Organolanthanoids. XII. Reactions of bis(cyclopentadienyl)ytterbium(II) with some diorganomercurials

G. B. Deacon, D. L. Wilkinson

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Reactions of (C5H5)2Yb(MeOCH2)2 with R2Hg (R = C6F5, C6Cl5, or PhCC) yield mercury metal and (C5H5)2YbR, but diphenylmercury fails to react significantly. Bis(trans-2-chlorovinyl)mercury reacts with (C5H5)2Yb(MeOCH2)2 to give (C5H5)2YbCl. Ligand exchange occurs between (C5H5)2YbC6F5 and phenylacetylene and with succinimide to give (C5H5)2YbCCPh and (C5H5)2YbNC(O)CH2CH2C(O), respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1988

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