Synthesis and Structure of the Magnesium Imide [(thf)MgNPh]6

Tony Hascall, Karin Ruhlandt‐Senge, Philip P. Power

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A hexagonal prism, in which the two parallel six‐membered rings of alternating Mg and N atoms are almost planar, forms the molecular framework of the title compound (Ph and THF substituents are represented by ipso‐C and O atoms, respectively, in the picture shown on the right). This compound, which can be readily synthesized from Et2Mg and H2NPh in ether, is the first well‐characterized magnesium imide. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-357
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 18 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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