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Dibenzylstrontium and -barium: Simple Molecules with Complex Structures

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Keith Izod, Dr Paul Waddell



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The reactions between two equivalents of PhCH2K and AeI2 (Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba) in THF give the alkaline earth metal benzyls [(PhCH2)2Ca(THF)4] (3), [(PhCH2)4Sr2(THF)3] (4), and [(PhCH2)6Ba3(THF)4] (5), as orange, crystalline solids in good yield. While 3 crystallizes as a molecular species, compound 4 crystallizes as a ribbon polymer and 5 crystallizes as a 2-dimensional sheet in which the metal ions are coordinated by either benzyl and THF molecules or benzyl ligands alone.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Izod K, Waddell PG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Organometallics

Year: 2015

Volume: 34

Issue: 12

Pages: 2726-2730

Print publication date: 22/06/2015

Online publication date: 24/02/2015

Acceptance date: 16/02/2015

Date deposited: 16/02/2015

ISSN (print): 0276-7333

ISSN (electronic): 1520-6041

Publisher: American Chemical Society


DOI: 10.1021/om5010868


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