Covalent Capture of Nitrous Oxide by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes
A good catch: N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) form stable adducts with nitrous oxide (N2O) under mild reaction conditions. The adducts display unique reactivity as evidenced by an alkylation reaction which leads to a rupture of the NN bond.
Keywords: computational chemistry ; heterocycles ; N-heterocyclic carbenes ; nitrogen oxides ; structure elucidation ; 3-Coordinate Molybdenum(Iii) ; Density Functionals ; Chemistry ; Binding ; N2O ; Thermochemistry ; 21St-Century ; Oxidation ; Silanone ; Cleavage
Record created on 2011-11-18, modified on 2016-08-09