A Deca-9-Fluorenolato-deca-Samarium Oxide Cage

Daniel Werner, Glen B. Deacon, Peter C. Junk

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The 9-fluorenone (fn) ketyl in [YbIII(DippForm)2(fn·-O)] {DippForm = N,N′-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)formamidinate}, underwent reduction to the dianion ({C13H8}-O) upon single electron transfer from SmIII2(thf)2. The dianion was obtained as a decanuclear, deca-9-fluorenolato, tetraoxido mixed-oxidation-state samarium cage [Sm10O4{(C13H8)-O}10(thf)10], obtained after ligand redistribution. The structure is relevant to the deoxygenation of ketones by lanthanoid metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2241-2246
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2018


  • Cage compounds
  • Cyclopentadienyl ligands
  • Ketones
  • Oxido ligands
  • Redox chemistry

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