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Mixed-metal sodium-magnesium macrocyclic amide chemistry: A template reaction for the site selective dideprotonation of arene molecules

Armstrong, D.R. and Kennedy, A.R. and Mulvey, R.E. and Rowlings, R.B. (1999) Mixed-metal sodium-magnesium macrocyclic amide chemistry: A template reaction for the site selective dideprotonation of arene molecules. Angewandte Chemie, 38 (1-2). pp. 131-133. ISSN 0044-8249

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Abstract

A remarkable pair of macrocyclic amides has been synthesized and crystallographically characterized; these consist of a twelve-membered (N6Na4Mg2)2+ cationic ring host with [C6H3(CH3)]2- or (C6H4)2- dianionic guests (see picture) derived from toluene and benzene, respectively.