LANTHANIDE BETA-DIKETONATE GLYME COMPLEXES EXHIBITING UNUSUAL COORDINATION MODES

S R DRAKE, A LYONS, D J OTWAY, A M Z SLAWIN, D J WILLIAMS

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Abstract

The reaction of the hydrated beta-diketonate complexes [Ln(tmhd)3(H2O)] with triglyme (2,5,8,11-tetraoxadodecane, L1) in hexane yielded the eight-coordinate triglyme-bridged dimeric complexes, [{Ln(tmhd)3}2L1] (Ln = Eu 1 or Tb 2; tmhd = Bu(t)COCHCOBu(t)). In contrast, the reaction of [La(tmhd)3(H2O)] with tetraglyme (2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxapentadecane, L2) in hexane yielded the nine-co-ordinate monomeric compound [La(tmhd)3L2]3, though with only three of the five possible oxygen atoms of the glyme utilized in bonding to the lanthanum. All of these complexes are air- and moisture-stable and most importantly have good volatility and thermal stability, as demonstrated by sublimation, differential scanning calorimetry and thermal gravimetic analysis. The structures of all three complexes have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2379-2386
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 1993

Keywords

  • CRYSTAL-CHEMISTRY
  • SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
  • ALKOXIDES
  • YTTRIUM

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