Reaction of solid NH4Br with BunLi and HMPA (hexamethylphosphoramide)(1 : 1 : 2 ratio) in toluene produces (LiBr)2·3HMPA·toluene, (1), shown by X-ray crystallography to contain (LiBr)2·3HMPA molecules whose two terminal Li–Br units are linked by three µ2-HMPA ligands and with toluene molecules lying between these units in the lattice; in arene solutions, the (LiBr)2·3HMPA units remain intact, giving rise in 7Li n.m.r. spectra to 1 : 3 : 3 : 1 quartets caused by through-bond (OP) coupling of each 7Li nucleus to three 31P(HMPA) centres.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 1989|
- lithium halide complex
- X-ray crystallography
BARR, D., DOYLE, M. J., Mulvey, R., RAITHBY, P. R., REED, D., SNAITH, R., & WRIGHT, D. S. (1989). A unique lithium halide complex, [(LiBr)2·3HMPA·toluene]: synthesis from reaction of solid NH4Br with BunLi in HMPA (hexamethylphosphoramide)/toluene media, crystal structure showing two Li–Br units linked by three µ2-HMPA ligands, and detection of 7Li 31P coupling in solutions of the complex. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, (5), 318-319. https://doi.org/10.1039/C39890000318