Butyllithium cubane tetramers linked by Li-TMEDA-Li bridges in an infinite, zig-zag chain arrangement: first crystallographic study of a simple butyl compound of an early main group element

N.D.R. Barnett, Robert Mulvey, W CLEGG, P A ONEIL

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Abstract

Herein we report the structure of the crystalline alkyllithium complex [((BU~L~)~.TMEDA(B],u] nLi,n -butyllithium; TMEDA, N,N,NW'-tetramethylethylenediamine)w hich, to the best of our knowledge, is the first crystal structure of a simple butyl derivative of a group 1 (Li, Na, etc.) or a group 2 (Be, Mg, etc.) metal (Le. of formula "BunMn or *Bun2Mn).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1573-1574
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume115
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 1993

Keywords

  • organo-lithium compounds
  • crystal structure
  • solid state
  • Tetrahydrofuran
  • spectroscopy
  • reactivity
  • C-13-NMR
  • complex

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