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Mechanistic Aspects and Elementary Steps of N[BOND]H Bond Activation of Ammonia and C[BOND]N Coupling Induced by Gas-Phase Ions: A Combined Experimental/Computational Exercise

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  • Dipl.-Chem. Robert Kretschmer,

    1. Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-314-21102
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  • Dr. Maria Schlangen,

    1. Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-314-21102
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  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz

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    1. Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-314-21102
    2. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P. O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)
    • Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Fax: (+49) 30-314-21102
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Abstract

In the last decades, N[BOND]H bond activation of ammonia and C[BOND]N coupling processes have formed the focus of broad research activities. More recently, gas-phase experiments combined with computational studies have provided rather detailed insights into the mechanisms and the elementary steps of these two reaction types. Some of the multifarious observations made and results obtained for these two processes mediated by gaseous “bare” or ligated ions are outlined in this review article.

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