A polymeric solvent-free variant of a hydridomagnesium inverse crown

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A solvent-free agostically propagated polymeric variant of a previously reported hydride-containing inverse crown molecule has been prepared, namely tetra-mu(2)-diisopropylamido-di-mu(2)-hydrido-dimagnesium(II) disodium(I), [Mg2Na2H2(C6-H14N)(4)]. The asymmetric unit contains two crystallographically independent centrosymmetric molecules, each existing as a cationic eight-membered ring, with alternating metal and N atoms, which acts as a host towards two hydride anions. The metal amide rings are linked via Na (.) (.) (.) C agostic interactions to produce one-dimensional polymeric chains propagating along the crystallographic b direction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)M366-M368
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


  • alkali metal magnesium
  • chemistry
  • hydride

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