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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine