Synthesis and structure of [{As(NtBu)3}2Li6] containing an [As(NtBu)3]3- trianion

Michael A. Beswick, Sara J. Kidd, Michael A. Paver, Paul R. Raithby, Alexander Steiner, Dominic S. Wright

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Attempts to prepare the [As(NtBu)3]3- trianion by the reaction of As(NMe2)3 with [tBuNHLi]n (1:3 monomer equiv.) proved unsuccessful. However, if the reaction is carried out with an excess of tBuNH2 (3 equiv.) the target complex [{As(NtBu)3}2Li6] (1) is obtained. This is the first example of a complex containing an [As(NR)3]3- trianion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-614
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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