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J Am Chem Soc. 2003 Oct 22;125(42):12698-9.

New insights into the reaction of zinc alkyls with dioxygen.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University of Technology, Noakowskiego 3, 00-664 Warsaw, Poland.


Studies on the reaction of zinc alkyls with O2 are reported which demonstrate that the selective oxygenation of organozinc compound is viable. The reaction of [EtZn(azol)]n (azol = deprotonated 1-aziridineethanol) with an excess of dry O2 in toluene affords the zinc ethylperoxide [EtOOZn(azol)]2[EtZn(azol)]2, while the analogous reaction between Me2Zn and O2 results in the isolation of the Me6Zn7(OMe)8 cluster in high yield.

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