A rare terminal dinitrogen complex of chromium

Michael T. Mock, Shentan Chen, Roger Rousseau, Molly J. O'Hagan, William G. Dougherty, W. Scott Kassel, Daniel L DuBois, R Morris Bullock

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Cis and trans-Cr-N 2 complexes supported by the diphosphine ligand P Ph 2N Bn 2 have been prepared. Positioned pendant amines in the second coordination sphere influence the thermodynamically preferred geometric isomer. Electronic structure calculations indicate negligible Cr-N 2 back-bonding; rather, electronic polarization of N 2 ligand is thought to stabilize Cr-N 2 binding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12212-12214
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Mock, M. T., Chen, S., Rousseau, R., O'Hagan, M. J., Dougherty, W. G., Kassel, W. S., ... Bullock, R. M. (2011). A rare terminal dinitrogen complex of chromium. Chemical Communications, 47(44), 12212-12214. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cc15430c