László Nyulászi

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The carbene concentration in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-acetate ionic liquid is sufficiently high to act as a catalyst in benzoin condensation, hydroacylation and also in oxidation of an alcohol by using CO(2) and air. This observation reveals the potential of ionic liquid organocatalysts, uniting the beneficial properties of these two families of(More)
The reaction energy profiles of the benzoin condensation from three aldehydes catalyzed by imidazol-2-ylidene, triazol-3-ylidene, and thiazol-2-ylidene have been investigated computationally. The barriers for all steps of all investigated reactions have been found to be low enough to indicate the viability of the mechanism proposed by Breslow in the 1950s.(More)
Carbon dioxide-ionic liquid systems are of great current interest, and significant efforts have been made lately to understand the intermolecular interactions in these systems. In general, all the experimental and theoretical studies have concluded so far that the main solute-solvent interaction takes effect through the anion, and the cation has no, or only(More)
The direct reaction of an imidazole-2-ylidene in a predominantly aqueous environment [about 0.1 M solution in a H(2)O (>60%)/THF solvent system] was investigated for the first time. The reaction yielded a stable solution of the corresponding imidazolium-hydroxide of pH 13, which is in agreement with results from an ab initio molecular dynamics simulation.(More)
Conjugated systems based on phospholes and 1,1'-biphospholes bearing 3,4-ethylenedithia bridges have been prepared using the Fagan-Nugent route. The mechanism of this organometallic route leading to intermediate zirconacyclopentadienes has been investigated by using theoretical calculations. This study revealed that the oxidative coupling leading to(More)
Two series of 2,5-dipyridyl- and 2,5-dithienylphosphole derivatives containing sigma3- or sigma4-P atoms were prepared, and their optical (UV/Vis absorption, fluorescence spectra) and electrochemical properties were systematically evaluated. These physical properties depend mainly on the natures of the 2,5-substituents and of the phosphorus moiety, and they(More)
1,3,2-diazaphospholenes and related compounds can formally be regarded as complexes of phosphinidenes (R-P) with 1,4-diazabutadienes. The dissociation Gibbs free energies of these "complexes" were calculated by using density functional theory (B3LYP/3-21G(*) and B3LYP/6-311+G**). The dissociation Gibbs free energies show systematic dependence on the(More)
Two series of phospholes and 1,1'-biphospholes bearing either 2- or 3-thienyl substituents at the C atoms are prepared by using the Fagan-Nugent route. Their optical (UV/Vis absorption, fluorescence spectra) and electrochemical properties are systematically evaluated. Of particular interest, the first ever reported 3-thienyl-substituted phospholes exhibit(More)
Computational studies on a series of polyphospholyl-substituted N-heterocyclic phosphines (CH)(2)(NR)(2) P-P(n)(CH)(5-n) (R=Me, n=1-5) disclosed that increasing formal replacement of CH units in the phosphole ring by phosphorus atoms is associated with an increase in P-P distances and charge separation, and a decrease in covalent bond orders. Altogether,(More)