Acetonitrile bound to and activated by the Lewis acidic [Re6(μ3-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.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry