Isolation of Cyclic(Alkyl)(Amino) Carbene-Bismuthinidene Mediated by a Beryllium(0) Complex.

Author(s) Wang, G.; Freeman, L.A.; Dickie, D.A.; Mokrai, R.; Benkő, Z.; Gilliard, R.J.
Journal Chemistry
Date Published 2019 Mar 21

The long-sought carbene-bismuthinidene, (CAAC)Bi(Ph), has been synthesized. Notably, this represents both the first example of a carbene-stabilized subvalent bismuth complex and the extension of the carbene-pnictinidene concept to a non-toxic metallic element (Bi). The bonding has been investigated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies and DFT calculations. This report also highlights the hitherto unknown reducing and ligand transfer capability of a beryllium(0) complex.

DOI 10.1002/chem.201900458
ISSN 1521-3765
Citation Chemistry. 2019;25(17):43354339.

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