Uranium and thorium complexes of the phosphaethynolate ion

Clément Camp, Nicholas Settineri, Julia Lefèvre, Andrew R. Jupp, José M. Goicoechea, Laurent Maron, John Arnold

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New tris-amidinate actinide (Th, U) complexes containing a rare O-bound terminal phosphaethynolate (OCP) ligand were synthesized and fully characterized. The cyanate (OCN) and thiocyanate (SCN) analogs were prepared for comparison and feature a preferential N-coordination to the actinide metals. The Th(amid)3(OCP) complex reacts with Ni(COD)2 to yield the heterobimetallic adduct (amid)3Th(μ-η1(O):η2(C,P)-OCP)Ni(COD) featuring an unprecedented reduced (OCP) bent fragment bridging the two metals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6379-6384
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Issue number11
Early online date20 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015


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