Cooperative Lewis pairs based on late transition metals: Activation of small molecules by platinum(0) and B(C6F5)3

Sebastian J K Forrest, Jamie Clifton, Natalie Fey, Paul G. Pringle, Hazel A. Sparkes, Duncan F. Wass

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Abstract

A Lewis basic platinum(0)-CO complex supported by a diphosphine ligand and B(C6F5)3 act cooperatively, in a manner reminiscent of a frustrated Lewis pair, to activate small molecules such as hydrogen, CO2, and ethene. This cooperative Lewis pair facilitates the coupling of CO and ethene in a new way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2223-2227
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume54
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2015

Structured keywords

  • BCS and TECS CDTs

Keywords

  • Cooperative effects
  • Frustrated Lewis pairs
  • Small molecule activation

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