[LiN(SiMe3)Ar]2 (1, Ar = 2,6‐iPr2C6H3) is prepared by the reaction of HN(SiMe3)Ar with nBuLi in n‐hexane. This compound with an unusual structure contains a four‐membered [LiN]2 heterocycle with two solvent‐free two‐coordinate Li centers. Its molecular structure represents the first solid‐state X‐ray analysis of an uncomplexed [LiN]2 dimer.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
- Lithium, two‐coordinate
- Lithium‐nitrogen heterocycle