A lanthanide-gallium complex stabilized by the N-heterocyclic carbene group

Polly L. Arnold, Stephen T. Liddle, Jonathan McMaster, Cameron Jones, David P. Mills

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Abstract

The complex [Nd(L'){Ga(NArCH)(2)}(N' ')(THF)], which exhibits the first f-element-gallium bond, is formed from the reaction between the N-heterocyclic carbene-supported neodymium complex [Nd(L')(N' ')(I)] (L' = (BuNCH2CH2)-N-t{C(NCSiMe3 CHNBut)}; N' ' = N(SiMe3)(2)) and the anionic gallium(I) heterocycle [Ga(NArCH)(2)][K(tmeda)] (Ar = 2,6-(Pr2C6H3)-C-i). The Nd-Ga bond energy is calculated to be 386 kJ mol(-1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5360-+
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume129
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2007

Keywords

  • MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE
  • METAL
  • CHEMISTRY
  • CLUSTERS
  • FRAGMENTS

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