BibTex format

author = {Riedel, R and Seel, AG and Malko, D and Miller, DP and Sperling, BT and Choi, H and Headen, TF and Zurek, E and Porch, A and Kucernak, A and Pyper, NC and Edwards, PP and Barrett, AGM},
doi = {10.1021/jacs.1c00115},
journal = {Journal of the American Chemical Society},
pages = {3934--3943},
title = {Superalkali-alkalide interactions and ion pairing in low-polarity solvents},
url = {},
volume = {143},
year = {2021}

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AB - The nature of anionic alkali metals in solution is traditionally thought to be “gaslike” and unperturbed. In contrast to this noninteracting picture, we present experimental and computational data herein that support ion pairing in alkalide solutions. Concentration dependent ionic conductivity, dielectric spectroscopy, and neutron scattering results are consistent with the presence of superalkali–alkalide ion pairs in solution, whose stability and properties have been further investigated by DFT calculations. Our temperature dependent alkali metal NMR measurements reveal that the dynamics of the alkalide species is both reversible and thermally activated suggesting a complicated exchange process for the ion paired species. The results of this study go beyond a picture of alkalides being a “gaslike” anion in solution and highlight the significance of the interaction of the alkalide with its complex countercation (superalkali).
AU - Riedel,R
AU - Seel,AG
AU - Malko,D
AU - Miller,DP
AU - Sperling,BT
AU - Choi,H
AU - Headen,TF
AU - Zurek,E
AU - Porch,A
AU - Kucernak,A
AU - Pyper,NC
AU - Edwards,PP
AU - Barrett,AGM
DO - 10.1021/jacs.1c00115
EP - 3943
PY - 2021///
SN - 0002-7863
SP - 3934
TI - Superalkali-alkalide interactions and ion pairing in low-polarity solvents
T2 - Journal of the American Chemical Society
UR -
UR -
VL - 143
ER -