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Heterolysis of Dihydrogen by Silver Alkoxides and Fluorides.

Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) (2015-06-11)
Brandon K Tate, Jenna T Nguyen, John Bacsa, Joseph P Sadighi
ABSTRACT

Alkoxide-bridged disilver cations react with dihydrogen to form hydride-bridged cations, releasing free alcohol. Hydrogenolysis of neutral silver fluorides affords hydride-bridged disilver cations as their bifluoride salts. These reactions proceed most efficiently when the supporting ligands are expanded N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) derived from 6- and 7-membered cyclic amidinium salts. Kinetics studies show that silver fluoride hydrogenolysis is first-order in both silver and dihydrogen.

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