Halide-free diarylcalcium complexes--syntheses, structures, and stability.

A general procedure was developed for the synthesis of diarylcalcium complexes by addition of KOtBu to arylcalcium iodides in THF. Intermediate arylcalcium tert-butanolate dismutates immediately leading to insoluble tert-butanolate precipitates of calcium. Depending on the steric demand and denticity of additional neutral aliphatic azabases, mononuclear or… (More)