A reactive magnesium enolate intermediate has been identified containing the remarkable composition of four metals, eight enolates (six bridging and two terminally bound) and two unenolised ketones, and its implications in the aldol addition reaction are discussed.
- magnesium enolate
Allan, J. F., Henderson, K. W., Kennedy, A. R., & Teat, S. J. (2000). Synthesis and structural characterisation of a magnesium bisenolate: a tetrameric (Mg2O2)(2) chain terminated by solvating ketone. Chemical Communications (London), 2000(12), 1059-1060. https://doi.org/10.1039/b002892o