Inside Back Cover: Synthesis of Mg2C: A Magnesium Methanide (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 34/2013)

Authors

  • Dr. Oleksandr O. Kurakevych,

    1. Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW Washington, DC 20015 (USA)
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  • Dr. Timothy A. Strobel,

    Corresponding author
    1. Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW Washington, DC 20015 (USA)
    • Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW Washington, DC 20015 (USA)===

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  • Dr. Duck Young Kim,

    1. Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW Washington, DC 20015 (USA)
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  • Dr. George D. Cody

    1. Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW Washington, DC 20015 (USA)
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Abstract

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Magnesium carbide (Mg2C) was first suggested 20 years ago by ab initio calculations. In their Communication on page 8930 ff., T. A. Strobel and co-workers describe the first synthesis of this methanide through the use of high-pressure and high-temperature methods. The ionic binary compound contains C4− ions, which have an extremely negative charge for carbon.

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