Monomerizing alkali-metal 3,5-dimethylbenzyl salts with tris(N, N-dimethyl-2-aminoethyl)amine (Me6TREN): structural and bonding implications.

@article{Armstrong2013MonomerizingA3,
  title={Monomerizing alkali-metal 3,5-dimethylbenzyl salts with tris(N, N-dimethyl-2-aminoethyl)amine (Me6TREN): structural and bonding implications.},
  author={David R. Armstrong and Matthew G. Davidson and Daniel Garc{\'i}a-Viv{\'o} and Alan R Kennedy and Robert E Mulvey and Stuart D Robertson},
  journal={Inorganic chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 20},
  pages={12023-32}
}
The series of alkali-metal (Li, Na, K) complexes of the substituted benzyl anion 3,5-dimethylbenzyl (Me2C6H3CH2(-)) derived from 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene (mesitylene) have been coerced into monomeric forms by supporting them with the tripodal tetradentate Lewis donor tris(N,N-dimethyl-2-aminoethyl)amine, [N(CH2CH2NMe2)3, Me6TREN]. Molecular structure analysis… CONTINUE READING