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    Cooperative Lewis pairs based on late transition metals

    Activation of small molecules by platinum(0) and B(C6F5)3

    Citation

    Forrest, SJK, Clifton, J, Fey, N, Pringle, PG, Sparkes, HA & Wass, DF, 2015, ‘Cooperative Lewis pairs based on late transition metals: Activation of small molecules by platinum(0) and B(C6F5)3’. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol 54., pp. 2223-2227

    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.

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