Ag(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: Synthesis, structure, and application

Jered C. Garrison, Wiley J. Youngs

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A review of the syntheses and uses of silver N-heterocyclic carbenes up to June 30, 2005 is given. Topics discussed include: the bonding of N-heterocyclic carbenes with an emphasis on specifically how they bond to silver (I); syntheses of silver NHCs; structural motifs of silver NHCs; spectral properties of NHCs; and uses of silver NHCs as transfer reagents, as possible antimicrobial agents, and as catalysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3978-4008
Number of pages31
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Chemistry


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