D.W.S. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the NSERC of Canada and the award of a Canada Research Chair. G.M. is grateful for the support of NSERC and Walter C. Sumner Fellowships.
H2 Activation and Hydride Transfer to Olefins by Al(C6F5)3-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs†
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 33, pages 8272–8275, August 13, 2012
How to Cite
Ménard, G. and Stephan, D. W. (2012), H2 Activation and Hydride Transfer to Olefins by Al(C6F5)3-Based Frustrated Lewis Pairs . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 8272–8275. doi: 10.1002/anie.201203362
- Issue published online: 7 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 2 MAY 2012
- NSERC of Canada
- frustrated lewis pairs;
- hydride delivery;
Frustrated delivery: Frustrated Lewis pairs derived from tBu3P and Al(C6F5)3 activate H2 to give [tBu3PH][(μ-H)(Al(C6F5)3)2], which reacts with unactivated olefins to give RAl(C6F5)2 (R=Et or Cy) and [tBu3PH][Al(C6F5)4]. The proposed mechanism involves olefin activation by aluminum, which is supported by the isolation of the cyclohexene complex [Al(C6F5)3⋅(C6H10)].