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Selective crystallization of di-sec-butylmagnesium. N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine from solutions containing mixtures of normal-butyl and secondary-butyl isomers

Barnett, N.D.R. and Clegg, W. and Mulvey, Robert and O'Neil, P.A. and Reed, D. (1996) Selective crystallization of di-sec-butylmagnesium. N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine from solutions containing mixtures of normal-butyl and secondary-butyl isomers. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 510 (1-2). pp. 297-300. ISSN 0022-328X

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Abstract

Found to crystallise selectively from treatment of commercial (s)Bu((n)Bu)Mg solutions with N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA), the complex ((s)Bu(2)Mg . TMEDA) is mononuclear in the crystal state and undergoes a solvation-desolvation equilibrium in arene solution. The crystal structure is noteworthy for the large C-Mg-C bond angle of 133.6(2)degrees, attributable to the branched nature of the alkyl substituents. This angular distortion is thought to encourage the partial loss of TMEDA from Mg centres in solution.