Lithium structural chemistry continues to surprise as highlighted here by the reaction of Bu(n)Li, aniline and pmdeta, which by analogy with related systems, should yield a simple monomeric complex, when, in fact, an unprecedented trinuclear formulation is produced; in contrast, the corresponding Na system falls into line with predictions, in yielding a dimeric product.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Apr 1995|
- amide chemistry
- lithium anilide