Transformation of coordinated dinitrogen by reaction with dihydrogen and primary silanes

Michael D. Fryzuk, Jason B. Love, Steven J. Rettig, Victor G Young

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Abstract

The reaction of dihydrogen with a side-on bound dinitrogen complex of zirconium was investigated. Instead of a displacement of the dinitrogen moiety, which is the common mode of reactivity, a complex containing both a bridging hydride and a bridging hydrazido unit with a nitrogen-hydrogen bond was observed. This reaction was extended t to primary silanes to produce a species that contained a nitrogen-silicon bond. In addition, an intermediate in the dihydrogen addition has been structurally characterized as having a bridging dihydrogen unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1445-1447
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume275
Issue number5305
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 1997

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