Heterobimetallic s-block hydrides by σ-bond metathesis

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Reactions between PhSiH3 and alkali-metal diamidoalkylmagnesiates ([M{N(SiMe3)2}2MgBu], M=Li, Na, K) provide either selective alkyl metathesis or the formation of polyhydride aggregates contingent upon the identity of the Group1 metal. In the case of [M{N(SiMe3)2}2MgBu], this reactivity results in a structurally unprecedented dodecametallic decahydride cluster species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9871-9874
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number32
Early online date7 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2014


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