Expanding the Scope of Lithium Coordination Chemistry by Placing Sodium Nearby: A Mixed Lithium-Sodium Benzyl Compound Having TMEDA-Chelated Li+ Cations in an Unprecedented Tetrameric Environment

Daniel R. Baker, William Clegg, Lynne Horsburgh, Robert Mulvey

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Abstract

Mixed-alkali-metal metalation of toluene in the presence of TMEDA produces the benzyl complex [(PhCH(2))(4)Li2-xNa2+x(TMEDA)(4)], which has an octagonal ring structure that, in. spite of the 4-fold aggregation, contains Li+ cations complexed by bidentate TMEDA, a situation normally sterically forbidden in, homometallic lithium tetramers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4170-4172
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994

Keywords

  • structural characterisitcs
  • crystal structure
  • alkali

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