Recent advances in the stoichiometric chemistry of magnesium complexes

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This chapter provides an overview of recent advances in the chemistry of molecular magnesium complexes. Details on synthesis, structures, properties and reactivity of several magnesium-containing compound classes are covered that showcase principles, advantages and challenges of stoichiometric magnesium chemistry and build some ties to catalytic approaches. New developments with Turbo-Grignard reagents, Turbo-Hauser bases, magnesate complexes, magnesium(II) hydride complexes, dimagnesium(I) complexes and complexes with magnesium–metal or magnesium–metalloid bonds are described, followed by a brief outlook. The sections will show commonly used organic substituents, stabilising ligand classes and some reaction conditions required for the chemistry with magnesium complexes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatalysis with Earth-abundant elements
EditorsUwe Schneider, Stephen Thomas
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781788012775, 9781839160219
ISBN (Print)9781788011181
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameCatalysis series


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