FascinATES: mixed-metal ate compounds that function synergistically

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Ate compounds are generally though of as having a cationic and an anionic moiety, each containing a metal atom, though these moieties can be contacted or separated depending on the system. They have been known for over 150 years but yet only recently has it dawned on synthetic chemists that ates can bring about lots of improvements to the metalation reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrgano-di-Metallic Compounds (or Reagents)
Subtitle of host publicationSynergistic Effects and Synthetic Applications
EditorsZhenfeng Xi
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-08428-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1436-6002


  • ate compounds
  • organometalic chemistry
  • bimetalic
  • metalation

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    Mulvey, R. E., & Robertson, S. D. (2014). FascinATES: mixed-metal ate compounds that function synergistically. In Z. Xi (Ed.), Organo-di-Metallic Compounds (or Reagents): Synergistic Effects and Synthetic Applications (pp. 129-158). (Topics in Organometallic Chemistry; Vol. 47). Springer.