Synthesis of fluoro(aryloxo)alkaline earth metal cages by C-F bond activation

Glen Berenger Deacon, Peter Courtney Junk, Graeme John Moxey

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Treatment of Ca or Sr metal with g(C6F5)2 and 2,4,6-trimethylphenol (HOmes) in 1,2-dimethoxyethane (dme) at room temperature resulted in Ci??F bond activation, giving rise to the unique fluoro(aryloxo)alkaline earth cages [Ca5(l4-F)(l3-F)4(l-Omes)4(Omes)(dme)4] 1 and [Sr10(l4-F)4(l3-F)4(l- Omes)12(dme)4] 2, which can be viewed as arrested fluorite structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5620 - 5622
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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