Synthesis and X-ray crystal structures of [Ph2PMe2] [(η5-C5H4But)2Li] and [(n5-C5H4But) 2Yb(Cl)Ch2P(Me)Ph2]

Rick W K WONG*, Lilu Zhang, Wing Tak Wong, Feng Xue, Thomas C.W. Mak

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The interaction of [(η5-C5H4But)2YbCl · LiCl] with one equivalent of Li[(CH2) (CH2)PPh2] in tetrahydrofuran gave [Ph2PMe2] [(η5-C5H4But)2Li] (1) and [(η5-C5H4But)2 Yb(Cl)CH2P(Me)Ph2] (2) in 10% and 30% yields, respectively. 1 could also be prepared in 70% yield from the reaction of [Ph2PMe2][CF3SO3] with two equivalents of (C5H4But)Li. Both compounds have been fully characterized by analytical, spectroscopic and X-ray diffraction methods. The solid state structure of 1 reveals a sandwich structure for the [(η5-C5H4But) 2Li]-anion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4593-4597
Number of pages5
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 1996

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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