Structurally-defined potassium-mediated regioselective zincation of amino-and alkoxy-substituted pyridines

B. Conway, D.V. Graham, E. Hevia, A.R. Kennedy, J. Klett, R.E. Mulvey

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The new synergic base [PMDETA·K(TMP)(Et)Zn(Et)] selectively zincates 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine at the 2-position and 4-methoxypyridine at the 3-position, to afford bimetallic potassium pyridylzinc complexes each displaying a novel, but remarkably different, structure. (Abstract from:
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2638-2640
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • structurally-defined
  • potassium-mediated
  • regioselective
  • zincation
  • amino-and alkoxy-substituted pyridines

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