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Recent developments in actinide metallacycles

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All-carbon metallacycles of the d-transition metals have received widespread attention over the past three decades because of their exceptional intrinsic reactivity. However, in recent years, significant progress has also been made in the synthesis and characterization of actinide metallacyclopropenes, metallacyclopentadienes, and metallacyclocumulenes (metallacyclopentatrienes). Such actinide metallacycles are of interest because of their unique structural properties, their potential application in novel group transfer reactions and catalysis, as well as their ability to engage the 5f orbitals in metal–ligand bonding. This short review summarizes the latest developments in this area focusing on all-carbon actinide metallacycles, i.e., metallacyclopropenes, metallacyclopentadienes, and metallacyclocumulenes (metallacyclopentatrienes).

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23 Feb 2018
17 Apr 2018
First published
21 Apr 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 7412-7430
Article type
Feature Article

Recent developments in actinide metallacycles

G. Zi, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7412
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC01516C

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