Alkylzinc hydrazides: Self-assembly of hexanuclear ring systems in acetonitrile

Mark R. J. Elsegood, Carl Redshaw

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The 18th hole: Novel 18-membered zinc–nitrogen ring systems are readily accessible from the reaction of Me2NNH2 and R/R'Zn (R=R'=C6F5; R=R'=Ph; R=Et, R'=Cl) and subsequent work-up with acetonitrile. More forcing conditions are required in the case of R=R'=Et. The intriguing solid-state structures have been identified by X-ray crystallography using synchrotron radiation (see scheme), and these new complexes undergo hydrolysis to give acetamide hydrazones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3530-3534
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2008

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