Build-up of an Al4P6Li4 cage from an Al4N4 cubane: Synthesis and structure of [Li(OC4H8)]4[{(AlMe)[μ-P(C6H 11)]}2{μ-P(C6H11)}] 2·C6H5Me

Robert E. Allan, Michael A. Beswick, Paul R. Raithby, Alexander Steiner, Dominic S. Wright

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The acid-base reaction of the AlIII imido cubane [AlMe(Nmes)]4 (mes = 2,4,6-Me3C6H2) with Li[PH(C6H11)] yielded the heterobimetallic cage complex [Li(OC4H8X]4-[{(AlMe)[μ-P(C 6H11)]}2{μ-P(C6H 11)}]2·C6H5Me, the metallacyclic tetraanion of which is the first example of an AlIII phosphinidine anion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4153-4154
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this