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Keywords:

  • agostic interactions;
  • density functional calculations;
  • lithium;
  • structure elucidation;
  • yttrium
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Two better than one! The structural distortions in a bis(cyclopropyl) heterobimetallic lithium yttrium complex can be interpreted as two types of C[BOND]C agostic interactions (see structure), one with a more covalent character with Y, the other with a more electrostatic character with Li. The C[BOND]C agostic interaction with Y is reinforced by a C[BOND]H agostic interaction.