Evidence for extreme activation of carbon-hydrogen bonds in [(PhCH2)2NNa]n: resultant carbon-hydrogen bond cleavage to give {[PhC(H)NC(H)Ph]Na.cntdot.PMDETA}n

Philip C. Andrews, David R. Armstrong, Robert Mulvey, David Reed

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Abstract

In organolithium chemistry evidence is accumulating that lithium atoms situated in abnormally low coordination environments then proceed to interact with nearby CH units of the ligands. For example, the crystal structure of [(PhCH,),NLi], revealed a planar (NLi)3 ring whose formally just two-coordinate metal atoms form close contacts with CHpCoCH portions of the benzyl groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5235-5236
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume110
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 1988

Keywords

  • carbon-hydrogen bonds
  • organolithium chemistry

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