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Synthesis and structure of heteroleptic ytterbium (II) tetrahydroborate complexes

Saliu, KO; Maunder, GH; Ferguson, MJ; Sella, A; Takats, J; (2009) Synthesis and structure of heteroleptic ytterbium (II) tetrahydroborate complexes. INORG CHIM ACTA , 362 (12) 4616 - 4622. 10.1016/j.ica.2009.03.044.

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of (Tp(tBu,Me))Yb(BH4)(THF)(n) (n = 0, 3; n = 1, 4) complexes are reported. The compounds represent rare examples of lanthanide (II) tetrahydroborate complexes. The X-ray crystal structure of complex 4 has been determined and it shows a monomeric, formally seven coordinate ytterbium center, bearing one kappa(3) bonded Tp(tBu,Me) ligand, a tetrahydroborate ligand and a coordinated THF molecule. The tetrahydroborate ligand binds in a kappa(3) fashion, via three bridging hydrogen atoms. IR spectroscopy data are consistent with the solid-state structure and the corresponding BD4 analog of 4 shows the expected IR isotope shifts. The H-1 NMR spectra of 3 and 4 shows one set of resonances each for the BH4 and the pyrazolylborate ligands indicating dynamic solution behavior. For complex 3, although X-ray quality crystals could not be obtained, the IR and NMR data are consistent with its formulation as the solvent-free analog of complex 4 with kappa(3)-bonded BH4 ligand. (C) 2009 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.

Type:Article
Title:Synthesis and structure of heteroleptic ytterbium (II) tetrahydroborate complexes
DOI:10.1016/j.ica.2009.03.044
Keywords:Ytterbium (II) complexes, Pyrazolylborate, Tetrahydroborate, Monomeric, Heteroleptic, NUCLEAR-MAGNETIC-RESONANCE, X-RAY-STRUCTURE, BOROHYDRIDE COMPLEXES, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES, TRANSITION-METAL, ORGANOLANTHANIDE COMPLEXES, MOLECULAR-STRUCTURES, BORANE COMPLEXES, F-ELEMENTS, CHEMISTRY
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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