Polymer supported 'magnesium(anthracene)': Effective in forming benzylic Grignard reagents (via electron transfer reactions)

Stephen Harvey, Colin L. Raston

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Abstract

A polymer supported 'magnesium(anthracene)' (4) has been prepared from the reaction in tetrahydrofuran (thf) of [Mg(anthracene)(thf)3] (1) with polystyrene bearing -9-CH2SiMe2(C14H 9) groups (3); the green paramagnetic solid, containing dianion and radical anion anthracene sites, yields Grignard reagents (>90%) with benzylic halides in thf via electron transfer reactions, as does the model compound for the dianion sites, viz. [Mg{9-PhCH2SiMe2(C 14H9)}(thf)2] (6).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-653
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 1988
Externally publishedYes

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