Synthesis and Structure of 'mer'-Trichlorotetrakis(pyridine)ytterbium(III) Hemipyridine Solvate

G.B. Deacon, N.M. Scott, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1945-1946
JournalZeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Issue number12-13
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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