Ag(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: synthesis, structure, and application.

@article{Garrison2005AgINC,
  title={Ag(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: synthesis, structure, and application.},
  author={J. Garrison and W. Youngs},
  journal={Chemical reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={105 11},
  pages={
          3978-4008
        }
}
Öfele and Wanzlick first pioneered the metalation of imidazol-2-ylidenes, better known as N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), from imidazolium salts in 1968.1,2 Lappert and co-workers followed this work with the investigation of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes synthesized from electron-rich olefins.3,4 However, it was not until the isolation of the first free carbene by Arduengo, in 1991, that significant interest was given to the area.5 Since then the complexation chemistry of these new ligands… Expand
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