In the presence of oxidants such as amine oxides, nitriles add to [ReS4]- ions to give bicyclic adducts (structure of the CF3CN adduct on the right). This reaction provides a new model for the activation of unsaturated nitrogen compounds by metal sulfides, which are known to be good catalysts for the hydrogenation of such substrates.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
- Nitrogen fixation
- Redox chemistry
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