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Carbodiimides as catalysts for the reduction of a cadmium hydride complex

Author:
Webb, D. J., Fitchett, C. M., Lein, M., Fulton, J. R.
Source:
Chemical communications 2018 v.54 no.5 pp. 460-462
ISSN:
1364-548X
Subject:
cadmium, catalysts, chemical reactions, hydrides
Abstract:
A rare terminal cadmium hydride complex [(BDI)CdH] (BDI = [{N(2,6-iPr₂C₆H₃)C(Me)}₂CH]) has been synthesised from [(BDI)CdCl] and LiEt₃BH. The hydride can be reduced to the cadmium(i) dimer, [(BDI)CdCd(BDI)] upon treatment with a catalytic amount of diisopropyl- or dicyclohexylcarbodiimide.
Agid:
6174127