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Issue 36, 2012
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Synthetic and catalytic intermediates in a magnesium promoted Tishchenko reaction

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Abstract

Magnesium-aryloxide and -amide compounds supported by amidinate ligands are accessible in two-steps from a suitable Grignard reagent. Both species are active for the dimerization of benzaldehyde. The slower initiation by the aryloxide was exploited in the isolation of a bis-mesitylaldehyde adduct.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic and catalytic intermediates in a magnesium promoted Tishchenko reaction

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The article was received on 02 Jul 2012, accepted on 26 Jul 2012 and first published on 26 Jul 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31442H
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 10930-10933
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    Synthetic and catalytic intermediates in a magnesium promoted Tishchenko reaction

    B. M. Day, W. Knowelden and M. P. Coles, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 10930
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31442H

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