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Regioselective solvation in a polymeric lithium amide: remarkable twisted ladder structure of [{[PhCH2N(H)Li](2)center dot H2NCH2Ph}(infinity)]

Kennedy, Alan R. and Mulvey, Robert E. and Robertson, Alan (1998) Regioselective solvation in a polymeric lithium amide: remarkable twisted ladder structure of [{[PhCH2N(H)Li](2)center dot H2NCH2Ph}(infinity)]. Chemical Communications, 1998 (1). pp. 89-90. ISSN 1359-7345

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Abstract

The hemi-benzylamine complex of lithium benzylamide exists in the crystal as an infinite, twisted-ladder structure of fused (NLi)(2) rings; curiously, one edge of the ladder is solvated by benzylamine molecules, while the other is solvent-free.