Stoichiometric dependence of the long-established reaction of butyllithium with pyridine: A hidden secondary reaction that produces a pyridine adduct of a lithiodihydropyridine

Robert Mulvey, Lorraine Dunbar, W. Clegg, L. Horsburgh

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Abstract

By adding more than three molar equivalents of pyridine to n-butyllithium, a new reaction has been, uncovered in which the novel bis(pyridine)dihydropyridyllithium dimer 1 is formed. The reduction process formally involves transfer of an in situ form of lithium hydride.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-755
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 1996

Keywords

  • dihydropyridine
  • heterocycles
  • hydride transfer
  • lithium compounds
  • structure elucidation

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