Monometallation of a di(aminoaryl) ether induces a Smiles rearrangement leading to a sodium aryloxide complex: The synthesis and crystal structure of [(MeOCH2CH2)(C6H4NHCH 2CH2OMe)NC6H4O·Na] 2

Ian Cragg-Hine, Matthew G. Davidson*, Oldrich Kocian, Thomas Kottke, Francis S. Mair, Ronald Snaith, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Abstract

The title compound was synthesised by 1: 1 reaction of sodium hydride with a di(aminoaryl) ether ligand in toluene-hexamethylphosphoramide (HMPA) solution; X-ray crystallography revealed that an in situ Smiles rearrangement of the ligand had taken place to give a dimeric aryloxide sodium complex, which is in stark contrast to previous results obtained by 2: 1 reaction of BunLi with the ligand in the absence of HMPA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1355-1357
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

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