Diverse mechanistic pathways and selectivities in organo-f-element-catalyzed hydroamination. Intermolecular organolanthanide-catalyzed alkyne and alkene hydroamination

Yanwu Li, Tobin J Marks

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Lanthanide metallocenes catalyze the regiospecific intermolecular addition of primary amines to acetylenic, olefinic, and diene substrates at rates which are ∼1/1000 those of the most rapid intramolecular analogues. Kinetic and mechanistic data argue for turnover-limiting C≡C/C=C insertion into a Ln-N bond, followed by protonolysis of the resulting Ln-C bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3770-3772
Number of pages3
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 1996


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  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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