Synthesis and novel structure of the first crystallographically characterised chiral α-amino lithium alkoxide

John E. Davies, Paul R. Raithby, Ronald Snaith, Andrew E.H. Wheatley

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Lithium N,N,N′-trimethylethylenediamide, LiN-(Me)(CH2)2NMe2, reacts with o-anisaldehyde, o-MeOC6H4CHO, to afford a chiral α-amino lithium alkoxide 1, which in the solid state is a racemic tetramer with an 'open' pseudo-cubane core; the extent to which the N,N,N′-trimethylethylenediamido moieties internally solvate the Li centres varies with the chirality of the protected aldehyde groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1721-1722
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 1997

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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