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The synthesis and X-ray structural characterisation of the first mixed alkali metal organonitrogen molecular cluster LiNa3[OP(NMe2)3]3[NC(NMe2)2]4

CLEGG, W and Mulvey, Robert and SNAITH, R and TOOGOOD, G E and WADE, K (1986) The synthesis and X-ray structural characterisation of the first mixed alkali metal organonitrogen molecular cluster LiNa3[OP(NMe2)3]3[NC(NMe2)2]4. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (23). pp. 1740-1742. ISSN 0022-4936

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Abstract

A mixed alkali metal guanidino complex LiNa3[OP(NMe2)3]3[NC(NMe2)2]4(1), the first compound of its type, has been synthesised from BunLi, BunNa, OP(NMe2)3, and HNC(NMe2)2; an X-ray crystallographic study shows it to be a cubane-type cluster built up of novel µ3-N–LiNa2 and µ3-N–Na3 pyramids though additional Li H–C interactions are indicated.