Issue 23, 2024

From a mercury(ii) bis(yldiide) complex to actinide yldiides


The bis(yldiide) mercury complex, (L–Hg–L) [L = C(PPh3)P(S)Ph2], is prepared from the corresponding potassium yldiide and used to access the first substituted yldiide actinide complexes [(C5Me5)2An(L)(Cl)] (An = U, Th) via salt metathesis. Compared to previously reported phosphinocarbene complexes, the complexes exhibit long actinide–carbon distances, which can be explained by the strong polarization of the π-electron density toward carbon.

Graphical abstract: From a mercury(ii) bis(yldiide) complex to actinide yldiides

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10 Nov 2023
19 Feb 2024
First published
20 Feb 2024
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Chem. Commun., 2024,60, 3190-3193

From a mercury(II) bis(yldiide) complex to actinide yldiides

M. Jörges, A. J. Gremillion, D. Knyszek, S. P. Kelley, J. R. Walensky and V. H. Gessner, Chem. Commun., 2024, 60, 3190 DOI: 10.1039/D3CC05553A

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