Shaun P Green

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The chemistry of the group 2 metals (beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, and barium) is dominated by the +2 oxidation state. Here, we report the reductions of two magnesium(II) iodide complexes with potassium metal in toluene, leading to thermally stable magnesium(I) compounds, (L)MgMg(L) (where L is [(Ar)NC(NPri2)N(Ar)]- or {[(Ar)NC(Me)]2CH}-, Ar is(More)
The neutral germanium(i) dimers, [{Ge(Piso)}(2)] and [{Ge(Giso)}(2)], Piso = [(ArN)(2)CBu(t)](-), Giso = [(ArN)(2)CNPr(i)(2)](-), Ar = C(6)H(3)Pr(i)(2)-2,6, which are stabilised by bulky amidinate and guanidinate ligands respectively, have been prepared by reduction of the corresponding germanium(ii) chlorides, [Ge(Piso)Cl] and [Ge(Giso)Cl]; theoretical(More)
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