Treatment of [UO2(Ar2nacnac)Cl]2 with 4 equiv. of Li(C4H5N2) results in the formation of a rare uranyl organometallic complex [Li(MeIm)][UO(μ-O)(Ar2nacnac)(μ-C,N-C4H5N2)2] (2), in moderate yield. Reaction of 2 with 1 equiv. of MCl2 (M = Fe, Co) yields the bimetallic complexes [MCl(MeIm)][UO2(Ar2nacnac)(μ-N,C-C4H5N2)2] (M = Fe, 3; M = Co, 4).
- This article is part of the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012