Structural variations in bimetallic sodium-magnesium and sodium-zinc ketimides, and a sodium-zinc alkide-alkoxide-amide: connections to ring-stacking, ring-laddering, and inverse crown concepts

W. Clegg, S.H. Dale, D.V. Graham, R.W. Harrington, E. Hevia, L.M. Hogg, A.R. Kennedy, R.E. Mulvey

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The first sodium-magnesium and sodium-zinc ketimido complexes display contrasting inverse crown ring and pseudo-cubane structures respectively, while a sodium-zinc heterotrianionic alkide-alkoxide-amide adopts a third type of structure with a stepped ladder motif.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1641-1643
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2007


  • bimetallic sodium-magnesium
  • sodium-zinc ketimides
  • sodium-zinc alkide-alkoxide-amide
  • ring-stacking
  • ring-laddering
  • inverse crown

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