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N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Materials Chemistry
- Smith, Christene A., Narouz, Mina R., Lummis, Paul A., Singh, Ishwar, Nazemi, Ali, Li, Chien-Hung, Crudden, Cathleen M.
- Chemical reviews 2019 v.119 no.8 pp. 4986-5056
- biochemistry, carbenes, catalytic activity, heterocyclic nitrogen compounds, ligands, nanoparticles, polymers
- N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have become one of the most widely studied class of ligands in molecular chemistry and have found applications in fields as varied as catalysis, the stabilization of reactive molecular fragments, and biochemistry. More recently, NHCs have found applications in materials chemistry and have allowed for the functionalization of surfaces, polymers, nanoparticles, and discrete, well-defined clusters. In this review, we provide an in-depth look at recent advances in the use of NHCs for the development of functional materials.