After 118 years, the isolation of two common radical anion reductants as simple, stable solids Academic Article uri icon


  • Two common radical anion reductants, potassium benzophenone ketyl (K(Ph(2)CO)) and potassium naphthalenide (K(2)(C(10)H(8))(2)(THF)), have been isolated and characterized for the first time in solvent-free form or with low solvent content, allowing their use as pure solid reactants in preparative redox chemistry in accurate stoichiometric amounts.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Scott, T. A., Ooro, B. A., Collins, D. J., Shatruk, M., Yakovenko, A., Dunbar, K. R., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 37

publication date

  • January 2009