Reductive Elimination at Carbon under Steric Control.

  title={Reductive Elimination at Carbon under Steric Control.},
  author={Daniel R. Tolentino and Samuel E. Neale and Connie J. Isaac and Stuart A Macgregor and Michael K Whittlesey and Rodolphe Jazzar and Guy Bertrand},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
It has been previously demonstrated that stable singlet electrophilic carbenes can behave as metal surrogates in the activation of strong E-H bonds (E = H, B, N, Si, P), but it was believed that these activations only proceed through an irreversible activation barrier. Herein we show that, as is the case with transition metals, the steric environment can be used to promote reductive elimination at carbon centers. 

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