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Synthesis and crystal structure of the mixed alkali metal imide Li4 -xNa2 +x[NC(Ph)But]6: three (metal–nitrogen)2 ring dimers in a triple-layered stack

BARR, D and CLEGG, W and Mulvey, Robert and SNAITH, R (1989) Synthesis and crystal structure of the mixed alkali metal imide Li4 -xNa2 +x[NC(Ph)But]6: three (metal–nitrogen)2 ring dimers in a triple-layered stack. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications (1). pp. 57-58. ISSN 0022-4936

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Abstract

The first uncomplexed mixed alkali metal molecular species to be synthesised and structurally characterised, Li4 –xNa2+x[NC(Ph)But]6, has been shown by X-ray diffraction to exist as a complicated series of discrete isostructural molecules, each with six metal centres, arranged in a triple-stack of (metal–nitrogen)2 cyclic rings.