Two-step C-H, C-P bond activation at an α-diimine iron dinitrogen complex

Chandrani Ghosh, Thomas L. Groy, Amanda C. Bowman, Ryan Trovitch

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Reduction of 6-coordinate (Ph2PPrDI)FeBr2 under N2 results in formation of the terminal dinitrogen complex, (Ph2PPrDI)FeN2. Heating this product to 75°C allows for C-H and C-P activation of the chelate to generate the cisoid and transoid isomers of [(μ-PrPPh-κ5-P,N,N,Cγ,P-Ph2PPrDIPrPPh)Fe]2. Mechanistic possibilities for this transformation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4553-4556
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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