Structured assembly of heterometallic arrays

Michael A. Beswick, Maxwell K. Davies, Christopher N. Harmer, Alexander D. Hopkins, Marta E.G. Mosquera, Julie S. Palmer, Michael A. Paver, Paul R. Raithby, Dominic S. Wright

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A range of heterometallic cage complexes can be prepared by step-wise metallation reactions of monolithiated primary amines and phosphines ([REHLi]n; E= N, P) with various Group 13, 14 and 15 metal reagents. The p block imido and phosphinidine anions present in these species are novel ligand systems to main group and transition metals. This simple synthetic approach thereby provides a basis for structured assembly of a range of heterometallic cage and ring compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-112
Number of pages10
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and Related Elements
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Cages
  • Heterometallic
  • Ligands
  • Main group
  • Metallation
  • Rings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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