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Nitrite complexes of the rare earth elements

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The coordination chemistry of the nitrite anion has been investigated with rare earth elements, and the resulting complexes were structurally characterized. Among them, the first homoleptic examples of nitrite complexes of samarium, ytterbium and yttrium are described. The coordination behavior of the nitrite ion is directly controlled by the ionic radius of the metal cation. While the nitrito ligand is stable in the coordination sphere of cerium(III), it is readily reduced by SmI2.

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The article was received on 27 Sep 2013, accepted on 09 Nov 2013 and first published on 11 Nov 2013

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52703D
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 4415-4425
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    Nitrite complexes of the rare earth elements

    J. Pouessel, P. Thuéry, J. Berthet and T. Cantat, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 4415
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52703D

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