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The Reaction of Dizincocene with Preservation of the Zn[BOND]Zn Bond


  • S.S. is grateful to the DFG for financial support, and D.S. thanks the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for a doctoral fellowship.


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Reaction without Zn[BOND]Zn rupture: [equation imageZn2] reacts with a fourfold excess of the strong Lewis base 4-dimethylaminopyridine (dmap) to unexpectedly form the Lewis acid–base adduct 1, in which both dmap molecules coordinate in a geminal binding mode to only one zinc atom. Cp*=C5Me5.