A Silica-Supported Magnesium-Anthracene Complex

Tania R. van den Ancker, Colin L. Raston

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Hydroxyl-depleted silica surfaces derived from treating chloropropylsilyl- (or chloropropylsilyl / trimethylsilyl-) functionalized silica with H3Al•NMe3 afford the corresponding organolithium reagent when treated with Li+(biphenyl)•-; successive treatment with 9-(chlorodimethylsily)anthracene and Mg(anthracene)(THF)3 generates anthracene and silica-supported “magnesium-anthracene”, which gives Grignard reagents of benzylic halides in tetrahydrofuran in excellent yield with the spent silica-supported anthracene being readily recycled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-585
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes


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