Lewis base mediated rearrangements of alkali metal imides to η3-aza-allyl complexes: Preparation and n.m.r. spectroscopic solution studies of [CH3CH2CH2C(H)- ...C(But)-...N(H)·M·(HMPA) x]n (M = Li, x = 1; M = Na, x = 2) (HMPA = hexamethylphosphoramide)

Philip C. Andrews, David R. Armstrong, Murray MacGregor, Robert E. Mulvey, David Reed

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The η3-aza-allyl complexes [CH3CH 2CH2C(H)-...C(But)- ...N(H)·M·(HMPA)x]n [M = Li, x = 1, (1); M = Na, X = 2, (2)] (HMPA = hexamethylphosphoramide) are formed in high yield when HMPA [O = P(NMe2)3] is added to the metal imides, [Bun(But)C = NM]n; complexes (1) and (2) have been fully characterised by elemental analyses, and by i.r. and n.m.r. (1H, 7Li, 13C) spectroscopies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1341-1342
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

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