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A Monomeric Methyllithium Complex: Synthesis and Structure

Lookup NU author(s): Nathan Davison, Emanuele Falbo, Dr Paul Waddell, Dr Thomas Penfold, Dr Erli Lu

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Abstract

Methyllithium (MeLi) is the parent archetypical organolithium complex. The MeLi exists as aggregates in solution and solid-states. Monomeric MeLi is postulated as a highly reactive intermediate, play vital roles in understanding MeLi-mediated reactions, but has not been isolated. Herein we report the synthesis and structure of the first monomeric MeLi complex enabled by a new hexa-dentate neutral amine ligand.


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Author(s): Davison N, Falbo E, Waddell PG, Penfold TJ, Lu E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 2021

Pages: epub ahead of print

Online publication date: 20/05/2021

Acceptance date: 20/05/2021

Date deposited: 25/05/2021

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1CC01420J

DOI: 10.1039/D1CC01420J


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