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Issue 15, 2014
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Chiral lanthanide complexes: coordination chemistry, spectroscopy, and catalysis

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Abstract

The coordination chemistry and catalytic applications of organometallic and related lanthanide complexes bearing chiral oxazoline ligands is an area that has been largely underdeveloped, in comparison to complexes based upon lanthanide triflates for use in Lewis acid catalysis. In this article we report on the coordination chemistry of the bis(oxazolinylphenyl)amide (BOPA) ligand with lanthanide alkyl and amide co-ligands (Ln = Y, La, Pr, Nd, Sm). Their structural and spectroscopic characterisation are reported, including an assessment of their photophysical properties using luminescence spectroscopy, and are supported by density functional calculations. The application of these complexes in the hydroamination/cyclisation of aminoalkenes, and in the ring-opening polymerisation of rac-lactide is reported.

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2014, accepted on 19 Feb 2014 and first published on 19 Feb 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00114A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 5871-5885
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    Chiral lanthanide complexes: coordination chemistry, spectroscopy, and catalysis

    S. D. Bennett, B. A. Core, M. P. Blake, S. J. A. Pope, P. Mountford and B. D. Ward, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 5871
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00114A

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