Luca M Carrella

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Organolithium reagents have long enjoyed iconic status amongst synthetic chemists, in part because of their unrivaled ability to affect directed metalation (lithiation, lithium– hydrogen exchange) reactions on arenes, heteroarenes, and related compounds. If the objective is to generate nonlithium metal–carbon bonds with subordinate metals having lower(More)
Check M(etal)ate: The chessboard and the figures represent a special reaction in which different low-polarity metals can metalate arenes directly when they are brought into the right position. In a combination of queen (sodium) and knight (chromium or iron), it is possible for the knight (usually the weaker piece) to make a direct deadly hit on the king(More)
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