Potassium-zinc induced synergic enhancement of the basicity of hexamethyldisilazide (HMDS) towards methylbenzene molecules

W. Clegg, G.C. Forbes, A.R. Kennedy, R.E. Mulvey, S.T. Liddle

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Abstract

While neither KHMDS nor Zn(HMDS)(2) can unilaterally metallate toluene under the conditions studied, the bilateral base 'KZn(HMDS)(3)' can smoothly do so to produce the benzyl product [{KZn(HMDS)(2)(CH2Ph)}(infinity)], which exists in the crystal as an infinite spiral chain of benzyl (ambi-sigma, pi)-linked (KNZnN) rings.
LanguageEnglish
Pages406-407
Number of pages1
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Volume2003
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Toluene
Alkalinity
Zinc
Potassium
Crystals
Molecules

Keywords

  • macrocyclic amide
  • chemistry
  • block
  • magnesium

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