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Synthesis, Structure, Tautomerism, and Reactivity of Methanetrisamidines


  • S. Schulz gratefully acknowledges financial support by the University of Duisburg-Essen.


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Tout au contraire: Both tautomeric forms of a methanetrisamidine were structurally characterized for the first time by X-ray diffraction and by ab initio calculations (see structures; gray C, red H, blue N). Their reactivity as proton acceptors and multianionic ligands was demonstrated.