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Diethyl ether adducts of trivalent lanthanide iodides

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Abstract

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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The article was received on 20 Feb 2019, accepted on 26 Apr 2019 and first published on 29 Apr 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00775J
Dalton Trans., 2019, Advance Article

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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, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00775J

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