Dis-assembling lithium amide ladder structures: structural elucidation of the lithium anilide solvate [{PhN(H)Li}6·8THF], a model intermediate En route to forming tetra-solvated ring dimers

W. Clegg, L. Horsburgh, F.M. Mackenzie, Robert Mulvey

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Of widespread significance throughout lithium amide chemistry, the key step in dis-assembling ladder structures to give solvated dimeric rings appears to be insertion of solvent molecules into inner rung sites, as implied by the bridging THF ligands in the model intermediate [{PhN(H)Li}(6) . 8THF].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2011-2012
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 1995


  • lithium amide
  • ring dimmers
  • lithium anilide solvate

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