When VSEPR fails: Experimental and theoretical investigations of the behavior of alkaline-earth-metal acetylides

Marites A. Guino-O, Jacob S. Alexander, Michael L. McKee, Håkon Hope, Ulrich B. Englich, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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Abstract

The synthesis, structural, and spectral characterization as well as a theoretical study of a family of alkaline-earth-metal acetylides provides insights into synthetic access and the structural and bonding characteristics of this group of highly reactive compounds. Based on our earlier communication that reported unusual geometry for a family of triphenylsilyl-substituted alkaline-earth-metal acetylides, we herein present our studies on an expanded family of target derivatives, providing experimental and theoretical data to offer new insights into the intensively debated theme of structural chemistry in heavy alkaline-earth-metal chemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11842-11852
Number of pages11
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume15
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Acetylides
  • Alkaline earth metals
  • Secondary interactions
  • Structure elucidation
  • Structure-determining factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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