Crystallographic characterisation of binary alkali metal alkoxide magnesium bis(alkyl) mixtures: differential binding of Na+ and K+ to a common dinuclear diorganomagnesiate

N.D.R. Barnett, W. Clegg, A.R. Kennedy, R.E. Mulvey, S. Weatherstone

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Abstract

Relevant to mixtures studied in solution and utilised in styrene polymerisation but hitherto not characterised in the solid, two crystal structures of alkali metal alkoxide-magnesium bis(alkyl) co-complexes have been determined, revealing that in binding to the C2O tripodal face of a common organomagnesiate anion, Na+ prefers O-coordination, whereas K+ prefers C-coordination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-377
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Volume2005
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • heterobimetallic alkali
  • crystal-structure
  • inverse crown
  • potassium
  • chemistry

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