Isolation and characterisation of a (-)-sparteine coordinated mixed alkyl/ amido sodium magnesiate, a chiral variant of an important utility ate base

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When a 1 : 1 (BuNa)-Bu-n-(Bu2Mg)-Bu-n,s mixture is treated with two molar equivalents of TMP(H) (TMP = 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-piperidide) and one molar equivalent of (-)-sparteine in hydrocarbon medium, a new chiral mixed-metal, mixed alkylamide [{(-)-sparteine}center dot Na(mu-Bu)(mu-TMP)Mg(TMP)] can be isolated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4975-4977
Number of pages2
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • metal mediated magnesiation
  • deprotonation
  • manganation
  • lithiation
  • chemistry
  • reagents
  • diamines

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