Synthesis of the first lanthanide complexes of dialkyl α-hydroxyiminophosphonates; ambivalent ligand bonding in the PrIII and NdIII complexes of diisopropyl α-hydroxyiminopropylphosphonate (L1), [PrL1 3Cl3] and [NdL1 2(NO3)3(H2O)]

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  • S. W Annie Bligh
  • Nick Choi
  • Harry R. Hudson
  • CM McGrath
  • Mary McPartlin

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  • University of North London


Lanthanide complexes of dialkyl α-hydroxyiminophosphonates (RO)2P(O)C(R′)N(OH) (L1-L3), where R = Et or Pri and R′ = Me or Et, have been prepared for the first time; the crystal structures of two complexes of L1 (R = Pri, R′ = Et) have been determined, showing nine-co-ordination geometry in both cases with asymmetric bidentate ligands in [PrL3 1Cl3] and monodentate bonding in [NdL2 1(NO3)3(H2O)] demonstrating that the ambivalent nature of the new ligands allow formation of neutral complexes.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2335-2337
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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