Syntheses and structures of an unsolvated tetrakisimidophosphate (Li3(P(NBut)3(NSiMe3))2 and the face-sharing double-cubane (Li2(THF)[P(O)(NBut)2(NHBut)])2.

@article{Armstrong2002SynthesesAS,
  title={Syntheses and structures of an unsolvated tetrakisimidophosphate (Li3(P(NBut)3(NSiMe3))2 and the face-sharing double-cubane (Li2(THF)[P(O)(NBut)2(NHBut)])2.},
  author={Andrea Florence Armstrong and Tristram Chivers and Mark Krahn and M. Sultan Parvez and Gabriele Schatte},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2002},
  volume={20},
  pages={2332-3}
}
The treatment of Me3SiN=P(NHBut)3 with three equivalents of LiBun in toluene produces (Li3(P(NBut)3(NSiMe3)))2 comprised of a Li6N6 cyclic ladder capped on the two hexagonal faces by mu 3-PNSiMe3 groups; the corresponding reaction of O=P(NHBut)3 yields the face-sharing double-cubane (Li2(THF)P(O)(NBut)2(NHBut))2 with a central Li2O2 ring.