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Unsupported metal silyl ether coordination

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Simple silyl ethers like O(SiMe3)2 in contrast to normal ethers are inert to metal bonding; however, a “naked”, highly Lewis-acidic, cationic Mg species enforces complexation. DFT calculations indicate that agostic interactions and van der Waals attraction significantly contribute to the stability of this first example of unsupported metal silyl ether coordination.

Graphical abstract: Unsupported metal silyl ether coordination

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2018, accepted on 19 Jun 2018 and first published on 19 Jun 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04517H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 7846-7849

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    Unsupported metal silyl ether coordination

    J. Pahl, H. Elsen, A. Friedrich and S. Harder, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7846
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04517H

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