Synthesis and structure of a monomeric chiral lithium dialkylaluminium amide derived from Schöllkopf's bis-lactim ether and α -(methylbenzyl)benzylamine

Philip C Andrews, Melissa Maguire, Esteban Pombo-Villar

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Crystals of a monomeric lithium dialkylaluminium amide containing two different chiral amide moieties have been isolated from the reaction of lithiated Schöllkopf's bis-lactim ether complexed by pmdta with the diethylaluminium amide of (S)-α-(methylbenzyl)benzylamine, with single crystal X-ray diffraction revealing a migration of the Li cation in the aluminate from its initial position on the pyrazine ring of the lactim ether precursor. (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3305-3308
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2003


  • Aluminium
  • Amides
  • Chirality
  • Lithium
  • Structure elucidation

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