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Diisopropylamide and TMP turbo-grignard reagents : a structural rationale for their contrasting reactivities

Armstrong, D.R. and Garcia-Alvarez, P. and Kennedy, A.R. and Mulvey, R.E. and Parkinson, J.A. (2010) Diisopropylamide and TMP turbo-grignard reagents : a structural rationale for their contrasting reactivities. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49 (18). 3185–3188. ISSN 1433-7851

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Abstract

A neutral dimeric molecule in crystal form, the diisopropylamido turbo-Grignard reagent '(iPr2N)MgCl⋅LiCl' (see structure; blue N, red O, green Mg, yellow Cl, black C) separates into several charged ate species in dynamic exchange with each other in THF solution as determined by a combination of EXSY and DOSY NMR studies.