Novel octameric structure of the lithium primary amide [{Bu(t)N(H)Li}(8)] and its implication for the directed synthesis of heterometallic imide cages

N D R Barnett, W Clegg, L Horsburgh, D M Lindsay, Q Y Liu, F M Mackenzie, Robert Mulvey, P G Williard

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Abstract

The crystalline lithium primary amide derived from tert-butylamine, [{Bu(t)N(H)Li}(n)], is structurally characterised by an X-ray diffraction study and shown to be a novel octameric (n = 8) ladder conformation, the cyclic, 'double-crown' nature of which implies molecules of this design could direct the synthesis of heterobimetallic (i.e, lithium and another metal) imide cage constructions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2321-2322
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 1996

Keywords

  • complexes
  • octameric structure
  • lithium primary amide
  • heterometallic imide cages

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