Single electron transfer (SET) activity of the dialkyl-amido sodium zincate [(TMEDA)·Na(μ-TMP)(μ- tBu)Zn( tBu)] towards TEMPO and chalcone

D. R. Armstrong, L. Balloch, J. J. Crawford, B. J. Fleming, L. M. Hogg, A. R. Kennedy, J. Klett, R. E. Mulvey, Charles T. O'Hara, S. A. Orr, S. D. Robertson

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More usually thought of as a base, the sodium zincate [(TMEDA) ·Na(μ-TMP)(μ- tBu)Zn( tBu)] 1 can undergo single electron transfer with TEMPO to give [(TMEDA)·Na(μ-TMP)(μ- TEMPO -)Zn( tBu)] 2 and [(TMEDA)·Na(μ-TEMPO -) 2Zn( tBu)] 3; and with chalcone [PhCOCHCHPh] gives [{(TMEDA)·Na(μ-TMP)Zn( tBu)} 2(μ- OCPhCHCHPhCHPhCHCPh-μ-O)] which contains two chalcone units C-C coupled though their benzylic C atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1541-1543
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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