Developing catalytic applications of cooperative bimetallics: competitive hydroamination/trimerization reactions of isocyanates catalysed by sodium magnesiates

Alberto Hernan-Gomez, T.D. Bradley, A.R. Kennedy, Z. Livingstone, S.D. Robertson, E. Hevia

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Mixed-metal reagents [NaMg(CHSiMe)] (1) and [(THF)NaMg(NPh)(THF)] [3-(THF)] can act as precatalysts to selectively promote the hydroamination/trimerization of isocyanates (RNCO) depending on the steric bulk of the R substituent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8659-8661
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2013


  • mixed-metal reagents
  • bimetallics
  • isocyanates

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