A divalent heteroleptic lanthanoid fluoride complex stabilised by the tetraphenylcyclopentadienyl ligand, arising from C-F activation of pentafluorobenzene

Glen Berenger Deacon, Florian Jaroschik, Peter Courtney Junk, Rory Kelly

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The divalent heteroleptic lanthanoid fluoride complex, [Yb(C5Ph4H)(μ-F)(thf)2]2, as well as [Yb(C5Ph4H)2(thf)] and [Yb(C5Ph4H)(C6F5)(thf)2] were obtained from reactions of ytterbium metal with Hg(C6F5)2 and tetraphenylcyclopentadiene under different conditions, and C–F activation of C6F5H by Yb metal was observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10655-10657
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number73
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2014

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