Alkoxymagnesium Iodide Complexes (pages 3284–3287)
Peter Haiss, Annette Kuhn, Norbert Kuhn, Cäcilia Maichle-Mößmer, Stefan Laufer, Manfred Steimann and Klaus-Peter Zeller
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201100370
The complexes R1(Ph)MeCOMg(Et2O)I [1, R1 = Me (a), Ph (b)] are obtained by the reaction of R1(Ph)C=O with MeMgI in diethyl ether in good yields. Crystallisation of 1 from acetonitrile results in single crystals of di- and trinuclear complexes (2, 3 and 4) in which the metal centres are linked by alkoxy substituents. The thermal decomposition of the complexes 1 is monitored by mass spectral detection of the decomposition products.