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Isolation and Reactivity of an Antiaromatic s-Block Metal Compound

Roy, Dipak K., Tröster, Tobias, Fantuzzi, Felipe, Dewhurst, Rian D., Lenczyk, Carsten, Radacki, Krzysztof, Pranckevicius, Conor, Engels, Bernd, Braunschweig, Holger (2021) Isolation and Reactivity of an Antiaromatic s-Block Metal Compound. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60 (7). pp. 3812-3819. ISSN 1433-7851. E-ISSN 1521-3773. (doi:10.1002/anie.202014557) (KAR id:96288)

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The concepts of aromaticity and antiaromaticity have a long history, and countless demonstrations of these phenomena have been made with molecules based on elements from the p, d, and f blocks of the periodic table. In contrast, the limited oxidation-state flexibility of the s-block metals has long stood in the way of their participation in sophisticated π-bonding arrangements, and truly antiaromatic systems containing s-block metals are altogether absent or remain poorly defined. Using spectroscopic, structural, and computational techniques, we present herein the synthesis and authentication of a heterocyclic compound containing the alkaline earth metal beryllium that exhibits significant antiaromaticity, and detail its chemical reduction and Lewis-base-coordination chemistry.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/anie.202014557
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Chemistry and Forensics
Depositing User: Felipe Fantuzzi
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 08:50 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 09:03 UTC
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