Lithiation of N,N,N ',N '-tetraisopropylpyridine-2,6-dicarboxamide: synthesis, characterization and single crystal X-ray studies of chalcogen (Se/Te) derivatives of N,N,N ',N '-tetraisopropylpyridine-2,6-dicarboxamide


The lithiation of N,N,N',N'-tetraisopropylpyridine-2,6-dicarboxamide (1) and its application in the synthesis of chalcogen (Se/Te) derivatives was investigated. It was found that the selectivity of the reaction changed with the change in the amount of n-BuLi used. The lithiation of 1 with 6.1 equiv of n-BuLi followed by subsequent reactions with selenium/tellurium and iodomethane exclusively afforded the monosubstituted chalcogen derivative (2a/2b) in excellent yield. However, the use of 2.1 or 4.2 equiv of n-BuLi gave two additional products along with 2a/2b. One of the isolated products corresponded to the double lithiation of 1 and the other to the ortho lithiation followed by nucleophilic addition of n-BuLi to the one of the two carbonyl moieties. The prepared compounds have been characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography, NMR (H-1, C-13, Se-77 and Te-125), IR, UV-Visible and Mass spectroscopy. Crystal structure of N,N,N',N'-tetraisopropyl-3,5-bis(methyltelluryl)pyridine-2,6-dicarboxamide (3b) reveals a strong intramolecular C center dot O center dot center dot center dot Te secondary and intermolecular Te center dot center dot center dot pi pyridyl interactions. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.






Dhau, JS; Dhir, R; Singh, A; Singh, A; Brandao, P; Felix, V

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We are thankful to the CSIR, New Delhi, India, for financial support (Scheme No.: 01(2345)/09/EMR-II). We are also thankful to Mr. Avtar Singh, CIL, Panjab University, Chandigarh, for NMR spectra.

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