The lithiated (organo)sulfonylacetonitrile complex [MeSO2CHCNLi·THF] (3) has been prepared and structurally characterized in order to demonstrate that well-known molecular aggregates of s-block metals may be used as building blocks in the controlled assembly of complex supramolecular architectures. The solid state structure of 3 can be described as a novel basket-weaved, 2-D network, composed of (SO2Li)2 'dimeric' rings joined via 'interdimer' donation of nitrile units.
- lithiated (organo)sulfonylacetonitrile complex
- molecular aggregates
- building blocks
Henderson, K. W., Kennedy, A. R., MacDonald, L., & McDougall, D. J. (2003). Rational design of molecular sheets composed of interconnecting eight and twenty-four membered rings: use of lithiated aggregates to control network assembly. Inorganic Chemistry, 42(9), 2839-2841. https://doi.org/10.1021/ic034115q