The heterobimetallic peralkylated complexes [Ln(AlR4)2]n (Ln = Sm, Yb; R = Me, Et) were synthesized by a silylamide elimination route from Ln[N(SiMe3)2]2(THF)2 and an excess of AlR3. The solid-state structure of [Sm(AlEt4)2]n is isomorphous to that of the ytterbium derivative. Polymeric [Yb(AlMe4)2]n was examined by 1H and 13C MAS NMR spectroscopy revealing the presence of distinct bridging methyl groups. The reaction of [Yb(AlMe4)2]n and 1,10-phenanthroline (Phen) afforded the monomeric donor adduct Yb(AlMe4)2(Phen), while the protonolysis reaction with 2 equiv. C5Me5H (HCp*) yielded a separated ion pair of composition [Cp*Yb(THF)4][AlMe4]. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction data are provided for both ytterbium(II) complexes. Solid-state magnetic measurements (SQUID) were performed on [Sm(AlMe4)2]n, [Sm(AlEt4)2]n, SmI2(THF)2 and Sm[N(SiMe3)2]2(THF)2 showing high effective magnetic moments 3.67µB < µeff < 4.43µB.
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