Synthesis and Preparation of Alkaline-Earth-Metal Triphenylmethanides M(CPh 3) 2(18-crown-6)(HMPA) 2 and the Ether Scission Products[M(C 12H 23O 6)(N(SiMe 3) 2)] 2 (M = Sr, Ba)

Jacob S. Alexander, Karin Ruhlandt, Håkon Hope

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The emerging organometallic chemistry of the heavy alkaline-earth metals critically requires a diverse selection of target compounds to understand the metal-ligand bond characteristics. Accordingly, we set out to prepare a new series of target compounds involving the triphenylmethanide ligand. By investigating various synthetic strategies, we found that transamination results in crown ether scission with formation of vinyl ether, whereas the use of strontium and barium dibenzyl reagents leads to the desired products in good yield and purity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4933-4937
Number of pages5
Issue number24
StatePublished - Nov 24 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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