Reactions of Group 14 metallocenes with lithiated primary amines; alternative pathways in the formation of the primary tris(amido)stannate [(MANH)Sn(NHMA)2Li.2THF] 1 and the cubanes [E(NCy)]4 (E = Sn 2, Pb 3; MA = (2-MeO)C6H4, Cy = C6H11)

Robert E. Allan, Michael A. Beswick, Maxwell K. Davies, Paul R. Raithby, Alexander Steiner, Dominic S. Wright

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Abstract

Two alternative reaction pathways have been identified in the nucleophilic substitution reactions of Group 14 metallocenes with lithiated primary amines [RNHLi]. These are exemplified by the syntheses and structures of the tris(amido)stannate [(MANH)Sn(μ-NHMA)2Li.2THF] 1, obtained by the reaction of [(MA)NHLi] with [Cp2Sn] (MA = 2-MeOC6H4), and the cubanes [E(NCy)]4 (E = Sn 2, Pb 3; Cy = C6H11), prepared from [CyNHLi] and [Cp2E]. The latter furnishes a new route to Group 14 imido cubanes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume550
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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