Yuzhong Wang, Yaoming Xie, Mariham Y. Abraham, Robert J. Gilliard Jr., Pingrong Wei,
Charles F. Campana, Henry F. Schaefer III, Paul von R. Schleyer, and Gregory H. Robinson
NHC complexes with zinc were synthesized including what the author's
claim as the first synthesis of anionic NHC via a lithiation of an NHC,
the first 1:3 lithium: zinc NHC complex, the first 1:1 lithium:zinc NHC
complex, and the first C4 bound NHC stabilized organozincates.