Direct C-H metalation with chromium(ii) and iron(ii): transition-metal host/benzenediide guest magnetic inverse-crown complexes

Pablo Albores, L.M. Carrella, W. Clegg, P. Garcia-Alvarez, A.R. Kennedy, J. Klett, R.E. Mulvey, E. Rentschler, Luca Russo

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Abstract

Check M(etal)ate: The chessboard and the figures represent a special reaction in which different low-polarity metals can metalate arenes directly when they are brought into the right position. In a combination of queen (sodium) and knight (chromium or iron), it is possible for the knight (usually the weaker piece) to make a direct deadly hit on the king (benzene) in this game of elemental chess.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3317-3321
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Volume48
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • alkali metals
  • chromium
  • inverse crown compounds
  • iron
  • metalation

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