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A new architecture in lithium amide chemistry : Synthesis of [{(c-C5H9)N(H)}(12)(O)Li-14], a cage molecule containing a salt-like, distorted, face-centred cube of lithium cations

Clegg, W. and Horsburgh, L. and Dennison, P.R. and Mckenzie, F.M. and Mulvey, Robert (1996) A new architecture in lithium amide chemistry : Synthesis of [{(c-C5H9)N(H)}(12)(O)Li-14], a cage molecule containing a salt-like, distorted, face-centred cube of lithium cations. Chemical Communications, 1996 (9). pp. 1065-1066. ISSN 1359-7345

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Abstract

Synthesised in the presence of trace quantities of water, which can account for its central oxo anion, the tetradecalithium title compound represents a rare three-dimensional, high-oligomeric cage arrangement in an area generally populated by pseudo-two-dimensional ring and ladder structures.