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The metal centers need not be the same. The ligands R and R' can be organic or inorganic. The double displacement reaction is conceptually related.
Transmetalation is important in the synthesis of various organometallic compounds. Silver N-heterocyclic carbene complexes are easily formed, and are often used to transfer the carbene ligands to other metals containing labile ligands such as acetonitrile or 1,5-cyclooctadiene. Where L-H+ denotes the ligand precursor:
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