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|Title:||One ligand fits all: lanthanide and actinide sandwich complexes comprising the 1,4-bis(trimethylsilyl)cyclooctatetraenyl (=COT′′) ligand|
|Authors:||RAUSCH Janek; APOSTOLIDIS Christos; WALTER OLAF; LORENZ Volker; HRIB Cristian; HILFERT Liane; KÜHLING Marcel; BUSSE Sabine; EDELMANN Frank|
|Citation:||NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY vol. 39 no. 10 p. 7656 - 7666|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The series of anionic lanthanide(III) sandwich complexes of the type [Ln(COT'')2]- (COT'' = 1,4-bis(trimethylsilyl)cyclooctatetraenyl dianion) has been largely extended by the synthesis of eight new derivatives ranging from lanthanum to lutetium. The new compounds [Li(DME)3][Ln(COT'')2] (Ln = Y (1), La (2), Pr (3), Gd (4), Tm (6), Lu (8)) and [Li(THF)4][Ln(COT'')2] (Ln = Ho (5), Tm (7)) were prepared in good yields following a straightforward synthetic protocol which involves treatment of LnCl3 with 2 equiv. of in situ-prepared Li2COT’’ in either DME (= 1,2-dimethoxyethane) or THF. The neutral actinide sandwich complexes An(COT'')2 (An = Th (9), U (10)) and An(COT''')2 (COT''' = 1,3,6-tris(trimethylsilyl)cyclooctatetraenyl dianion; An = Th (11), U (12)) were synthesized in a similar manner starting from ThCl4 or UCl4, respectively. The COT'' ligand imparts excellent solubility even in low-polar solvents as well as excellent crystallinity to all new compounds studied. All twelve new f-element sandwich complexes have been structurally authenticated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. All are nearly perfect sandwich complexes with little deviation from the coplanar arrangement of the substituted COT'' rings. Surprisingly, all six [Li(DME)3][Ln(COT'')2] complexes covering the entire range of Ln3+ ionic radii from La3+ to Lu3+ are isostructural (space group P-1). Compound 10 is the first uranocene derivative for which 13NMR data are reported.|
|JRC Directorate:||Nuclear Safety and Security|
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