A comparison of complexation of Li+ ion with macrocyclic ligands 15-crown-5 and 12-crown-4 in binary nitromethane-acetonitrile mixtures by using lithium-7 NMR technique and ab initio calculation.

Lithium-7 NMR measurements were used to investigate the stoichiometry and stability of Li+ complexes with 15-crown-5 (15C5), benzo-15-crown-5 (B15C5), dibenzo-15-crown-5 (DB15C5) and 12-crown-4 (12C4) in a number of nitromethane (NM)-acetonitrile (AN) binary mixtures. In all cases, the exchange between the free and complexed lithium ion was fast on the NMR… CONTINUE READING