An Iron Nitride Complex

Authors

  • Carola Vogel,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Fax: (+49) 9131-852-7367
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  • Frank W. Heinemann Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Fax: (+49) 9131-852-7367
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  • Jörg Sutter Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Fax: (+49) 9131-852-7367
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  • Christian Anthon Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Fax: (+49) 9131-852-7367
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  • Karsten Meyer Prof. Dr.

    1. Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany, Fax: (+49) 9131-852-7367
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  • We thank the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the DFG for financial support, as well as M. R. Bautista and Y. Xie (UCSD) for help with the synthesis of ligands and iron starting materials. Dr. E. Bill (MPI for Bioinorganic Chemistry, Mülheim/Ruhr) is gratefully acknowledged for helpful discussions and Dr. C. Hauser (FAU) for assistance with preparation of the manuscript.

Abstract

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High on nitride: Discrete iron nitride complexes stabilized by N-anchored tris(carbene) ligands have been synthesized (see picture). These high-valent FeIV[TRIPLE BOND]N complexes are stable at room temperature, which allows their full spectroscopic and—for the first time—crystallographic characterization.

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