[(DippNH)2Al(μ-NHDipp)2Li·thf] and [thf·Li(μ-NHCy)3Sn(μ-NHCy) 3Li·thf]·C6H5Me, potential building blocks for heterometallic imido compounds (Dipp = 2,6-Pri2C6H3)

Michael A. Beswick, Nick Choi, Christopher N. Harmer, Mary McPartlin, Marta E.G. Mosquera, Paul R. Raithby, Mustafa Tombul, Dominic S. Wright

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[(DippNH)2Al(μ-NHDipp)2Li·thf] 1 and [thf·Li(μ-NHCy)3Sn(μ-NHCy) 3Li·thf]·C6H5Me 2 are produced from the reactions of AlCl3 and SnCl4 or MeAlCl2 and MeSn(NMe2)3 with the apporopriate primary amido lithium precursors [RNHLi; R = 2,6-Pri2C6H3 (Dipp), C6H11 (Cy)]; both complexes have ion-paired structures in the solid state with the retention of potentially reactive N-H functionality providing precursors for heterometallic species containing [M(NR)x(NHR)n - x](1 +x)- anions (M = Al, n = 4; M = Sn, n = 6).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1383-1384
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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