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4-Biphenylylcalcium Iodide and 9-Phenanthrylcalcium Bromide: Grignard-Type Reagents of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

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  • Mathias Köhler,

    1. Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Humboldtstrasse 8, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948132
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  • Dr. Jens Langer,

    1. Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Humboldtstrasse 8, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948132
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  • Dr. Reinald Fischer,

    1. Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Humboldtstrasse 8, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948132
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  • Dr. Helmar Görls,

    1. Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Humboldtstrasse 8, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948132
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  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Westerhausen

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Humboldtstrasse 8, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948132
    • Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Humboldtstrasse 8, 07743 Jena (Germany), Fax: (+49) 3641-948132
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Abstract

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Reduced to the max: Halogenated polycyclic hydrocarbons can be reduced with calcium via two different pathways yielding radical anions due to electron transfer into the π*-orbital or Grignard-type reagents due to insertion of Ca into the carbon[BOND]halogen bond (see figure).

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