Lewis‐Base‐Dictated Structural Variations in Sodium Amide Chemistry: X‐Ray Crystal Structures of Phenyl(2‐pyridyl)amidosodium with Hexamethylphosphoric Triamide (HMPA) and with Pentamethyldiethylenetriamine (PMDETA)

Philip C. Andrews, William Clegg, Robert E. Mulvey

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Two Crystalline adducts of sodium amide 1 and 2 adopt contrasting binuclear structures, as revealed by X‐ray diffraction. Thus, the bidentate anions are linked to the Na ions in a terminal manner in 1 but in a bridging manner in 2. Each structure also displays unusual donor‐acceptor coordinations, with PA bridging to Na in 1, while only two of the three available PMDETA nitrogen centers complex to Na in 2. (Formula Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1440-1441
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie: International Edition in English
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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