The interaction of Yb(NPh2)2Cl with one equivalent of Li[(CH2) (CH2)PPh2] in tetrahydrofuran gave the unexpected dark red complex [Li(C4H8O)4][Yb(NPh2)4] (1) in 30% yield. An X-ray diffraction study reveals that the lanthanide-amide ate complex is composed of a discrete cation [Li(C4H8O)4]+ and a discrete homoleptic tetrahedral Yb-amide anion [Yb(NPh2)4]-.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry
- Discrete homoleptic amide anion
- Homoleptic amide complex
- Lanthanide-amide ate complex