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N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

This Research Front offers a glimpse of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs). Contributions include highlights on ‘amidic’ NHCs and ‘abnormal’ NHCs, a review on mesoionic triazolylidene ‘click’ carbene ligands, synthetic work related to nucleophilic carbene-catalyzed cycloaddition reactions, NHC-promoted Rauhut-Currier reactions, a gallium ‘isoelectronologue’ of heterocyclic carbenes, an ionic liquid-derived imidazol-2-ylidene and its metal complexes, an approach to hydrogen storage and activation by nucleophilic singlet carbenes, new reactions of rhodium complexes of six-membered ring NHCs, and NHCs on gold surfaces.
Published 19 August 2011

N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

Anthony J. Arduengo
 
Australian Journal of Chemistry 64 (8) pp.1106 - 1108
Published 19 August 2011

Carbene-Based Lewis Pairs for Hydrogen Activation

Jason W. Runyon , Oliver Steinhof , H. V. Rasika Dias , Joseph C. Calabrese , William J. Marshall , Anthony J. Arduengo
 
Australian Journal of Chemistry 64 (8) pp.1165 - 1172