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Direct C-H metalation with chromium(ii) and iron(ii) : transition-metal host/benzenediide guest magnetic inverse-crown complexes

Albores, Pablo and Carrella, L.M. and Clegg, W. and Garcia-Alvarez, P. and Kennedy, A.R. and Klett, J. and Mulvey, R.E. and Rentschler, E. and Russo, Luca (2009) Direct C-H metalation with chromium(ii) and iron(ii) : transition-metal host/benzenediide guest magnetic inverse-crown complexes. Angewandte Chemie, 48 (18). pp. 3317-3321. ISSN 0044-8249

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Abstract

Check M(etal)ate: The chessboard and the figures represent a special reaction in which different low-polarity metals can metalate arenes directly when they are brought into the right position. In a combination of queen (sodium) and knight (chromium or iron), it is possible for the knight (usually the weaker piece) to make a direct deadly hit on the king (benzene) in this game of elemental chess.