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Dis-assembling lithium amide ladder structures: New insight through the structure of [{[PhCH2N(H)Li]2·thf}(∞)], a polymer of (NLi)2 planar rings connected by thf-bridged (NLi)2 butterfly junctions

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


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One can visualise how the novel hemi-solvated polymeric ladder structure of the title compound would dis-assemble at its long, weak cisoid-(NLi)2 butterfly junctions on further solvation, to release transoid-(NLi)2 planar dimeric rings, the expected product of full solvation.

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

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 1999

Volume: 1999

Issue: 6

Pages: 511-512

Print publication date: 10/02/1999

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/a900392d


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