Geriatric cats and cognitive dysfunction syndrome

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Steric protection of a trisilanol silsesquioxane (also referred to as a silasesquioxane) by one TBDMS group (SiMe2But) generated a new siloxanolate ligand, (c- C5H9)(7)Si7O9(OH)(2)(OTBDMS) 1, that allows only restricted access to a co-ordinated metal. Lithiation afforded the stable complex (c-C5H9)(7)Si7O9(OLi)(2)(OTBDMS), which has allowed the generation of a samarium adduct [Sm(OC6H3Bu2t-2,6){(c- C5H9)(7)Si7O9(O)(OLi)(OTBDMS)}(2)]. A structural study of this samarium adduct revealed two unusual features: an absence of stabilising M-O interactions with the siloxane core, and retention of one apical aryloxide group at the trivalent metal, through which the chemistry of a silica-functionalised Ln(3+) ion might be modelled. X-Ray crystallography also revealed the dimeric hydrogen bonded structure of the disilanol ligands. The disilanol ligand 1 may also readily be converted into a dithallium salt, providing a potential precursor for further f- element derivatives of this disilanolate moiety.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings 33rd World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 20-24 August 2008
EditorsM. Gething, B. Jones
Place of PublicationBondi
PublisherAustralian Small Animal Veterinary Association
ISBN (Print)9780955410062
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event33rd World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 20 Aug 200824 Aug 2008


Conference33rd World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress


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