Ligand and coligand effects on ion association in magnesium amides

Ana Torvisco, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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We report here the examination of the effect of ligand bulk and coligand influence on ion association in a family of magnesium amides. Use of the sparsely employed, sterically demanding coligand HMPA (hexamethylphosphoramide, O=P(N(Me)2)3, in conjunction with four different silylamides [N(SiMe3)(R)]- (R = SiMe3, C 6H5 (Ph), 2,4,6-MesC6H2 (Mes), 2,6-i-Pr2C6H3 (Dipp)) provides unique insight into factors governing ion association. To this effect, we report three contact molecules, along with one example of a rare ion-association state with one amido group metal-bound, whereas the other is unassociated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)986-991
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 14 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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