Amido→azaallyl transformation in sodium amide complexes of (S)-α-(methylbenzyl)benzylamine

Philip C. Andrews, Peter J. Duggan, Gary D. Fallen, Tom D. McCarthy, Anna C. Peatt

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The reaction of (S)-{[(Ph(Me)CH)(PhCH2)]NNa}n with pmdeta (N,N,N,′N,′N″-pentamethyldiethylenetriamine) produces red/green dichroic crystals of the azaallylic complexes {[Ph(Me)CNC(H)Ph]Na-pmdeta}, 3, and {[(PhCH)2N]Na-pmdeta}, 2; by X-ray diffraction 3 is found to be monomeric and structurally similar to the previously characterised 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2505-2507
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

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