Diverse Reactivity of a Magnesium Silanide toward Ketones

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The reactivity of a molecular magnesium silanide toward ketones displays a significant variability of outcome, resulting in adduct formation, deprotonation, dearomatisation or deoxygenation, that is dependent on the structure and electronic character of the carbonyl-containing reagent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10711-10714
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number76
Early online date30 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2022

Bibliographical note

We acknowledge financial support from the EPSRC (research grant EP/R020752/1) and the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) of Nigeria for the provision of a PhD scholarship for BO-E. This research made use of the Anatra High Throughput Computing (HTC) Cluster at the University of Bath.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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