Crystal structures of (Ph2CNLi·NC5H5)4 and [CILi·OP(NMe2)3]4; discrete tetrameric pseudo-cubane clusters with bridging of Li3 triangles by nitrogen and by chlorine atoms

D BARR, W CLEGG, Robert Mulvey, R SNAITH

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X-Ray crystallographic studies of the title compounds (Ph2CNLi·NC5H5)4, (1), and [CILi·OP(NMe2)3]4, (2) show them to have pseudo cubane tetrameric structures in which triply-bonding methyleneamino -nitrogen atoms [(1)] or chlorine atoms [(2)] hold together the tetrahedral Li4 frameworks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-80
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984


  • crystal structures
  • chlorine atoms
  • nitrogen atoms

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