The title compound, [Li4(C21H46N8Si2)2], has been prepared and its structure determined. The whole molecule can be regarded as a molecular cage made up of the central eight-membered ring and six contiguous rings of three types. As the first example of a bridged amidinate–dicyanamide framework, this noteworthy structure and its electronic features are presented.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-06-01