Synthesis and crystal and solution structures of the 1 : 1 TMEDA complex of lithium thiocyanate, (LiSCN·TMEDA)n[TMEDA = Me2N(CH2)2NMe2]: a polymeric solid with Li+ ions linked by bifunctional linear SCN– ligands

D BARR, M J DOYLE, Robert Mulvey, P R RAITHBY, R SNAITH, D S WRIGHT

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Abstract

The anhydrous complex (LiSCN·TMEDA)n(1)[TMEDA = Me2N(CH2)2NMe2] has been synthesised by a novel in situ route from solid NH4SCN and BunLi in TMEDA/hexane, and shown to have a polymeric chain crystal structure with Li–N[graphic omitted]CS Li repeat units; in hydrocarbon solvents, however, (1) adopts a dimeric, purely N–Li bridged structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1988

Keywords

  • lithium thiocyanate
  • polymeric solid
  • solution structures
  • crystal structures

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