Transition Metal FLPs (TM-FLPs)

As a representative example  we have synthesized the first frustrated Lewis pair entirely based on transition metals (TMOFLP), more precisely Au(I) and Pt(0) as the Lewis acidic and basic fragments, respectively. This metallic pair is capable of activating both hydrogen and acetylene by means of FLP mechanisms, while allowing to access unusual heterobimetallic structures.

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