Insertion of a Cationic Metallogermylene into E-H Bonds (E = H, B, Si)

Koya Inomata, Takahito Watanabe, Yoshikazu Miyazaki, Hiromi Tobita

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A cationic germylene containing tungsten and N-heterocyclic carbene units reacted with H2 in fluorobenzene at 60 °C, resulting in its insertion into the H-H bond. It also activated the Si-H bond of ethyldimethylsilane and the B-H bond of pinacolborane at ambient temperature to give the insertion products. The latter insertion reactions against hydrosilane and hydroborane were found to be reversible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11935-11937
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sept 23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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