neutral dinuclear Cu(I)-NHC complexes using 1,2,4-triazole as a bridging ligand is described. Various NHCs were used to generate a library of [Cu(μ-trz)(NHC)]2, complexes. Interestingly, [Cu(μ-trz)(IPr)]2 was found to be highly active in the hydrosilylation of ketones, without the need for an external base or any other additive. A wide range of aryl and alkyl ketones, as well as sterically hindered ketones, was successfully reduced to alcohols using the lowest catalyst loading reported to date.
Trose , M , Lazreg , F , Chang , T , Nahra , F , Cordes , D B , Slawin , A M Z & Cazin , C S J 2017 , ' Neutral dinuclear copper(I)-NHC complexes : synthesis and application in the hydrosilylation of ketones ' , ACS Catalysis , vol. 7 , no. 1 , pp. 238-242 . https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.6b02723
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DescriptionThe authors gratefully acknowledge the Royal Society (University Research Fellowship to C.S.J.C.) for funding.
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