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Synthesis and Characterization of a Metallapyridyne Complex

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  • Tongdao Wang,

    1. Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005 (China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Hong Zhang,

    1. Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005 (China)
    2. Department of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Feifei Han,

    1. Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005 (China)
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  • Dr. Ran Lin,

    1. Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005 (China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Zhenyang Lin,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong)
    • Department of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong)
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  • Prof. Dr. Haiping Xia

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005 (China)
    • Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005 (China)
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  • We thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 20801046 20925208) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 201112G002) and the 973 Program (No. 2012CB821600).

Abstract

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Building bridges: The first m-metallapyridine and the first metallapyridyne were synthesized under mild reaction conditions (see scheme). The two complexes are metal-bridged polycyclic metallabenzenoid aromatics, in which the transition-metal center is shared by both six-membered rings. The synthetic method permits the use of metallabenzene as a starting material to access higher π-electron metallaaromatics.

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