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α-Cyanocarbanion complexes and their application in synthesis


Bissember, AC and Gardiner, MG and Wierenga, TS, α-Cyanocarbanion complexes and their application in synthesis, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 869 pp. 213-226. ISSN 0022-328X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2018.04.010


α-Cyanocarbanion complexes feature nitrile ligands containing deprotonated α-carbon atoms. This short review will focus on the various synthetic methods employed to prepare these complexes, the different binding modes they exhibit and their applications to the synthesis of alkylnitriles including β-hydroxyand β-aminonitriles, the formation of unique coupling products and as key intermediates in the reaction of acrylonitrile with various substrates in hydrophosphination and copolymerisation reactions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Cyanocarbanion, C-H activation, nitrile, ketenimine, catalysis
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Transition metal chemistry
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Industrial chemicals and related products
Objective Field:Organic industrial chemicals (excl. resins, rubber and plastics)
UTAS Author:Bissember, AC (Associate Professor Alex Bissember)
UTAS Author:Gardiner, MG (Associate Professor Michael Gardiner)
UTAS Author:Wierenga, TS (Ms Tanita Wierenga)
ID Code:127061
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP120101540)
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2018-07-09
Last Modified:2019-03-07

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