Substrate Specificity and Leaving Group Effect in Ester Cleavage by Metal Complexes of an Oximate Nucleophile.

@article{LugoGonzlez2017SubstrateSA,
  title={Substrate Specificity and Leaving Group Effect in Ester Cleavage by Metal Complexes of an Oximate Nucleophile.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Carlos Lugo-Gonz{\'a}lez and Paola G{\'o}mez-Tagle and Xiaomin Huang and Jorge M Del Campo and Anatoly K. Yatsimirsky},
  journal={Inorganic chemistry},
  year={2017},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={2060-2069}
}
Deprotonated zinc(II) and cadmium(II) complexes of a tridentate oxime nucleophile (1, OxH) show a very high reactivity, breaking by 2-3 orders of magnitude the previously established limiting reactivity of oximate nucleophiles in the cleavage of substituted phenyl acetates and phosphate triesters, but are unreactive with p-nitrophenyl phosphate di- and… CONTINUE READING