The title compound [YbC](3)(py)(4)]center dot 0.5py has been grown as single crystals by the treatment of ytterbium chunks with hexachloroethane in pyridine and characterized by a single crystal X-ray study. It is isomorphous with the previous [LnCl(3)(py)(4)]center dot 0.5py array defined for Ln = La, Eu, Er, extending the 'domain of existence' of that form to Ln = Yb, an unexpected result given that the Ln = Y adduct with similar seven-coordinate, pentagonal bipyramidal coordination environment, is of an unsolvated form.
|Journal||Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
Deacon, G. B., Scott, N. M., Skelton, B., & White, A. (2006). Synthesis and Structure of 'mer'-Trichlorotetrakis(pyridine)ytterbium(III) Hemipyridine Solvate. Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 632(12-13), 1945-1946. https://doi.org/10.1002/zaac.200600148