Dilithiation of Two Diphenyl Ethers Each Containing Two NHCH2CH2Y (Y = OMe, NMe2) Side Arms in ortho Positions: Assembly of “Adamantanoid” Li4O2N4 Cores

Ian Cragg‐Hine, Matthew G. Davidson*, Oldrich Kocian, Francis S. Mair, Ehmke Pohl, Paul R. Raithby, Ronald Snaith, Neil Spencer, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Abstract

No N2Li2 units are formed on dilithiation of the RNH‐substituted ethers 1 and 2. Instead, the dimerization of two monomers leads to adamantanoid structures with Li4O2N4 frameworks and CH2CH2OMe and CH2CH2NMe2 side arms that are crucial for dimer formation. The adamantanoid structure of the Li2 compound prepared from 1 also persists in solution. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1182-1184
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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