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NHC-Stabilised Acetylene—How Far Can the Analogy Be Pushed?

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posted on 21.04.2021, 06:16 by DC Georgiou, L Zhao, David Wilson, G Frenking, Jason Dutton
Experimental studies suggest that the compound (NHC ) C H can be considered as a complex of a distorted acetylene fragment which is stabilised by benzoannelated N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (NHC )→(C H )←(NHC ). A quantum chemical analysis of the electronic structures shows that the description with dative bonds is more favourable than with electron-sharing double bonds (NHC )=(C H )=(NHC ).

History

Publication Date

01/01/2017

Journal

Chemistry - A European Journal

Volume

23

Issue

12

Pagination

9p. (p. 2926-2934)

Publisher

Wiley

ISSN

0947-6539

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