An infinite ladder structure of alternating, fused K2N2 rhomboids and KN2 triangles: synthesis and crystallographic characterisation of benzotriazolatopotassium·HMPA (HMPA = hexamethylphosphoric triamide)

Philip C. Andrews, W. Clegg, Robert Mulvey, P.A. O'Neil, Heather M.M. Wilson

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Benzotriazolatopotassium-HMPA, a rare example of an alkali metal benzotriazole derivative, has been synthesised and shown by an X-ray diffraction study to have an intricate, polymeric ladder arrangement made up of alternating, fused K2N2 rhomboids and KN2 triangles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1142-1144
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 1993


  • crystal structure
  • complexes
  • benzotriazole
  • derivatives
  • ligands

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