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TEMPO: a novel chameleonic ligand for s-block metal amide chemistry

Forbes, G.C. and Kennedy, A.R. and Mulvey, R.E. and Rodger, P.J.A. (2001) TEMPO: a novel chameleonic ligand for s-block metal amide chemistry. Chemical Communications (London), 2001 (15). pp. 1400-1401. ISSN 0009-241X

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The first structurally characterised examples of the nitroxide TEMPO acting as a ligand towards Li, Na or Mg are described, through a series of hexamethyldisilazide complexes which reveals a remarkable breadth of variety in structure and in the mode of ligation.