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White phosphorus activation by a Th(iii) complex

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[Th(Cp′′)3] (Cp′′ = {C5H3(SiMe3)2-1,3}) activates P4 to give [{Th(Cp′′)3}2(μ–η11-P4)] (1), which has an unprecedented cyclo-P4 binding mode. DFT studies were performed on a model of 1 to probe the bonding in this system.

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17 Nov 2015
06 Jan 2016
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06 Jan 2016

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Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 2390-2393
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White phosphorus activation by a Th(III) complex

A. Formanuik, F. Ortu, R. Beekmeyer, A. Kerridge, R. W. Adams and D. P. Mills, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 2390 DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04528B

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