Actinide-to-transition metal bonds. Synthesis, characterization, and properties of metal-metal bonded systems having the tris(cyclopentadienyl)actinide fragment

Richard S. Sternal, Tobin J Marks

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Reaction of Cp3AnCl complexes (Cp = η5- C5H5; An = Th, U) and (CH3C5H4)3ThCl with CpM(CO)2Na (M = Fe, Ru) yields the corresponding metal-metal bonded compounds Cp3An-M(Cp)(CO)2 and (CH3C5H4)3Th-M(Cp)(CO)2. Electron-releasing tendencies follow the order Cp3U- > Cp3Th- ≫ [(CH3)5C5]2Th(X)-(X = Cl, I, CH3). Evidence for hindered rotation about the metal-metal bonds and facile cleavage by alcohols and ketones is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2621-2623
Number of pages3
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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