Synthesis and structure of [Pb(2-Py)3Li·THF], containing a low-valent group 14 tris(pyridyl) ligand (2-py = 2-pyridyl)

Michael A. Beswick, Maxwell K. Davies, Paul R. Raithby, Alexander Steiner, Dominic S. Wright

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1110
Number of pages2
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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