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Uranium and thorium complexes of the phosphaethynolate ion

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Abstract

New tris-amidinate actinide (Th, U) complexes containing a rare O-bound terminal phosphaethynolate (OCP) ligand were synthesized and fully characterized. The cyanate (OCN) and thiocyanate (SCN) analogs were prepared for comparison and feature a preferential N-coordination to the actinide metals. The Th(amid)3(OCP) complex reacts with Ni(COD)2 to yield the heterobimetallic adduct (amid)3Th(μ-η1(O):η2(C,P)-OCP)Ni(COD) featuring an unprecedented reduced (OCP) bent fragment bridging the two metals.

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The article was received on 14 Jun 2015, accepted on 17 Jul 2015 and first published on 20 Jul 2015


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02150B
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 6379-6384
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    Uranium and thorium complexes of the phosphaethynolate ion

    C. Camp, N. Settineri, J. Lefèvre, A. R. Jupp, J. M. Goicoechea, L. Maron and J. Arnold, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6379
    DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02150B

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