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Unexpected structure of 1,3-diphenyl-2-azaallylpotassium-N,N,N',N'',N''-pentamethyldiethylenetriamine: Infinite, zigzag chains of alternating cations and two distinct types of anion, one azaallyl bonded, the other allyl bonded

Andrews, P C and Armstrong, D R and Clegg, W and Craig, F J and Dunbar, L and Mulvey, Robert (1997) Unexpected structure of 1,3-diphenyl-2-azaallylpotassium-N,N,N',N'',N''-pentamethyldiethylenetriamine: Infinite, zigzag chains of alternating cations and two distinct types of anion, one azaallyl bonded, the other allyl bonded. Chemical Communications (3). pp. 319-320. ISSN 1359-7345

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Abstract

[{[PhC(H)- N - C(H)Ph]K--(+). pmdeta}(infinity)] adopts a novel crystal structure exhibiting separate eta(3)-C - N - C and eta(3)-C - C - C ligating modes, surprisingly leaving one electronegative N centre not bonded to K+; reaction of the azaallyl K with its parent imine PhC(H)=NCH(2)Ph in toluene affords the interesting, metal-free, chiral product PhC(H)=NCH(Ph)CH(Ph)N(H)CH(2)Ph.