Synlett 2013; 24(10): 1211-1214
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338837
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Structure and Reactivity of a Copper(I)-Fused N-Heterocyclic Carbene ­Complex: Reactivity toward Styrenic and Strained Alkenes

Brian A. Ondrusek
,
Suzanne M. Opalka
,
Oleksandr Hietsoi
,
Michael Shatruk
,
D. Tyler McQuade*
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Publication History

Received: 15 April 2013

Accepted after revision: 30 April 2013

Publication Date:
28 May 2013 (online)

Abstract

The synthesis of a fused N-heterocyclic carbene complex is accomplished using a flow-chemistry approach where a fused N-herterocyclic imidazolium chloride is passed through a packed bed of copper(I) oxide. The identity of the resulting complex is confirmed via crystal structure, and the reactivity is examined in the context of alkene hydroboration. We demonstrate that this novel complex can perform the desired reaction whereas the carbene ­ligand alone cannot.

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