First Reaction of Dizincocene with Preservation of the Zn-Zn-Bond

In: Angewandte Chemie Internationale Edition, Jg. 48 (2009), S. 807
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Reaction without ZnZn rupture: Cp*2Zn2 reacts with a fourfold excess of the strong Lewis base 4-dimethylaminopyridine (dmap) to unexpectedly form the Lewis acid-base adduct 1, in which both dmap molecules coordinate in a geminal binding mode to only one zinc atom. Cp*=C5Me5.