The red crystalline complex [PhCH2(Me)NNa(tmeda)]2, synthesised from equimolar proportions of PhNa, the secondary amine PhCH2(Me)NH and the Lewis base tmeda (tetramethylethylenediamine, Me2NCH2CH2NMe2), has been structurally identified by X-ray diffraction studies, which reveals a new type of structure based on a buckled (NNa)2 dimeric ring with a cisoid arrangement of amido-substituents.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 1991|
- molecular-orbital methods
- Valence basis-sets
- crystalline complex
- crystal structures