Synthesis of the first lanthanoid(II) pyrazolate complex by redox transmetallation from thallium and mercury reagents

G.B. Deacon, E.E. Delbridge, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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Ytterbium metal reacts with thallium(I) 3,5-diphenylpyrazolate, or with diphenylmercury and 3,5-diphenylpyrazole (Ph(2)pzH) in tetrahydrofuran or 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME) giving, after appropriate isolation, the first lanthanoid(ll) pyrazolate complex, [Yb(Ph(2)pz)(2)(DME)(2)]. The molecular structure reveals eight coordinate ytterbium(II) with two cisoid eta(2)-3,5-diphenylpyrazolate and two chelating 1,2-dimethoxyethane ligands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-545
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue numberN/A
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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