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Dalton Trans. 2009 May 7;(17):3129-36. doi: 10.1039/b819621d. Epub 2009 Feb 18.

Frustrated Lewis pairs: a new strategy to small molecule activation and hydrogenation catalysis.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3H6. dstephan@chem.utoronto.ca

Abstract

The combination of Lewis acids and bases that are sterically precluded from forming Lewis acid-base adducts, termed Frustrated Lewis pairs provide a unique route to the activation of small molecules and applications in catalysis.

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