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    • Keywords


      Aromatic lithiation; Roberts-Curtin mechanism; N,N-dimethyl-1-naphthylamine; N,N-dimethyl-2-aminobiphenyl; Steric factors; Transition state

    • Abstract


      N,N-Dimethyl-1-naphthyIamine and N,N-dimethyl-2-aminobiphenyl do not undergoortho-lithiation although lithiation at a distant, but sterically close, position does occur. The result, although apparently anomalous, can be explained by Roberts-Curtin mechanism, taking into consideration the steric strain present at the transition state corresponding to the proton abstraction process.

    • Author Affiliations


      N S Narasimhan1 S P Chandrachood1 P S Chandrachood1 M V Barve1

      1. Department of Chemistry, University of Poona, Pune - 411 007, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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