Regioselective solvation in a polymeric lithium amide: remarkable twisted ladder structure of [{[PhCH2N(H)Li]2•H2NCH2Ph}∞]

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Abstract

The hemi-benzylamine complex of lithium benzylamide exists in the crystal as an infinite, twisted-ladder structure of fused (NLi)2 rings; curiously, one edge of the ladder is solvated by benzylamine molecules, while the other is solvent-free.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-90
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume1998
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 1998

Keywords

  • crystal structures
  • polymeric lithium amide
  • MO

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