Actinide-transition metal bonding in heterobimetallic uranium– and thorium–molybdenum paddlewheel complexes†
We report the preparation of four heterobimetallic uranium– and thorium–molybdenum paddlewheel complexes. The characterisation data suggest the presence of Mo → An σ-interactions in all cases. These complexes represent unprecedented actinide-group 6 metal–metal bonds, where before heterobimetallic uranium–metal bonds were restricted to group 7–11 metals.
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