Complexation of stable carbenes with alkali metals

Roger W. Alder*, Michael E. Blake, Christel Bortolotti, Simone Bufali, Craig P. Butts, Emma Linehan, Josep M. Oliva, A. Guy Orpen, Michael J. Quayle

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    Stable diaminocarbenes, including imidazol-2-ylidenes, undergo complexation with lithium, sodium and potassium species; the crystal structure of a complex of 1,3-diisopropyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimid-2-ylidene 1 with KN(SiMe3)2 is reported.

    Translated title of the contributionComplexation of stable carbenes with alkali metals
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)241-242
    Number of pages2
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 1999


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