Reversible binding and reduction of dinitrogen by a uranium(III) pentalene complex

Cloke, F Geoffrey N and Hitchcock, Peter B (2002) Reversible binding and reduction of dinitrogen by a uranium(III) pentalene complex. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124 (32). pp. 9352-9353. ISSN 0002-7863

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Abstract

The U(III) mixed-sandwich compound [U(¿-Cp*)(¿-C8H4{SiiPr3-1,4}2)] 1 may be prepared by sequential reaction of UI3 with KCp* followed by K2[C8H4{SiiPr3-1,4}2], and has been crystallographically characterized. 1 reacts reversibly with dinitrogen to afford dimeric [{U(¿-Cp*)(¿-C8H4{SiiPr3-1,4}2)}2(µ-¿2:¿2-N2)] 2 , whose X-ray crystal structure reveals a sideways-bound, bridging diazenido (N22-) ligand. Copyright © 2002 American Chemical Society.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Main author; dinitrogen activation by actinide complexes is extremely uncommon. The work described here provides the first organoactinide example and the first example of reduction of N2 to a sideways-bridging diazenido unit by an actinide; cited 35 times
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Geoff Cloke
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:50
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 16:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18546
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