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Contrasting reactivity of (boryl)(aryl)lithium-amide with electrophiles: N- vs. p-aryl-C-nucleophilic substitution.

A new interesting article has been published in Dalton Trans. 2018 Sep 26. doi: 10.1039/c8dt03201g. and titled:

Contrasting reactivity of (boryl)(aryl)lithium-amide with electrophiles: N- vs. p-aryl-C-nucleophilic substitution.

Authors of this article are:
Dhara D Vijayakanth T Nayak MK Kalita P Boomishankar R Yildiz CB Chandrasekhar V Jana A.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Herein we report two different reactivity modes of lithium(aryl)(boryl)amide, 4, when it is reacted with chlorosilanes such as SiCl4 and MeSiHCl2, and chlorophosphine, Ph2PCl. Thus, the reaction of lithium(aryl)(boryl)amide, 4, with MeSiHCl2 leads exclusively to an N-substitution product, 6. On the other hand, the reaction of 4 with SiCl4 and Ph2PCl proceeds completely differently affording exclusively p-aryl-C-substitution products, 5 and 7, respectively.

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