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Synthesis and structure of the novel octanuclear lithium aryloxide cluster [(hmqLi)(8)(THF)(4)] (hmq(-)=2-hydroxy-4-methylquinoline monoanion): formation of a rare four-rung intercepted Li-O ladder

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Stephen Liddle, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD


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The title complex, readily prepared by the facile deprotonation of 2-hydroxy-4-methylquinoline by n-butyllithium in ethereal solvent, crystallises as a novel octanuclear cluster constructed around a rare intercepted four-rung Li-O ladder.

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Author(s): Liddle ST, Clegg W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of the Chemical Society: Dalton Transactions

Year: 2002

Issue: 21

Pages: 3923-3924

ISSN (print): 1472-7773

ISSN (electronic): 1364-5447

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1039/b206894j


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