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Phenylsilane as a safe, versatile alternative to hydrogen for the synthesis of actinide hydrides

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Abstract

The thorium and uranium dihydride dimer complexes [(C5Me5)2An(H)(μ-H)]2 (An = Th, U) have been easily prepared using phenylsilane, which is an efficient and safer alternative to hydrogen gas. The synthetic utility of this new hydriding method has been demonstrated by the preparation of a variety of organometallic complexes, including, for the first time, (C5Me5)2U(SMe)2, (C5Me5)2Th(C4Ph4), (C5Me5)2U(C4Ph4), (C5Me5)2ThS5, and (C5Me5)2U(bipy) using [(C5Me5)2An(H)(μ-H)]2 (An = Th, U) as multi-electron reductants.

Graphical abstract: Phenylsilane as a safe, versatile alternative to hydrogen for the synthesis of actinide hydrides

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Submitted
14 Aug 2015
Accepted
13 Oct 2015
First published
22 Oct 2015

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 17379-17381
Article type
Communication

Phenylsilane as a safe, versatile alternative to hydrogen for the synthesis of actinide hydrides

J. K. Pagano, J. M. Dorhout, R. Waterman, K. R. Czerwinski and J. L. Kiplinger, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17379
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06856H

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