Jump to main content
Jump to site search


The hetero-cubane structures of the heavy alkali metal tert-amyloxides [MOCMe2Et]4 (M = K, Rb, Cs)

Author affiliations

Abstract

A series of alkali metal (Li–Cs) alkoxides of tert-pentanol (1,1-dimethylpropan-1-ol) have been prepared by reaction of the corresponding metal with the alcohol in n-hexane or n-heptane. The compounds were purified by vacuum sublimation and crystallised in n-hexane to produce crystals suitable for single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The structures of the potassium, rubidium, and caesium compounds revealed tetrameric units with additional intra- and intermolecular interactions between the metal atom and alkoxide methyl groups, increasing with the size of the metal involved.

Graphical abstract: The hetero-cubane structures of the heavy alkali metal tert-amyloxides [MOCMe2Et]4 (M = K, Rb, Cs)

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 18 Apr 2018, accepted on 30 May 2018 and first published on 31 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01545G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article
  •   Request permissions

    The hetero-cubane structures of the heavy alkali metal tert-amyloxides [MOCMe2Et]4 (M = K, Rb, Cs)

    M. Kaiser and J. Klett, Dalton Trans., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01545G

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements