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Title: Direct Characterization of a Reactive Lattice-Confined Ru 2 Nitride by Photocrystallography

Abstract

Reactive metal–ligand (M–L) multiply bonded complexes are ubiquitous intermediates in redox catalysis and have thus been long-standing targets of synthetic chemistry. The intrinsic reactivity of mid-to-late M–L multiply bonded complexes renders these structures challenging to isolate and structurally characterize. Although synthetic tuning of the ancillary ligand field can stabilize M–L multiply bonded complexes and result in isolable complexes, these efforts inevitably attenuate the reactivity of the M–L multiple bond. Here, we report the first direct characterization of a reactive Ru2 nitride intermediate by photocrystallography. Photogeneration of reactive M–L multiple bonds within crystalline matrices supports direct characterization of these critical intermediates without synthetic derivatization.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Sponsoring Org.:
UNIVERSITY
OSTI Identifier:
1377921
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the American Chemical Society; Journal Volume: 139; Journal Issue: 8
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Das, Anuvab, Reibenspies, Joseph H., Chen, Yu-Sheng, and Powers, David C. Direct Characterization of a Reactive Lattice-Confined Ru 2 Nitride by Photocrystallography. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1021/jacs.6b13357.
Das, Anuvab, Reibenspies, Joseph H., Chen, Yu-Sheng, & Powers, David C. Direct Characterization of a Reactive Lattice-Confined Ru 2 Nitride by Photocrystallography. United States. doi:10.1021/jacs.6b13357.
Das, Anuvab, Reibenspies, Joseph H., Chen, Yu-Sheng, and Powers, David C. Thu . "Direct Characterization of a Reactive Lattice-Confined Ru 2 Nitride by Photocrystallography". United States. doi:10.1021/jacs.6b13357.
@article{osti_1377921,
title = {Direct Characterization of a Reactive Lattice-Confined Ru 2 Nitride by Photocrystallography},
author = {Das, Anuvab and Reibenspies, Joseph H. and Chen, Yu-Sheng and Powers, David C.},
abstractNote = {Reactive metal–ligand (M–L) multiply bonded complexes are ubiquitous intermediates in redox catalysis and have thus been long-standing targets of synthetic chemistry. The intrinsic reactivity of mid-to-late M–L multiply bonded complexes renders these structures challenging to isolate and structurally characterize. Although synthetic tuning of the ancillary ligand field can stabilize M–L multiply bonded complexes and result in isolable complexes, these efforts inevitably attenuate the reactivity of the M–L multiple bond. Here, we report the first direct characterization of a reactive Ru2 nitride intermediate by photocrystallography. Photogeneration of reactive M–L multiple bonds within crystalline matrices supports direct characterization of these critical intermediates without synthetic derivatization.},
doi = {10.1021/jacs.6b13357},
journal = {Journal of the American Chemical Society},
number = 8,
volume = 139,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}