This paper is preliminary; please do not quote without permission of the authors. This research was supported through a European Community Marie Curie Fellowship (programme " Improving Human Research Potential and the SocioEconomic Knowledge Base " IHP-MCFI-99-1), under which the first author was a visitor at the University of Manchester. The second and… (More)
which the first author was a visitor at the University of Manchester. The first author also acknowledges support from Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia (SEC2002-03375), while the second author gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) under grant number L138251030. This research does not reflect… (More)
This paper is preliminary; please do not quote without permission of the authors. gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from The Ministerio de Ciencia y Teconología (SEC2002-03375). The second and third authors gratefully acknowledge financial assistance from the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) under grant L138251030. This research does not… (More)
Kinetic experiments based on the measurement of nitrogen evolution in the reaction of ethyl diazoacetate (N2CHCO2Et, EDA) and styrene or methanol catalyzed by the [IPrAu](+) core (IPr = 1,3-bis(diisopropylphenyl)imidazole-2-ylidene) have provided evidence that the transfer of the carbene group CHCO2Et to the substrate (styrene or methanol) takes place in… (More)
The use of the bulky hydrotris(3-mesitylpyrazolyl)borate anionic ligand has allowed the synthesis of stable Tp(Ms)Cu(alkyne) complexes (alkyne = 1-hexyne, 1, phenylacetylene, 2, and ethyl propiolate, 3). The spectroscopic and structural features of these compounds and their relative reactivity have been examined, indicating the existence of a low π… (More)
The complexes IPrMCl (IPr = 1,3-bis(diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene, M = Cu, 1a; M = Au, 1b), in the presence of one equiv of NaBAr'(4) (Ar' = 3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl), catalyze the transfer of carbene groups: C(R)CO(2)Et (R = H, Me) from N(2)C(R)CO(2)Et to afford products that depend on the nature of the metal center. The copper-based catalyst… (More)
Even in the context of hydrocarbons' general resistance to selective functionalization, methane's volatility and strong bonds pose a particular challenge. We report here that silver complexes bearing perfluorinated indazolylborate ligands catalyze the reaction of methane (CH(4)) with ethyl diazoacetate (N(2)CHCO(2)Et) to yield ethyl propionate… (More)
The well-defined complex [Tpm(*,Br)Cu(NCMe)]BF(4) efficiently catalyses the [3+2] cycloaddition between alkynes and N-sulfonylazides under mild conditions, with conversions comparable to others obtained with in situ generated catalytic systems previously described for this transformation.
The complex [Tpm(*,Br)Cu(NCMe)]BF4 (Tpm(*,Br) = HC(3,5-Me2-4-Br-pyrazolyl)3) catalyses the aziridination of alkenes and the amidation of cyclic ethers with chloramine-T as the nitrene source and the ionic liquid [bmim]PF6 as the reaction medium (bmim = 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium). High conversions have been obtained over several cycles of catalyst… (More)
Styrene can be polymerized at room temperature in the presence of equimolar mixtures of the gold(III) complexes (NHC)AuBr3 (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene ligand) and NaBAr'4, in the first example of a gold-induced olefin polymerization reaction.