Simplifying metal-'ate' chemistry: formation and comprehensive characterisation of a homo-metallic amido lithiate complex

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Addition of TMEDA to lithium allyl-1-naphthylamide in a 1 : 1 ratio afforded the novel amido lithium/lithiate complex, [Li(TMEDA)2][Li{N(1-naph)(CH2CHCH2)}2]. 7Li NMR and computational calculations indicate this model to be representative of the solution state, with 1H and 13C NMR showing a 1,3-sigmatropic rearrangement. [Li{N(1-naph)(CH2CHCH2)}·Et2O]21, and [Li{N(1-naph) (CH2CHCH2)}·PMDETA] 3, are presented for comparison.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10887-10890
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2016

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