Synthesis of the mixed lithium-magnesium, mixed amide (R,R/S,S)-[{LiMg(TMP)[CH2Si(Me)(2)N(SiMe3)]}(2)]: a conformationally-locked structure of five fused rings inducing two stereogenic nitrogen centres

A.R. Kennedy, J.G. MacLellan, J.H. Moir, R.E. Mulvey, P.J.A. Rodger

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Reaction of the magnesium amide Mg(TMP)2 with the lithium amide LiHMDS is accompanied by an unexpected, sterically-promoted hydrogen transfer/amine elimination process, to yield the novel title compound which is the first such heterometallic composition to contain a heteroleptic amide ligand set.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1757-1758
Number of pages1
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2000


  • magnesium amide Mg(TMP)2
  • lithium amide LiHMDS
  • heterometallic composition
  • heteroleptic

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