Research Article: LiYbCl4(THF)4

Date Published: June 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Lukas Richtera, Vojtech Jancik, Sona Hermanova, Karel Krpoun, Kimberly Thompson-Montero.


The title compound, di-μ-chlorido-dichlorido-1κ2Cl-tetra­kis­(tetra­hydro­furan)-1κ2O,2κ2O-lithiumytterbium(III), [LiYbCl4(C4H8O)4], was prepared by the reaction of YbCl3(THF)3 with LiCl in THF (THF is tetra­hydro­furan). The central motif of the structure is a Yb(μ-Cl)2Li ring. The Yb atom is hexa­coordinated to four Cl atoms and two THF mol­ecules oriented in a trans fashion. The Li atom has a tetra­hedral environment and is coordinated to two Cl atoms and two THF mol­ecules. No inter­molecular inter­actions other than van der Waals forces were observed. Two of the THF mol­ecules are disordered over two positions.

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For the isotypic yttrium compound, see Mingqing et al. (1986 ▶). For similar lithium compounds with other trivalent cations, see: Chitsaz et al. (2001 ▶) for VIII; Neumüller et al. (1996 ▶) for TiIII; McGuinness et al. (2006 ▶) for CrIII.




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