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Masked low-coordinate main group species in synthesis

This review highlights a number of synthetic applications of low-coordinate main group molecules generated in situ under mild conditions; so called “masked species”. Examples of masked monomeric and dimeric species from groups 13 to 15 are presented, as well as one noteworthy example from group 12. Finally, some masked heteroatomic E–E′ bonds are discussed. The utility of this class of compounds towards analysis of the reactivity of low-coordinate main group species; the formation of main group multiple bonds; the synthesis transition metal complexes of otherwise unstable main group species; the in situ formation of unusual elemental allotropes under ambient conditions and as materials precursors are emphasised.

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Print publication date
31 Jul 2017
Copyright year
2017
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-416-5
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-692-3
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-220-1
From the book series:
SPR - Organometallic Chemistry