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2,5-Dimethyl-3,6-bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenylimino)methyl]- and 2,6-Bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenylimino)methyl]pyrazine: Two New Chelating Ligands for Transition Metal Complexes

Schumann, Herbert; Luo, He-Kuan

The reaction of tetramethylpyrazine with SeO2 yields 2,5-dimethylpyrazine-3,6-dicarboxaldehyde (1) from which the 2,5-dimethyl-3,6-bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenylimino)methyl]pyrazine (2) was synthesized by treatment with 2 equivalents of 2,6-diisopropylaniline. 2,6-Dimethylpyrazine reacts with benzaldehyde to give 2,6-distyrylpyrazine (3). Ozonolysis of 3, followed by treatment with Na2SO3 and 2,6-diisopropylaniline resulted in the formation of 2,6-bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenylimino) methyl]pyrazine (5) together with [(2,6-diisopropylphenylimino)methyl]benzene (6).
Published in: Zeitschrift fĂĽr Naturforschung B, 10.1515/znb-2005-0104, De Gruyter