Reductive Elimination at Carbon under Steric Control

Daniel R. Tolentino, Samuel E. Neale, Connie J. Isaac, Stuart A. MacGregor*, Michael K. Whittlesey, Rodolphe Jazzar, Guy Bertrand

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It has been previously demonstrated that stable singlet electrophilic carbenes can behave as metal surrogates in the activation of strong E-H bonds (E = H, B, N, Si, P), but it was believed that these activations only proceed through an irreversible activation barrier. Herein we show that, as is the case with transition metals, the steric environment can be used to promote reductive elimination at carbon centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9823-9826
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2019


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