Advances in alkaline earth-nitrogen chemistry

Ana Torvisco, Anna Y. O'Brien, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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This article provides a concise summary of alkaline earth metal nitrogen chemistry. This important area of s-block metal chemistry is shedding important light on the recent development of alkaline earth metal chemistry, as the preparation of the target compounds utilizes a large variety of synthetic methodology. Further, the compounds have been utilized in a range of applications, including polymerization initiation, catalysis, as solid-state precursors, and even high energy materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1268-1292
Number of pages25
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Alkaline earth
  • Amides
  • Coordination compounds
  • Nitrogen-based ligands
  • Pyrazolates
  • Secondary interactions
  • Tris(pyrazolyl)borate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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