Amidine Production by the Addition of NH3 to Nitrile(s) Bound to and Activated by the Lewis Acidic [Re63-Se)8]2+ Cluster Core

William C. Corbin, Gary S. Nichol, Zhiping Zheng

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Acetonitrile bound to and activated by the Lewis acidic [Re63-Se)8]2+ cluster core was transformed into acetamidine in quantitative yield using NH3 as the nucleophile at room temperature. The amidine ligand was removed by treating the cluster-acetamidine complexes with trifluoroacetic acid in CH3CN, affording amidinium trifluoroacetate and the starting acetonitrile complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9505-9508
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 3 2016


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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