Schwarz R1, Pejic M1, Fischer P1, Marinaro M1, Jörissen L1, Wachtler M1.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Nov 21;55(48):14958-14962. doi: 10.1002/anie.201606448. Epub 2016 Oct 28.Unlike ferrocene, bis(η5 -cyclopentadienyl)magnesium (magnesocene, MgCp2 ) is slightly dissociated in solvents, such as ethers, resulting in electrolyte solutions with low conductivity. MgCp2 /tetrahydrofuran solutions make possible reversible magnesium plating and stripping with low over-potentials for many cycles. The Mg deposits appear with a cauliflower-like morphology. IR and NMR spectroscopy confirm that the electrolyte is stable and not decomposed during prolonged cycling. Read More