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Synthesis and characterization of an infinite sheet of metal-alkyl bonds : unfolding the elusive structure of an unsolvated alkali-metal trisalkylmagnesiate

Baillie, Sharon E. and Clegg, William and Garcia-Alvarez, Pablo and Hevia, Eva and Kennedy, Alan R. and Klett, Jan and Russo, Luca (2011) Synthesis and characterization of an infinite sheet of metal-alkyl bonds : unfolding the elusive structure of an unsolvated alkali-metal trisalkylmagnesiate. Chemical Communications (London), 47 (1). pp. 388-390. ISSN 0009-241X

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Abstract

The study of co-complexation reactions between NaCH2SiMe3 and Mg(CH2SiMe3)(2) has allowed the isolation and structural elucidation of the first solvent-free alkali-metal alkylmagnesiate [{NaMg(CH2SiMe3)(3)}(infinity)] (1) as well as the related solvent-free sodium alkyl [{(NaCH2SiMe3)(4)}(infinity)] (3).