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Neutral zero-valent s-block complexes with strong multiple bonding

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Chemistry, June 2016
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Title
Neutral zero-valent s-block complexes with strong multiple bonding
Published in
Nature Chemistry, June 2016
DOI 10.1038/nchem.2542
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Authors

Merle Arrowsmith, Holger Braunschweig, Mehmet Ali Celik, Theresa Dellermann, Rian D. Dewhurst, William C. Ewing, Kai Hammond, Thomas Kramer, Ivo Krummenacher, Jan Mies, Krzysztof Radacki, Julia K. Schuster

Abstract

The metals of the s block of the periodic table are well known to be exceptional electron donors, and the vast majority of their molecular complexes therefore contain these metals in their fully oxidized form. Low-valent main-group compounds have recently become desirable synthetic targets owing to their interesting reactivities, sometimes on a par with those of transition-metal complexes. In this work, we used stabilizing cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene ligands to isolate and characterize the first neutral compounds that contain a zero-valent s-block metal, beryllium. These brightly coloured complexes display very short beryllium-carbon bond lengths and linear beryllium coordination geometries, indicative of strong multiple Be-C bonding. Structural, spectroscopic and theoretical results show that the complexes adopt a closed-shell singlet configuration with a Be(0) metal centre. The surprising stability of the molecule can be ascribed to an unusually strong three-centre two-electron π bond across the C-Be-C unit.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 86 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 29%
Student > Master 15 17%
Researcher 15 17%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 7%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 70 81%
Physics and Astronomy 2 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 1%
Social Sciences 1 1%
Computer Science 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 10 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 168. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 March 2020.
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#136,796
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