Catalysis with Earth-abundant Elements
CHAPTER 3: Recent Advances in the Stoichiometric Chemistry of Magnesium Complexes
Published:28 Oct 2020
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.