Matthew C Leclerc

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We report on the (25)Mg solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) characterization of a series of magnesium complexes featuring Mg(2+) ions in organic coordination environments. Six compounds have been synthesized with benzoate and salicylate ligands, which are typically used as linkers in metal organic frameworks (MOFs). The use of ultrahigh-field(More)
A series of calcium and strontium complexes featuring aryl carboxylate ligands has been prepared and characterized by alkaline-earth ((43)Ca and (87)Sr) solid-state NMR experiments in a magnetic field of 21.1 T. In the 11 compounds studied as part of this work, a range of coordination motifs are observed including nitrogen atom binding to Ca(2+) and Sr(2+),(More)
Selective reactions between nucleophilic N,N'-diaryl-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and electrophilic fluorinated alkenes afford NHC fluoroalkenes in high yields. These stable compounds undergo efficient and selective fluoride abstraction with Lewis acids to give polyfluoroalkenyl imidazolium salts. These salts react at Cβ with pyrrolidine to give ammonium(More)
Cobalt fluorocarbene complexes CpCo(═CFR(F))(PPh2Me) (Cp = η(5)-C5H5, R(F) = F or CF3) react with tetrafluoroethylene to give the metallacyclobutanes CpCo(κ(2)-CFR(F)CF2CF2-)(PPh2Me) in the first examples of cycloaddition reactions between perfluoroalkenes and metal perfluorocarbenes. The metallacyclic products undergo a variety of reactions upon activation(More)
Four perfluoroalkyl cobalt(III) fluoride complexes have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, and powder X-ray diffraction. The remarkable cobalt fluoride (19)F NMR chemical shifts (-716 to -759 ppm) were studied computationally, and the contributing paramagnetic and diamagnetic(More)
Herein, a recently reported polyfluoroalkenyl imidazolium salt is shown to react with nitrogen-, oxygen- and sulfur-based nucleophiles at the C β position in a stereoselective and regioselective fashion, without the use of a transition metal. In contrast, reactivity with 1-methylimidazole demonstrates net substitution at C α . This product reacts(More)
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