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Solvent-free and TMEDA-solvated mixed alkali metal-magnesium tris-diisopropylamides

Hevia, E. and Kenley, F.R. and Kennedy, A.R. and Mulvey, R.E. and Rowlings, R.B. (2003) Solvent-free and TMEDA-solvated mixed alkali metal-magnesium tris-diisopropylamides. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2003 (18). pp. 3347-3353. ISSN 1434-1948

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Abstract

A trio of heterobimetallic tris-diisopropylamides, the solvent-free potassium-magnesium amide [{KMg(NiPr2)(3)}(infinity)], its TMEDA solvate [KMg(NiPr2)(3).TMEDA] and the sodium congener [NaMg(NjPr(2))(3).TMEDA] has been synthesised by mixing the appropriate metal alkyl reagents with three molar equivalents of diisopropylamine in a hydrocarbon medium, to which, in the last two cases, TMEDA is added. All three amides have been successfully crystallographically characterised by X-ray diffraction studies. Representing the first pure s-block mixed-metal diisopropylamide free of solvent molecules or other stabilising anionic co-ligands, the first compound adopts an infinite spiral chain of ...K-(mu-N)(2)-Mg-N... links, the metal-N framework of which is supported by agostic K...C intra-dinuclear and inter-dinuclear contacts. The dinuclear tris-amido motif is maintained in both TMEDA complexes, the metal-N cores of which are essentially isostructural, but the presence of the chelating diamine blocks the propagating terminal site on the alkali metal and so gives rise to discrete molecular structures.

Item type: Article
ID code: 634
Keywords: alkali metals, N ligands, heterometallic complexes, potassium, magnesium, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Subjects: Science > Chemistry
Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
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    Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
    Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2006
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 12:03
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/634

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