NHC-Stabilized Triorganozincates: Syntheses, Structures, and Transformation to Abnormal Carbene–Zinc Complexes

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  • Dr. Yuzhong Wang,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
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  • Dr. Yaoming Xie,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
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  • Mariham Y. Abraham,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
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  • Robert J. Gilliard Jr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
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  • Dr. Pingrong Wei,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
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  • Dr. Charles F. Campana,

    1. Bruker AXS, 5465 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711-5373 (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Henry F. Schaefer III,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Paul von R. Schleyer,

    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Gregory H. Robinson

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and the Center for Computational Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556 (USA)
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  • We are grateful to the National Science Foundation for support: CHE-0953484 (G.H.R., Y.W.), CHE-1057466 (P.v.R.S.), and CHE-1054286 (H.F.S.).

Abstract

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Anion is superior: NHC-based triorganozincates, from mononuclear to trinuclear, have been synthesized. The NHC-based triorganozincate chain (see scheme; left) was transformed into an abnormal carbene (aNHC)-complexed zinc ring (right) by reaction with MeOTf, closing the aNHC-Group 12 complexes gap.

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