Structural and EPR characterisation of single electron and alkyl transfer products from reaction of dimethyl magnesium with bulky alpha-diimine ligands

Philip Bailey, R A Coxall, C M Dick, S Fabre, S Parsons, L J Yellowlees

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Abstract

Treatment of dimethylmagnesium with bulky alpha-diimine ligands provides either the biradical methyl-bridged complexes [(alpha-diimine(-center dot)) Mg+(mu-CH3)](2) via single electron transfer (SET), or the product of methyl transfer to an imine carbon atom depending upon conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4563-4565
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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