Models for Organometallic Molecule-Support Complexes. Very Large Counterion Modulation of Cationic Actinide Alkyl Reactivity

Xinmln Yang, Charlotte L. Stern, Tobin J. Marks

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Abstract

The reaction of Cp′2Th(CH3)2 (Cp’ = η5-(CH3)5C5) with HNnBu3+B(C6F5)4- yields the crystallographically characterized, cationic thorium alkyl Cp′2ThCH3+B(C6F5)4. The B(C6F5)4 anion is weakly co-ordinated, the NMR spectroscopic parameters are similar to those of Cp′2Th(CH3)2 adsorbed on dehydroxylated alumina, and the complex is a highly active catalyst for ethylene polymerization and 1-hexene hydrogenation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-842
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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