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-N2 complexes supported by the diphosphine ligand PPh2NBn2 have been prepared. Positioned pendant amines in the second coordination sphere influence the thermodynamically preferred geometric isomer. Electronic structure calculations indicate negligible Cr-N2 back-bonding; rather, electronic polarization of N2 ligand is thought to stabilize Cr-N2 binding.

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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