Dis-assembling lithium amide ladder structures: new insight through the structure of [{[PhCH2N(H)Li](2)center dot thf}(infinity)], a polymer of (NLi)(2) planar rings connected by thf-bridged (NLi)(2) butterfly junctions

W. Clegg, S.T. Liddle, Robert Mulvey, Alan Robertson

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Abstract

One can visualise how the novel hemi-solvated polymeric ladder structure of the title compound would dis-assemble at its long, weak cisoid-(NLi)(2) butterfly junctions on further solvation, to release transoid-(NLi)(2) planar dimeric rings, the expected product of full solvation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-512
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume1999
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 1999

Keywords

  • metal chemistry
  • twisted ladder
  • stacking
  • crystal
  • anilide
  • dimmers

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