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Issue 23, 2019
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Diethyl ether adducts of trivalent lanthanide iodides

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The synthesis and structural characterization of the first molecular complexes of lanthanide iodides supported by the weak-base, diethyl ether, are reported. Single-crystal diffraction studies reveal a conserved [LnI3(mer-Et2O)3] structure (Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb, and Tm). These precursors are prepared from lanthanide metal and iodine in diethyl ether for all lanthanides La to Tm (excluding Pm and Eu) and provide the THF adducts in good to excellent (60–91%) yield in a two-step process.

Graphical abstract: Diethyl ether adducts of trivalent lanthanide iodides

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20 Feb 2019
26 Apr 2019
First published
29 Apr 2019

Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 8030-8033
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Diethyl ether adducts of trivalent lanthanide iodides

T. P. Gompa, N. T. Rice, D. R. Russo, L. M. Aguirre Quintana, B. J. Yik, J. Bacsa and H. S. La Pierre, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 8030
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00775J

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