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Synthesis and structural characterisation of a magnesium bisenolate: a tetrameric (Mg2O2)(2) chain terminated by solvating ketone

Allan, J.F. and Henderson, K.W. and Kennedy, A.R. and Teat, S.J. (2000) Synthesis and structural characterisation of a magnesium bisenolate: a tetrameric (Mg2O2)(2) chain terminated by solvating ketone. Chemical Communications (London), 2000 (12). pp. 1059-1060. ISSN 0009-241X

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Abstract

A reactive magnesium enolate intermediate has been identified containing the remarkable composition of four metals, eight enolates (six bridging and two terminally bound) and two unenolised ketones, and its implications in the aldol addition reaction are discussed.