The substantial kinetic barrier to molybdenum nitride-alkyne metathesis is facilitated by precomplexation of the borane Lewis acid B(C6F 5)3, providing convenient access to metathesis-active molybdenum alkylidynes. Spectroscopic and X-ray structural analysis suggest MoN bond weakening upon borane complexation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7939-7941
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number42
StatePublished - Nov 14 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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