Mendoza-Espinosa, D.; Ung, G. Donnadieu, B.; Bertrand, G. Mesoionic Thiazol-5-ylidenes as Ligands for Transition Metal Complexes. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 10614-10616.
The first examples of thiazol-5-ylidene complexes featuring group 9, 10 and 11 metal centers, have been prepared by deprotonation of a series of 2,3,4-triaryl-susbtituted thiazolium salts in the presence of the corresponding transition metal precursor.