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Lithium Complexes of Neutral Bis-NHC Ligands

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posted on 2015-02-09, 00:00 authored by Matthias Brendel, Jan Wenz, Igor V. Shishkov, Frank Rominger, Peter Hofmann
The employment of lithium hexamethyldisilazide for the deprotonation of methylene-bridged bis­(imidazolium) salts led to the formation of lithium carbene adducts. Depending on the crystallization method and the substituents of the ligands, monomeric, dimeric, or polymeric solid-state structures were obtained. These lithium carbene complexes represent the first examples of lithium complexes bearing neutral bis­(N-heterocyclic carbene) ligands.

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