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Phenylsilane as a safe, versatile alternative to hydrogen for the synthesis of actinide hydrides

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Abstract

The thorium and uranium dihydride dimer complexes [(C5Me5)2An(H)(μ-H)]2 (An = Th, U) have been easily prepared using phenylsilane, which is an efficient and safer alternative to hydrogen gas. The synthetic utility of this new hydriding method has been demonstrated by the preparation of a variety of organometallic complexes, including, for the first time, (C5Me5)2U(SMe)2, (C5Me5)2Th(C4Ph4), (C5Me5)2U(C4Ph4), (C5Me5)2ThS5, and (C5Me5)2U(bipy) using [(C5Me5)2An(H)(μ-H)]2 (An = Th, U) as multi-electron reductants.

Graphical abstract: Phenylsilane as a safe, versatile alternative to hydrogen for the synthesis of actinide hydrides

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The article was received on 14 Aug 2015, accepted on 13 Oct 2015 and first published on 22 Oct 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06856H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 17379-17381
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    Phenylsilane as a safe, versatile alternative to hydrogen for the synthesis of actinide hydrides

    J. K. Pagano, J. M. Dorhout, R. Waterman, K. R. Czerwinski and J. L. Kiplinger, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17379
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06856H

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