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Synthesis, molecular and electronic structure of U(V)(O)[N(SiMe3)2]3.

Fortier, S; Brown, JL; Kaltsoyannis, N; Wu, G; Hayton, TW; (2012) Synthesis, molecular and electronic structure of U(V)(O)[N(SiMe3)2]3. Inorg Chem , 51 (3) 1625 - 1633. 10.1021/ic201936j.

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Addition of 1 equiv of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (TEMPO) to U(NR(2))(3) in hexanes affords U(O)(NR(2))(3) (2), which can be isolated in 73% yield. Complex 2 is a rare example of a terminal U(V) oxo complex. In contrast, addition of 1 equiv of Me(3)NO to U(NR(2))(3) (R = SiMe(3)) in pentane generates the U(IV) bridging oxo [(NR(2))(3)U](2)(μ-O) (3) in moderate yields. Also formed in this reaction, in low yield, is the U(IV) iodide complex U(I)(NR(2))(3) (4). The iodide ligand in 4 likely originates from residual NaI, present in the U(NR(2))(3) starting material. Complex 4 can be generated rationally by addition of 0.5 equiv of I(2) to a hexane solution of U(NR(2))(3), where it can be isolated in moderate yield as a tan crystalline solid. The solid-state molecular structures and magnetic susceptibilities of 2, 3, and 4 have been measured. In addition, the electronic structures of 2 and 3 have been investigated by density functional theory (DFT) methods.

Title:Synthesis, molecular and electronic structure of U(V)(O)[N(SiMe3)2]3.
Location:United States
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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