Stephen C. Chmely, Timothy P. Hanusa, William W. Brennessel

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(Figure Presented) Shape-shifter: The beryllium allyl complex [Be{1,3-(SiMe3)2C3H3} 2(Et2O)] (see picture) has been synthesized and its X-ray structure determined. Although the allyl ligands are o bonded, the molecule is fluxional in solution, and it engages in a Schlenk equilibrium with BeCl 2. DFT calculations suggest that in the absence of a coordinated base, both σ- and π-bound forms would be potential energy minima.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5870-5874
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number34
StatePublished - Aug 9 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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