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A novel heterometallic alkoxide: Lithium-potassium tert-butoxide [(BU(t)O)8Li4K4]

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


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Synthesised from its homonuclear components in the presence of the Lewis base TMEDA, the title heteronuclear alkoxide crystallises in an unsolvated TMEDA-free form; its novel breastplate-like Li4K4O8 cage structure, which undergoes an exchange process in arene solution as determined by dynamic NMR spectroscopic studies, displays a planar K4 arrangement in marked contrast to the tetrahedral K4 arrangement found in homonuclear [(Bu(t)OK)4].

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Author(s): Clegg W, Drummond AM, Liddle ST, Mulvey RE, Robertson A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 1999

Volume: 1999

Issue: 16

Pages: 1569-1570

Print publication date: 01/01/1999

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 0009-241X

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/a904800f


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