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Title: Visible light induced formation of a tungsten hydride complex
When irradiated with blue light in the presence of a Lewis base (L), [CpW(CO) 3 ] 2 undergoes metal–metal bond cleavage followed by a disproportionation reaction to form [CpW(CO) 3 L] + and [CpW(CO) 3 ] − . Here, we show that in the presence of pyridinium tetrafluoroborate, [CpW(CO) 3 ] − reacts further to form a metal hydride complex CpW(CO) 3 H. The rection was monitored through in situ photo 1 H NMR spectroscopy experiments and the mechanism of light-driven hydride formation was investigated by determining quantum yields of formation. Quantum yields of formation of CpW(CO) 3 H correlate with I −1/2 (I = photon flux on our sample tube), indicating that the net disproportionation of [CpW(CO) 3 ] 2 to form the hydride precursor [CpW(CO) 3 ] − occurs primarily through a radical chain mechanism.  more » « less
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2117287 1954868
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Dalton Transactions
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3210 to 3218
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National Science Foundation
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