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Formation of the lithium alkylaluminium secondary amide [Me2Al{PhCH2}2Li.THF] by a methane elimination / amide insertion process

Armstrong, D.R. and Craig, F.J. and Kennedy, A.R. and Mulvey, R.E. (1998) Formation of the lithium alkylaluminium secondary amide [Me2Al{PhCH2}2Li.THF] by a methane elimination / amide insertion process. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 550 (1-2). pp. 355-358. ISSN 0022-328X

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Abstract

Synthesised by refluxing the amine adduct [Me3Al · (PhCH2)2NLi · HN(CH2Ph)2] in toluene/THF, the title compound has been structurally characterised by X-ray diffraction, and the methane elimination/amide insertion processes involved in its formation have been modelled theoretically through a series of ab initio MO calculations.