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Keywords:

  • alkaline-earth metals;
  • barium;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • hydroamination;
  • ligand design
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New alkaline-earth amido complexes catalyze the regioselective intermolecular hydroamination (see scheme; Ae=alkaline earth) and hydrophosphination of styrene and isoprene with unprecedented activities. The catalytic performances increased linearly with the size of the metal.