More Arrows in the Quiver: New Pathways and Old Problems with Heavy Alkaline Earth Metal Diphenylmethanides

Jacob S. Alexander, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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Abstract

Progress in the field of δ-bonded alkaline earth organometallics has been handicapped by numerous complications, such as high reactivity, low solubility, and the limited availability of suitable starting materials. Here we present two synthetic methods, hydrocarbon elimination and desilylation, as alternative routes into this chemistry. A novel barium diphenylmethanide was prepared using these routes delineating that both methods provide a powerful, versatile synthetic access route to an extended library of organometallic alkaline earth derivatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1274-1280
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 5 2004

Keywords

  • Alkaline earth metals
  • Arene ligards
  • Ether cleavage
  • Organometallics
  • Structure elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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