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Merging the chemistry of electron-rich olefins with imidazolium ionic liquids: radicals and hydrogen-atom adducts

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Abstract

To probe the reactivity of ionic liquids relevant to their use in electrochemical applications, the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrachloroaluminate(III) was reacted with metallic lithium to produce a persistent radical, which can be considered a hydrogen-atom adduct of an electron-rich olefin (ERO). Reaction of tetrakis(dimethylamino)ethene, a bona fide ERO, with muonium, produces a structurally similar radical.

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The article was received on 28 Jun 2011, accepted on 28 Jul 2011 and first published on 17 Aug 2011


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00408E
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 2173-2177
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    Merging the chemistry of electron-rich olefins with imidazolium ionic liquids: radicals and hydrogen-atom adducts

    C. N. Sherren, C. Mu, M. I. Webb, I. McKenzie, B. M. McCollum, J. Brodovitch, P. W. Percival, T. Storr, K. R. Seddon, J. A. C. Clyburne and C. J. Walsby, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 2173
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00408E

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