Catalysis with Earth-abundant Elements
CHAPTER 3: Recent Advances in the Stoichiometric Chemistry of Magnesium Complexes
Published:28 Oct 2020
Special Collection: 2020 ebook collectionSeries: Catalysis Series
A. Stasch, in Catalysis with Earth-abundant Elements, ed. U. Schneider and S. Thomas, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020, pp. 55-80.
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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.