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Stoichiometrically-controlled reactivity and supramolecular storage of butylmagnesiate anions

Andrikopoulos, Prokopis C. and Armstrong, David R. and Hevia, Eva and Kennedy, Alan R. and Mulvey, Robert E. and O'Hara, Charles T. (2005) Stoichiometrically-controlled reactivity and supramolecular storage of butylmagnesiate anions. Chemical Communications (London), 2005 (9). pp. 1131-1133. ISSN 0009-241X

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Abstract

Toluene is metallated by DABCO-activated disodium tetrabutylmagnesiate, but not by DABCO-activated monosodium tributylmagnesiate; this distinction is rationalised by DFT calculations on model systems, and the crystal structure of the main non-metallated product, which shows interstitial MgBu42- dianions within a polycationic network, is reported.