Title

The Structural Characterization of the First Beryllium Amide Possessing Nitrogen-Bridged Be(II) and Sn(IV) Metal Centers: Synthesis and X-Ray Study of [(Me3Sn)2nbe(Cl)•(THF)]2

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2005

Abstract

The reaction of the homoleptic lithium stannylamide, [(Me3Sn)2NLi·(THF)]2, with BeCl2 yields the beryllium amide, [(Me3Sn)2NBe(Cl)·(THF)]2. X-ray structural analysis reveals that the complex is comprised of a beryllium dimer possessing bridging amide moieties and terminal chloride ligands. This product represents the first compound containing nitrogen-bridged Be(II) and Sn(IV) metal centers.