This work was supported by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee (AoE/P-03-08) and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (CityU 101810).
Functionalization of Alkynes by a (Salen)ruthenium(VI) Nitrido Complex†
Article first published online: 24 JUN 2014
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 53, Issue 32, pages 8463–8466, August 4, 2014
How to Cite
Man, W.-L., Xie, J., Lo, P.-K., Lam, W. W. Y., Yiu, S.-M., Lau, K.-C. and Lau, T.-C. (2014), Functionalization of Alkynes by a (Salen)ruthenium(VI) Nitrido Complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53: 8463–8466. doi: 10.1002/anie.201404421
- Issue published online: 1 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 24 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 22 APR 2014
- Hong Kong University Grants Committee. Grant Number: AoE/P-03-08
- Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. Grant Number: CityU 101810
- reaction mechanisms;
Exploring new reactivity of metal nitrides is of great interest because it can give insights to N2 fixation chemistry and provide new methods for nitrogenation of organic substrates. In this work, reaction of a (salen)ruthenium(VI) nitrido complex with various alkynes results in the formation of novel (salen)ruthenium(III) imine complexes. Kinetic and computational studies suggest that the reactions go through an initial ruthenium(IV) aziro intermediate, followed by addition of nucleophiles to give the (salen)ruthenium(III) imine complexes. These unprecedented reactions provide a new pathway for nitrogenation of alkynes based on a metal nitride.