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Chelating C4-bound imidazolylidene complexes through oxidative addition of imidazolium salts to palladium(0)

Krüger, Anneke ; Kluser, Evelyne ; Müller-Bunz, Helge ; Neels, Antonia ; Albrecht, Martin

In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, p. -

Oxidative addition of donor-functionalised 4-iodoimidazolium salts to palladium(0) provides a selective route for the preparation of abnormal chelating N-heterocyclic carbene complexes and enables the introduction of a variety of donor groups. The activation of the C4 position does not necessitate protection of the imidazolium C2 position, thereby leaving this site available for further...

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Synthesis and tunability of abnormal 1,2,3-triazolylidene palladium and rhodium complexes

Poulain, Aurélie ; Canseco-Gonzalez, Daniel ; Hynes-Roche, Rachel ; Müller-Bunz, Helge ; Schuster, Oliver ; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen ; Neels, Antonia ; Albrecht, Martin

In: Organometallics, 2011, vol. 30, no. 5, p. 1021–1029

Palladation of N3-alkylated 1,2,3-triazolium salts with Pd(OAc)₂ afforded a μ²−I₂ bridged bimetallic complex [Pd(trz)I₂]₂ and monometallic bis(carbene) complexes Pd(trz)₂I₂ as a mixture of trans and cis isomers (trz = 1,2,3-triazol-5- ylidene). Addition of excess halide or modification of the palladation procedure from direct functionalization to a transmetalation...

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Inducing spin crossover in amphiphilic iron(III) complexes

Martinho, Paulo N. ; Harding, Charles J. ; Müller-Bunz, Helge ; Albrecht, Martin ; Morgan, Grace G.

In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, no. 5, p. 675-679

Thermal spin crossover (SCO) was induced in a high-spin FeIII complex by alkylation of the polyamino ligand backbone. The SCO profile was responsive to chain length with partial crossover observed with C₆ alkylation and full transition upon lengthening to C₁₂. No crossover was observed when the backbone was unfunctionalised, and all three complexes were obtained as unsolvated...