Classical versus bridged allyl ligands in magnesium complexes: The role of solvent

Stephen C. Chmely, Christin N. Carlson, Timothy P. Hanusa, Arnold L. Rheingold

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Abstract

Magnesium allyl complexes are regularly isolated with classical, /-bonded ligands, and this has been thought to be their preferred mode of bonding. Density funtional theory calculations confirm that such bonding is the most stable mode when coordinated bases are present, but in their absence, 1-bonded forms are expected to be lower in energy. The isolation of the unsolvated [Mg{C 3(SiMe 3) 2H 3} 2] 2 complex supports this prediction, as it is a dinuclear species in which two allyl ligands bridge the metals and display cation-π interactions with them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6344-6345
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume131
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 13 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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