Di-μ-bromido-bis[benzyl(diethyl ether)magnesium]

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The title benzyl Grignard reagent, [Mg2Br2(C 7H7)2(C4H10O) 2], was obtained by reaction of benzyl bromide with magnesium in diethyl ether, followed by crystallization from toluene. The asymmetric unit comprises one half-molecule, the structural dimeric unit being generated by inversion symmetry with an Mg⋯Mg distance of 3.469 (2) Å. The Mg(II) atom exhibits a distorted tetrahedral coordination geometry. The crystal packing is defined by van der Waals interactions only.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)m942
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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