Interaction of Lewis Acids with Transition Metal Complexes

  • D. F. Shriver
  • A. Luntz
  • J. J. Rupp
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Previous work has shown that metal complexes in the presence of Lewis acids may lead to: (i) simple addition of the Lewis acid to unshared electron pairs of coordinated ligands (3), (ii) Lewis acid addition to unshared electron pairs of a metal (2, 4) and (iii) more complex reactions (1). This report covers some of our recent experiments designed to explore (i) — simple ligand basicity.


Lewis Acid Nitro Compound Boron Trifluoride Addition Compound Unshared Electron Pair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Shriver
    • 1
  • A. Luntz
    • 1
  • J. J. Rupp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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