Catalytic amine-borane dehydrogenation by a PCP-pincer palladium complex: a combined experimental and DFT analysis of the reaction mechanism.

@article{Rossin2013CatalyticAD,
  title={Catalytic amine-borane dehydrogenation by a PCP-pincer palladium complex: a combined experimental and DFT analysis of the reaction mechanism.},
  author={Andrea Rossin and Giovanni Bottari and Ana M Lozano-Vila and Margarita Paneque and Maurizio Peruzzini and Andrea Rossi and Fabrizio Zanobini},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={3533-41}
}
Catalytic dehydrogenation of ammonia-borane (NH(3)·BH(3), AB) and dimethylamine borane (NHMe(2)·BH(3), DMAB) by the Pd(II) complex [((tBu)PCP)Pd(H(2)O)]PF(6) [(tBu)PCP = 2,6-C(6)H(3)(CH(2)P(t)Bu(2))(2)] leads to oligomerization and formation of spent fuels of general formula cyclo-[BH(2)-NR(2)](n) (n = 2,3; R = H, Me) as reaction byproducts, while one equivalent of H(2) is released per amine-borane equivalent. The processes were followed through multinuclear ((31)P, (1)H, (11)B) variable… CONTINUE READING