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Issue 13, 2019
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s-Block carbodicarbene chemistry: C(sp3)–H activation and cyclization mediated by a beryllium center

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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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Submitted
19 Dec 2018
Accepted
11 Jan 2019
First published
11 Jan 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 1967-1970
Article type
Communication

s-Block carbodicarbene chemistry: C(sp3)–H activation and cyclization mediated by a beryllium center

J. E. Walley, G. Breiner, G. Wang, D. A. Dickie, A. Molino, J. L. Dutton, D. J. D. Wilson and R. J. Gilliard, Jr., Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 1967
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC10022E

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