Author(s) Banerjee, S.; Andrews, A.; Venugopal, A.
Journal Chem Commun (Camb)
Date Published 2018 May 21

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

DOI 10.1039/c8cc03127d
ISSN 1364-548X
Citation Banerjee S, Andrews A, Venugopal A. A disguised hydride in a butylmagnesium cation. Chem Commun (Camb). 2018.

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