Our paper entitled “Ru(II) Complexes with Protic- and Anionic-Naked-NHC Ligands for Cooperative Activation of Small Molecules” has been published in Chemistry—A European Journal (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202301971).
In this paper, a set of ruthenium(II)-protic-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes, [Ru(NNCH)(PPh3)2(X)]Cl (1, X=Cl and 2, X=H) and their deprotonated analogues [Ru(NNC)(PPh3)2(X)] (1ʹ, X=Cl and 2ʹ,X=H) are reported. Complex 1ʹ activates H-H bond of hydrogen, C(sp3)-I bond of iodomethane, and C(sp)-H bond of phenylacetylene. The activation of CO2 using complex 1ʹ at moderate temperature and subsequent conversion to formate is also described.
Congratulations to Shambhu for his first paper from PhD thesis work! Congratulations to all the co-authors!!