An N-heterocyclic carbene as a bidentate hemilabile ligand: A synchrotron X-ray diffraction and density functional theory study

Vladimir K. Dioumaev, David J. Szalda, Jonathan Hanson, James A. Franz, R. Morris Bullock

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The N-heterocyclic carbene ligand IMes was shown by synchrotron crystallography and DFT computations to adopt a hemilabile bidentate coordination mode in CpM(CO)2(IMes)+B (C6F5)4- (M = Mo, W), with a C=C bond of one mesityl weakly coordinated to the metal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1670-1671
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 21 2003


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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