Two efficient routes to bis-(2-arylethyl)amines have been developed by using regiospecific alkylation of dialkylnitrosamine anions and homologation of aromatic aldehydes with methoxyacetonitrile anion as the respective key steps. The hitherto uncharacterised 1,3-diaryl-2-azonia-allene ions have been prepared in isolable form. Attempted insertion of C1 fragments into these systems as a third route to the title compounds failed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1975|
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