Crystal structures of (R,R)-{[Ph(Me)CH]2NLi·pmdeta} and {[PhC(=CH2)NH]Na·pmdeta}2: Alkali metal amides derived from (R,R)-bis(α-methylbenzyl)amine

Philip C Andrews, Peter J Duggan, Melissa Maguire, Peter J Nichols

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The reaction of BunM (M = Li, Na) with [(R,R)]-bis(α- methylbenzyl)amine in the presence of pmdeta results in the formation of the chiral lithium amide complex (R,R)- {[Ph(Me)CH]2NLi·pmdeta} and, remarkably, the sodium enamide, {[PhC(=CH2)NH]Na·pmdeta}2; both compounds have been authenticated by single crystal X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-54
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2001

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