Preparation of the first rigid homoditopic tris(tetrahydrofuranyl) ligand with a pair of exotopic binding sites specifically tailored for effective coordination to lithium ions is described. The crystallographically defined structural parameters of the monomeric building block and a 1:2 complex of the dimer with lithium picrate reveal the unique features of these materials.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry