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Alkene to Carbyne: Tandem Lewis Acid Activation and Dehydrogenation of a Molybdenum Ethylene Complex

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  • We would like to thank the University of Bristol and EPSRC for funding.

Abstract

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Carbyne formation: Treatment of a molybdenum ethylene complex with B(C6F5)3 induces ditopic activation of an ethylene ligand and acceptor-assisted ethane elimination to generate a novel type of zwitterionic carbyne complex (see scheme).

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