Hydrolysis of imidazole-2-ylidenes.


The direct reaction of an imidazole-2-ylidene in a predominantly aqueous environment [about 0.1 M solution in a H(2)O (>60%)/THF solvent system] was investigated for the first time. The reaction yielded a stable solution of the corresponding imidazolium-hydroxide of pH 13, which is in agreement with results from an ab initio molecular dynamics simulation… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja103578y


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