P.A. Lummis, M. R. Momeni, M.W. Lui, R. McDonald, M.J. Ferguson, M. Miskolzie, A. Brown* and E. Rivard*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53 9347-9351.
Publication year: 2014

We present isolable examples of formal zinc hydride cations supported by N‚Äźheterocyclic carbene (NHC) donors, and investigate the dual electrophilic and nucleophilic (hydridic) character of the encapsulated [ZnH]+ units by computational methods and preliminary hydrosilylation catalysis.