Investigating the structure and reactivity of azolyl-based copper(I)-NHC complexes: the role of the anionic ligand

Michael Trose, Fady Nahra, Albert Poater, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Luigi Cavallo, Catherine S. J. Cazin*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A family of copper(I)-NHC azolyl complexes was synthesized and deployed in the hydrosilylation of dicyclo-hexylketone to probe the role of the anionic ligand on catalytic performance. The azolyl ligand is shown to have a crucial role in catalytic activity without the need for additives, and this at very low catalyst loading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8176-8183
Number of pages8
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume7
Issue number12
Early online date1 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Keywords

  • N-heterocyclic carbenes
  • Copper(I)
  • Hydrosilylation
  • Anionic ligand
  • Dimer
  • Autocatalytic
  • N-Heterocyclic carbene
  • Efficient enantioselective hydrosilylation
  • Aryl ketones
  • Asymmetric hydrosilylation
  • Catalyzed hydrosilylation
  • Carbonyl-compounds
  • CU-I
  • Copper
  • Hydride
  • Reduction

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Investigating the structure and reactivity of azolyl-based copper(I)-NHC complexes: the role of the anionic ligand'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this