Schiff base thorium(iv) and uranium(iv) chloro complexes: synthesis, substitution and oxidation chemistry†
New tetradentate Schiff base chloro complexes of U(IV) and Th(IV) are prepared by salt metathesis approaches. These compounds undergo clean salt metathesis with NaN3 to generate stable pseudo-trans azide compounds. The uranium dichloro complex also undergoes 2 e− oxidation with excess NaNO2 to generate the uranyl derivative. All classes of complexes are characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and NMR spectroscopy.
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