Computational evidence for a new type of η2-H2 complex: When main-group elements act in concert to emulate transition metals

Lászlõ Könczöl, Eszter Makkos, Didier Bourissou, Dénes Szieberth

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A bit on the side: A computational study of the reaction between a diphosphinoborane and dihydrogen has shown that, in marked contrast to other FLP systems, the reaction involves a symmetric dihydrogen complex as an intermediate. Thorough analysis has revealed an unusual bonding situation, namely side-on coordination of H2 to the central boron center and weak contacts with the peripheral donor phosphine groups (see calculated structure).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9521-9524
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - szept. 17 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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