Nicholson, B.K. & Whitley, S.K. (2004). Characterisation of the first authenticated organomercury hydroxide, 4-Me₂NC₆H₄HgOH. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 689, 515-521.
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4-Me₂NC₆H₄HgOH was prepared from 4-Me₂NC₆H₄HgOAc. Full characterisation showed that it crystallises as discrete molecules, the first example of a true organomercury hydroxide in the solid state. The structures of 4-Me₂NC₆H₄HgOAc and (4-Me₂NC₆H₄)₂Hg are also discussed. 4-Me₂NC₆H₄HgOH has been characterised spectroscopically and crystallographically as a true organomercury hydroxide.
This is an authors version of an article published in the, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, (c) 2004 Elsevier Science B.V.