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Title: Li2[SeC2Se] · 2 NH3: A Crystalline Ammoniate with a-Se-C=C-Se- Dianion

Journal Article · · Inorganic Chemistry

Reaction of Li2C2 with elemental selenium in a molar ratio of 1:2 in liquid ammonia led to the formation of the ammoniate Li2[SeC2Se] ? 2 NH3. Its crystal structure was solved and refined from high-resolution synchrotron powder diffraction data (P21/c, Z = 4). It contains the ?Se-C?C-Se? anion, unprecedented in a crystalline material, whose existence was corroborated by IR/Raman spectra and electronic-structure theory, showing an almost perfect agreement with calculated spectra. Elaborated magnetic-bottle and velocity-map imaging photoelectron spectroscopic investigations show that the ?Se-C?C-Se? radical anion can be transferred to the gas phase, where it was analyzed by NIPE (Negative Ion Photoelectron) and VMI (Velocity-Map Imaging) spectra, which correlate nicely with simulated spectra based on 2?u ? 3Sg – and 2?u ?1Sg + transitions including spin-orbit couplings

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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Journal Information:
Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 61, Issue 46
Country of Publication:
United States

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