Hot Article: Explaining the intramolecular acetate-mediated formation of ruthenium vinylidene complexes

In this Dalton Transactions ‘Hot Article’ Jason  Lynam, John Slattery and colleagues from the University of York provide insight, through experimental and theoretical investigation, to the intramolecular acetate-mediated formation of ruthenium vinylidene complexes.  They show that acetate is able to lower the energy of hydrogen migration in the formation of vinylidene complexes from their alkyne tautomers. This is an example of a Ligand-Assisted Proton Shuttle (LAPS) mechanism.  Read more in this Hot Article.

Insights into the intramolecular acetate-mediated formation of ruthenium vinylidene complexes: a ligand-assisted proton shuttle (LAPS) mechanism 
Graphical abstract: Insights into the intramolecular acetate-mediated formation of ruthenium vinylidene complexes: a ligand-assisted proton shuttle (LAPS) mechanismDavid G. Johnson, Jason M. Lynam, John M. Slattery and Christine E. Welby
Dalton Trans., 2010, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00431F, Paper

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