Recrystallization of Ln(NO3)3 (Ln = Sm, Eu, Yb) in the presence of 18-crown-6 under aqueous conditions yielded [Ln(NO3)3(H2O)3] · 18-crown-6. X-ray crystallography revealed isomorphous structures for each of the lanthanide complexes where [Ln(NO3)3(H2O)3] is involved in hydrogen bonding interactions with 18-crown-6. The transition point where the structural motif changes from [Ln(18-crown-6)(NO3)3] (with the metal residing in the crown cavity) to [Ln(NO3)3(H2O)3] · 18-crown-6 has been identified as at the Nd/Sm interface. A similar investigation involving [Ln(tos)3(H2O)6] (tos = p-toluenesulfonate) and 18-crown-6 were resistant to crown incorporation. X-ray studies show extensive intra-and intermolecular hydrogen bonding is present.
|Translated title of the contribution||Identification of the structural boundary between [Ln(18-crown-6)(NO3)3] and [Ln(NO3)3(H2O)3] · 18-crown-6 motifs in the lanthanide series|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2000|
- Crystal structures
- Lanthanide complexes