László Nyulaszi

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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)
Possible isomerisation of 1,2,3-trialkylimidazolium and 1-alkylpyridinium ion pairs by proton transfer and by the nucleophilic addition of the anion to the cation have been investigated at the B3LYP/6-31+G* and B3LYP/6-311+G** levels of density functional theory. The deprotonation energies of 1,2,3-trialkylimidazolium and 1-alkylpyridinium cations to(More)
Synthetic and structural aspects of the phosphanylation of 1,3-benzazaphospholides 1(Li), ambident benzofused azaphosphacyclopentadienides, are presented. The unusual properties of phospholyl-1,3,2-diazaphospholes inspired us to study the coupling of 1(Li) with chlorodiazaphospholene 2, which led to the N-substituted product 3. Reaction of 1(Li) with(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)
Reaction of the 1,3-diphosphacyclobutane-2,4-diyl-2-ide 1 with chromium or tungsten hexacarbonyl afforded the anionic complexes [cyclo-[P(Mes*)-C(SiMe(3))-P(Mes*)-C(O)-C[M(CO)(5)]]](-) (3 a,b: M=Cr, W) by the formal insertion of CO into the four membered ring. Computational analysis suggests that this reaction proceeds via two intermediates that can be(More)
The relative stability of different singlet phosphinidenes (R-P) has been investigated by using isodesmic reactions. The energies of these reactions with several R groups were calculated with DFT and ab initio methods at different levels of theory. The best stabilising effect on the phosphinidene centre is exhibited by the R'2C=N-group, resulting in a(More)
A series of triphospha-[3]ferrocenophanes of the type Fe(C5H4-PtBu)2PX with X = H, F, Cl, Br, I, NEt2, tBu has been prepared. Despite the number of stereogenic centers only two or one set of diastereomers has been observed for these ferrocenophanes. Characterization of these isomers include heteronuclear NMR, X-ray crystallography and other standard(More)