X-ray Crystal Structure Characterization of Two Mononuclear Low Coordinate Lanthanoid Aryloxides, [La(Odpp)3(dig)]·0.5dig and [Nd(Odpp)3(py)2]·2py, (HOdpp = 2,6-diphenylphenol, dig = bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether, py = pyridine)

G.B. Deacon, T. Feng, P.C. Junk, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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Structures of the new complexes [La(Odpp)(3)(dig)]center dot 0.5dig (Odpp = 2,6-diphenylphenolate; dig = bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether - diglyme) and [Nd(Odpp)(3)(py)(2)]center dot 2py (py = pyridine), obtained by crystallization of the corresponding [Ln(Odpp)(3)(thf)(2)] complex from diglyme or pyridine contain six-coordinate and five-coordinate lanthanoid atoms respectively. In the former, two meridional sets of donor atoms, (O-3(dig) and O-3(Odpp)) are near normal to each other and in a highly distorted octahedral stereochemistry, whereas the latter is trigonal bipyramidal with an oxygen and a nitrogen atom apical and a pronounced lengthening of the axial Nd-N bond.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1986-1988
JournalZeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Issue number12-13
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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