Applications of the laddering principle - A two-stage approach to describelithium heterocarboxylates

Citation
A. Downard et T. Chivers, Applications of the laddering principle - A two-stage approach to describelithium heterocarboxylates, EUR J INORG, (9), 2001, pp. 2193-2201
Citations number
44
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry
Journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ISSN journal
1434-1948 → ACNP
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
2193 - 2201
Database
ISI
SICI code
1434-1948(200109):9<2193:AOTLP->2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Since the development of the laddering principle in the mid-1980s, it has b ecome a useful concept for describing structural features in a wide variety of organoalkali metal (particularly organolithium) and other main-group el ement oligomers. Here a brief account of the laddering principle is given, and a two-stage approach to understanding structural diversity is described for several lithium heterocarboxylates. "Primary laddering" describes the initial aggregation of monomeric units, whereas "secondary laddering" deals with the assembly of these primary laddered units into larger structures. Both homo- and heteromolecular clusters can be formed by these processes. I n this context, several examples are discussed, with particular emphasis on the effects of solvation and heteroatoms.