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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and Related Elements|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1997|
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- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry