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Synthesis and X-ray crystallographic characterisation of o-phenylenediamidomagnesium·tetrahydrofuran : the first octahedral Mg6 cluster

Clegg, W. and Frank, Michael and Mulvey, Robert and O'Neil, P.A. (1994) Synthesis and X-ray crystallographic characterisation of o-phenylenediamidomagnesium·tetrahydrofuran : the first octahedral Mg6 cluster. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, 1994 (1). pp. 97-98. ISSN 0022-4936

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Abstract

Crystals of o-phenylenediamidomagnesium tetrahydrofuran prepared at the interface of a sec-butyl-n-butyl magnesium in heptane-o-phenylenediamine in THF bilayered solution, have been shown by an X-ray diffraction study to consist of unprecedented, discrete octahedral Mg-6 clusters, held in place by six bridging, divalent, N-bonding ligands, and solvated by THF molecules to give the Mg atoms a five-coordinate, square-based pyramidal geometry overall.