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Dis-assembling lithium amide ladder structures : new insight through the structure of [{[PhCH2N(H)Li](2)center dot thf}(infinity)], a polymer of (NLi)(2) planar rings connected by thf-bridged (NLi)(2) butterfly junctions

Clegg, W. and Liddle, S.T. and Mulvey, Robert and Robertson, Alan (1999) Dis-assembling lithium amide ladder structures : new insight through the structure of [{[PhCH2N(H)Li](2)center dot thf}(infinity)], a polymer of (NLi)(2) planar rings connected by thf-bridged (NLi)(2) butterfly junctions. Chemical Communications, 1999 (6). pp. 511-512. ISSN 1359-7345

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Abstract

One can visualise how the novel hemi-solvated polymeric ladder structure of the title compound would dis-assemble at its long, weak cisoid-(NLi)(2) butterfly junctions on further solvation, to release transoid-(NLi)(2) planar dimeric rings, the expected product of full solvation.