The first molecular main group metal species containing interstitial hydride

David R. Armstrong, William Clegg, Robert P. Davies, Stephen T. Liddle, David J. Linton, Paul R. Raithby, Ronald Snaith, Andrew E.H. Wheatley

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Abstract

Lithium cages containing hydride: The reaction of tBuLi with Me2AlN(2-Pyr)Ph in toluene gave [Lis(H){N(2- Pyr)Ph}6]+[Li(Me2AltBu2)2]-, whose cation is the first molecular main group metal species to contain interstitial hydride (the cluster core is shown in the picture). Treatment of the reaction mixture with THF gave the neutral hydride LiT(H)[N(2-Pyr)Ph]6, which has a capped octahedral (Li+)7 cluster core. 2-Pyr = 2-pyridyl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3367-3370
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume38
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1999

Keywords

  • Aluminum
  • Hydrido complexes
  • Lithiation
  • Lithium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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