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Lithium bis-(2-methyl-lactato)borate monohydrate.

Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online (Impact Factor: 0.35). 06/2012; 68(Pt 6):m749. DOI: 10.1107/S1600536812017540
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ABSTRACT The title compound {systematic name: poly[[aqua-lithium]-μ-3,3,8,8-tetra-methyl-1,4,6,9-tetra-oxa-5λ(4)-borataspiro-[4.4]nonane-2,7-dione]}, [Li(C(8)H(12)BO(6))(H(2)O)](n) (LiBMLB), forms a 12-membered macrocycle, which lies across a crystallographic inversion center. The lithium cations are pseudo-tetra-hedrally coordinated by three methyl-lactate ligands and a water mol-ecule. The asymmetric units couple across crystallographic inversion centers, forming the 12-membered macrocycles. These macrocycles, in turn, cross-link through the Li(+) cations, forming an infinite polymeric structure in two dimensions parallel to (101).

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