Unprecedented synthesis of iron-NHC complexes by C-H activation of imidazolium salts. Mild catalysts for reduction of sulfoxides

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Abstract

A direct synthesis of bidentate cyclopentadienyl-functionalised NHC-iron(II) complexes by using imidazolium salts and commercially available Fe-3(CO)(12) is developed. These well-defined iron-NHC complexes efficiently catalyse the reduction of sulfoxides under mild conditions. Radical scavenging experiments indicate the presence of free radicals in the catalytic reaction.
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Pages (from-to)4944-4946
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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