A disguised hydride in a butylmagnesium cation.

Title A disguised hydride in a butylmagnesium cation.
Authors S. Banerjee; A. Andrews; A. Venugopal
Journal Chem Commun (Camb)
DOI 10.1039/c8cc03127d

The ability of the ?-CH functionality in a butylmagnesium cation [Me6TREN-Mg-n-Bu]+ to quantitatively reduce benzophenone has been demonstrated. The hydridic nature of the ?-CH functionality is highlighted by its abstraction using B(C6F5)3. ?-CH abstraction over alkylation in [Me6TREN-Mg-n-Bu]+ is dependent on the nature of the incoming electrophile and the polarity of the solvent.

Citation S. Banerjee; A. Andrews; A. Venugopal.A disguised hydride in a butylmagnesium cation.. Chem Commun (Camb). 2018. doi:10.1039/c8cc03127d

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Magnesium Bohr ModelSee more Magnesium products. Magnesium (atomic symbol: Mg, atomic number: 12) is a Block S, Group 2, Period 3 element with an atomic mass of 24.3050. The number of electrons in each of Magnesium's shells is [2, 8, 2] and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2. The magnesium atom has a radius of 160 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 173 pm. Magnesium was discovered by Joseph Black in 1775 and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808. Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust and the fourth most common element in the earth as a whole. Elemental MagnesiumIn its elemental form, magnesium has a shiny grey metallic appearance and is an extremely reactive. It is can be found in minerals such as brucite, carnallite, dolomite, magnesite, olivine and talc. Commercially, magnesium is primarily used in the creation of strong and lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloys, which have numerous advantages in industrial applications. The name "Magnesium" originates from a Greek district in Thessaly called Magnesia.

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