Issue 11, 2023

Beryllium-centred C–H activation of benzene


Reaction of BeCl2 with the dilithium diamide, [{SiNDipp}Li2] ({SiNDipp} = {CH2SiMe2NDipp}2), provides the dimeric chloroberyllate, [{SiNDippBeCl}Li]2, en route to the 2-coordinate beryllium amide, [SiNDippBe]. Lithium or sodium reduction of [SiNDippBe] in benzene, provides the relevant organoberyllate products, [{SiNDippBePh}M] (M = Li or Na), via the presumed intermediacy of transient Be(I) radicals.

Graphical abstract: Beryllium-centred C–H activation of benzene

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08 Dec 2022
05 Jan 2023
First published
06 Jan 2023
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Chem. Commun., 2023,59, 1453-1456

Beryllium-centred C–H activation of benzene

K. G. Pearce, M. S. Hill and M. F. Mahon, Chem. Commun., 2023, 59, 1453 DOI: 10.1039/D2CC06702A

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