Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.45, No.13, 4874-4876, 2006
Crystal engineering in ionic liquids. The crystal structures of [Mppyr](3)[Ndl(6)] and [Bmpyr](4)[Ndl(6)][Tf2N]
Single crystals of [mppyr][NdI6] and [bmpyr][NdI6][Tf2N] are the first surprising examples of how the cation of an ionic liquid determines the compound formation from an ionic liquid. Depending upon the variation of the length of the alkyl chain of the quaternary pyrrolidinium cation (C3 and C4, respectively), incorporation of the anion of the ionic liquid, [Tf2N](-), can either be evoked or suppressed.