Tetralithiated Dibenzyl(methyl)phosphane

Martin Winkler, Martin Lutz, Gerhard Müller

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Five lone pairs of electrons and four negative charges are contained in the carbanion of 2, which can be synthesized by dilithiation of 1. The novel tetralithiated compound 2, the first whose structure could be elucidated in the solid state, exists as a dimer in which eight Li+ ions form tight contact ion pairs with the anions. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2279-2281
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number22
StatePublished - 5 Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes


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