Ball-mill applications in low-valent alkaline-earth metal chemistry

Solvent-free solid-solid reactions have one clear advantage: the product is trapped in the solid state. This allows for isolation of otherwise extremely reactive low-valent intermediates like for example Mg(I) radicals.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202200511
Access to a Labile Monomeric Magnesium Radical by Ball-Milling

z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2022, e202200138
Low-valent Mg(I) complexes by ball-milling