The reaction of [2-PyLi] with [Cp2Pb] produces [Pb(2-Py)3Li·THF] (1), containing the first example of a low oxidation state group 14 tris(pyridyl) ligand. The solid-state structure of 1 is that of a cage resulting from the symmetrical complexation of the Li+ cation by all the pyridyl-N centers of the [Pb(2-Py)3]- anion.
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