Structural Characterization of a Base-Stabilized [Zn2]2+ Cation

In: Angewandte Chemie Internationale Edition, Jg. 48 (2009), S. 4748
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Something to zinc about: A base-stabilized [Zn2]2+ dication, obtained from the reaction of [Cp*2Zn2(dmap)2] (Cp*=C5Me5, dmap=4-dimethylaminopyridine) with two equivalents of [H(OEt2)2][Al{OC(CF3)3}4], is structurally characterized for the first time (see structure; red Zn, blue N, gray C; Zn-Zn 2.419(1) Å).