Issue 16, 2019

Synthesis of organometallic pentalenide complexes


While a number of reports have established the unique structures and electronic properties of mono- and dinuclear pentalenide complexes of s, p, d and f block elements, access to these intriguing compounds is restricted by synthetic challenges. Here we review various strategies for the synthesis, functionalisation and (trans)metalation of pentalenide complexes from a practical point of view, pointing out promising avenues for future research that may allow wider access to novel pentalenide complexes for application in many different areas.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of organometallic pentalenide complexes

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15 Feb 2019
12 Mar 2019
First published
13 Mar 2019
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 5107-5124

Synthesis of organometallic pentalenide complexes

S. M. Boyt, N. A. Jenek and U. Hintermair, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 5107 DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00689C

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