Novel azine reactivity: Facile N-N bond cleavage, C-H activation, and N-N coupling mediated by RhI

Revital Cohen, Boris Rybtchinski, Mark Gandelman, Linda J.W. Shimon, Jan M.L. Martin, David Milstein

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An unprecedented reaction: Dinitrogen pincer Rh complexes react with azines in a moderately catalytic fashion by "nonsymmetrical" N-N bond cleavage to the corresponding nitriles and imines (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1949-1952
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 29 2003



  • Azines
  • C-H activation
  • Density functional calculations
  • N-N activation
  • Pincer ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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