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New strategies for C-H activation chemistry at late metal centers

  • Peters, Jonas C.
  • Harkins, Seth B.
  • Thomas, J. Christopher
  • Betley, Theodore A.
  • Lu, Connie C.
Publication Date
Apr 07, 2002
Caltech Authors


To help elucidate factors that are important to alkane activation, our group is developing new inorganic systems that engage and activate aryl and alkyl C-H bonds. We have recently developed several late metal systems that participate in intra- and intermolecular C-H bond activation chemistry. These systems are supported by auxiliary ligand sets including (phosphino)borates, (amino)borates, and pincer-like amides. This presentation will focus on the synthesis and reaction profile for complexes derived from these ligand families. Moreover, an attempt will be made to experimentally correlate complex reactivity/selectivity with (i) the transition metal used, (ii) the complex's charge, and (iii) the auxiliary donor ligand employed.

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