A New Coordinating Chiral Lithium Amide

Donald Barr, David J. Berrisford, Raymond V H Jones, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Ronald Snaith, J. Fraser Stoddart*, David J. Williams

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The C2‐symmetric (R,R)‐di(α‐methoxymethylbenzyl)amine 1, synthesized from (R)‐phenylglycinol and α‐methoxyacetophenone, yields a lithium amide 2 upon lithiation with nBuLi. In the solid state and in solution, 2 is present as a dimer. 4‐tert‐Butylcyclohexanone could be asymmetrically deprotonated with this lithium amide. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1044-1047
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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