GB Deacon, TC Feng, DCR Hockless, PC Junk, Brian Skelton, MK Smith, Allan White

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The syntheses of [Li-2(salen)(DME)](2), [Li-2(salpn)(THF)](2), [Na-2(salpn)(Et2O)](2) and [Na-2(salpn)(DME)](2) (H(2)salen = (o-HOC6H4CH= NCH2)(2); H(2)salpn = (o-HOC6H4CH=NCH2)(2)CH2) involve treatment of the appropriate Schiff base with either n-BuLi or MN(SiMe3)(2) (M = Li, Na) in DME, THF or Et2O. The X-ray crystal structures of these compounds show that they all have very similar structural motifs comprising M4O4 (M = Li or Na) 'cubanoid' cores. The X-ray crystal structure of [{Nd(salpn)(THF)Cl}{LiCl(THF)}(2)](2) obtained by treatment of [Na-2(salpn)(THF)] with [NdCl3 center dot 2(LiCl)] has a dimeric [Nd(salpn)(THF)Cl](2) molecule sandwiched between two Li2Cl2(THF)(2) units. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1364-1369
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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