Cadmium burning: The violent reaction of CdMe 2 with O 2 has been controlled by the use of a cadmium aminoalkoxide supporting ligand. The first examples of cadmium organoperoxides, arising from O 2 insertion into the Cd C bond, are thus formed (see picture; Cdgreen, Cgray, Nblue, Ored).
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