Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, m683
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813031838 ]
Abstract: The title complex, [Li4(C17H14N4)2(C4H8O)4], bears a novel tetradentate diamido ligand. In the tetranuclear centrosymmetric complex molecule, the metal atoms exhibit two kinds of coordination modes. The middle two Li+ cations are coordinated by four N (ligand) and one O (tetrahydrofuran, THF) atoms, resulting in a distorted square-pyramidal geometry. The outer two Li+ cations are in distorted tetrahedral environments consisting of three N (ligand) and one O (THF) atoms. The Li-N bond lengths vary from 2.020 (7) to 2.441 (6)Å.
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