Synergic transformation of an ethylenediamine to a lithium 1,3-diaza-2-zincacyclopentene via an alkyllithium/bis(alkyl)zinc mixture

Ross Campbell, Pablo Garcia-Alvarez, Alan R. Kennedy, Robert E. Mulvey

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Abstract

Four bonds in total, two NH and two CH bonds, have been cleaved from a neutral secondary diamine through the cooperative effects of a lithium alkyl–zinc bisalkyl coalition aided by N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA) to generate a dianionic diazaethene.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9964-9968
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume16
Issue number33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2010

Keywords

  • amines
  • hydrides
  • lithium
  • metallacycles
  • zinc
  • directed ortho-metalation
  • mediated zincation
  • deprotonative matalation
  • functionalized aromatics
  • complexes
  • magnesium

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