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Synergic transformation of an ethylenediamine to a lithium 1,3-diaza-2-zincacyclopentene via an alkyllithium/bis(alkyl)zinc mixture

Campbell, Ross and Garcia-Alvarez, Pablo and Kennedy, Alan R. and Mulvey, Robert E. (2010) Synergic transformation of an ethylenediamine to a lithium 1,3-diaza-2-zincacyclopentene via an alkyllithium/bis(alkyl)zinc mixture. Chemistry - A European Journal, 16 (33). pp. 9964-9968. ISSN 0947-6539

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Abstract

Four bonds in total, two NH and two CH bonds, have been cleaved from a neutral secondary diamine through the cooperative effects of a lithium alkyl–zinc bisalkyl coalition aided by N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA) to generate a dianionic diazaethene.