Journal article

Sixty years after wittig: Gas-phase synthesis of lithium trimethylammonium methylide, [(CH3)(3)NCH2Li]( )

Richard AJ O'Hair, Tom Waters, Benjamin Cao

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2007

Abstract

(Graph Presented) Very Wittig: Collisional activation of the lithiated betaine cation [(CH3)3NCH2CO 2Li]+ (m/z 124) in the gas phase results in decarboxylation to form the lithiated ylide [(CH3) 3NCH2Li]+ (m/z 80). Calculations and ion-molecule reactions with water confirm the identity and reactivity of this species. © 2007 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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