Lithium anilide complexed by pmdeta: expectation of a simple monomer, but in reality an odd trinuclear composition combining three-, four- and five-coordinate lithium

Donald Barr, William Clegg, Lucy Cowton, Lynn Horsburgh, Fiona M. Mackenzie, Robert Mulvey

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Abstract

Lithium structural chemistry continues to surprise as highlighted here by the reaction of Bu(n)Li, aniline and pmdeta, which by analogy with related systems, should yield a simple monomeric complex, when, in fact, an unprecedented trinuclear formulation is produced; in contrast, the corresponding Na system falls into line with predictions, in yielding a dimeric product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-892
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Volume1995
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 1995

Keywords

  • amide chemistry
  • crystal
  • adduct
  • ring
  • lithium anilide

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