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A new type of structure in sodium amide ring chemistry: crystal structure of [PhCH2(Me)NNa(tmeda)]2 showing a buckled, rather than the normal planar, (NNa)2 cyclic ring, with a cisoid, rather than the normal transoid, arrangement of amido-substituents (tmeda = tetramethylethylenediamine)

ANDREWS, P C and ARMSTRONG, D R and CLEGG, W and MACGREGOR, M and Mulvey, Robert (1991) A new type of structure in sodium amide ring chemistry: crystal structure of [PhCH2(Me)NNa(tmeda)]2 showing a buckled, rather than the normal planar, (NNa)2 cyclic ring, with a cisoid, rather than the normal transoid, arrangement of amido-substituents (tmeda = tetramethylethylenediamine). Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (7). pp. 497-498. ISSN 0022-4936

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Abstract

The red crystalline complex [PhCH2(Me)NNa(tmeda)]2, synthesised from equimolar proportions of PhNa, the secondary amine PhCH2(Me)NH and the Lewis base tmeda (tetramethylethylenediamine, Me2NCH2CH2NMe2), has been structurally identified by X-ray diffraction studies, which reveals a new type of structure based on a buckled (NNa)2 dimeric ring with a cisoid arrangement of amido-substituents.