Synthesis and reactions of a novel bulky aryllithium

Masaichi Saito, Yuta Okuyama, Tomoyuki Tajima, Daichi Kato, Michikazu Yoshioka

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A novel bulky aryllithium, 2,6-bis{2,5-bis[bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl] phenyl}phenyllithium (BbspLi), was synthesized. Reactions of BbspLi 5 with Group 14 electrophiles, such as stannous chloride, with carbon tetrachloride or tetrachlorometallanes gave fluorene 6. Reaction of BbspLi with carbon tetrachloride gave benzyl chloride 8, which converted to 6 under acidic conditions. BbspLi 5 isomerized to the corresponding benzyl anion 10, which underwent halophilic reactions with Group 14 electrophiles to give fluorene 6 via the benzyl chloride intermediate 8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-611
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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