The composition and structure of lithium tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate diethyletherate

Eddy Martin, David L. Hughes, Simon J. Lancaster

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Treatment of LiC6F5 with B(C6F5)3 in equal volumes of light petroleum and diethyl ether at low temperature followed by slow warming to room temperature precipitates a microcrystalline solid which dries under vacuum to a material with the composition [Li(OEt2)3][B(C6F5)4]. Crystallization from diethyl ether yields solvent dependent [Li(OEt2)4][B(C6F5)4], which has been crystallographically characterised.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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