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Cooperative activation of X–H (X = H, C, O, N) bonds by a Pt(0)/Ag(I) metal-only Lewis pair


Nereida Hidalgo, Celia Maya y Jesús Campos Chemical Communications 2019, Vol. 0,


Metal-only Lewis pairs made of Pt(0)/Ag(I) combinations have been previously reported, but their cooperative reactivity remains unexplored. Here we demonstrate that these systems are capable of synergistically activating a wide variety of X–H (X = H, C, O, N) bonds, including those in dihydrogen, alkynes, water and ammonia.




Nereida Hidalgo