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Heterolytic H_2 Cleavage and Catalytic Hydrogenation by an Iron Metallaboratrane

Fong, Henry and Moret, Marc-Etienne and Lee, Yunho and Peters, Jonas C. (2013) Heterolytic H_2 Cleavage and Catalytic Hydrogenation by an Iron Metallaboratrane. Organometallics, 32 (10). pp. 3053-3062. ISSN 0276-7333. PMCID PMC3757927. doi:10.1021/om400281v.

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Reversible, heterolytic addition of H_2 across an iron–boron bond in a ferraboratrane with formal hydride transfer to the boron gives iron-borohydrido-hydride complexes. These compounds catalyze the hydrogenation of alkenes and alkynes to the respective alkanes. Notably, the boron is capable of acting as a shuttle for hydride transfer to substrates. The results are interesting in the context of heterolytic substrate addition across metal–boron bonds in metallaboratranes and related systems, as well as metal–ligand bifunctional catalysis.

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Additional Information:© 2013 American Chemical Society. Received: April 3, 2013; published: May 6, 2013. We acknowledge the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the NIH (GM070757) for funding. M.-E.M. acknowledges a Fellowship for Advanced Researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Dr. Charlene Tsay and Lawrence Henling are acknowledged for assistance with X-ray crystallography, and Dr. David VanderVelde is acknowledged for assistance with NMR spectroscopy. We acknowledge the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Beckman Institute, and the SanofiAventis BRP at Caltech for their generous support of the Molecular Observatory.
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Official Citation:Heterolytic H2 Cleavage and Catalytic Hydrogenation by an Iron Metallaboratrane Henry Fong, Marc-Etienne Moret, Yunho Lee, and Jonas C. Peters Organometallics 2013 32 (10), 3053-3062
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