A highly reduced cyanogen ligand derived from cyanide reductive coupling

Alexander R. Fox, Christopher C. Cummins
2012 Chemical Communications  
The synthesis, structure, and spectroscopic features of a bimetallic cyanogen complex obtained from the reductive coupling of cyanide by a niobium(IV) precursor are described, and a mechanism for the coupling reaction is proposed based on DFT calculations. Scheme 1
doi:10.1039/c2cc17212g pmid:22343665 fatcat:3ttr4ldlbra3dcpybpnfv5ucna