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dc.contributor.authorBaker, M.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, David
dc.contributor.authorHaque, R.
dc.contributor.authorSkelton, B.
dc.contributor.authorWhite, A.
dc.identifier.citationBaker, Murray and Brown, David and Haque, Rosenani and Skelton, Brian and White, Allan. 2009. Silver(I) and mercury(II) complexes of meta- and para-xylyl linked bis(imidazol-2-ylidenes). Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry. 65 (1-2): pp. 97-109.

Mononuclear silver and mercury complexes bearing bis-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands withlinear coordination modes have been prepared and structurally characterised. The complexes form metallocyclic structures that display rigid solution behaviour. A larger metallocycle of the form [L2Ag2]2+ [where L = parabis(N-methylimidazolylidene)xylylene] has been isolated from the reaction of para-xylylene-bis(N-methylimidazolium) chloride and Ag2O. Reaction of silver- and mercury-NHC complexes with Pd(NCCH3)2Cl2 affords palladium-NHC complexes via NHC-transfer reactions, the mercury case being only the second example of a NHC-transfer reaction using a mercury-NHC complex.

dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.subjectN-Heterocyclic carbenes - Carbene transfer
dc.subjectSilver - Mercury
dc.titleSilver(I) and mercury(II) complexes of meta- and para-xylyl linked bis(imidazol-2-ylidenes)
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry

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curtin.facultyDepartment of Applied Chemistry
curtin.facultyNanochemistry Research Institute (Research Institute)
curtin.facultySchool of Science
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering

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