Structural models for lithium intermediates during carboxamide-directed metallations

Matthew G. Davidson, Robert P. Davies, Paul R. Raithby, Ronald Snaith

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Structural models for Li intermediates during metallations of two different organic precursors having -NH-C=O units are isolated and structurally characterised, and shown to be complexed mono- and di-meric azaenolates with (-N=C-OLi·xB)n (B = Lewis base) groupings; contrary to earlier assumptions, the structures imply that the N-(rather than the O-) centres of these species would direct second lithiations to nearby C-H bonds although it has proved impossible thus far to detect the proposed dilithiated systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1695-1696
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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