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Alkali-Metal-Mediated Manganation: A Method for Directly Attaching Manganese(II) Centers to Aromatic Frameworks


  • This study was supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council through grant award nos. GR/T27228/01 and EP/D076889/1.


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Magic Metalation: Inert towards conventional organomanganese reagents, ferrocene can now be directly manganated by using a specially designed mixed lithium/manganese(II) mixed dialkyl/amido reagent. The picture shows the structure of a dimanganese compound with three manganated 1,1′-ferrocenediyl fragments.

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