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Open Access Bioinspired Catalytic Generation of Main-group Electrophiles by Cooperative Bond Activation

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Catalytic processes involving cooperativity have seen tremendous progress in recent years and impressive new synthetic methodologies have been developed. Inspired by the cooperative heterolytic H2 splitting in [NiFe] hydrogenases, Ohki and Tatsumi designed cationic ruthenium thiolate complexes with a tethered sulfur ligand. Over the last decade, we have demonstrated the facile activation of main-group hydrides such as hydrosilanes, hydroboranes, DIBAL–H, and hydrostannanes by the Ru–S bond in Ohki–Tatsumi complexes. This account illustrates these E–H bond activations and highlights selected catalytic applications, particularly dehydrocouplings, of the generated main-group electrophiles.

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Affiliations: 1: Institut für Chemie Technische Universität Berlin Straße des 17. Juni 115, 10623 Berlin, Germany 2: Institut für Chemie Technische Universität Berlin Straße des 17. Juni 115, 10623 Berlin, Germany;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: September 1, 2018

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