Structural insights into mono-amido tris-alkyl potassium aluminates

Ben Conway, Pablo Garcia-Alvarez, Alan R. Kennedy, Jan Klett, Robert E. Mulvey, Stuart D. Robertson

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Co-complexation of a potassium amide with (Bu3Al)-Bu-i in the presence of the tridentate chelating ligand PMDETA results in a series of potassium aluminates of general formula [PMDETA center dot K(mu-amide)(mu-Bu-i)Al(Bu-i)(2)] [where amide = TMP (6); DMP (7); HMDS (8)] which have been characterized by solution NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. Their solid-state structures contain a central KNAlC ring whose degree of puckering is dictated by the differing interactions between the potassium centre and the aluminium bound anionic ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1712
Number of pages6
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • directed ortho metalation
  • tertiary aromatic amide
  • pyrimidines
  • mediated magnesiation
  • functionalizations


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