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s-Block Carbodicarbene Chemistry: C(sp3)−H Activation and Cyclization Mediated by a Beryllium Center

Abstract

The first examples of carbodicarbene (CDC)-s-block complexes have been synthesized. The addition of base or reducing agent to a CDC-beryllium (chloride)(hexamethyldisilazide) adduct results in the unprecedented activation of a pendant C(sp3)−H bond and cyclization of the CDC to form a five-membered beryllium metallacycle. This also represents the first example of chemical activation of a CDC which transforms the ligand from monodentate neutral to chelating anionic.

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The article was received on 19 Dec 2018, accepted on 11 Jan 2019 and first published on 11 Jan 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC10022E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript
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    s-Block Carbodicarbene Chemistry: C(sp3)−H Activation and Cyclization Mediated by a Beryllium Center

    J. Walley, G. Breiner, G. Wang, D. A. Dickie, A. Molino, J. L. Dutton, D. J. Wilson and R. J. Gilliard, Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC10022E

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