BiPh3 - A convenient synthon for heavy alkaline-earth metal amides

Miriam M. Gillett-Kunnath, Jonathan G. MacLellan, Craig M. Forsyth, Philip C. Andrews, Glen B. Deacon, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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Environmentally friendly, commercially available BiPh3 reacts with heavy alkaline-earth metals (Ae) and bulky trimethylsilylamines to give the corresponding amides [Ae{N(SiMe3)(R)}2(thf)n] (R = SiMe3, 2,4,6-Me3C6H2, 2,6- iPr2C6H3) in good yields, providing proof of concept for a general synthetic method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4490-4492
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number37
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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