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Polarised covalent thorium(iv)– and uranium(iv)–silicon bonds

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We report the synthesis and characterisation of isostructural thorium(IV)– and uranium(IV)–silanide actinide (An) complexes, providing an opportunity to directly compare Th–Si and U–Si chemical bonds. Quantum chemical calculations show significant and surprisingly similar An%:Si%, 7s-, 6d-, and 5f-orbital contributions from both elements in polarised covalent An–Si bonds, and marginally greater covalency in the U–Si vs. Th–Si linkages.

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Submitted
07 Sep 2020
Accepted
14 Sep 2020
First published
14 Sep 2020

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Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 12620-12623
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Communication

Polarised covalent thorium(IV)– and uranium(IV)–silicon bonds

B. L. L. Réant, V. E. J. Berryman, J. A. Seed, A. R. Basford, A. Formanuik, A. J. Wooles, N. Kaltsoyannis, S. T. Liddle and D. P. Mills, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 12620
DOI: 10.1039/D0CC06044E

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