New stoichiometric and catalytic organometallic chemistry with actinides. CH activation and phosphine/phosphite coordination chemistry

Joseph W. Bruno, Michael R. Duttera, Carol M. Fendrick, Gregory M. Smith, Tobin J Marks

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This short review highlights two areas of recent activity in organoactinide chemistry: actinide-centered homogeneous chemistry in which intra- and intermolecular CH activation takes place on hydrocarbon fragments, and actinide coordination chemistry involving phosphine and phosphite ligands. It is shown that new metal-ligand bond enthalpy data afford a far greater understanding of observed CH activation patterns, and, moreover, support the design of successful new strategies for CH activation on exogenous hydrocarbon molecules. For example, the strain energy of a thoracyclobutane provides the driving force for ring-opening reactions that involve attack on a alkane or arene carbon-hydrogen bond. While phosphines have been shown to be rather unexceptional ligands for organoactinides, the reaction of trialkylphosphites with the organoactinide hydrides {M[(CH3)5C5]2H2}2, M = Th, U takes a different course. In the case of P(OCH3)3, quantitative demethoxylation of the phosphite occurs under mild conditions to yield μ-phosphinidine complexes of the type {M[(CH3)5C5]2(OCH3)}PH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume94
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Actinoid Series Elements
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Organometallics
phosphines
Chemical activation
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methylidyne
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Hydrocarbons
ligands
hydrocarbons
Phosphines
Alkanes
Chemical bonds
Strain energy
Hydrides
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New stoichiometric and catalytic organometallic chemistry with actinides. CH activation and phosphine/phosphite coordination chemistry. / Bruno, Joseph W.; Duttera, Michael R.; Fendrick, Carol M.; Smith, Gregory M.; Marks, Tobin J.

In: Inorganica Chimica Acta, Vol. 94, No. 5, 1984, p. 271-277.

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Bruno, Joseph W. ; Duttera, Michael R. ; Fendrick, Carol M. ; Smith, Gregory M. ; Marks, Tobin J. / New stoichiometric and catalytic organometallic chemistry with actinides. CH activation and phosphine/phosphite coordination chemistry. In: Inorganica Chimica Acta. 1984 ; Vol. 94, No. 5. pp. 271-277.
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