Isolation of N‐Heterocyclic Alkyl Intermediates en Route to Transition Metal N‐Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes: Insight into a C−H Activation Mechanism
Baofei Pan, Sadrach Pierre, Mark W. Bezpalko, J. Wesley Napoline, Bruce M. Foxman,
and Christine M. Thomas*
Imidazolium salts bind to Pd(0) and Pt(0) species, followed by hydride
migration to metal (induced by heating or halide abstraction), creating
an NHC-M complex.