Melting point suppression in new lanthanoid(III) ionic liquids by trapping of kinetic polymorphs: an in situ synchrotron powder diffraction study

Anthony Chesman, Mei Yang, Bert Mallick, Tamsyn Maree Ross, Ian Andrew Gass, Glen Berenger Deacon, Stuart Robert Batten, Anja-Verena Mudring

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The complexes (N(4444))(3)[Ln(dcnm)(6)] (Ln = La-Nd, Sm; N(4444) = tetrabutylammonium) display a decrease in the melting point upon fast cooling from a melt, which is shown by in situ synchrotron based X-ray powder diffraction to be due to the formation of a second, less thermodynamically stable, polymorph.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124 - 126
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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