Synthesis and structure of [{As2(NCy)4}2Li4], containing an imido As(III) dianion

Michael A. Beswick, Eilis A. Harron, Alexander D. Hopkins, Paul R. Raithby, Dominic S. Wright

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Reaction of [As(NMe2)3] with CyNH2 (1:1 equivalents), followed by the addition of [CyNHLi] (1 equivalent) gives the heterobimetallic cage complex [{As2(NCy)4}2Li4], the first example of a complex containing an imido As(III) anion; the missing link in a series of Group 15 anions of the type [{E2(NCy)4}]2- (E = Bi, Sb and P).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-108
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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