Synthesis and Structure of a Zinc−Zinc-Bonded Compound with a Monoanionic α-Diimine Ligand, [LZn−ZnL] (L = [(2,6-<sup><i>i</i></sup>Pr<sub>2</sub>C<sub>6</sub>H<sub>3</sub>)NC(Me)]<sub>2</sub><sup>−</sup>)

A zinc−zinc-bonded compound with a monoanionic α-diimine ligand, [LZn−ZnL] (L = [(2,6-<sup>i</sup>Pr<sub>2</sub>C<sub>6</sub>H<sub>3</sub>)NC(Me)]<sub>2</sub><sup>−</sup>) (<b>3</b>), has been synthesized by the reaction of ZnCl<sub>2</sub> and [Na<sub>2</sub>L]. The Zn−Zn bond distance (2.3403(18) Å) is shorter than that in the analogues with the dianionic ligand.