Organoactinide-catalyzed intermolecular hydroamination of terminal alkynes

Ariel Haskel, Thomas Straub, Moris S. Eisen*

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Organoactinide complexes of the type Cp*2AcR2 (Ac = Th, U) catalyze the intermolecular hydroamination of terminal alkynes with aliphatic amines. The regioselectivity of the products can be tuned by the alkyne and the metal. Mechanistic studies shows that the rate-limiting step is the formation of an actinide imido complex. For thorium, the imido intermediate has been characterized by standard techniques, including X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3773-3775
Number of pages3
Issue number18
StatePublished - 3 Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes


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