The first bismuth–NHC complexes Academic Article uri icon


  • The synthesis, isolation and crystallographic characterization of the first N-heterocyclic carbene adducts of bismuth is reported, by direct reaction of the Dipp2NHC (Dipp = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) or (i)Pr2(Me2)NHC with BiCl3. This represents the last non-radioactive element from groups 13-17 for which an NHC-element fragment remained unreported.

publication date

  • January 14, 2014