E-mail a Wiley Online Library Link

C. Adam Dyker, Vincent Lavallo, Bruno Donnadieu and Guy Bertrand Synthesis of an Extremely Bent Acyclic Allene (A “Carbodicarbene”): A Strong Donor Ligand Angewandte Chemie International Edition 47

Version of Record online: 29 FEB 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200705620

Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

Pushed to the limit: Pushing C[DOUBLE BOND]C π bonds to the breaking point by using a push–push substitution pattern forces allenes to bend (see structure; C light blue, N dark blue). An acyclic allene featuring a C[DOUBLE BOND]C[DOUBLE BOND]C bond angle of 134.8° has been isolated in which the typically sp-hybridized central carbon atom approaches a configuration that has two lone pairs of electrons, and acts as a very strong η1-donor ligand for transition metals.

Complete the form below and we will send an e-mail message containing a link to the selected article on your behalf

Required = Required Field