Metal-Stabilized Phenoxonium Cation

Arkadi Vigalok, Boris Rybtchinski, Yael Gozin, Tehila S. Koblenz, Yehoshoa Ben-David, Haim Rozenberg, David Milstein*

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An unprecedented metal-stabilized phenoxonium cation was prepared by a process involving dearomatization of a phenoxy complex. The unique η2 C=O-metal (iridium) coordination mode leaves the positive charge delocalized within the former aromatic ring. The X-ray structure and conversion into η2 C=O-coordinated metal-quinone complex are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15692-15693
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number51
StatePublished - 24 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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