Examples of Alkali metal
Here we report an example of cross-dehydrogenative heteroaromatic C–H functionalization catalysed by an Earth-abundant alkali metal species.
New high-speed video footage suggests that the classic chemistry explosion of an alkali metal in water is driven by positive charges repelling each other.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )
In chemical compounds, alkali metal ions typically assume a positive oxidation state where they lose an electron, and only rarely are in a charge state where they receive an electron.
(Nature Communications, )
Alkali metal cations are known to overcome this limitation through non-covalent interactions with adsorbed reagent species, but the effect is restricted by the solubility of relevant salts.
Using high-speed cameras and molecular simulations it is now shown that a key early step in this reaction is the migration of electrons from the alkali metal into water, leading to a charging of the metal's surface and subsequent Coulomb explosion.
(Nature Chemistry, )
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