The reaction of the intramolecularly coordinated diaryltellurium(IV) oxide (8-Me2NC10H6)2TeO with acetonitrile proceeds with oxygen transfer and gives rise to the formation of the novel zwitterionic diaryltelluronium(IV) acetimidate (8-Me2NC 10H6)2TeNC(O)CH3 (1) in 57% yield. Hydrolysis of 1 with hydrochloric acid affords acetamide and the previously known diarylhydroxytelluronium(IV) chloride [(8-Me2NC 10H6)2Te(OH)]Cl. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
Mallow, O., Bolsinger, J., Finke, P., Hesse, M., Chen, Y., Duthie, A., ... Beckmann, J. (2014). Oxygen transfer from an intramolecularly coordinated diaryltellurium oxide to acetonitrile. formation and combined AIM and ELI-D analysis of a novel diaryltellurium acetimidate. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(31), 10870-10873. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja505648x