π-Acid ancillary ligands, reactants, or products can stabilize reactive low valent Ti intermediates through backbonding, and present opportunities for the development of vast new classes of Ti-catalyzed redox reactions with practical applications.
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Financial support was provided by the University of Minnesota (Start-up funds, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for ZWDG), the ACS Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF 54225-DNI3), the National Institutes of Health (1R35GM119457), and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Sloan Fellowship for IAT). The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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