Matthias Tamm

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The Staudinger reaction of the imidazolin-2-ylidenes, 1,3-di-tert-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene (1a), 1,3-diisopropylimidazolin-2-ylidene (1b), 1,3-diisopropyl-4,5-dimethylimidazolin-2-ylidene (1c), 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene (1d) and 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenylimidazolin-2-ylidene (1e), with trimethylsilyl azide furnishes the(More)
The synthesis of the mono(imidazolin-2-iminato) actinide(IV) complexes [(Im(R)N)An(N{SiMe3)2}3] (3-8) was accomplished by the protonolysis reaction between the respective imidazolin-2-imine (Im(R)NH, R = tBu, Mes, Dipp) and the actinide metallacycles [{(Me3Si)N}2An{κ(2)C,N-CH2SiMe2N(SiMe3)}] (1, An = U; 2, M = Th). The thorium and uranium complexes were(More)
Unprecedented catalytic reactivity of actinide coordination complexes toward heterocumulenes, such as carbodiimides, isocyanates, and isothiocyanates is reported. The mono(imidazolin-2-iminato) thorium(IV) complex [Th(Im(Dipp) N){N(SiMe3 )2 }3 ] (1) was applied as a precatalyst for the addition of EH (E=N, P, S) bonds to the YCX core (Y=R2 N; X=NR2 , O,(More)
The preparation of 2-iminoimidazolines - has been accomplished by the Staudinger reaction of the carbenes 1,3-di-tert-butylimidazolin-2-ylidene (), 1,3-diisopropyl-4,5-dimethylimidazolin-2-ylidene (), 1,3-diisopropylimidazolin-2-ylidene (), 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene (), 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenylimidazolin-2-ylidene () and(More)
To model the structural and functional parts of the water oxidizing complex in Photosystem II, a dimeric manganese(II,II) complex (1) was linked to a ruthenium(II)tris-bipyridine (Ru(II)(bpy)(3)) complex via a substituted L-tyrosine, to form the trinuclear complex 2 [J. Inorg. Biochem. 78 (2000) 15]. Flash photolysis of 1 and Ru(II)(bpy)(3) in aqueous(More)
The bifunctional frustrated Lewis pair 1-[bis(pentafluorophenyl)boryl]-3,5-di-tert-butyl-1H-pyrazole (1) was employed for small molecule fixation by reaction with carbon dioxide, paraformaldehyde, tert-butyl isocyanate, tert-butyl isothiocyanate, methyl isothiocyanate and benzonitrile, affording the adducts 3-8 as zwitterionic, bicyclic boraheterocycles.(More)
The sterically demanding carbene 1,3-di-tert-butylimidazolidin-2-ylidene and B(C(6)F(5))(3) form a "frustrated" Lewis pair (FLP), which is able to cleave dihydrogen heterolytically. In the absence of reactants, this FLP system exhibits dehydrogenation reactivity to give a mixture of an imidazolidinium borate and an abnormal carbene-borane adduct.
Macrolide lactones, the so called cucujolides derived from unsaturated fatty acids, are aggregation pheromones of cucujid grain beetles. Thirty years ago, Oehlschlarger et al. showed that (3Z,6Z)-dodeca-3,6-dien-11-olide (4) and the respective 12-olide (7) attract the sawtoothed grain beetle Oryzaephilus surinamensis, whereas(More)