Synthesis and Molecular Structure of the Solvent‐Free [LiN(SiMe3)(2,6iPr2C6H3)]2 Dimer

Dietmar K. Kennepohl, Sally Brooker, George M. Sheldrick, Herbert W. Roesky

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[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.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)2223-2225
Number of pages3
JournalChemische Berichte
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Lithium, two‐coordinate
  • Lithium‐nitrogen heterocycle

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