CHAPTER 6: Rare Earth Metal Complexes with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

Julia Rieb, Lars Arne Schaper, Evangeline Tosh, Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Fritz E. Kühn

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This chapter provides a general overview on the structural variety of rare earth metal complexes supported by N-heterocyclic carbenes. The synthetic procedures and strategies are discussed in some detail. The general trends with respect to structures and bonding situations are elucidated, based on experimental and theoretical studies. This chapter also covers tentative reactivity studies and possible catalytic applications of these metal complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationN-Heterocyclic Carbenes
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Laboratory Curiosities to Efficient Synthetic Tools, 2nd Edition
EditorsChris Hardacre, Silvia Diez-Gonzalez
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781782624233
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameRSC Catalysis Series
ISSN (Print)1757-6725
ISSN (Electronic)1757-6733


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