Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Crossing organolithium compounds with organolithium compounds : molecular squares and a cage-encapsulating reaction

Fyfe, Andrew A. and Kennedy, Alan R. and Klett, Jan and Mulvey, Robert E. (2011) Crossing organolithium compounds with organolithium compounds : molecular squares and a cage-encapsulating reaction. Angewandte Chemie, 50 (34). pp. 7776-7780. ISSN 0044-8249

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Triple-crossed: An extraordinary crossing reaction involving three popular utility organolithium reagents nBuLi, LiTMP (TMP=2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidide), and LiC5H5 leads to the unexpected deprotonation of C5H5− anions to C5H42− dianions, which was manifested through the trapping of the hexameric nBuLi cage by a [{Li(μ-TMP)Li(μ-C5H5)}4] molecular square ring (see picture).