Exploring the Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Well-Defined 1-Adamantylzinc Bromide Complexes

The first syntheses and crystal structures of well-defined 1-adamantyl complexes of zinc are reported. The use of dif- ferent ligands effects both the color and the nuclearity of the new structures. The effect of the coordination sphere of zinc on the reactivity of the new adamantylzinc nucleophiles in Negishi-like alkyl-alkyl cross-coupling reactions was al- so explored.