Barium triphenylmethanide: An examination of anion basicity

Jacob S. Alexander, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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Differences in anion basicity seem to be key for the formation of the first charge-separated barium triphenylmethanide (see structure) versus a novel heteroleptic vinyl ether which results from cleavage of the attendant [18]crown-6. Ba: green; O: red; P: yellow; N: blue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2658-2660
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 16 2001


  • Alkaline earth metals
  • Carbanions
  • Ion pairs
  • Triphenylmethane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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