Dinitrogen binding at vanadium in a tris(alkoxide) ligand environment

Stanislav Groysman, Dino Villagrán, Danna E. Freedman, Daniel G. Nocera*

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We report the first tris(alkoxide)V(iii) complex to bind dinitrogen. Removal of THF from V(OR)3THF furnishes the highly reactive V(OR)3 fragment, which binds dinitrogen to form [V(OR) 3]2(μ-N2) in the solid state. Dinitrogen is readily released upon dissolution of the complex. Structural and DFT studies are consistent with significant activation of N2 when bound by the vanadium tris(alkoxide) platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10242-10244
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number37
StatePublished - Oct 7 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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