Direct C-metallation of N-substituted triazoles promoted by mercury acetate. An alternative route to N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

Nai-Chieh Lin, Herbert J. H. Syu, Abbas Raja Naziruddin, Fu-Chen Liu, Ivan J. B. Lin
2017 RSC Advances  
One-pot synthesis of C-bound triazolate complexes of mercury(ii) from N-substituted triazoles with Hg(OAc)2 have been achieved. Further methylation of one of these complexes yielded a monomeric N-heterocyclic carbene complex.
doi:10.1039/c7ra00163k fatcat:aetc3nyh5na6jmcdykt5wyqotm