Cyclic diamino plumbylenes derived from saturated heterocycles are obtained from deprotonation of diamines and subsequent reaction with PbCl2, or by reaction of a suitable diamine with Pb[N(SiMe3)2]2. Single crystal X-ray studies have been used to probe the solid state structures of a range of these complexes and have shown the fine balance between monomer and dimer formation which is related to the bulk of the organic group attached to the nitrogen atoms. Dimerisation is also shown to effect structural changes within the core of the heterocyclic plumbylene.
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