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Rational design of molecular sheets composed of interconnecting eight and twenty-four membered rings: use of lithiated aggregates to control network assembly

Henderson, K.W. and Kennedy, A.R. and MacDonald, L. and McDougall, D.J. (2003) Rational design of molecular sheets composed of interconnecting eight and twenty-four membered rings: use of lithiated aggregates to control network assembly. Inorganic Chemistry, 42 (9). pp. 2839-2841. ISSN 0020-1669

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Abstract

The lithiated (organo)sulfonylacetonitrile complex [MeSO2CHCNLi·THF] (3) has been prepared and structurally characterized in order to demonstrate that well-known molecular aggregates of s-block metals may be used as building blocks in the controlled assembly of complex supramolecular architectures. The solid state structure of 3 can be described as a novel basket-weaved, 2-D network, composed of (SO2Li)2 'dimeric' rings joined via 'interdimer' donation of nitrile units.