Date Published: June 01, 2010
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Rafał Grubba, Łukasz Ponikiewski, Łukasz Tomorowicz, Jerzy Pikies.
In the title compound, [FeLi(C29H41N2)Cl2(C4H10O2)2], the FeII atom is coordinated by two N and two Cl atoms, generating a distorted FeN2Cl2 tetrahedral geometry. Additionally, one of the chloride atoms bridges to a lithium ion, which is solvated by two dimethoxyethane molecules and is coordinated in a distorted trigonal-bipyramidal environment. The central Fe, Cl (× 2) and Li atoms are coplanar with a maximum deviation of 0.034 Å.
For the crystal structure of the 2,4-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenylimido)pentane ligand, see: Smith et al. (2001 ▶); Evans et al. (2003 ▶). For a related iron(II) structure, see: Sciarone et al. (2006 ▶). For details of the preparation, see: Kovacs et al. (1996 ▶); Panda et al. (2002 ▶). For related syntheses, see: Baum et al. (2004 ▶).