Crystal structure of lithium diisopropylamide (LDA): an infinite helical arrangement composed of near-linear nitrogen-lithium-nitrogen units with four units per turn of helix

N.D.R Barnett, Robert Mulvey, William Clegg, Paul A. O'Neil

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Abstract

Although the number of crystal structure reports of organic lithium derivatives has mushroomed over the past decade or so, a report of the most important lithium reagent, indeed, one of the most utilized reagents throughout organic synthesis, lithium diisopropylamide (LDA), has been conspicuously absent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8187-8188
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume113
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 1991

Keywords

  • reactivity
  • crystal structure
  • lithium

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